Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff
CVSA to hold 2016 Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17

During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) brake safety throughout North America.

Motor vehicle deaths up 9% through first half of 2016

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicate motor vehicle deaths are up 9% through the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 and are 18% higher com[pared to the same stretch in 2014.

Seventh time's a charm: GPS Insight makes Inc. 5000 seven years straight
Vehicle- and asset-tracking solutions provider GPS Insight has marked a significant milestone: Inc. magazine has now ranked the company seven consecutive times on the annual Inc. 5000, which recognizes the nation's fastest-growing companies.
Truckload carrier, construction fleet convinced by SmartDrive video
Though they weren't expecting it, two fleets say they recently chose SmartDrive video systems for their trucks because of particular features the systems offer.
Trailer orders down, Class 8 bloat expands

The supply of Class 8 trucks increased far faster than demand for the fifth time this year, according data tracked by ACT Research Co., while trailer orders dropped 25% from June to July and are now at less than half the amount reported at the same time in 2015.

Downward spiral: Big hit for U.S., Canadian heavy duty truck sales in July
U.S. sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in July saw their largest drop in almost seven years, Ward's Auto reports, and it was a similar story for sales in Canada.
CALSTART maps supplier base for fuel saving technologies

A new white paper issued by the clean transportation advocacy group CALSTART attempts to map out all of the U.S.

Goodyear rolls out Workhorse tires

The new Workhorse line of tires being rolled out by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is being at mixed-service applications, primarily vocational duty-cycles, where trucks need solid on- and off-road performance.

Isuzu opens new parts center in Keystone state

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America opened what it called its first “Center of Excellence” in northeastern Pennsylvania; a 100,000 sq. ft. parts distribution center containing over $8 million worth of inventory, along with a 30,000 sq. ft. training and technical assistance facility.

“This facility represents our continued focus on providing the best possible ownership experience for all Isuzu truck customers,” said Shaun Skinner, Isuzu’s president, in a statement.

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