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Week of October 24, 2016
Top 5 News
1. Earnings Watch: Volvo Profit Falls While Daimler Gains
Earnings for two of the world’s biggest truck makers varied greatly in the third quarter, according to figures released on Friday, and both had a dim view of upcoming sales in the North American market.
2. Two Charged with Impersonating Transportation Agencies
Two individuals have been charged for allegedly tricking small trucking companies into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by impersonating government transportation agencies.
3. Is a Video Safety Strategy in Your Future?
Fleets are becoming very curious about on board video recording devices. There are dozens of very good reason to get get serious about acquiring such systems, but there's a downside to the systems as well. Mike Nalepka, CEO of VideoProtects.com, shared his thoughts on truck cams at Bobit Business Media's Fleet technology Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.
4. Purkeys Partners with AutoMeter on Electrical Repair Tools
Purkeys has announced a new partnership with AutoMeter aimed at supplying fleets and technicians with the necessary tools to diagnose and repair electrical issues.
5. Lukewarm Class 8 Orders See Trivial Increase
Net Class 8 truck orders in September increased modestly from the previous month, possibly signaling that a historically weak season for orders was ending.
Top 5 Articles
1. Does Clean Equal Green?
Colorful, clean trucks can offer a gleaming, positive image of a fleet and the services it provides but can a regular wash program pay for itself, or is it just money down the drain?
2. Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks
New York City’s Department of Sanitation has been testing an engine stop-start system with impressive fuel savings.
3. The Vanishing Paper Trail
A paperless trucking operation is technologically possible, but don’t expect paper to go away anytime soon.
4. Commentary: Online Parts Sales Growing
Every industry is transitioning to online sales as the world is becoming more digitized and people are getting more accustomed to online purchases in their personal lives.
5. Commentary: VW Does More Than You Think
Now that the initial brouhaha has died down after the news broke of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus investment in Navistar last month, there is probably one big question that still needs an answer in a lot of North American minds: Like, who the heck is Volkswagen?
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