Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers or motorists during Operation Safe Driver, along with 19,480 North American Standard Roadside Inspections.
Based on internal customer data used to analyze U.S. migration patterns, Allied Van Lines declared Texas to be the top “magnet” destination for 2015, with 2,558 more families moving into the Lone Star state than leaving it.
A lot has happened throughout the industry this year: FMCSA unveiled its final ELD rule; new safety, driver-related and freight-matching technologies abound; and we got an intimate look into the hidden lives of truck drivers. Here is Fleet Owner's look at the 10 most popular stories published on our website in 2015. To read more of any of the stories, just click the link in the caption.
Throughout the year, Fleet Owner has the opportunity to attend various events and visit manufacturers and fleets. Oftentimes, these opportunities produce some great photographs that our editors turn into galleries. Other times, we are fortunate enough to stumble upon or receive some really unique photos to share with our readers. Here is a look at the 10 most popular photo galleries appearing on the Fleet Owner website in 2015. To see the individual galleries, click the link in the caption.
Peterbilt Motors Co.’s Denton, TX, assembly plant is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week; a facility with a history that starts in 1980 with 81 workers building 2.5 trucks per week to today’s 455,000 sq. ft. facility that is home to more than 2,000 employees building over 160 trucks per day.
The company noted that its Denton plant has undergone numerous changes to increase efficiency, capacity and productivity over the last three and half decades, including the addition of a robotic chassis paint system.
Watch a four-year-old girl named Sophie put a full-sized remote-controlled Volvo FMX dump truck through its paces on a closed-off gravel pit course in Serbia. Volvo Trucks notes that the remote control system used by Sophie was specially made for this film.