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February 23, 2017
<p><em>Photo from iStockphoto.com</em></p> Know Your Fluids Part 1: Oils

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part 1 of this three-part series, making the right choices about which oil to use, maintenance needs, and more are shared.


<p><strong>Steve Bryan, Vigillo CEO </strong><em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> SambaSafety Acquires Vigillo

SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, enhancing the company’s driver risk management platform for U.S. Department of Transportation regulated fleets.



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>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 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><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.



<p><em>Photo: UPS</em></p> UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.


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><em>Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</em></p> Sprinter Vans Recalled for Air Bag Control Unit

The recall affects more than 15,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2013-2016 model years.




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