FMCSA Advises Trucking Companies to Beware of Biennial Updates Scam

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is advising truckers and trucking companies to look out for scams related to the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s biennial updates. According to reports, scammers are threatening fines against truckers who fail to pay when filing their DOT biennial update claims. However, these updates can be filed for free on […]

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Volkswagen on Pace to Return to Pre-Scandal Sales

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German automaker Volkswagen is on pace is on pace to return to pre-scandal numbers as its U.S. sales continue to trend up. Reports indicate the automaker’s year to date sales were up 6 percent through July, despite a 1.6 decrease in the industry as a whole. With about 215,800 vehicles sold, Volkswagen is on sale […]

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Kia Will Recall More than 30,000 Telluride Vehicles

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Kia announced it will recall more than 30,000 Telluride vehicles due to incorrect seat belt assemblies. According to reports, faulty assemblies in the passenger seat as well as the second and third rows are the reason for the recall. The seatbelts in question were not equipped with an automatic locking retractor, which could prevent child […]

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GM to Start Diesel Pickup Shipments After Certification Delay

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General Motors will start shipping diesel versions of its full-sized pickups after a three month delay due to emissions certification. Reports indicate the automaker had intended to begin shipping diesel versions of its Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra in May. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s certification process for diesel engines took longer than expected. […]

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FMCSA Proposes 2020 Fee Reduction

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has introduced a proposal to slash Unified Carrier Registration fees starting in 2020. According to reports, the FMCSA has proposed a fee reduction of 12.82 percent from 2018 levels. Fees would increase again in 2021, but still remain lower than they were in 2018. The reduction is aimed […]

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API, ILSAC to Begin Licensing New Standards in 2020

The International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC) and American Petroleum Institute (API) will begin licensed sale of oils meeting new GF-6 and SP classifications in May 2020. The new classifications will replace the current API SN and ILSAC GF-5 standards, both of which have been in place since 2010. The API added an SN+ sub-classification […]

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Retailers Agree to $1.7 Million Super S SuperTrac 303 Settlement

Two retail chains have agreed to a $1.7 million class action settlement related to the sale of Super S SuperTrac 303 tractor fluid. According to reports, Smitty’s Supply and Tractor Supply have settled with Missouri-based purchasers of the controversial tractor fluid. The plaintiffs alleged the product was deceptively manufactured, marketed and labeled, and that use […]

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Automotive Industry Drives Increase in Industrial Robots

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American companies are drastically increasing their investments in industrial robots, with the automotive industry driving a huge year over year increase in orders. According to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), orders for robots have increased 19 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2019. The 8,572 orders from Q2 bring the year […]

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Washington State Troopers File Suit Against Ford

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A group of Washington State Troopers have filed a lawsuit against auto manufacturer Ford, alleging an exhaust leak in their police interceptors caused exposure to toxic fumes. According to reports, six offers are seeking class action status for the suit. The plaintiffs claim to have suffered headaches, nausea and flu-like symptoms after driving the vehicles. […]

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Two Dodge Vehicles top HLDI’s Most Likely to be Stolen List

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Two Dodge vehicles topped the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)’s list of vehicles most likely to be stolen from the 2016-2018 model years. The Dodge Charger Hemi and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat were the most likely vehicles to be stolen, followed closely by Infiniti’s QX 50 4-door and QX 80 SUV. The GMC Sierra 1500 […]

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