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DOT IG Outlines FMCSA’s Top Management Challenges for 2020

truck at loading dock The IG report also said FMCSA’s efforts to improve commercial vehicle safety depend on obtaining an accurate understanding of the role of driver detention within the industry. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is facing challenges in a number of programmatic areas that could play a role in reducing recent increases in fatalities involving large trucks and buses, according to a new report by the Department of Transportation Inspector General.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Donaldson Announces Air Filter Test Results, GeoTab Contract

Donaldson Donaldson's Al Hovda speaks at the press conference. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Donaldson Co. said recent tests show the Donaldson PowerCore filters can save fleets up to $215 per truck per year, because the filters provide 27% less restriction.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

PSI Touts TireViewLive’s Tire Management Benefits at NACV

TireViewLive PSI's Sharkey speaks to the media. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — An enhanced feature for tire-pressure monitoring for trucks, tractors and trailers was announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Oct. 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Continental Shows Off Intelligent Tires

Tom Fanning Tom Fanning by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — German tire manufacturer Continental AG unveiled its intelligent steer tires for trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Oct. 29.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

North American 'Road Blitz' Puts 683 Hazmat Trucks Out of Service

Hazmat symbols on a truck Placards are visible on the back of a tank truck carrying hazardous materials. (FMCSA)

For the first time, the United States and Mexico joined Canada in a weeklong hazardous materials “road blitz” enforcement event, placing more than 7.4% of trucks inspected out-of-service for transportation of dangerous goods or hazmat violations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said on Oct. 29.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Maxion Wheels Debuts Light Wheel, Aerodynamic Cover

Donald Polk Donald Polk by Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — An optimized design feature led to the production of a wheel weighing in at 64 pounds, one of the new products Maxion Wheels debuted at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Government, Safety

Kansas DOT Announces Funding Recipients for Local Bridge Replacement Program

Marsh Arch Bridge Getty Images

The Kansas Department of Transportation will distribute $5 million to dozens of counties through a recently reinstated Local Bridge Improvement Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Adds New Features to Meet Market Returning to Normal Demand

Jason Skoog Jason Skoog by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Peterbilt Motors Co. announced a range of initiatives related to safety, electric vehicles, operational enhancements and its dealers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CEOs of Dana, Wabash Say Their Role Is to Embrace Innovation

CEOs Dana CEO James Kamsickas (left) and Wabash CEO Brent Yeagy. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Broad, innovative change is at hand for the commercial vehicle industry, and this moment has executives’ full attention, a pair of CEOs of large suppliers said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

HHS Establishes Guidelines for Oral-Fluid Specimen Drug Testing

Doctor with oral swab Getty Images

The Department of Health and Human Services has established scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens for use in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019

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