Daimler Trucks Finishes Automated Truck Center

PORTLAND, ORE. — Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Ore. The facility will be located at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters on Swan Island in Portland, where DTNA already has a significant R&D presence, including a full-scale heavy-duty truck wind tunnel on Swan Island, plus the High Desert Proving Grounds nearby in Madras, Ore.

New Leadership & LED Lighting

SoundOff Commercial Vehicle SolutionsDoes something look different? It sure does. Introducing SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions, previously SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Products. With not only a new name, logo and leadership, SoundOff is bringing more solutions to their customers by providing a wider range of products that drive higher visibility, improve cost efficiency and ultimately promote safety. 

Reducing Costs by Choosing Clean-Diesel over Alternatives

It’s an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets. Opinions abound on all sides of the matter. A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, so it must have the lowest TCO. Propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel, so a propane-powered bus must have the lowest total cost of ownership. And compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, but advocates contend that after the initial cost is recouped, the savings on CNG fuel contribute to a low total cost of ownership.

NHTSA Shares Updates on School Bus Safety Initiatives

Highway safety specialist Jeremy Gunderson informed attendees at the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Conference earlier this month on safety initiatives that are currently being worked on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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