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Archive: June 2017

Drivewyze Bypass Service Comes To California

June 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Drivewyze announced that it was recently awarded the contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in the state of California. The installation work, which includes integrating the Drivewyze service with existing weigh-in-motion scales, is now underway at all 37 locations where the state has chosen to operate [...]

Diesel Fuel Prices Hit 2017 Low

June 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Diesel Fuel Prices Hit 2017 Low

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel declined 4-cents during the week ending June 12. Diesel fuel prices hit their lowest point in 2017, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.524, the lowest [...]

FMCSA Proposes New Rules Aimed At Easing Way To CDL

June 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
FMCSA Proposes New Rules Aimed At Easing Way To CDL

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers.  These proposed processes would simplify obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for many individuals and reduce administrative expenses to both [...]

Nation’s Largest Full Truckload Carrier Promotes Scott Barker To New Role

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

Swift announces the promotion of Scott Barker to Vice President of Driver Engagement. With nearly 40 years of experience, Barker brings a senior level of expertise in safety, training and development to the new role, as well as years of developing initiatives that have directly impacted drivers and the industry [...]

Pirelli Launches Premium Tire For Long Haul Market

June 13, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
Pirelli Launches Premium Tire For Long Haul Market

Pirelli has launched Pentathlon D a premium tire dedicated to long haul drive applications in North America. After a successful pilot phase and extensive testing, research and development, Pentathlon D is the first tire to launch in the Pentathlon product family for premium long haul needs in the US and [...]

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 [...]

ELD Mandate: Lease and Short-term Rental Responsibility

June 8, 2017 By: Victoria Kressage, NationaLease Tags: Blogs
Victoria Kresge

If all or part of your fleet is leased or on short-term rental, what are your responsibilities when it comes to ELD compliance? December 18, 2017, will get here all too soon and unless your drivers fall under the few allowable exemptions (drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000; [...]

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 [...]