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Bendix Expands Commercial Trucking Production Facilities in Mexico

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Bendix Expands Trucking Product Production Facilities in Mexico

To support increasing customer demand for its solenoid valves and assembled manifolds for commercial trucks, Bendix has doubled manufacturing capabilities of the components through production line expansion and improvement at its Acuña, Mexico, manufacturing campus. With a $1.5 million investment bridging 2015 and 2016, Bendix added a new low-flow solenoid [...]

Connected Vehicle Tech Could Curtail Countless Crashes

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
DOT: Connected Vehicle Tech Could Prevent Countless Crashes

Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday issued a proposed rule that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all [...]

Utility Trailer Sales of Utah Opens New Location in Las Vegas

December 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management
Utility Trailer Sales of Utah Opens New Location in Las Vegas

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., among the industry’s largest manufacturers of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds and curtainsided trailers, has announced that Utility Trailer Sales of Utah Inc. has opened a new full-service and parts location in Nevada — Utility Trailer Sales of Las Vegas. [...]

ATA Names Top Trucking CEOs to Infrastructure Task Force

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Names Top Trucking CEOs to Infrastructure Task Force

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named 11 trucking industry executives to the federation’s Infrastructure Funding Task Force. “I announced the formation of this group in October as part of my first State of the Industry address, with an eye on launching the effort in early 2017,” said ATA President [...]

Trucking Engine, Aerodynamic Fixes Could Boost Fuel Efficiency by 8%

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers have made a large number of modifications in response to future Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017 requirements, says a new study. And while most of these changes have involved revised powertrains, improved aerodynamics have been included. According to the North American On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook, published by [...]

Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

Wabash National Corp., a leading North America’s producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has released details about its trailer that was part of Navistar’s SuperTruck combination vehicle. Wabash National’s trailer includes numerous aerodynamic trailer devices, three of which were based on the company’s commercially available Ventix DRS skirt, AeroFin [...]

New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Friday thanked Congress for enacting a fix to the hours-of-service restart that will restore the regulation to the pre-July 2013 version and reduce crash risk on our nation’s highways. “ATA thanks Congress for passing this continuing resolution, which includes language to permanently fix the [...]

Driver Turnover at Large Truckload Fleets Drops to 5-Year Low

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Friday the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81 percent in the third quarter of 2016 — the third decline this year and the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011. “Ongoing [...]

Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet. “With the [...]

Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

December 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is developing new tire technologies aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of the more than 3.5 million heavy-duty Class 8 long-haul tractor trailer trucks on the nation’s roads. Bridgestone will receive federal funding as a team member of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II program. The U.S. Department [...]