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Fleet Advantage on the impact of decarbonization, GHG regulations and electrification on truck lifecycles

FE caught up with Fleet Advantage to talk about the latest developments in the truck market, how electrification and emissions goals will affect truck lifecycles, and a few other topics at the TMC Fall Meeting in Cleveland in September. Below is our Q&A with Al Barner, senior vice president of business development at Fleet Advantage.

Eaton to develop 48-volt technologies to better meet emissions regulations

Eaton announced that it has developed a series of 48-volt technologies to assist customers who may want to transition from traditional 12- and 24-volt vehicle systems to systems that include 48-volt architecture. These 48-volt systems can power new, advanced energy-consuming components and can help reduce emissions and improve fuel economy and performance, Eaton says.  Most

NTEA calls on Congress to repeal the Federal Excise Tax

NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry, commends U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing S. 2435, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill would repeal the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and trailers. NTEA calls on Congress to repeal the FET

ATA expresses support for Modern, Clean and Safe Trucks Act

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a statement praising the introduction of the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2021 by Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). The bipartisan legislation would repeal the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks, which currently adds approximately $22,000 to the cost of the average

President Biden visits Mack Trucks plant in Pennsylvania

President Joe Biden came to visit the Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. LVO is where all Mack heavy-duty models for North America and export are assembled. Mack recently completed an $84 million investment in plant improvements at LVO, which included the insourcing of chassis assembly, the addition of

How to navigate progressive enforcement of the Canadian ELD Mandate

As of June 12, the Canadian ELD mandate is officially in effect. This mandate aims to increase road safety across all Canadian provinces and territories by requiring that commercial motor vehicle drivers subject to hours of service requirements in Canada use ELDs. Although this mandate was first announced back in 2019, Transport Canada’s approach to

Vehicle supplier industry applauds support of national competitiveness legislation

Below is a statement from Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) President & CEO Bill Long on the U.S. Senate passing S. 1260, the Endless Frontier Act: “MEMA members are very pleased that S.1260, the Endless Frontier Act, passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate. Thank you, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and

Podcast: Thermo King on the challenges and potential benefits of electrification

Electrification: it’s all the rage right now. OEMs are talking about it, component suppliers are talking about it, fleets are talking about it, and we’re certainly talking about it here on Fleet Equipment. There is a lot of excitement in the air, but also a lot of questions. And this was the subject of a

Michigan, Ohio, Pacific propane gas associations offering rebates

Propane gas associations in Michigan, Ohio and in the Pacific region are offering rebates to fleets who buy a new propane vehicle or get a propane vehicle conversion. Michigan Michigan truck and bus fleets are getting $4,000 rebates when they buy a new propane vehicle or get a propane vehicle conversion. Propane vehicle rebates are

Truck brake, tire maintenance tips to prepare for International Roadcheck

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), one-fifth of the more than 50,000 commercial vehicle inspections conducted during the 2020 International Roadcheck event resulted in a vehicle being taken out of service because of safety violations. And of all violations found during the inspection event, close to 40% were tied to the vehicle’s brake

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Lighting tips to prepare for International Roadcheck

One area of focus for this year’s International Roadcheck, which takes place May 4-6, is vehicle lighting, as this category accounted for significant violations in 2020, according to Grote Industries. “Implementing a schedule of thorough, pre-trip inspections will go a long way toward cutting down on violations of all kinds, including lighting,” said Alicia Jones,

FMCSA proposes rear impact guards be checked during annual inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently proposed to include the rear impact guard on the list of items that need to be examined during a commercial vehicle’s annual inspection. Despite being a requirement on most commercial vehicles since the 1950s, rear impact guards are not yet required to be checked during an annual