Net trailer orders and used Class 8 truck sales registered big declines for the month of May, according to data tracked ACT Research Co. (ACT) –indications that the trucking industry continues to become “more cautious” regarding market conditions.
Rand McNally is rolling out a new line of stand-alone dash cameras that feature high definition (HD) video and extra-wide-angle lenses while including a "G" sensor to detect “significant” or sudden movement – such as a collision – so it will automatically save a video file of such incidents.
National average retail prices for diesel and gasoline continued increasing this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Agency (IEA), with further fuel price spikes expected as oil production “disruptions” hit their highest levels in five years this May.
Diesel increased 2.4 cents to $2.431 per gallon, EIA said, though that is 43.9 cents cheaper per gallon compared to the same week in 2015.
Brake system manufacturer Knorr-Bremse – the parent company of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC – said it is buying tedrive Steering Systems GmbH based in Wülfrath, Germany, as part of a larger effort to craft more “highly integrated systems” for autonomous vehicle operation.
Neither company disclosed the purchase price, with Knorr-Bremse adding that the acquisition is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.
One of a kind “Ride for Freedom” tractors, one each from Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) and Mack Trucks, will be joining the 29th annual “Ride for Freedom” rally in Washington, D.C., over the Memorial Day weekend; a rally that honors prisoners of war-missing in action (POW-MIA) from all U.S. conflicts overseas, as well as those currently serving in the armed forces.
A new sleep apnea white paper issued by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and based on a survey of over 800 truck drivers finds that the cost of sleep apnea treatments is hitting them hard in the wallet, with out-of-pocket expenses for treatment averaging $1,220 or some 1.5 weeks of median drive pay.