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Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon

Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

Photo of a bucket truck via Flickr/Steve Snodgrass

Electrician Injured After Bucket Truck is Hit

According to police, the electrician, who was working on a traffic light 20 feet above ground, could have sustained serious injuries if he was not wearing a harness attached to the bucket.

Photo via Jusmar/Wikimedia.

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

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Baltimore Gas & Electric to Test Drones

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) will test the use of drones for power line inspections. Currently, inspections are conducted by BGE workers that have to climb poles or use binoculars.

PERC will host an interactive activity with prize giveaways for attendees in its booth that will help participants visualize the emissions reductions offered by propane autogas vehicles. (Image: PERC)

PERC to Demo Emissions Reductions at Work Truck Show

Fleet owners and managers will have ample opportunity to learn how propane autogas reduces a fleet’s emissions profile and its total cost-of-ownership with a demonstration during the Work Truck Show 2018.

Elliott products enjoyed early adoption by electrical contractors and utilities, as post-war America constructed its electrical grid. (Photo: Elliott Equipment Company)

Elliott Equipment Company Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Elliott Equipment Company, a leading manufacturer of truck mounted material handling work platforms, cranes, and digger derricks is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018.

At Michelin's 2018 annual meeting, on May 18, 2018, shareholders will consider a resolution that names Florent Menegaux (pictured) as Senard's replacement as CEO a year later — at the close of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting. (Photo: Michelin)

Michelin Names Menegaux CEO for Mid-2019

Michelin Group has lined up a replacement for Jean-Dominique Senard, who doesn't want to extend his term as CEO of the tire company past its current expiration date — the end of the 2019 annual shareholders meeting.

The Ram Truck and Mopar brands teamed up today at the Chicago Auto Show to debut an outdoor-sport-themed 2019 Ram 1500 modified with a selection of the more than 200 Mopar parts and accessories available for the all-new truck. (Photo: FCA US)

Ram Shows Outdoor-Themed 2019 Ram 1500

The Ram Truck and Mopar brands teamed up at the Chicago Auto Show to debut an outdoor-sport-themed 2019 Ram 1500 modified with a selection of the more than 200 Mopar parts and accessories available for the all-new truck.

Enterprise Truck Rental Offers Winter Web Discount

For customers who rent for personal use, Enterprise Truck Rental is also offering a winter web discount on rental rates at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Cooper plans to use the 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. for distribution when construction is completed later in 2018. Image: Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires to Open Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper Tire & Rubber announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the U.S. by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss.

Dan Horton and Sue Perkins from Terex delivered 100 hygiene kits to Boysville in January. Photo courtesy of Terex

Terex Sales Meeting Includes Community Service

During the company's annual sales meeting in Texas, Terex team members donated bicycles and hygiene kits to two local organizations that serve at-risk youth.

FleetguardFit is a real-time filtration monitoring system offering full visibility to filter and oil life. Screenshot via Cummins Filtration

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

H.I.G. Capital Acquires Wastequip

Wastequip, a North American manufacturer of waste equipment, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a global private equity investment firm. Wastequip has been owned by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. since 2012.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Offers Lifted Titan, Titan XD

Nissan will offer a factory-authorized suspension lift kit with its 2018 Titan and Titan XD trucks that include coil-over shock absorbers that provide three inches of additional ground clearance under the pickups.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Launches Third-Gen 2019 Transit Connect Wagon

Ford debuted the 2019 Transit Connect Wagon with new gasoline and diesel powertrains, a new eight-speed transmission, and a suite of safety technology as standard equipment at the Chicago Auto Show.

Imge courtesy of AMP Americas

Renewable Dairy Fuels Adding RNG Plant

Located in Fair Oaks, Ind., the dairy project will be Renewable Dairy Fuels second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas from dairy waste for transportation fuel.

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport heavy-duty truck can haul 80,000 lb at 30-50 mph a distance of 30-50 miles; an ideal setup for port drayage service. Photo: Jim Park

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Independent truck drivers at the Port of Tacoma say that regulations requiring new, clearner trucks, are too costly for them to comply with. Photo: Port of Tacoma

Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

Offering training in multiple languages (the company also has courses in French and Punjabi) is not only of benefit to drivers but can also be an effective way to new drivers. (Image: CarriersEdge)

CarriersEdge Now Offers Vehicle Inspection Courses in Spanish

CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is now offering Vehicle Inspection training courses in Spanish.

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Uber stated in a blog post that it expects self-driving trucks to help the industry deal with higher demand. Photo via Uber

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.


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