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Telematics & Fleet Tracking

Rand McNally Launches the Second Generation of OverDryve™ Pro for Professional Drivers

Rand McNally Launches the Second Generation of OverDryve™ Pro for Professional Drivers

| October 29, 2020

All-new design is faster with enhanced navigation and a fully adjustable dash cam Rand McNally introduced OverDryve™ 8 Pro II, the next generation of its powerful trucking device for navigating, playing SiriusXM® radio, recording dash cam footage, calling and texting hands-free, browsing the web, and more. The OverDryve 8 Pro II features an innovative new design that […]

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TuSimple and Hillwood Join Forces on Autonomous Trucking Initiative at Alliance Texas Mobility Innovation Zone

TuSimple and Hillwood Join Forces on Autonomous Trucking Initiative at Alliance Texas Mobility Innovation Zone

| October 29, 2020

Hillwood-developed truck terminal will support the company’s continued expansion into Texas and connects into TuSimple’s cross country autonomous freight corridor Hillwood announced that TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company with a focus on heavy-duty trucks, has secured property in AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) in north Fort Worth. The MIZ was launched last year as a first-of-its-kind “do […]

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Locomation Completes On-Road Pilot Showcasing Autonomous Trucking Technology to Midwest State Regulators

Locomation Completes On-Road Pilot Showcasing Autonomous Trucking Technology to Midwest State Regulators

| October 29, 2020

As Part of the SmartBelt Coalition, Transportation Agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan Participated in the Demonstration Locomation provider of safe and reliable autonomous trucking technology, announced the successful completion of an on-road pilot program intended to showcase autonomous trucking technology for the SmartBelt Coalition (SBC), a collaboration of five transportation agencies and seven research […]

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People

U.S. Xpress Graduates First Full Ride Scholarship Participants

U.S. Xpress Graduates First Full Ride Scholarship Participants

| October 28, 2020

Nearly 600 drivers, technicians and their dependents participate in free college tuition initiative U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. nnounced the first graduates of its Full Ride free college tuition program. Launched in September 2018, the Full Ride program offers free online college tuition for drivers, technicians and their dependents through online classes with Ashford University, a […]

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America’s Trucking Industry Answered the Call in 2020, Says ATA President

America’s Trucking Industry Answered the Call in 2020, Says ATA President

| October 27, 2020

Spear says Association is ‘Battle-Hardened’ and Well-Positioned to Tackle Issues Ahead The American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear addressed the federation’s 2020 Management Conference, highlighting the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and detailing ATA’s successful efforts to keep trucks moving throughout the national crisis.   “While others in DC panicked, the ATA led, giving direction […]

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Truckers for Troops 14 Annual Campaign Launches During Veterans Day Week

Truckers for Troops 14 Annual Campaign Launches During Veterans Day Week

| October 26, 2020

This year, the program will also benefit the Veterans Community Project which provides housing for homeless veterans Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is getting ready to launch its annual Truckers for Troops® care package campaign. This year’s event is scheduled for the week of Nov. 9-16, 2020, which is the same week as Veterans Day. The […]

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Autonomous

TuSimple and Hillwood Join Forces on Autonomous Trucking Initiative at Alliance Texas Mobility Innovation Zone

TuSimple and Hillwood Join Forces on Autonomous Trucking Initiative at Alliance Texas Mobility Innovation Zone

| October 29, 2020

Hillwood-developed truck terminal will support the company’s continued expansion into Texas and connects into TuSimple’s cross country autonomous freight corridor Hillwood announced that TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company with a focus on heavy-duty trucks, has secured property in AllianceTexas’ Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ) in north Fort Worth. The MIZ was launched last year as a first-of-its-kind “do […]

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Locomation Completes On-Road Pilot Showcasing Autonomous Trucking Technology to Midwest State Regulators

Locomation Completes On-Road Pilot Showcasing Autonomous Trucking Technology to Midwest State Regulators

| October 29, 2020

As Part of the SmartBelt Coalition, Transportation Agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan Participated in the Demonstration Locomation provider of safe and reliable autonomous trucking technology, announced the successful completion of an on-road pilot program intended to showcase autonomous trucking technology for the SmartBelt Coalition (SBC), a collaboration of five transportation agencies and seven research […]

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Autonomous Truck Sales to Reach 1.1 Million Units By 2040 in North America and Europe

Autonomous Truck Sales to Reach 1.1 Million Units By 2040 in North America and Europe

| October 29, 2020

OEMs will need to exhibit agile strategies to support AV technologies through alliances and acquisitions, says Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Opportunities and Use Cases for Autonomous Trucking, Forecast to 2040, maps the autonomous technology roadmap and market trends in the two leading regions: North America and the European Union. Level 1 features are predominant […]

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Brakes, Suspensions, Chassis

Meritor Announces Enhancements to MeritorPartsXpress.com

Meritor Announces Enhancements to MeritorPartsXpress.com

| August 13, 2020

Meritor, Inc. announced additional enhancements to MeritorPartsXpress.com that streamline the ordering process and self-service tools The site improvements create a customized, quick and informative experience for each user based on location and other criteria. Newly launched features include: Real-time product inventory messaging regarding availability and delivery specifications (e.g. Get it by date; Want it by date) based on user’s […]

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Meritor Manufactures 100-Millionth Brake Shoe

Meritor Manufactures 100-Millionth Brake Shoe

| July 31, 2020

Producing Nearly Half of All Aftermarket Brake Shoes in North America  Meritor, Inc. celebrated the production of its 100-millionth brake shoe at its Plainfield, Ind. manufacturing facility. The plant, which opened in 1999, remanufactures and manufactures new brake components and plays a major role in the commercial truck market. Responsible for nearly 50 percent of aftermarket brake […]

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Meritor Announces North America’s Lightest-Weight Trailer Suspension

Meritor Announces North America’s Lightest-Weight Trailer Suspension

| October 1, 2019

Suspension’s plug-and-play design is interchangeable with other trailing arm air ride suspensions and fits within the narrow hanger footprint of current trailer configurations Meritor, Inc. announced the introduction of the MTA-Tec6™ suspension, the market’s lightest trailer suspension offering up to 23,000-pound capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other demanding vocational applications.  “We built the MTA-Tec6 suspension […]

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Fuel & Oil

TELETRAC NAVMAN RECHARGES THE MARKET WITH NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET SOLUTION

TELETRAC NAVMAN RECHARGES THE MARKET WITH NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET SOLUTION

| October 29, 2020

Electric Vehicle Readiness Tool uses the power of AI together with historical telematics data to provide a meaningful evaluation for fleet operators Teletrac Navman, global leaders of AI-powered telematics solutions, has added a new web-based automated AI tool to its suite of software solutions, aimed at supporting fleet operators with the move over to electric […]

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SoCalGas Now Dispensing California-Produced Renewable Natural Gas at Fueling Stations

SoCalGas Now Dispensing California-Produced Renewable Natural Gas at Fueling Stations

| October 29, 2020

Utility now adding RNG produced in state to the 100% renewable fuel used at its fueling stations Southern California Gas Co. announced it is for the first time dispensing California-produced renewable natural gas (RNG) at many of the natural gas fueling stations it operates across the state. The utility recently began purchasing RNG from Pixley-based Calgren Dairy Fuels (Calgren), which captures the […]

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ROUSH CleanTech Deploys Class 6 Battery Electric Vehicles

ROUSH CleanTech Deploys Class 6 Battery Electric Vehicles

| October 27, 2020

Penske is first truck leasing and rental company to deploy the electric vehicles with customers operating in California ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is providing Penske Truck Leasing with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California.   “Penske has been expanding its battery electric fleet […]

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Fleet Maintenance

TELETRAC NAVMAN RECHARGES THE MARKET WITH NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET SOLUTION

TELETRAC NAVMAN RECHARGES THE MARKET WITH NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET SOLUTION

| October 29, 2020

Electric Vehicle Readiness Tool uses the power of AI together with historical telematics data to provide a meaningful evaluation for fleet operators Teletrac Navman, global leaders of AI-powered telematics solutions, has added a new web-based automated AI tool to its suite of software solutions, aimed at supporting fleet operators with the move over to electric […]

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Stertil-Koni Awarded New Contract with Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) for Heavy Trucks and Equipment

Stertil-Koni Awarded New Contract with Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) for Heavy Trucks and Equipment

| October 20, 2020

Stertil-Koni fully embraces the FSA mission by delivering award-winning vehicle lifting systems Stertil-Koni, the recognized leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts and a longstanding vendor to municipalities, state agencies and private enterprises throughout the Sunshine State of Florida – as well as across North America –announced that the company has been awarded a new purchasing contract […]

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Ancora Corporate Training Awarded Two TxDOT Contracts That Will Help Keep Texans Safe

Ancora Corporate Training Awarded Two TxDOT Contracts That Will Help Keep Texans Safe

| October 16, 2020

Ancora Education to provide skills-oriented training for up to 1,000 employees on diesel truck maintenance The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently awarded two contracts to Ancora Corporate Training, a division of Ancora Education, to provide skills-oriented training for up to 1,000 employees on diesel truck maintenance and the operation of heavy equipment used to […]

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Recent News

MiX Telematics Announces Partnership with Navistar

MiX Telematics Announces Partnership with Navistar

| September 28, 2020

Puts customers at the helm of their telematics solution MiX Telematics announced a new partnership with Navistar that aims to create even greater value for their customers. Through the partnership, MiX and Navistar plan to provide mutual customers with an enhanced and comprehensive combined data set. Customers and manufacturers reliance on telematics data has evolved over […]

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Tyson Foods Pilots Stoneridge MirrorEye® Camera Monitor System

Tyson Foods Pilots Stoneridge MirrorEye® Camera Monitor System

| October 29, 2020

Seeks to Improve Trucking Safety via Enhanced Driver Vision Tyson Foods is testing a new technology to improve safety for its truck drivers. The Stoneridge MirrorEye® Camera Monitor System (CMS) replaces traditional rear and side-view mirrors with integrated exterior mounted cameras and interior mounted monitors to help give drivers a more complete view of the road and […]

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ATWEC Technologies New Sterilization System for Buses, Commercial Vehicles, and Public Transportation

ATWEC Technologies New Sterilization System for Buses, Commercial Vehicles, and Public Transportation

| October 29, 2020

The KV-X can be installed in any 15-passenger vehicle or larger Child safety and security company ATWEC Technologies is giving transportation companies and passengers yet another layer of protection. The company has introduced the KV-X Sterilization System, a new automated, two-stage sterilization system for school buses, daycare vans, and other commercial vehicles that kills germs, […]

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Workhorse Group Submits Formal Application to the FAA for HorseFly™ Delivery Drone

Workhorse Group Submits Formal Application to the FAA for HorseFly™ Delivery Drone

| October 29, 2020

The system’s success has been validated through real-world commercial deliveries Workhorse Group Inc.an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last mile delivery sector, announced that it has submitted its formal “Type Certification” application to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) for its HorseFlyTM Unmanned Aerial System (“UAS”). A type certificate signifies […]

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Lytx Launches New AI-Powered Features to Help Protect Driver Privacy and Empower Real-Time Self-Correction

Lytx Launches New AI-Powered Features to Help Protect Driver Privacy and Empower Real-Time Self-Correction

| October 28, 2020

Updates put more power behind the wheel and in drivers’ hands – alerting for distracted or unwanted driving behaviors Lytx®, a leading provider of machine vision- and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector, and field service fleets, announced several new technology capabilities that build upon its ability to […]

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Driver Concerns, Insurance Top ATRI’s Annual List Of Top Trucking Industry Issues

Driver Concerns, Insurance Top ATRI’s Annual List Of Top Trucking Industry Issues

| October 28, 2020

ATRI has identified the issues our industry cares most about and outlines plans for how we can solve them The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 16th Top Industry Issues report, which identifies a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and […]

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Utilimaster is Road Ready with Velocity F2, Class 2 Walk-In Van

Utilimaster is Road Ready with Velocity F2, Class 2 Walk-In Van

| October 28, 2020

Utilimaster launches purpose-built Class 2 WIV to meet the growing e-commerce and delivery demand Utilimaster, a business unit of The Shyft Group  specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, has announced its latest production-ready purpose-built walk-in van, the Velocity F2. Built on a sub-10,000 lb. GVWR Ford Transit […]

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Daimler Trucks and Waymo Partner on the Development of Autonomous SAE Level 4 Trucks

Daimler Trucks and Waymo Partner on the Development of Autonomous SAE Level 4 Trucks

| October 28, 2020

Daimler Trucks and Waymo partner on the development of highly automated SAE Level 4 trucks Waymo brings over a decade of experience building the World’s Most Experienced Driver™, having driven over 20 million miles on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and 15 billion miles in simulation. Daimler Trucks North America, Daimler Trucks’ U.S. subsidiary, […]

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SkyBitz Kinnect Telematics Gateway for SmartTrailer

SkyBitz Kinnect Telematics Gateway for SmartTrailer

| October 28, 2020

SkyBitz Kinnect Integrates Trailer Sensor Data Through One Device for Total Asset Connectivity SkyBitz launched SkyBitz Kinnect, the next generation of advanced GPS tracking solutions that integrates sensor data from trailers and containers through one communications device. Customers can now easily tap into asset data, including cargo visibility, increasing capacity for real-time response to load […]

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ATLIS Motor Vehicles Files For Six New Patents To Bring 500 Mile Range Electric Work Truck To Market

ATLIS Motor Vehicles Files For Six New Patents To Bring 500 Mile Range Electric Work Truck To Market

| October 27, 2020

AMV is developing the XT pickup to meet the size, refueling, towing and payload capabilities of legacy diesel-powered vehicles ATLIS Motor Vehicles (AMV), a start-up mobility technology company developing an electric work truck, and the batteries and motors to drive it, has filed six new provisional patents for protection of key technology related to its […]

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For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights Tight Supply-Demand Balance

| October 27, 2020

ACT Research reports that Class 8 retail sales have improved recently, suggesting equipment capacity will gradually start to grow over The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with September data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and rate surges ongoing and driver availability deteriorating. September’s Volume Index rose to 70.7 (SA), while […]

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GlobalTranz Launches Next Generation Mobile App

GlobalTranz Launches Next Generation Mobile App

| October 27, 2020

Provides Carriers with Enhanced Freight Opportunities, Support, and Visibility GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC, a leading third-party logistics solutions provider offering award-winning technology, people-powered customer service, and extensive multimodal carrier relationships, launched the next generation of the GlobalTranz Mobile app, which will support the company’s independent agents and network of more than 34,000 truckload carriers through enhanced […]

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Triton-EV Debuts 100% Electric Full-Service 18-Wheeler Semi Truck

Triton-EV Debuts 100% Electric Full-Service 18-Wheeler Semi Truck

| October 27, 2020

Combination of fuel cells and batteries gives tractor 220,000-pound towing capacity Triton-EV, the revolutionary new subsidiary of Triton Solar, a leader in solar panel and battery engineering has produced a 100% electric-powered, full-service 18-wheeler semi-truck. The truck, which is a hybrid of hydrogen fuels that generate electricity stored in on-board batteries, has a 220,000-pound towing […]

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Average Business Mileage Across the U.S. Increased to 65% of Pre-pandemic Levels

Average Business Mileage Across the U.S. Increased to 65% of Pre-pandemic Levels

| October 26, 2020

Business mileage trends have proven to be an indicator of economic health and growth ahead of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report Motus which serves the world’s largest retained pool of drivers  Flash Reports  show how U.S. business driving activity has evolved throughout the pandemic, broken down by region and by industry. The numbers […]

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BorgWarner Collaborates with Michigan Technological University on Connected Vehicle Project

BorgWarner Collaborates with Michigan Technological University on Connected Vehicle Project

| October 26, 2020

Joint effort will focus on energy optimization via a meshed vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity network BorgWarner is partnering with Michigan Technological University (MTU), and four other industry organizations, on a project aimed at reducing energy consumption through the expansion of meshed vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, using a combination of simulated, closed-track and real-world fleet testing. […]

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Sandhills Global Market Data Shows 30% YOY Drop in Used Sleeper Truck Inventory

Sandhills Global Market Data Shows 30% YOY Drop in Used Sleeper Truck Inventory

| October 26, 2020

Sellers could see more demand and the potential for bigger profits on their used inventory A new Sandhills Global market data report indicates the year-over-year average value of used equipment in the heavy-duty truck market, as well as key segments in ag market, are on the rise. The YOY values are notable as equipment buyers and sellers […]

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Lordstown Motors Corp. and DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

Lordstown Motors Corp. and DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

| October 26, 2020

Lordstown Motors to Trade on Nasdaq Under Ticker “RIDE” Lordstown Motors Corp electric light duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, announced today that it has completed its business combination (“Business Combination”) with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. (“DiamondPeak”) (NASDAQ:DPHC), a special purpose acquisition company. The Business Combination was approved by DPHC stockholders in a special […]

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Rand McNally Announces New Ownership

Rand McNally Announces New Ownership

| October 26, 2020

TELEO Capital Management to invest in Rand McNally’s people, products, and customers Rand McNally, a leader in transportation technology, is energized and excited to announce new ownership. TELEO Capital has completed acquisition of the 164-year-old company and named Joseph Roark Chairman of Rand McNally.     TELEO Capital is committed to investing in and growing Rand McNally’s position in […]

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GoShare Last Mile Delivery & Logistics Software Expands to New York

GoShare Last Mile Delivery & Logistics Software Expands to New York

| October 23, 2020

GoShare Expands Essential Delivery Services Coverage to New York City and Metro Area Last mile delivery and logistics on demand company GoShare is now available in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. “Now more than ever, the people of New York are in need of essential delivery services,” said Shaun Savage, CEO of GoShare. “As an economic empowerment platform, GoShare […]

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Carrier Transicold Enhances eSolutions Platform for Even Better Fleet Visibility and Control

Carrier Transicold Enhances eSolutions Platform for Even Better Fleet Visibility and Control

| October 23, 2020

eSolutions helps refrigerated transporters operate more efficiently by providing a centralized data stream about transport refrigeration units and cargo Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions™ telematics platform for remote monitoring of refrigerated trucks and trailers has been improved with features for greater functionality, including a new web-based dashboard that provides critical fleet information for better decision making. The […]

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Redwood Logistics Partners with Loadsure to Provide Cargo Insurance to Transportation Network

Redwood Logistics Partners with Loadsure to Provide Cargo Insurance to Transportation Network

| October 23, 2020

RedwoodConnect users will gain access to automated all-risk cargo insurance platform Redwood Logistics announced a partnership with Loadsure, an on-demand, all-risk cargo load insurance platform. Powered by automation and machine learning, this end-to-end digital insurance solution can be made available to shippers through RedwoodConnect, Redwood’s flagship supply chain integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) platform. Loadsure, an international […]

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Honor and Celebrate Veterans with Pilot Company’s Round-Up for Wreaths Across America and Free Breakfast for Veterans Day

Honor and Celebrate Veterans with Pilot Company’s Round-Up for Wreaths Across America and Free Breakfast for Veterans Day

| October 22, 2020

The holiday season is a special time to remember and recognize veterans for their sacrifice In recognition and appreciation of all who served, Pilot Company announced an in-store round-up fundraiser benefiting Wreaths Across America through the end of the year. The funds raised will support Wreaths Across America’s goal to place more than 2.2 million wreaths in […]

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Video Telematics Leader Lytx Selects OmniSci Accelerated Analytics Platform to Help Fleets Reduce Risk and Improve Safety

Video Telematics Leader Lytx Selects OmniSci Accelerated Analytics Platform to Help Fleets Reduce Risk and Improve Safety

| October 22, 2020

Lytx solutions harness the power of video to empower drivers and fleets to be safer and more efficient, productive, and profitable OmniSci, the pioneer in accelerated analytics, announced that Lytx, a leading provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics (MV+AI), safety, and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector, and field service fleets, has […]

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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in September

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Post Another Significant Improvement in September

| October 22, 2020

ACT Research reports trailer orders of 51,208 units were a significant improvement up 82% from August’s September net US trailer orders of 51,208 units were a significant improvement (up 82%) from August’s uptick and well above September 2019’s level (up 174%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 52k units were up 77% versus August […]

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IntelliTread™ Drive-Over System

IntelliTread™ Drive-Over System

| October 22, 2020

Tyrata now well-positioned for IntelliTread™ Drive-Over System (DOS) product-qualification and scaling for its global customer Tyrata, Inc., a tire sensor and data management company, has raised $2.9 million in financing from global investors. Tyrata was able to raise the funds in spite of significant COVID-19 pandemic headwinds, a confirmation of the persistent market-demand for automated tread […]

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DAT: Spot Rates Flatten as Truckload Demand Edges Downward

DAT: Spot Rates Flatten as Truckload Demand Edges Downward

| October 22, 2020

DAT Trendlines Spot Market Summary, Oct. 12-18 2020 After rallying from May through September, spot truckload rates have plateaued as demand for trucks cooled during the week ending Oct. 18, said DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the industry’s largest load board network. Load-to-truck ratios, which measure the number of available loads relative to the […]

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Ryder Creates New Used Vehicle Sales Channels

Ryder Creates New Used Vehicle Sales Channels

| October 22, 2020

In response to customer buying trends, Ryder enhances customer experience through the combination of new website and new physical locations for used vehicles Ryder System launched its new fully responsive, mobile-friendly, used vehicle sales website, ryder.com/used-trucks. The new site includes an expanded inventory of used vehicles, enhanced search tools, and new innovative features to make it […]

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MiX Telematics Launches Next Generation, Customizable Driver Scoring SaS module

MiX Telematics Launches Next Generation, Customizable Driver Scoring SaS module

| October 22, 2020

Model allows fleet managers to easily tailor driving scoring and incentive programs to their own needs MiX Telematics  SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has launched a pioneering, customizable driver scoring solution, available as a new module for customers  that  subscribe to their premium fleet solution, MiX Fleet […]

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Lightning Systems Renames Company Lightning eMotors, Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Medium-Duty Commercial EVs

Lightning Systems Renames Company Lightning eMotors, Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Medium-Duty Commercial EVs

| October 21, 2020

Company continues to increase production capacity at a fast pace new division, Lightning Energy, offers charging infrastructure and services Lightning Systems, a leading provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, today announced that it is expanding and renaming the company to Lightning eMotors, effective immediately. “When we originally selected Lightning Systems as our name, our […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.7% in September

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.7% in September

| October 21, 2020

Index 2.7% below September 2019 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.7% in September after declining 5.3% in August. In September, the index equaled 115.1 (2015=100) compared with 107.9 in August. “September had a nice recovery after a significant decline in August,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The truck freight […]

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Geotab Keyless Solution for Car Sharing Fleets

Geotab Keyless Solution for Car Sharing Fleets

| October 21, 2020

World’s leading telematics provider integrates secured digital key function with comprehensive telematics data product to maximize fleet ROI Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation unveiled Geotab Keyless, one of the world’s first platform solutions that integrates a secured digital key function with a comprehensive and data-driven fleet management product. Announced at the […]

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TravelCenters of America and Mobil Delvac™ Diesel Engine Oil Donate $50,000 to Folds of Honor

TravelCenters of America and Mobil Delvac™ Diesel Engine Oil Donate $50,000 to Folds of Honor

| October 21, 2020

Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members TravelCenters of America nationwide operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, has teamed up with Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil to donate $50,000 to Folds of Honor, an organization providing […]

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PACCAR Achieves Strong Quarterly Revenues and Earnings

PACCAR Achieves Strong Quarterly Revenues and Earnings

| October 20, 2020

Rebound in Truck Deliveries and Aftermarket Sales Drive Results PACCAR reported strong revenues and net income for the third quarter of 2020,” said Preston Feight, chief executive officer. “PACCAR’s third quarter results reflect rebounding global truck production and aftermarket parts revenue. I am very proud of our outstanding employees who delivered these results while employing […]

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Another Month of Strength for Commercial Truck Sales

Another Month of Strength for Commercial Truck Sales

| October 20, 2020

J.D. Power says “We now know pricing increased every month in the 3rd quarter” In the October 2020 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that the Class 8 auction channel saw higher volume and pricing in September. The retail channel also saw higher volume and generally stable pricing. Medium duty […]

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Does the Company Car Still Work for You?

Does the Company Car Still Work for You?

| October 20, 2020

CarData averages fuel prices daily for its customers and uses that data in determining driver reimbursement Some businesses provide employees with a company car as a hiring-and-retention tool. Some do it because company cars also can be viewed as a tactic in their branding strategy, serving as mobile advertising (in the old sense) and to […]

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Pandemic Drives Supply Chains to More Agile Future

Pandemic Drives Supply Chains to More Agile Future

| October 20, 2020

University of Tennessee Research Finds Key Trends Shaping Transportation Before COVID-19, consumers, policy makers and even corporate executives were mostly oblivious to the global complexity of supply chains. This year’s empty grocery shelves and missing medical supplies changed that. Eight months after the pandemic’s onset, transportation systems still aren’t back to “normal,” and researchers from […]

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