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Gabriel Launches New App For Testing Vehicle Suspension

June 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Gabriel Ride Control unveiled Gabriel Ride Control Suspension Test for iOS and Android, a new app that allows users to check a vehicle’s suspension from their smart phone. After downloading the app, users simply add their vehicle by selecting the year, make, model and style from a dropdown menu and [...]

City of Los Angeles Completes Successful Zero-Emission Refuse Truck Demonstration

June 8, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
City of Los Angeles Completes Successful Zero-Emission Refuse Truck Demonstration

BYD announced the completion of a successful battery-electric refuse truck demonstration project with LA Sanitation (LASAN) and Wayne Engineering. The demonstration logged more than 5,200 miles and drove up to 108 miles per day, with an average range of 99 miles, proving that zero-emission refuse vehicles are a viable technology [...]

Tesla Semi To Reach Scale Production In The Next 24 Months

June 8, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Tesla Semi To Reach Scale Production In The Next 24 Months

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting talked about the electric semi-truck the company plans to reveal in September. Musk revealed that the company has been working closely with its “biggest customers” on the design of the truck. Tesla is including the companies in the design process [...]

Class 8 Orders Retreat In May

June 7, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Class 8 Orders Retreat In May

FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for May at 16,300 units, retreating after a long, steady streak that had begun in October 2016. May 2017 order activity was below expectations, falling 31% under April. Every OEM, save one, suffered declines in orders to varying degrees for the month. The [...]

SmartDrive Announces Another Video Safety First With 360 Degree Triggering

May 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

SmartDrive Systems announced at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference and Exhibition new capabilities that extend the value of SmartDrive 360, the company’s solution that enables fleets to deploy additional cameras to gain 360-degree insight into risk. In this latest release, SmartDrive 360 expands its on-demand video capability [...]

Class 8 Orders Stay Solid in April

May 11, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

FTR releases preliminary Class 8 net orders for April at 23,600 units, maintaining the steady track that started seven months ago.  While OEM activity was modestly better for some and down marginally for others month over month, April orders met expectations with a 4% increase over March and up 77% [...]

Stoughton Trailers Receives Special Award

May 7, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Stoughton Trailers has received a special “Pulling for Success” award from the Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award at its 14th Annual banquet. The Wisconsin Family Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Smith & Gesteland, LLP, a Madison-based CPA and Business Consulting firm, First Business Bank and the [...]

Truckload Turnover Rate Plummets In Fourth Quarter

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations said the driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years. “Continued declines in turnover rate reflects the overall [...]

ACT Expo 2017 Speaker Line Up Announced

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

ACT Expo announces 2017 speaker line up. Gain insight from progressive fleet operators, advanced vehicle OEMs, clean fuel suppliers, and other industry leaders at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. Opening Keynote Speaker – Thom Shea, President & CEO, Adamantine Alliance ACT Expo attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear [...]

FMCSA Announces Public Meeting For ELD Manufacturers

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a public ELD meeting to discuss device specifications with ELD manufacturers. The ELD mandate is set to take effect on December 18, 2017. There are over 3.5 million commercial truck drivers that would require electronic logging devices to stay compliant. Although there are [...]