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Top Commercial Truck Tire Sizes Identified

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association has identified the top original-equipment manufacturer and aftermarket tire sizes in its latest fact book that covers the 2018 calendar year.

Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

Roadway fatalities in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2018 to approximately 40,000, representing just a 1% decrease from 2017 and 2016, when 40,231 and 40,327 people were killed in motor vehicles crashes, respectively.

Telematics Market Expected to See Explosive Near-Term Growth

Commercial fleet adoption of telematics systems is expected to continue its torrid growth trajectory and increase to 20 million units in three years from the current 13 million units due to the increasing popularity of video-based driver management products and other solutions, according to a leading industry analyst.

Commercial Fleet Sales Increased 8.8% in 2018

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 8.8% to 743,210 in 2018, even with a weaker December, on the strength of sales of trucks, SUVs, and vans that accounted for nearly nine units out of every 10 sold.