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Nissan Adds Midnight Edition Pickups for 2018

Nissan has released pricing for six of the nine Midnight Edition models and expands the lineup to include Frontier, Titan, and Titan XD models.

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Photo courtesy of WEX.

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

Photo via Peter Stevens / Flickr

High-Mileage Vehicle Depreciation Strengthens

Vehicles over 100,000 aren’t depreciating at the same as they used to due mostly to a tight supply of late-model used vehicles, according to Edmunds’ Q3 Used Vehicle Market Report.

Seat belt use by truck and  bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

Photo of 2017-MY large pickups courtesy of manufacturers.

Resilient Used Vehicles Keeping Depreciation at Bay

Used vehicles from one to five years old fell 1.4% in value in October in a steady used-vehicle market that showed significant improvement from a year ago with large pickups leading the way, reports Black Book.

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

Photo of 2018 NV cargo vans courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Prices 2018 NV Vans

Nissan's 2018 NV full-size vans will retail for at least $30,025 for the cargo model and $36,345 for the passenger variant, Nissan announced.

Logo: Cyber Switching

Cyber Switching Launches Electrical Management System

The EMD's deployment reports data and manages power for a building's devices, machinery, and electric vehicle charging stations.

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DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

NTEA Now an Accredited Provider for Continuing Education

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded NTEA the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. Workforce development will continue to be a priority for NTEA.

 Western Star is proud to extend the highly successful VetStar Military Appreciation program for 2018. All Western Star models qualify for the program including the tough, rugged and extremely efficient 5700XE daycab. (Image courtesy of Western Star)

Western Star Rewards Veterans

The VetStar program applies to all new Western Star models (glider kits and used units are not eligible) and is intended for owner-operators and small fleets.

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Hosts Delegation of Chinese Electric Utilities

Terex Utilities hosted a delegation of representatives from electric utilities in China and shared U.S. best practices and technologies in live line maintenance.

MetroGistics’ Monster Mash Fundraiser Nets $24K

Auto transport company MetroGistics raised $24,148 at its annual Monster Mash Halloween Party that will be evenly distributed to Helping Strays – The Humane Society of Monroe County, Illinois, and the Humane Society of St. Clair County SNAP (Spay, Neuter, Adopt and Protect) in China, Michigan.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems of Dorsten, Germany, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH. Photo: Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Goodyear Acquires German Automated Tire Inspection System Provider

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has completed the acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a provider of automated tire inspection technology.

Production of the uniquely colored Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport will be limited to 2,000 trucks in the U.S. (Photo courtesy of FCA US)

Ram Unveils Final Special Edition in 2017

Ram pulled the wraps off a new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport, the final special-edition Sport the Ram brand will offer in the 2017 calendar year.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS to Convert Diesel Delivery Trucks to Electric

UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to use new technology to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric, UPS has announced.

Driving Dynamics Offers Mobile-Based Driving Lessons

Driving Dynamics has begun offering a new learning management system called DrivActiv that's optimized for mobile devices, according to the company.

Photo: Jim Park

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Courtesy of Manheim.

Manheim's Used Vehicle Values Rise 6 Straight Months

Wholesale used vehicle prices rose for the sixth month in a row in October, increasing by 1.02%, according to Manheim’s October Used Vehicle Value Index. This brought the index to 136.3, an 8.1% rise from a year ago.

The Workhorse N-Gen's 19-inch floor and 105-inch roof height maximize cargo space, reduce knee injuries, and enhance driver ease of operation.

Workhorse N-Gen Electric Van: Drone Optional

Workhorse Group Inc. has commenced implementation of an agreement to test and operate its new N-Gen electric van. The van will also feature an optional integrated HorseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Package Delivery System.

Graphs courtesy CarrierLists

More Than Half of Small Fleets Not ELD Compliant

With less than six weeks until the Dec. 18 deadline for fleets to install mandatory electronic logging devices, it looks like there will still be a lot of smaller fleets who will be at risk for citations and fines – or who will give up on the industry altogether.

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

UPS is Latest to Join Blockchain Group

UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, stating that it sees a need to create industry standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together with established technologies.

Photo courtesy of Steril-Koni

Stertil-Koni Records Largest Order Surge for Heavy-Duty In-Ground Vehicle Lifts

Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts selected by transit agencies, municipalities, and corporate customers in North America recently for these orders include the Diamond Lift, Skylift, and Ecolift.

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