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Bridgestone Names New Bandag Marketing Director

Bridgestone Americas has named LaTres Jarrett as director, marketing for Bandag, the Bridgestone business dedicated to the research, development, and manufacturing of retreads.

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

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Ind. City Debates In-House Refuse Collection

Officials at the City of Lake Station, Ind., recently voted to keep refuse collection in house rather than outsource it. The aging fleet needs to be replaced, which may require a rate increase.

Photo: Tesla

Tesla Lists Electric Truck at $150K for Base Model

Tesla has posted the prices for its upcoming electric truck, the Tesla Semi, showing an expected price of $150,000 for the base model. A version with a longer range will start at $180,000.

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Geotab Joins TRALA

Geotab is the newest Associate Member of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association for the truck renting and leasing industry.

Houston area driver Jim McCauley receives the keys to an International ProStar from Danny Thomas of Navistar as the winner of the OnCommand Connection Sweepstakes. (Photo courtesy of Navistar)

Houston Truck Driver Wins International ProStar

The sweepstakes, which was open to qualified truck drivers holding a CDL, celebrated the availability of OnCommand Connection Telematics.

Source: NTSB

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

Photo courtesy of Fleetmatics/Verizon.

Fleetmatics to Move to New Dublin HQ

Fleetmatics will relocate its employees to a new campus-style headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, by the middle of 2018, the Verizon company announced.

Graphic courtesy of Spork Marketing.

Most Popular Truck Colors of 2017 Named

Common fleet colors of white and silver dominate the list of popular exterior paint colors for pickup trucks in 2017, according to a new survey.

Ryder operates a fleet of liquified natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks and has now partnered with Clean Energy. (Image courtesy of Business Wire)

Ryder Expands Use of Natural Gas

Clean Energy will open a station in Georgetown to fuel the trucks that are expected to consume approximately 380,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of liquified natural gas each year.

Image of 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain Concept courtesy of GMC

GMC Debuts Sierra All Mountain Concept

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept is a one-of-a-kind snow-climbing machine and adds enhanced capability and features through concept Mattracks technology and GMC Accessories.

Photo: FMCSA

OOIDA Seeks to Exempt ‘Small-Business Truckers’ from ELD Rule

With the new electronic logging device mandate set to take effect in less than four weeks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue a temporary but lengthy exemption to the new safety rule for “small-business truckers.”

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Merchants Names Keegan CEO

Brendan Keegan will assume the role of chief executive for Merchants Fleet Management, after serving in an interim capacity since late September, after Glen Villano stepped down.

Trimble’s eDriver Logs are designed specifically for fleets in the oil and gas industry.

Trimble Certifies ELD for Oil and Gas Services Fleets

Trimble has self-certified its eDriver Logs solution for oil and gas services fleets to comply with the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which goes into effect Dec. 18.

A new Amazon app called Relay allows drivers enter cargo information, allowing them to check in with a QR code and get through the security gate. Photo: Amazon

Amazon App Helps Get Drivers In and Out of Warehouses Faster

The new app, called Relay, is Amazon's first attempt at automating the truck delivery process.

Photo: Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Offers Electronic Log App for Rented Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing has introduced free to its commercial customers the new Penske Driver app to provide truck drivers with “easy Hours of Service functionality” to meet the electronic logging device mandate as well as other productivity tools.

The parcel delivery company is working to increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG). Image courtesy of UPS.

UPS Increases Use of Renewable Natural Gas

UPS agreed to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year from Big Ox Energy. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024.

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

At Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) in Michigan, Mrs. Doorboto – also known as Rosie, is the door-slammer-in-chief. In just three days, without need of a coffee break, the 1.5-ton robot opens and closes a door as often as a typical customer would in 10 years. (Image couertesy of Nissan Motor Co.)

Nissan Uses Door-Opening Robot

Nissan is depending on Rosie, a 1.5-ton robot, to open and close doors for durability testing.

Photo via Wikimedia

Utility Truck Stolen with Employee Still in Bucket

An employee of Elmwood Place Public Works, near Cincinnati, was in the bucket hanging Christmas lights when the truck was stolen.

Photo courtesy of PG&E

PG&E Continues Aerial Smoke Patrols to Spot Wildfires

PG&E will continue operating fixed-wing aircraft to spot smoke along two routes in areas that have not received significant rain and remain dry.

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Eversource Donates Bucket Truck to College

The vehicle will be used in training students to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and to safely complete electric overhead construction.

Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to a crowd during the Semi unveiling. Photo: Tesla

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

AAA projects that 45.5 million Americans (89% of travelers) are planning a road trip this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Photo via Wikimedia/Minesweeper

Highest Thanksgiving Day Travel Predicted in 12 Years

AAA Travel projects that 50.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of 1.6 million travelers compared with last year. Car rental rates will hit a five-year holiday high at $70 per day.

Screen shot from Tesla's live feed unveiling its electric semi.

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

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