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Training on Collision Avoidance Tech Is Essential, Industry Experts Say

Truck and car avoid collision A truck avoids an accident using a collision avoidance system. (Meritor Wabco)

Training is a critical step when incorporating collision avoidance technology into fleets, according to representatives from the trucking industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Earth Day Salute to Cleaner Trucks

The launch of the Nikola Two tractor just days ahead of Earth Day — April 22 — was a fitting and, perhaps, deliberate gesture by the company to spotlight the trucking industry’s progress in improving its level of environmental responsibility.

Transport Topics
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA, NHTSA Should Study Side Underride Guards, GAO Says

Rear underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

A federal government watchdog study has recommended that federal regulators take steps to collect better data on underride guard crashes and share information with police departments in identifying underride crashes.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Grants SmartDrive Five-Year Exemption Regarding ADAS Camera Placement

FMCSA A previous application of SmartDrive camera technology. (SmartDrive System Inc.)

Federal trucking regulators on April 15 granted SmartDrive System Inc. a five-year exemption to allow an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) camera to be mounted lower on truck windshields than currently is permitted.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2019
Business, Equipment

March Trailer Orders Fall

Hyundai Translead trailer A Hyundai trailer on the road. (Hyundai Translead)

U.S. trailer orders in March slipped to the lowest level in nearly two years, landing in the 15,000-units range, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2019
Business, Equipment

Ridgemont Equity Partners Buys Munch’s Supply

Munch's Munch's Supply

Ridgemont Equity Partners acquired Munch’s Supply, a wholesale distributor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and supplies based in New Lenox, Ill., from Rotunda Capital Partners.

April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Trade Groups Push for No Tariffs on Vehicle Parts

Vehicle Parts Trump at a meeting in the White House. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Officials in the transportation industry warned that if President Donald Trump follows through on the threat of tariffs on imported truck and automobile parts, the effects could be devastating for jobs in the United States.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Trump Visits Truck Dealer in Minnesota to Tout Tax Cuts

President Donald Trump visiting a truck dealership in Burnsville, Minn. Susan Walsh/Associated Press

While visiting a truck dealership in Burnsville, Minn., President Donald Trump touted tax cuts passed by Republicans in 2017, even as the law has swelled the deficit and failed to gain traction with voters in last year’s midterm elections.

Alyza Sebenius | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Surpass 22,000 in March

Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia. Freightliner remained the market leader in March. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March climbed above 22,000 for the first time this year, WardsAuto.com reported. All truck makers but one notched gains.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

March Medium-Duty Sales Highlight Stable Market

Kenworth K370 Kenworth K370 by kenworth.com.

U.S. sales of medium-duty trucks in March held steady, settling above 21,000, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2019

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