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Mitsubishi Fuso, Cummins, Mack, International Truck and Kenworth among dozens presenting …

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 19, 2016/ PRNewswire/–   New trucks, powertrains, technology and equipment will be presented at The Work Truck Show® ® 2016. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has said it will debut two prototypes of its FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck at North America’s biggest work truck occasion. Among the prototypes will be available for test drives as part of The Work Truck Program Ride-and-Drive. Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks and International Truck strategy to make substantial powertrain announcements. Kenworth Truck Company, Ford Commercial Cars, Ram Commercial and Knapheide Manufacturing Business likewise have actually set up press instructions at the Program. To this day, more than 60 showing business have announced strategies to introduce their newest truck equipment and innovation at the occasion. The Work Truck Program 2016, produced by NTEA – – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, will be held March 1–– 4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational sessions and the Green Truck Summit start March 1, and exhibits open March 2. The Work Truck Program Ride-and-Drive occurs March 2 and 3. “If you count on work trucks in your business or operation, you can’t miss The Work Truck Program 2016,” states Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “This is the only show in North America where you can see all the latest vocational trucks, engines and devices from every leading manufacturer while having the chance to meet technical workers from the OEMs and upfitters to discuss your fleet’s certain needs. Also distinct to The Work Truck Program are the chassis upgrade sessions that make it possible for guests to discover exactly what 15 of the leading business automobile OEMs are planning this year and beyond. At each session, an OEM’s agents share technical info about their newest chassis requirements and designs, and evaluation body and devices installation options. They also offer insights into their future strategies associated with the …
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‘Take the lead’ on road safety, Brake tells Government

The Federal government is failing to take the lead on road safety and is rather relying too greatly on individuals and local authorities (whose budgets have actually been “decimated”) to take action. That’s the view of Gary Rae, director of interactions and campaigns at road security charity Brake. “Sometimes federal governments need to do more than nudge,” he states. “Often they have to lead, and I see a complete absence of leadership from this Government on roadway security.” Rae stresses that, as a charity, Brake is not party political which previous Labour federal governments “could likewise have done more”. “You always can do more,” he states.” It’s whether there is a willingness and a desire.” His views been available in the wake of the Government’s decision not to re-introduce casualty decrease targets (Fleet News, November 12) despite the recent 4 % rise in deaths and 5 % rise in major injuries. Rae believes it is too early to state whether the rise is a trend or “simply a blip”, but it implies that at present Brake is “some way off” accomplishing its supreme aim of zero roadway deaths and severe injuries worldwide. It is among a number of organisations backing the UN’s objective of cutting in half road deaths worldwide (currently an approximated 1.24 million) by 2020. Brake has first-hand experience of the devastation road casualties cause. Chief executive Mary Williams founded the charity in 1995 after her mother was eliminated by a truck with malfunctioning brakes, and Brake’s helpline provides support for any individual bereaved or seriously hurt in a crash. Brake relies greatly on fundraising (47 % of its financing is corporate assistance, 23 % from volunteer charity events, 16 % originates from Federal government and the rest is from occasions). “We see and hear the impacts of the loss of five lives every day on UK roadways and the 62 individuals seriously injured on a daily basis,” says Rae. “That puts us in a really strong position not simply to provide that evidence however likewise that psychological burden that p.
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