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Nikola Unveils its 1,000-hp Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News, Technology
Nikola Unveils its 1,000-horsepower Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

Nikola Motor Co. unveiled its highly anticipated Nikola One electric semi-truck at an invite-only event late week at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of [...]

ClearPathGPS Partners With VisTracks for Trucking ELD Product Set

December 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
ClearPathGPS Partners With VisTracks for Trucking ELD Product Set

VisTracks Inc., a provider of FMCSA-certified Hours of Service (HOS) and DVIR applications, has partnered with fleet solutions provider ClearPathGPS whereby ClearPathGPS will resell a branded version of this product set. After evaluating several competing products, ClearPathGPS selected VisTracks as their FMCSA-certified ELD/DVIR provider. VisTracks gained Federal Motor Carrier Safety [...]

AmeriPride’s F-59 Truck Fleet Gets Hybrid Electric Powertrains

December 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, Technology
AmeriPride’s F-59 Truck Fleet Gets Hybrid Electric Powertrains

XL Hybrids Inc., a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, said AmeriPride Services will take delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year. AmeriPride, which is a leader in sustainable practices in the [...]

Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

There have been 48 recalls of Cascadia commercial trucks in recent years, with the latest issued mid-month due to a problem with tires on about 863 trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, [...]

ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its report identifying potential impacts of autonomous vehicle technology on the trucking industry, which include significant safety and productivity benefits that could result from autonomous technology adoption. ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee identified this report and the top research priority for the industry [...]

MyGeotab Benefits Fleets Managing Trucks by Mobile Phone, Tablet

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
MyGeotab Benefits Fleets Managing Trucks by Mobile Phone, Tablet

Geotab, a leading open platform in telematics with more than 500,000 subscribers in 70 countries, said its MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store. The new app makes accessing MyGeotab quicker and more convenient for those fleet managers or business owners who tend to [...]

Mack GuardDog Connect Now Standard in Mack LR Trucks

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Mack GuardDog Connect Now Standard in Mack LR Trucks

Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack expanded the offering of GuardDog Connect to Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse models equipped with an MP engine after receiving ongoing positive feedback from customers. [...]

Spireon Names Truck Telematics Executive Leadership Team

November 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Spireon Names Truck Telematics Executive Leadership Team

Irvine, Calif.-based Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, has appointed Todd Abbott, Carla Fitzgerald and Rick Gruenhagen to Spireon’s executive team, leading sales, marketing and technology functions respectively. Joining recently appointed CEO Kevin Weiss, the new leadership additions will be instrumental in driving [...]

TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has donated copies of its newly updated its PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to more than 50 technical institutes in 28 states for use in diesel technician training curriculum. “With the need for skilled technicians [...]

Utah Transportation Fleet Adds Lytx DriveCam to all 350 of its Trucks

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Utah Transportation Fleet Adds Lytx DriveCam to all 350 of its Trucks

When St. George, Utah-based van freight leader Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed. That’s when the Andrus team, which serves 11 [...]