HDT Top News
Week of August 22, 2016
Top 5 News
1. DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed. A notice of proposed rulemaking was issued jointly on Aug. 26 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
2. Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Falling
Truckload linehaul rates fell again in July from the same time a year ago, marking the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines, according to latest readings from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.
3. Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567
Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.
4. Diesel Prices Increase For the First Time in Over 2 Months
The price of diesel fuel increased for the first time in over 2 months after slowly falling from a high of 2.43 in mid-June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
5. Hino Trucks Recognizes Data Inc. for On-Time Delivery
Dana Incorporated announced that it was recognized by Hino Motors Manufacturing, Inc. for 100% on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference in July.
Top 5 Articles
1. Commentary: Don't Blame the Driver, Blame the Watermelon
In an era when the customer is king, the solitary truck driver is always the one at the end of the line.
2. 5 Steps to Higher Truck Productivity
Despite rapid technological advances, Duff Swain believes trucking companies have not made the gains in productivity they should have in recent years. In this interview he summarizes the basic steps fleets should take to maximize each truck's contribution to the bottom line.
3. Bendix Highlights Newest Advanced Safety System
Trucking journalists recently got an up-close demonstration of Bendix’s new Wingman Fusion integrated vehicle safety system, which uses advanced, high-speed computers, fully integrated safety systems and image-recognition cameras to give drivers fewer false alarms and faster responses in critical situations.
4. It's Time to Look at Lower-Viscosity Oils for Fuel Savings
New engine oil categories call for a closer look at your engine oil strategies and offer opportunities for improving mpg.
5. Commentary: In Search of the Bright Side Following "Brexit"
Opinions vary about the effect on the U.S. of the surprise June vote by residents of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, but you should be aware of some of the potential ramifications.
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