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CVSA reveals 2015 Operation Safe Driver results

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results of its 2015 Operation Safe Driver campaign this week – a seven-day campaign conducted Oct. 18-24 last year by 2,789 law enforcement officials at 706 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

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.

Cummins gets 2017 GHG approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified that the complete lineup of Cummins on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meet the Phase II in greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency standards, which take effect in January 2017, according to the OEM.

Survey: Texas is top destination state for 2015

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.

Pricing for 2016 Nissan Titan XD crew cab revealed

The brand new 2016 Nissan Titan XD crew cab pickup truck went on sale this week, available in five trim levels and a choice of 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrains – with all of the Titan XD crew cab units equipped with a Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic.

Fleet Owner's Top 10 stories of 2015

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.

Fleet Owner's Top 10 photo galleries of 2015

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.

Omnitracs upgrades Roadnet software suite

Omnitracs Roadnet Technologies is rolling out an upgraded version of its Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.7.3 package, which features enhanced on-premise vehicle routing, scheduling, tracking, mobile workforce and fleet management functions.

Peterbilt’s Denton plant notches 35 years

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.

OOIDA sues over ELD final rule 1

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a lawsuit this week over the electronic logging device (ELD) final rule recently issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA); a rule that will require model year 2000 and newer trucks engaged in interstate commerce to shift over to ELDs within the next two years.

Diesel falls for fifth consecutive week

Diesel prices continue to fall, posting a fifth consecutive weekly decline to reach the lowest levels since June 2009.

Watch a 4-year-old drive a remote controlled dump truck

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.

Whaley named Northeastern regional sales manager for Agility

Agility Fuel Systems has hired Steve Whaley as regional sales manager for the Northeastern Region.

According to the company, Whaley has 25 years of leadership experience with nine years of proven alternative fuel system sales within the trucking industry.

Whitepaper to help fleets adapt to ELD final rule 1

Start preparing for the upcoming e-log mandate with a whitepaper from J.J. Keller & Associates entitled Free ELD Change Management.

Switching from paper logs to electronic logs (e-logs) takes preparation. J.J. Keller said its whitepaper provides information to help you seamlessly transition to electronic logging devices (ELDs).

Written by Senior J. J. Keller Transportation Editor Tom Bray, the paper covers:

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