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Nielsen tapped to replace Daum at DTNA

Roger Nielsen will taking the reins at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) as president and CEO effective April 1 this year, replacing Martin Daum who moved up to become a member of the board of management and head of Daimler Trucks and Buses at DTNA’s parent company,  Germany’s Daimler AG, back on March 1.

FMCSA to withdraw safety fitness rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced in the federal register that it is withdrawing its controversial safety fitness determination (SFD) rulemaking issued in January 2016 and will also cancel plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) announced back in January to help support the SFD effort.

FR8 rolls out heavy haul online marketplace

Cloud-based freight service provider FR8 Revolution is rolling out a new “heavy haul marketplace” called “FR8Star” that includes a patent-pending rate calculator for pricing oversized and overweight loads, including up-to-date state permit fees and escort costs.

Transfix launches fully digital job booking system for carriers
Truckload freight logistics services provider Transfix has introduced online load booking and rate negotiation capabilities for carriers. The added features allow truckers and carriers "to find desirable loads and book them instantly or expedite negotiating a rate," according to the company.
ATA calls on HHS to set hair testing standards

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Assns. President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.

TBEI showcases bevy of products at NTEA

INDIANAPOLIS. Truck Bodies & Equipment International (TBEI), which is a holding company for six dump truck body and trailer equipment manufacturers, showcased a host of different products at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show.

Fleet Owner retires a legend; Exec Editor Kilcarr to be editor-in-chief
STAMFORD, CT. Fleet Owner, the trucking industry’s leading information source for more than 90 years, will see its long-time Editor-in-Chief Jim Mele step into the role of editor emeritus on May 5, and current Executive Editor Sean Kilcarr will take on the editor-in-chief role.
BrandFX launches new truck body products at NTEA

INDIANAPOLIS. BrandFX introduced its new products UltimateFX and UtilityFX here at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.

According to the company, UltimateFX is the first and only all-composite body and understructure for service trucks. Chris FitzGerald, CEO, explained the truck body is up to 60% lighter than steel, which helps reduce fuel consumption, increase load capacity, allow for downsizing of vehicle, and reduce wear on tires, brakes, and suspension components.

Telogis telematics to become standard on future Fuso trucks

INDIANAPOLIS. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) and Telogis are forming an exclusive partnership to install Telogis’s telematics systems as standard equipment on all of Fuso’s future Class 3-5 medium-duty diesel-powered cabover trucks.

Jecka Glasman, Fuso’s president and CEO, said in a statement that Telogis’ software will help provide Fuso truck owners and fleet operators with improved safety, better logistics control and more efficient operations.

eNow touts real-time monitoring service

INDIANAPOLIS. A new real-time wireless monitoring system is being offered by eNow for its solar-powered auxiliary energy systems for fleets, to help hem monitor the “state of charge” for truck batteries.

During a press conference here at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show, Jeffrey Flath, president, CEO and founder of eNow, explained that there is no monthly charge for this real-time monitoring system and that it will be offered going forward for every eNow device aimed at the trucking, recreational vehicle, and marine markets.

Chevrolet releases new Class 6 model at NTEA

INDIANAPOLIS. Chevrolet announced it is expanding its range of Low Cab Forward trucks with a new dock-height Class 6 model – the 6500XD. The vehicles are expected to be available by the end of the year.

According to the company, the 6500XD adds extra capability, including:

Redline unveils Air Brake NanoLeak Finder
Redline Detection unveiled the Air Brake NanoLeak Finder, a technological innovation that pinpoints leaks in air brake, air suspension and air-powered accessory systems. The new equipment was at the ConExpo – CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas.
Volvo Trucks tests on-highway three-truck platooning
Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley completed a demonstration of three-truck platooning. Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at California's Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate 110 while electronically linked together.
CVSA 2017 roadcheck set for June 6-8; emphasis to be on cargo securement 1
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017, and a "special emphasis" this year will be placed on cargo securement violations.
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