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Industry Briefs

Alabama Motor Express adopts SmartDrive video safety platform

Alabama Motor Express will install the SmartDrive program across its entire fleet of 221 tractors.

Old Dominion to implement costing system for container drayage

Old Dominion Freight Line has decided to implement the Truckload Cost Information System (TL/CIS) for its container drayage operation.

EROAD adds DVIR to ELD platform

EROAD has added an in-vehicle Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) reporting tool to its ELD compliance platform.

Truck-Lite wiring harness named standard on East flatbeds

The Truck-Lite 99 Series has been designed as a closed system by integrating a molded plug with two sealing surfaces.

Western Star making more ‘Wings of Awesomeness’ graphics available this year

Western Star has retired the gold and silver design.
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Isuzu sets two records in 2017

Isuzu dealers retailed 22,633 Isuzu trucks to customers in 2017—a record for Isuzu-brand trucks in the U.S.

Stay Metrics hires new COO amid rapid growth

Stay Metrics expects rapid growth of its driver retention solutions and announced the hiring of a new COO, Jerry Scott.

Peterbilt builds its one-millionth tractor

In celebration of the momentous 1,000,000th truck, Peterbilt recently conducted a search for its ultimate SuperFan within the United States and Canada.

Volvo Trucks names new regional VP

In his new role, Wade Long will work with Volvo Trucks sales managers and dealer groups.

Freightliner, Western Star add features to Express WriteUp mobile app

Express WriteUp allows service advisors at Freightliner and Western Star dealerships to create repair orders with a mobile device.

Volvo Trucks’ 2018 calendar available for order

The 2018 Volvo Trucks North America calendar is now available for order online, highlighting the new VNR series for regional haul and new VNL series for long-haul. Calendars are $15 ...

Vertical Alliance Group offering free safety, HR webinars in January

Online training provider Vertical Alliance Group is holding four new webinars in the first quarter of 2018.

Isuzu Class 6 gets high marks against competitors in third-party testing

Isuzu's Class 6 FTR took top marks in fuel economy and maneuverability during recent independent third-party testing against its top competitors in the segment. The FTR was pitted against a Freightliner M2 106, ...

Volvo Trucks acquires land to extend customer test track

Volvo says the purchase will allow the truck OEM to extend its Customer Experience Track, which currently features on-highway and off-road areas.

Verizon Telematics hosts dinner concert for drivers

On Dec. 14, Verizon Telematics hosted an event for truckers crossing the California/Nevada border outside of Las Vegas at the Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop in Primm.