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Omnitracs, Peloton partner to offer truck platooning system
Fleet management systems provider Omnitracs announced that it has partnered with Peloton Technology, a developer of connected and automated vehicle systems, to bring Peloton's truck platooning technology to Omnitracs customers. Pre-orders for the fuel-saving product are slated to begin this year.
Study: Millennial drivers exhibit dangerous behaviors 1

A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that “young millennials” are some of the most dangerous motor vehicle drivers on the road today, engaging in a range of unsafe behaviors – including texting while driving, red-light running and speeding – that is increasing their crash risk.

Head of Daimler Trucks & Buses resigns 1

Wolfgang Bernhard – the head of Daimler Trucks & Buses and a member of Daimler AG’s board of management – resigned last week “at his own request and for personal reasons,” according to the company.

In a statement, Daimler AG noted that Bernhard “has been released from his duties with immediate effect” and that Dieter Zetsche will head Daimler Trucks & Buses until a successor is appointed.

ATA task force meets with Chao, congressional leaders

This week, members of the American Trucking Assns.’ Infrastructure Task Force traveled to Washington to meet with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and key members of Congress to urge swift action to move forward with a long-term infrastructure spending package to address the need for highway and bridge improvements.

Mack Trucks offers new engine oil

Mack Trucks is introducing a new motor oil blend that it will use to factory-fill its 2017 engines: Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5.

Depending on the application, the oil drain intervals for EOS-4.5 can be extended by an extra 15,000 miles compared with previous formulations, the OEM said – to 60,000, 50,000 and 40,000 miles, respectively, for long-haul, regional-haul and heavy-haul applications.

Diesel down for fourth week

Diesel prices have fallen, slightly, for the fourth week in a row but continue to run well above $2.50 in much of the country.

The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel dipped 0.4 cents in the Feb. 6 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to $2.558 per gallon. That’s 55 cents higher than this time last year.

Prices slipped in every region except for the West Coast, where California saw a 1.7-cent gain to $2.944, the highest price in the lower 48 states.

Ford Motor Co. | 2017 F-150 Raptor
Raptors head to China
Ford Motor Co. has begun shipping the Dearborn, MI-built 2017 F-150 Raptor off-road performance pickup to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.A.-made F-Series truck has been officially exported to that country.
Replacement DPFs coming from Denso, Clean Diesel Technology

LAS VEGAS.  A replacement line of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) for heavy-duty trucks has been introduced by Denso Products and Services Americas, which made the announcement at Heavy-duty Aftermarket Week.

The new diesel aftertreatment emissions products are being manufactured by Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. (CDTi) and will be sold through Denso’s expanded distribution network under the PowerEdge name.

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