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Archive: November 2016

SAF-Holland Debuts Lighted Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
SAF-Holland Debuts Lighted Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant

SAF-Holland, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, is introducing a new automatic lighting system to help drivers consistently ensure a proper coupling on their fifth wheel. The Electronic Lock Indicator technology enhanced, ELI-te fifth wheel coupling assistant [...]

Year-to-Date Sales of Natural Gas-fueled Class 8 Trucks Dips 29%

November 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Year-to-Date Sales of Natural Gas-fueled Class 8 Trucks Dips 29%

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June to August period. In addition, year-to-date sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29 percent behind last year’s comparable level from a reading of 25 percent lower for year-to-date May, as reported last quarter. On [...]

Federal Recall of 16,000 Volvo Trucks Achieves 100% Completion

November 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Federal Recall of 16,000 Volvo Trucks Achieves 100% Completion

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that the last of the nearly 16,000 U.S. heavy-duty trucks voluntarily recalled earlier this year by Volvo Trucks North America for a serious steering defect have been identified and repaired. Calling it “an extraordinary 100 percent vehicle safety recall completion in a very [...]

FMCSA Certifies Cartasite’s Hours of Service ELD Trucking Solution

November 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
FMCSA Certifies Cartasite’s Hours of Service ELD Trucking Solution

Technology leader Cartasite has announced the certification of its Hours of Service (HOS) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution. Called driveTIME, the tablet-based solution satisfies all rules in the mandate set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The mandate regulates the use of ELDs [...]