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.
Fleet managers and drivers should begin preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck, which will take place June 7-9, 2016. And this year, there’s an emphasis on tire safety.
As everyone in the industry should know by now, new truck engine oil is due to hit the market on Dec. 1. The introduction of the new PC-11 engine oil performance category will result in the largest change in oil specifications the industry has seen in a generation.
The latest “confidence report” issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released this week at the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, CA, determines that aerodynamic enhancements to Class 8 tractors can return a sizeable savings in fuel efficiency – even for day cab models, which many felt were incapable of benefiting from aerodynamics in the past.
A new optional powertrain will be offered by Ford Motor Co. for its 2017 model F-150 pickup truck line: a second-generation 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine matched to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford said this is the first volume-production 10-speed automatic available to consumers from any automaker and is designed to deliver improved acceleration and performance compared to six-speed automatic gearboxes.
A factory-installed strobe warning light emitting diode (LED) kit is now being offered by Ford Motor Co. for its F-150 pickup truck line for fleet customers; a light kit designed with utility, road construction and municipal fleet crews.
Already available on 2016 F-Series Super Duty, the OEM said this LED strobe light kit will be offered as an option on all 2016 F-150 models with a fleet identification number.