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April 25, 2017
Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.


<p><em>In the latest installment of &ldquo;We Care,&rdquo; the customer under the spotlight is Long Beach Container Terminal Corporation (LBCT), a leading provider of transportation and logistics services in and around Long Beach, Calif., the second busiest port in the United States. &nbsp;(Image courtesy of Steril-Koni)</em></p> Stertil-Koni Uses Drone Videography for Lift Demo

Steril-Koni's new video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at LBCT and its utilization of Stertil-Koni’s latest super heavy-duty mobile column lifts – the ST 1130 – which have a lifting capacity of 29,000 pounds per column, or 116,000 pounds for a set of four.


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New Plug-in GPS Tracking Device with In-Cab Alerts

The GPS Insight PNP-3000 is a full-featured, small size, easy to install, OBD-II interface tracking device. The built in buzzer for in-cab alerts immediately notifies the driver of a violation. Click to learn more!


<p><strong>2016 Safety &amp; Compliance Award winner Kelsey Wolfe of Southern Freight Services.</strong> <em>Photo: Chris Wolski</em></p> 2017 Safety & Compliance Award Nomination Deadline Extended to May 8

The deadline has been extended for Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s 2017 Safety & Compliance Award, which recognizes trucking executives who have demonstrated excellence in fleet safety.


<p><em>Going under the hammer will be a good mix of lots including heavy earth moving equipment, trucks, and dozers, to garage equipment, tools, and spares. (Photo courtesy of Yoder &amp; Frey)</em></p> Yoder & Frey Adds Construction Equipment Auction Dates

Yoder & Frey will be holding the next auction in its 2017 program on April 27, at its independent site in Ashland, Ohio. Going under the hammer will be a good mix of lots including heavy earth moving equipment, trucks, and dozers, to garage equipment, tools, and spares.



ELD Solution Spotlight: Telematics Suite

WEX offers a suite of telematics solutions assembled to meet the needs of today’s federal regulations. A telematics solution from WEX seamlessly integrates fuel purchase data with an electronic logging device (ELD) GPS system.


ELD Solution Spotlight: ELD Compliance Solutions

Telogis offers a compliance package that will help you to get — and stay — compliant with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, no matter what changes the FMCSA introduces in the future.


Navistar Promotes Christman to President of Operations

Navistar International has promoted Phil Christman to president, operations, responsible for procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.


The Toll of Work Zone Safety Lapses

Earlier this month, state departments of transportation highlighted the importance of work zone safety and paid tribute to DOT workers who have lost their lives on the job. Video courtesy of aashtovideo (Transportation TV) via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.


<p><em>Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.</em></p> Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.


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Market Trends
Decrease Incidents of Unscheduled Truck Maintenance Caused by Overloading

When a truck is overloaded, its operating performance will be strained, accelerating wear-and-tear on brakes and other wear components, such as tire, which have higher failure rates because they run hotter due to the increased load. Another issue is axle overloading, which causes premature wear-and-tear on tires and suspension components.

Lauren Fletcher
Executive Editor
Chatty Chassis
‘It Doesn’t Apply to Me’

Have you ever had a conversation with a coworker, driver, or vendor, and replied to an inquiry with “Well, it doesn’t apply to me,” and left the conversation at that? Do you have help at fleet handling specific parts of your operation, such as fuel, compliance, or leasing?

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<p><em>This May, A.R.E Accessories will debut a new addition to their commercial cap line-up, the DCU Max, for professionals using today's leading pickup trucks in the harshest work conditions. (Photo: A.R.E.)</em></p>
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<p><em>The BOSS FORGE is the latest in the line of stainless steel products from BOSS, including a complete line of stainless steel DXT and HTX snowplows and a stainless walk-behind spreader also being introduced in 2017. (Photo courtesy of BOSS Snowplow)</em></p>
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2017 Special Report: Preparing for the ELD Mandate

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