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Image of Mobile Learning Center courtesy of NTEA

Work Truck Show Adds Mobile Learning Center

The new mobile learning center is an on-the-go classroom located on the Ride-and-Drive grounds. It is equipped with examples of manufacturing technologies and systems available today and being developed for the future — such as 3-D printing and scanning, laser cutting and robotics.

Photo courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis

Rainier Updates Truck with Bolder Look

Rainier Truck & Chassis is switching to new round LED turn & headlamps for 2018 production and a new horizontal chrome grill.

CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky speaking about ELD enforcement after the April 1 deadline. Photo: Jim Beach

ELD Mandate Enforcement Kicks in for Real April 1

Although the electronic logging device mandate went into effect in December, the full-enforcement of the rule – and all of its penalties – is fast approaching on April 1.

Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer, speaking in Nashville. Photo: Jim Beach

Omnitracs Celebrates Platform's 30th Anniversary

At its user group conference in Nashville, Omnitracs is marking the telematics platform’s debut in the trucking industry 30 years ago.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

JLG Expands Pre-Owned Program to Include Electric Booms

In addition to ES Series scissor lifts and diesel booms, the industry’s first certified pre-owned equipment program now includes electric articulating boom lifts.

Logo courtesy of The Work Truck Show

Work Truck Show to Bring Slew of Vehicles, Products

Truck manufacturers, as well as auxiliary equipment manufacturer, are gearing up to reveal several new vehicles and solutions at the Work Truck Show from March 6–9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Kentucky Permits Rapid Transfer of Utility Equipment During Emergencies

In the event of an outage or other event that threatens a utility’s transmission system, the RESTORE agreement gives participating utilities the ability to quickly obtain the equipment needed to complete repairs.

Electric Co-op Donates $10K for Utility-Based Drone Program

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation recently donated $10,000 to Montgomery Community College in support of their NC Public Safety Drone Academy. These funds will be used to purchase software and develop an educational course for REMC’s Utility Based Drone Program.

Photo of F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Medium-Duty Orders Break Out in January

Orders of medium-duty vehicles surged in January and reached their highest level since the middle of 2006, according to ACT Research. Class 5 to 7 orders increased 39% during the month compared to January of 2017.

The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

First Kenworth Dealership Opens in Hawaii

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers on the Hawaiian Islands to purchase Kenworth trucks without going through stateside dealers.

Photo: Daimler AG

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Penske Truck Rental Named Coca-Cola Supplier of the Year

Penske is the primary truck rental provider throughout the Coca-Cola Bottler System and was awarded "Supplier of the Year" at a recent summit in Atlanta.

ARI Offers WEX-Powered Fuel Purchase Tool

ARI will offer its fleet clients WEX Millennium Platform, a platform that allows real-time authorization data, increased control over transactions, and the ability to create multiple fuel profiles with different parameters, the fleet management company has announced.

UPS and Workhorse are collaborating to deploy 50 electric delivery vans. UPS ordered 125 hybrid delivery vans from Workhorse in 2016 as well (pictured). Photo: UPS

UPS and Workhorse to Collaborate on Electric Delivery Vehicles

UPS has announced plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks designed from the ground up as part of a collaboration with Workhorse Group.

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Spot Market Van, Reefer Rates Cool as Flatbeds Rise Again

National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates fell during the week ending Feb. 17 but remain well ahead of last year’s levels, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

GammaTech Changes Name to Durabook Americas

The new name reflects the company’s longstanding focus on the Durabook brand as well as changing market conditions that emphasize the need for reliable, purpose-built, mobile computing solutions.

A customer of MAN Truck & Bus will be testing platooned trucks in revenue runs this year on the A9 highway that runs between Munich and Nuremberg in Germany. Photo: MAN Truck & Bus

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

Logo courtesy of Women in Trucking

Omnitracs to Host Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Daimler has begun fleet-testing its Mercedes-Benz eActros fully electric heavy-duty truck as it nears full production, planned to begin in 2021. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Photo of 2018 Ram 5500 Chassis Cab courtesy of FCA.

Ram Trucks Recalled for Brake Transmission Interlock

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 180,462 2017-2018 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a column shifter to help drivers from accidentally shifting their vehicles out of Park.

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