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FMCSA Moves Up Projected Publication Date for Final ELD Rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a supplemental report restoring Sept. 30 as the expected publication date of its final electronic logging device rule, moving it up from Nov. 9.
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Wabash National Realigns Wood Flooring Operations
Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. said it has realigned its wood flooring operations as part of its Commercial Trailer Products reporting segment.February 27, 2015
Bendix to Move to New Ohio Headquarters
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said it will build new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, near its current Elyria location.February 27, 2015
Safety Groups Petition NHTSA for Collision Avoidance Systems
Several nonprofit safety groups have asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to mandate collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems for new heavy trucks and buses.
FMCSA Delays Publication of E-Log Rule to November
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An official with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the agency plans to publish its final electronic logging device rule in November, rather than on the agency’s previous projected date of Sept. 30.February 23, 2015
Ryder to Train Maintenance Workforce on Nat Gas Tech
Ryder System Inc. said it has begun an online natural gas truck training program for its 6,000 North American maintenance employees.February 20, 2015
Class 8 Registrations Rise in 2014 to Highest Level in Eight Years
Registrations of new Class 8 trucks rose in 2014 to the highest level in eight years as rising freight demand continued to spur investments in new equipment, IHS Automotive reported.February 20, 2015
Eaton, Cummins Expand Powertrain Partnership
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials from Eaton Corp. and Cummins Inc. said the two companies are adding an engine to their SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain lineup and are matching one of Eaton’s transmissions to a Cummins natural-gas engine.
Wabash, Strehl Release New Trailer Aerodynamic Products
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wabash National Corp. unveiled two new trailer add-on products which it said, when used together, can boost fuel economy 9% or more by improving aerodynamics.
Cummins Filtration Releases New Filter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cummins Filtration Inc. announced the release of a new oil filter for the Cummins ISX15 engine.February 17, 2015