Though sales are on track for slightly more, VTNA still sees North American Class 8 truck sales of 240,000 this year, but next year, the number will dip somewhat lower, the OEM predicts, noting a few additional trends....More
Fleetmatics Group recently commissioned KRC Research to conduct a survey to examine U.S. confidence in school bus safety, and identify the top areas for improvement.
The results find that close to three fourths of Americans (71 percent) are confident in the current state of school bus safety. In fact, nearly 8 in 10 Americans (79 percent) are confident in the timeliness of their school buses, suggesting a high level of trust that parents and students will not be left waiting. ...More
National Carriers has recognized the following professionals for accident-free driving. Allen Smith and Sandy Smith were acknowledged for five million miles without an accident. Isidro Munoz received recognition for operating the past two million miles accident free....More
MacroPoint announced that GlobalTranz has fully integrated the MacroPoint load tracking solution into its proprietary TMS platform to better serve customers and automate track and trace capabilities for truckload carriers....More
Omnitek Engineering announced it has signed a contract with a European customer to develop a heavy-duty 13-liter natural gas engine for Class 8 trucks and certify the engine to EURO 6 emissions standards.
The development contract includes a multi-year supply agreement for Omnitek’s proprietary components. Additional terms were not disclosed....More
With its first “live” load of freight now hauled and delivered – a trailer full of Budweiser beer transported 120 miles in Colorado for Anheuser-Busch – autonomous vehicle technology developer Otto believes that that the days of self-driving long-haul trucks are “no longer a matter of imagination; they are here now, presenting viable, real-world opportunities that can be fully unlocked in the next few years.” (All photos courtesy
It’s official: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Tuesday published in the Federal Register 2,762 pages of the next truck fuel efficiency rule, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles - Phase 2.”...More
Autonomous vehicle development firm Otto and beer maker Anheuser-Busch recently completed what they claim is the world's first commercial shipment via self-driving truck: transporting a full-loaded trailer of Budweiser beer more than 120 miles along Colorado highway I-25 from Fort Collins through Denver to Colorado Springs....More
The national average retail pump price for both diesel and gasoline declined for the week, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), though on a regional basis and in gasoline’s case prices are now higher than year-ago levels....More
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that it has added a new size to its Roadmaster RM332 WB commercial tire line, a wide-base steer tire for mixed service applications. The RM332 is now available in size 385/65R22.5 in load range L, in addition to size 425/65R22.5 in load range L introduced in April....More