HDT Top News
Week of January 23, 2017
Top 5 News
1. FMCSA Suspends Rollout of Online DOT Registration System
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the rollout of its new online Unified Registration System until technical issues are resolved.
2. SAF-Holland to Close Michigan Plants, Consolidate Elsewhere
The change will also move production closer to its truck and trailer customer base, the company announced from its European headquarters.
3. Shell, Automakers Invest $10.7B in Hydrogen
Royal Dutch Shell, Toyota Motor Corp. and four other automakers will invest 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) to accelerate hydrogen fuel in the coming years to combat climate change, the companies announced Jan. 18.
4. NAFTA Freight Value Up for Only Second Time in Nearly 2 Years
Newly released figures show the value of cross-border freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors directly to the north and south increased in November for the only the second time in nearly two years, but trucking had the smallest gain.
5. December Heavy Truck Orders Hit 6-Month High
North American Class 8 retail sales rose to a six-month high of 21,281 units and Classes 5-7 had another banner year, according to ACT Research.
Top 5 Articles
1. Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?
If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks
2. What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets
To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.
3. Trucking in the 21st Century
How technology, from e-commerce to autonomous vehicles, is reshaping trucking and logistics.
4. Regulatory Outlook: Sunny if Foggy for 2017
Trump the candidate promised to eliminate two regulations for every one enacted. Can Trump the president really do that?
5. Commentary: What Dealers Are Doing to Better Meet Fleet Needs
While it may feel like dealers are ignoring fleets’ concerns, based on interviews with the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking/Procede Truck Dealer of the Year nominees, dealers not only hear what fleets are saying, but also are trying to do something about it.
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