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NTEA Produces New Training Course

NTEA has produced Truck Equipment 101, a training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry — from chassis and powertrains to bodies and cab styles.

Anthony Gansle, Peterbilt’s director of marketing and sales. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt's Gansle Named to Used Truck Association Board

Peterbilt has announced that Anthony Gansle, director of marketing and sales, has been elected to the Used Truck Association's board of directors.

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Coca-Cola Adds Lytx DriveCam Video Safety System

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented the program at three company locations, involving 200 drivers and 115 vehicle assets.

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ATA Supports President’s Health Insurance Executive Order

The American Trucking Associations has praised President Trump for signing an executive order that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans.

Hurricane Replacement Still Boosting Used Vehicle Prices

The average price of used vehicles model years 2012-2016 fell 0.7% in September, with the lion’s share of that depreciation coming from the car segment, according to Black Book. As of September, all vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of 14.5%.

Photo of solar panels courtesy of eNow.

eNow Powers Zero-Emissions Refrigerated Truck

eNow, producers of solar products for the transportation industry, demonstrated the effectiveness of its solar energy-producing systems for transportation by powering the first zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment.

DTNA Facility Donates $100k to Chairity

To help the community through its DaimlerCares program, Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. donated $100,000 to the Rowan County Chapter of United Way, along with $20,000 in donations to seven other non-profits.

Navistar included all its latest models for test drives at an event at its proving grounds outside of New Carlisle, IN, earlier this week.<br />Photo: Jack Roberts

Navistar Executives Look to the Future

After a tough run earlier this decade, Navistar told trucking reporters it is "back in business," touting its new and improved product line, a booming vocational market and a strong economy.

Photo courtesy of ZF.

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

FMSCA to Exempt Short-Term Truck Rentals from ELD Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to announce on Oct. 11 that it will grant an exemption from being required to use an electronic logging device to “all drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles rented for eight days or less, regardless of reason.”

Fleetmatics Registers ELD as Self-Certified to Meet DOT Requiremenets

Fleetmatics, a Verizon Company, has registered its Fleetmatics Reveal LogBook Electronic Logging Device for Android with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Teletrac Navman Integrates Supply Chain Software into ELD

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced the integration of the company’s Prophesy Dispatch TMS, a trucking software solution for truckload carriers, brokers, and private fleets, and Teletrac Navman's Director fleet management solution.

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Former CIA, NSA Director Hayden to Keynote Work Truck Show

General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will keynote the Work Truck Show 2018.

Photo by Djmaschek/Wikimedia Commons.

U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

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Motiv to Deliver Electric Refuse Trucks by Early 2018

Motiv expects to deliver two fully electric refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles by early 2018, the company announced.

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Isuzu Launches Spanish Version of Commercial Website

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced that www.isuzucv.com is now available in Spanish as well as English.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

The recall covers 109 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Truck and Van News: Updates from NACV and the Texas Auto Show

Big announcements from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show and Texas Auto Show include expanded medium- and heavy-duty offerings, and more alternative duel options.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Shows New Aerial Devices, Auger Drills

Terex Utilities showcased its latest offerings at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo, including its Optima Series of aerial devices and redesigned A330 and A650 auger drills.

Photo courtesy of HammerHead Trenchless

HammerHead Trenchless Introduces 22-Ton Cable Winch

The HydroGuide HG2200 comes standard with hydraulic leveling jacks, which allow the operator to adjust the grade of the machine via the wireless remote control.

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

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Truckers Take to the Streets to Protest ELD Rule

Truckers around the country -- including in the nation's capital -- gathered to protest the upcoming ELD mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

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Dan Frank Named Chief Executive of Wheels

Dan Frank has been named the chief executive officer of Wheels, Inc., as his father Jim Frank transitions from that role to executive chairman of the board, the fleet management company announced.

Versalift Debuts TruGuard 2.0 System for Aerial Lifts

Versalift introduced the TruGuard 2.0 system for aerial lifts, the STP-36 light cable placer unit, and the TMD-4000 series of heavy duty digger derricks.

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