HDT Top News
Week of June 26, 2017
Top 5 News
1. Report Recommends Improving CSA Scoring System
CSA scores would be set using an approach that pulls in a wider stream of data such as driver compensation, vehicle miles traveled by state, and other factors under improvements recommended by a congressionally mandated panel charged with reviewing the system.
2. New Weather App for Truck Drivers Boasts Aviation-Style Forecasting
A new, trucking-focused app from the Weather Company provides accurate weather forecasts and real-time updates for 2.2-billion locations around the world every day, with vital data being refreshed every 15 minutes.
3. Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations
Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.
4. Economic Watch: Slowing Factory Activity Leads to Growing Concerns
A preliminary report released Monday showed a drop in a key benchmark for future business spending, as total orders and shipments of durable goods were mixed, according to the Commerce Department.
5. House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax
A new effort to ax the 12% federal excise tax on most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers has been mounted on Capitol Hill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).
Top 5 Articles
1. Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings
Falling acquisition prices, proven performance and fast ROI times on aerodynamic add-ons can translate into fast fuel savings for even cash-strapped fleets. Learn more in this feature from June's special fuel issue.
2. Saving Fuel by the Dollar and by the Minute
There’s more to saving fuel than just not burning it. It’s called buying it for less. One of the surest ways to do that is to leverage high-tech solutions that take the guesswork and the data-crunching out of where to buy fuel at the best price on the road.
3. The Rolling Resistance Paradox
Looking for a tire with the lowest possible rolling resistance? If that’s your only consideration, you might not be happy with the tire you get.
4. Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?
They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.
5. Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?
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