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Investors, Fleets Back Video-Based Telematics

SmartDrive camera SmartDrive Systems

A pair of recent events helped underscore the key role video is playing in fleet operations: Lytx, a video telematics provider, received a $700 million capital infusion from private equity firms; and Penske Logistics launched a video-based safety program in 2,800 of its heavy-duty trucks in its North America operations using equipment from SmartDrive Systems.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 9: Political Football

Rep. Joe Crowley, Fox News' Chris Wallace Crowley (left) with Wallace, by RepJoeCrowley via YouTube

The chances of advancing an infrastructure funding policy measure through Congress this year have worsened. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) emphasized on Fox News Sunday on April 8 the Democrats’ “Better Deal” includes an infrastructure vision quite different from that of President Donald Trump. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

Eaton Adds Dex to Expand Authorized Rebuilder Network

Eaton Building Eaton Corp.

Power management company Eaton Corp. has added Dex Heavy Duty Parts to its network of six other authorized rebuilders in North America.

Transport Topics
April 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

Denso Expands Aftertreatment Warranty, Coverage

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc., an affiliate of Denso Corp., has extended its warranty on aftertreatment products for the heavy-duty market to three years, up from the standard two-year coverage.

Transport Topics
April 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Technology Offers Cost Savings, Reduced Maintenance for Fleets, Industry Reps Say

Tires Arkansas inspection ArDOT

Technology is rapidly evolving and continuously emerging across many facets of the trucking industry, and tires are no exception. Tire manufacturers report that the connectivity and digital capabilities they provide offer improved efficiencies, cost savings and reduced maintenance for their fleet customers.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
April 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

First-Ever Forklift Summit Planned for October

A forklift cruises for loads in a fulfillment center John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The forklift industry is launching its first-ever Forklift Industry Summit as growth in their deployment accelerates at distribution centers and warehouses nationwide. The summit, hosted by UniCarriers Americas Corp., is scheduled for Oct. 10-12 at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: So Far, So Good for ELD Compliance

The adoption of federally mandated electronic logging devices has been a major transition for the trucking industry, but at this point it appears that most longhaul truckers are now using the technology to track their hours of service. While it’s still too soon to get a complete sense of where the industry stands with respect to ELD compliance, the early indications have been positive as enforcement tightens.

April 5, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

A Day at the Inspection Pit

Photos from Level I inspections in Virginia two days after the ELD mandate soft-enforcement period ended.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Stoneridge Seeks FMCSA Exemption to Allow Camera Monitoring System

Truck rearview mirror cobalt123/Flickr

Stoneridge Inc. has requested an exemption to allow motor carriers to operate commercial motor vehicles with the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System installed as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required by federal regulations. Stoneridge said it has developed, tested and manufactured the digital camera system to improve safety by providing truck and bus drivers with an enhanced field of view.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2018
Business, Equipment

February Used Class 8 Sales Steady as Market Sheds Excess Inventory

Used Ritchie Bros./Facebook

Sales in February of used Class 8 trucks were flat year-over-year with the average price showing a modest uptick, ACT Research Co. reported as the formerly oversupplied market is in better shape.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2018

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