Month: June 2018

30 Jun by admin

Here comes the (value of the) sun

TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in the launch of its Solar Confidence Report, the latest in a series of studies that […]
30 Jun by admin

what to expect from Assen this weekend

The last and only time that Lorenzo won in the premier class at Assen was 2010. Aside from that he has had two podiums from ten starts. Based on his performance at the last two races, he should be in the reckoning this weekend. His recent resurgence has made things a lot more interesting; it’s more […]
30 Jun by admin

FMCSA says drivers will be required to carry medical certificates for two more years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers operating in the United States will have to continue carrying their medical certificates for two more years. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended compliance dates for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule by two years until June 22, 2021. The extension through a new interim final […]
30 Jun by admin

ATA relaunches dues-based accounting and finance council

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced the revival of the National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC). The council will be reinstated with the new, dues-based membership structure on July 1 for the first time since 2013. This is the first time the council has collected dues from members since 2009. The […]
30 Jun by admin

Ford works with dealers to recruit students as shop techs

Ford wants to add 5,000 technicians within two years. It plans to add “placement specialists” at dealerships to engage with high schools, junior colleges and military bases. DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is working to combat a nationwide shortage of body-shop technicians through a new initiative in collaboration with its dealerships. The automaker said retirements […]
30 Jun by admin

FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through public comments regarding their proposed information collection request regarding the Medical Qualification Requirements, or the “Resolution of Medical […]
30 Jun by admin

Lexus recalls 115,000 cars for potential fuel leak

Owners of certain Lexus models should be on the lookout for a recall notice in early August. This week, Toyota Motor North America announced it would recall certain Lexus models including 2006-2013 Lexus IS 350 sedans, 2010-2014 Lexus IS 350C convertibles, 2007-2011 Lexus GS 350 mid-size sedans, and GS 450h vehicles. Altogether,115,000 vehicles are subject […]
29 Jun by admin

F1 drivers fear Austrian Grand Prix will be ‘like Mario Kart’

A third Drag Reduction System (DRS) Zone has been added to the Red Bull Ring by motorsport’s governing body the FIA in a bid to facilitate more overtaking. DRS, a system which alters the angle of the rear wing flap to reduce drag, can be activated to generate a brief speed boost in one of […]
29 Jun by admin

Trump’s auto tariffs draw the ire of Mazda, following Toyota

TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. became the latest auto company to condemn the Trump administration’s plans for potential car import tariffs, saying such duties would hit both the industry as well as U.S. consumers. The Japanese manufacturer said it filed comments on the Commerce Department’s investigation into car-related imports on Thursday, urging it to “reject […]