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Stripes on California Highway to Pave Way for Self-Driving Vehicles

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While it likely will be several more years before autonomous vehicles are common on North State roads, Interstate 5 could be a step closer to accommodating the vehicles by this spring.

Damon Arthur | Redding (Calif.) Record Searchlight
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

FMCSA Grants Truck Leasing Group 90-Day ELD Exemption

Ryder tractor-trailer Ryder System

Federal regulators have granted the Truck Renting and Leasing Association a 90-day electronic logging device exemption for rentals not exceeding 30 days.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

HDA Truck Pride Adds Foley Equipment to Network

HDA Truck Pride added Foley Equipment Co. to its network for an increased focus on truck service in the Midwest.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trail King Adds 12 Dealers

Trail King John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries Inc. announced the addition of 12 new dealers to its network in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Realigns Operating Segments

Meritor executive Chris Villavarayvan Villavarayvan by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. announced a realignment of its three operating segments to further drive its long-term strategic objectives while assigning new responsibilities as part of the company’s commitment to leadership development.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

SuperTruck: Electrical System Changes Are Coming

Navistar Inc.

The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project is producing technological changes, including to auxiliary power units, and these changes will be working their way into standard truck manufacturing, according to industry experts.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Equipment

APUs: Diesel or Electric?

The climate control panel for the Volvo parking cooler can be seen on the wall to the right in a Volvo truck sleeper. (Volvo Trucks)

Auxiliary power units allow truck drivers to have climate control for their sleepers and electricity for hotel loads without needing to idle the tractor engine, but fleets that elect to add APUs to the cab must decide how those APUs will be powered — by a small diesel engine or by batteries.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tips on Truck Electrical System Maintenance

Battery Box Purkey's Electrical Consulting

Troubleshooting problems with a truck’s electrical system takes knowledge and experience.“Always take a systems approach when you are spec’ing and maintaining your vehicles’ electrical systems,” said Bruce Purkey, CEO of Purkey’s Electrical Consulting, which helps fleets solve their electrical system problems.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Equipment Cybersecurity Awareness

Trucking's at increasing risk of cybersecurity threats, and the risk is only going to grow as automated and other advanced technologies become commonplace in the industry.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 19, 2018
Business, Equipment

Some Small Carriers Embrace Glider Kits to Avoid Costs of Emissions Systems

Elkhorn Valley Trucks offers a variety of glider kits, such as this one. (Photo by Elkhorn Valley Trucks)

Like some other small trucking firms, Old Forge Services of Mogadore, Ohio, has turned to glider kits to reduce maintenance expenses and downtime.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2018

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