HDT Top News
Week of June 20, 2016
Top 5 News
1. Daimler Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
view more | 06.20.2016 |
2. Commercial Vehicle Demand in May Remains Weak
A "capacity imbalance" continued to affect the North American Class 8 tractor market, reflected in May North American commercial truck order numbers as reported by ACT Research.
view more | 06.19.2016 |
3. Slow Economy Reflected in Lower Freight Shipments, Spending
Although North American freight shipments continued to climb in May, they are still well below those of the last several years, and expenditures for freight fell for the third time in five months, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
view more | 06.20.2016 |
4. California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks
The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.
view more | 06.20.2016 |
5. Diesel Prices Flatten After Weeks of Increases
The price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, ending weeks of consistent increases in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
view more | 06.20.2016 |
Top 5 Articles
1. The Future of Fuel Economy
A fundamental shift in thinking has transformed the trucking industry and ushered in a new era of highly advanced vehicles delivering unprecedented fuel savings. But it’s only the beginning.
view more | Jun 2016 |
2. 8 Steps to Better MPG Through Maintenance
We asked leading fleet maintenance managers and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency for tips on how preventive maintenance can help improve fuel economy.
view more | Jun 2016 |
3. Finding and Keeping Drivers in A. Duie Pyle's Dedicated Fleet Business
A. Duie Pyle's Customized Solutions Group aims to take the headaches of running a private fleet off of customers' hands. We talked to the head of CSG to learn more about how it deals with the driver shortage.
view more | Jun 2016 |
4. Fleets Answer the Question, 'How's Business?'
After enduring a bruising first quarter that saw falling profits at many fleets, it comes as no surprise that in a second quarter survey of business conditions fleet executives are feeling a bit down.
view more | Jun 2016 |
5. High-MPG Fleets: Halvor Lines On the Cutting Edge
While nearly 20% of its fleet already averages over 8 mpg, Halvor Lines Inc. is hopeful its newest tractors — some 100 model-year 2016 units — will earn the distinction of becoming their first 10-mpg trucks.
view more | Jun 2016 |
 

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