News en FMCSA posts clearinghouse rule <div class="field-deck"> 30-day effective date would clear Trump moratorium on new regs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Four years after Congress called for a national clearinghouse of truck driver drug and alcohol violations, the FMCSA on Monday will publish the final rule that establishes the database. The purpose of the central repository is to prevent CDL holders with positive test results from moving to different states where the records would not follow them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:15:00 +0000 206841 at <p>Jack Van&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Steenburg">Steenburg</span>, chief safety officer and assistant administrator for&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="FMCSA">FMCSA</span>, recently characterized the national drug and alcohol test database as &ldquo;a winner for the industry.&rdquo;</p> Thinkstock Nikola seeks to create “all-inclusive” truck model <div class="field-deck"> Its new Nikola One sleeper tractor, expected to be in production by 2020, will include one million miles of fuel, maintenance service, and even a freight matching service in the purchase price. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SALT LAKE CITY. During the unveiling of the new Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell powered all-electric Class 8 highway tractor during a media event held here the world headquarters of Nikola Motors Co., Trevor Milton, the company&rsquo;s president and CEO, told Fleet Owner he also expects it to be the first &ldquo;all-inclusive&rdquo; model &ndash; incorporating fuel, maintenance, even a freight-matching service, into the purchase price.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:25:00 +0000 206811 at <p>Ryder System will sell, service, and provide warranty coverage for the Nikola One through its 800 locations throughout the continental U.S., Canada and Mexico, with &ldquo;different leasing programs&rdquo; being planned as well. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Married team truckers jailed after baking soda wrongly tested positive as cocaine <div class="field-deck"> $4,000 damage to truck while in police possession </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A husband-wife driving team was jailed for over two months because police found baking soda in their truck and quick tests by local police wrongly identified it as cocaine. Until their public defender insisted the state retest the substance, the grandparents, in their 60s, endured hunger, cold, lack of sanitation, and physical threats during their incarceration in a facility that has been under federal investigation for more than a decade.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:24:00 +0000 206821 at Trucking jobs surge to record high <div class="field-deck"> Second-half surge overcomes early 2016 swoon </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The trucking jobs recovery that began in July is even stronger than previously reported. Turns out, the October total wasn’t 3,000 jobs gained, it was 6,800. And while that might make November’s gain of 1,100 jobs seem small by comparison, the latest increase was enough to lift the total to an all-time high.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:18:00 +0000 206801 at Alliance expands fan clutch and clutch product lines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Alliance Truck Parts announced it has <a href="" target="_blank">expanded its fan clutch and clutch product lines</a>. The fan clutch product line, which originally included only four fan clutch rebuild kits, now features more than 2,000 part numbers including remanufactured fan clutches, rebuild kits and accessories. The clutch product line has also increased from eight clutches to more than 300 part numbers including clutches, components and accessories.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:52:00 +0000 206791 at ATD available for wide base single tractor drive, trailer tires <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>AutoSock AS, the provider of an <a href="" target="_blank">Alternative Traction Device</a> (ATD) for passenger and commercial vehicles, announced its product lines covers several wide base single tires. The textile cover ATD is available from McGee Company, the U.S. distributor of AutoSock products for Class 3-8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks.</p> <p>AutoSock models for wide base single tires include the following:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:38:00 +0000 206781 at The Nikola One electric truck <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Nikola Motor Co. revealed its new Nikola One all-electric Class 8 highway tractor during a media event held at its world headquarters in Salt City City, UT, this week. Using a hydrogen-powered fuel cell to keep the its 320 kilowatt-hour battery pack fully juiced, Trevor Milton, Nikola&#39;s president and CEO, said the Nikola One has an estimated range of 1,200 miles between &quot;fill ups.&quot; He added that the company not only plans to build a network of 364 hydrogen refueling sites across the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:38:00 +0000 206771 at Nikola One truck revealed tonight <div class="field-deck"> Company to announce Ryder System as its nationwide distribution and maintenance provider </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Nikola Motor Company will unveil its Nikola One electric semi-truck tonight at an invite-only event in its Salt Lake City headquarters. The event will be attended by more than 600 members of the media, industry partners, customers and government leaders. For those not in attendance, the <a href="" target="_blank">event will be live streamed</a> beginning at 6:45 p.m. Mountain Time.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:00 +0000 206761 at <p>Nikola Motor Company will unveil its Nikola One electric semi-truck tonight.</p> Petro-Canada releases new CK-4 and FA-4 diesel oils <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TORONTO. On the first official day for the American Petroleum Institute&rsquo;s <a href="">two new heavy-duty diesel engine oil classifications</a>, Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched a full product line of CK-4 and FA-4 oils. The Duron Next Generation lubes &ldquo;are the culmination of three years of hard work,&rdquo; according to Eric Attias, Petro-Canada&rsquo;s dir. of marketing and R&amp;D, and will completely replace the company&rsquo;s CJ-4 Duron-E lineup.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:35:00 +0000 206751 at VT Hackney releases Sprinter van shelving packages <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>VT Hackney announced it has extended its reach into select Sprinter van models. <a href="" target="_blank">Hackney&rsquo;s aluminum shelving lines</a> target the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical contractor markets. Standard kits are available for quick delivery and installation, but modifications can be requested to better accommodate an operator&rsquo;s business, according to the company.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:00 +0000 206741 at