While visiting ConMet, Senator Merkley first received a full tour of the foundry, where more than four million aluminum die-cast components are produced each year.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced proposed changes to its Safety Measurement System (SMS) to reduce and prevent crashes. According to the administration, the SMS uses data from roadside inspections, crash reports, and investigations to identify and prioritize for intervention the motor carriers that pose the greatest risk to safety. As part of
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules. FMCSA’s final rule on hours of service offers four revisions to the existing HOS rules, which are as follows: Flexibility has been added for the 30-minute break rule by requiring a break after 8 hours of consecutive
Volvo Group North America recently conducted an “energy treasure hunt” at its Charlotte, North Carolina, remanufacturing facility, identifying energy savings equivalent to 15% of the site’s utility expenditures.
Volvo Group North America improved its energy performance at 14 of its U.S. facilities by 17.5% since Volvo re-pledged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2014 to reduce energy consumption by 25% in 10 years, the company says.
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced support for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recently announced Cleaner Truck Initiative. DTNA says that it strongly supports the EPA’s initiative to streamline regulatory requirements and improve air quality, while maintaining a regulatory framework that encourages reliable, durable products with low total cost of ownership (TCO). The company cites
Dave Manning, chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), has only a few short weeks left in that role until a new chairman is chosen at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE), Oct. 27-31. As Manning closes in on the end of his tenure, he went over seven major issues that ATA is prioritizing,
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced a recall on select Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, and Business Class M2 vehicles. The steering shaft assembly of the affected vehicles may have been installed incorrectly, potentially leading to a loss of control. The full recall notice appears below: Incorrectly Installed Steering Shaft Assembly A loss of connection
SambaSafety, a provider of driver risk management solutions in North America, has announced the development of a new CSA Scorecard, which will soon be available to customers. The company began testing the Item Response Theory (IRT) methodology for the CSA Fast Act Score Model two years before its planned release by the Federal Motor Carrier
Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickups over seatbelts that can spark and cause fires, the AP reports. The recall covers vehicles from 2015 to 2018 and comes a month after the NHTSA began to investigate reports of fires in the vehicles. The company has acknowledged 23 reports of smoke or fire in the
XL announced it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California. According to the company, upfitting the 2018 Ford F-250 with the XLH hybrid electric system can lead to as much as a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency, along with accompanying reductions in CO2 emissions. “The
Agility Fuel Solutions has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for its natural gas-powered engine. The Agility 366NGTM, a General Motors 6.0L engine with an Agility natural gas fuel system, is certified to meet the CARB Optional Low NOx Emissions Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. Agility also received CARB Heavy-Duty On-Board Diagnostics (HD-OBD)