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February 22, 2017
Truck Orders Reflect Rebounding Market

Class 8 truck orders hit a 13-month high in January at 22,188 units, rebounding from poor 2016 numbers for the second and third quarter, according to ACT Research.


<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.




<p>The 3500HD arrives for 2017 with a new diesel engine and improved air intake system.</p> Chevrolet's 2017 Silverado 3500HD

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup adds a new 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel paired with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. The trucks also add an air intake in the hood. Here's a closer look at the Silverado 3500 LT crew cab 4WD with dual rear wheels. Read more about the new engine here. Photos by Vince Taroc.


<p><em>Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.




<p><em>Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation</em></p> Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.


Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.


Mickey Truck Bodies Announces Expansion Plans

The new facility, which is expected to be operational in July 2017, will house a total of 15 bays for liftgate installations and chassis preparation.


<p><strong>Troy A. Clarke </strong><em>Photo: Navistar</em></p> Navistar President and CEO Named Board Chairman

Following Navistar International’s annual shareholder meeting on Feb. 14, the board of directors has elected company president and CEO Troy A. Clarke as its chairman.


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