Equipment en Heavy-truck sales grow in U.S., Canada <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last month, <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. heavy-truck sales grew</a> to 36,057 units &ndash; up 7.1% &ndash; compared with 2016&rsquo;s 32,357, according to WardsAuto data. In <a href="" target="_blank">Canada</a>, big truck sales also continued to rise &ndash; up 15.9% to 4,014 in September &ndash; for the seventh consecutive monthly year-over-year gain, according to Wards.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Economics Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:26:00 +0000 228741 at <p>According to data from WardsAuto, heavy-truck sales in the U.S. and Canada continue to rise.&nbsp;</p> Trucks help Puerto Rico recover <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Category 5 Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico, as well as being the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record. Much of the island&rsquo;s electrical grid was destroyed, leaving many of Puerto Rico&rsquo;s cities and towns without power. But more than 20,000 federal civilian personnel and military service members, including more than 1,700 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel deployed to Puerto Rico to help with storm recovery efforts &ndash; and they used a wide variety of trucks to accomplish that mission.</p> </div> Trucks News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:00 +0000 228711 at <p>Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts</p> Great Dane highlights foodservice products at IFDA <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>At the 2017 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference, <a href="" target="_blank">Great Dane</a> will showcase several products designed for temperature-sensitive deliveries. Conference attendees can visit booth 239 to view an Everest refrigerated trailer and an Alpine refrigerated truck body both featuring Great Dane&rsquo;s ThermoGuard liner with Microban broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection that helps fight bacteria growth, stains and odors for the life of the trailer or truck body.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations New Products Regulations Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:05:00 +0000 228681 at Fleet Advantage unveils Equipment Lease vs. Buy study <div class="field-deck"> Study showcases operating cost savings for private fleets and for-hire carriers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Fleet Advantage</a> unveiled new analysis that shows the operating and financial benefits of a lease versus ownership structure for private truck fleet operators, as well as for-hire carriers. The analysis illustrates a missed opportunity for cost savings when comparing a seven-year ownership of one truck to a four-year ownership and a four-year lease of two consecutive trucks, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Finance Economics Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:46:00 +0000 228651 at ALI's state-of-the-art LiftLab opens in Cortland <div class="field-byline"> Josh Fisher </div> <div class="field-deck"> New center will draw lift inspectors and engineers from around the world </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CORTLAND, NY. The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) officially opened its new headquarters and LiftLab with a grand opening celebration at the 8,500-sq.-ft. facility on Thursday, Oct. 12. Lift inspectors and engineers from around the world will come to Central New York to be trained here, getting hands-on experience with 12 different lifts &ndash; from a motorcycle lift to 74,000-lb. mobile column lifts.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Maintenance News Safety Technology Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:37:00 +0000 228671 at <p>&nbsp;A 1946 Brockway 260XW heavy-duty truck is up on a lift that is being inspected by men during an inspector certification class at the new Automotive Lift Institute&#39;s LiftLab in Cortland, NY. (Photo: Josh Fisher/Fleet Owner)</p> A 1946 Brockway 260XW heavy-duty truck is up on a lift that is being inspected by men during an inspector certification class at the new Automotive Lift Institute's LiftLab in Cortland, NY. (Photo: Josh Fisher/Fleet Owner) Dealing with Hurricane Nate <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>When Hurricane Nate came ashore last weekend, the storm eventually knocked out power to 67,000 homes across the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. &ndash; most of them in Alabama. It also dumped anywhere from three to 10 inches of rain across a wide swath of the Southern and Eastern U.S. as it moved inland &ndash; from Mississippi and across the Deep South, to the Tennessee Valley and central Appalachian Mountains. As usual, trucks of all types got pressed into surface to help with recovery efforts and for transporting relief supplies.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks News Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:33:00 +0000 228581 at <p>Photo: U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Scott D. Longstreet</p> DHL selects NVIDIA for autonomous delivery truck fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NVIDIA announced that Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), and ZF have partnered to deploy a test <a href="" target="_blank">fleet of autonomous delivery trucks</a> starting in 2018.</p> <p>DPDHL will outfit electric light trucks with the ZF ProAI self-driving system, based on NVIDIA DRIVE PX technology, for automating package transportation and delivery, including the &ldquo;last mile&rdquo; of deliveries.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Autonomous Vehicles News Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:05:00 +0000 228561 at <p>With ZF sensor technology as well as the ProAI control unit, Deutsche Post DHL will upgrade its fleet of &ldquo;streetscooter&rdquo; vehicles to be autonomous on the last mile.</p> Stoughton releases newly designed trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Stoughton Trailers announced it has released its newly designed <a href="" target="_blank">Platinum Series Grain Trailer</a>.</p> <p>According to the company, the trailers are available in 34-ft., 40-ft. and 42-ft. lengths in eight models to fit a variety of agriculture needs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:50:00 +0000 228551 at <p>Stoughton Trailers just released its newly designed Platinum Series Grain Trailer.</p> New option bundles for GM HD vans focus on business, driver wants <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>For 2018, General Motors is targeting fleet buyers with four new value-oriented option packages on Chevrolet Express and GMC Sonoma vans. They'll be available specifically on 2500 cargo and passenger van varieties.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Driver Management HD Pickup & Van News Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:31:00 +0000 228541 at <p>Photo: General Motors</p> EPA, trucking firm settle over three spills in Alaska <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> has reached settlement with Big State Logistics (BSL), a fuel hauler and trucking firm based in Fairbanks and Valdez, AK, over three separate spills on Alaska&rsquo;s Richardson Highway.&nbsp; The spills took place in 2016, between Fairbanks and Valdez and ranged from 339 gallons to 3,571 gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to EPA, one spill was caused by equipment failure and the other two spills involved ice and snow packed road conditions.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Trucks Government Maintenance Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:54:00 +0000 228471 at