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Telematics & Fleet Tracking

Lytx Achieves Record-Breaking Data Milestones; Reports Summer of 2020 Top 5 Most Common Risky Driving Behaviors

Lytx Achieves Record-Breaking Data Milestones; Reports Summer of 2020 Top 5 Most Common Risky Driving Behaviors

| September 17, 2020

Lytx advances fleet safety with 15 million event clips captured and processed over a three-month period Lytx®, a leading global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI)-powered video telematics safety and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector, and service fleets, experienced a record-breaking summer in terms of the video data it captured, processed and […]

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Platform Science Selected by Werner Enterprises to Support Innovative Driver Technology Solutions

Platform Science Selected by Werner Enterprises to Support Innovative Driver Technology Solutions

| September 17, 2020

Platform will enable Werner to customize and scale its in-cabin and backend experiences, ensuring an unprecedented level of flexibility and control over all of its technologies Platform Science, a leading enterprise IoT fleet management platform, announces its partnership with Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and the integration of the company’s innovative technology within Werner’s fleet of […]

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Road Safety is a Global Responsibility

Road Safety is a Global Responsibility

| September 16, 2020

Brigade Electronics discusses how Road traffic injuries have been a considerable challenge for many years with approximately 1.35 million people killed each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Of these, more than half are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. It is only during the past 20 years that road safety […]

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People

Nikola Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition

Nikola Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition

| September 22, 2020

Trevor Milton Steps Down as Executive Chairman; Stephen Girsky Appointed Chairman of the Board Nikola Corporation announced that Trevor Milton approached the Board of Directors and proposed to voluntarily step aside as Executive Chairman and from the Board. The Board accepted his proposal, and Stephen Girsky, former Vice Chairman of General Motors Co. and a […]

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Women In Trucking Association Announces U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao as Keynote Speaker

Women In Trucking Association Announces U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao as Keynote Speaker

| September 17, 2020

Virtual conference will feature more than 40 educational sessions on critical transportation issues and trends, along with insights from women in the industry The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announces the full content line-up, with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao as keynote speaker of its 2020 Accelerate! Virtual Conference & Expo. The fully virtual […]

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ATA Opens Nominations for Annual Image Awards

ATA Opens Nominations for Annual Image Awards

| September 16, 2020

Bids for 2020 Mike Russell Trucking Image Awards Due October 5 The American Trucking Associations announced it was opening nominations for the 2020 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award – recognizing individuals and organizations that have gone the extra mile to promote the image and reputation of the industry. “As the country faced unprecedented obstacles due to the […]

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Autonomous

Phoenix Motorcars wins Grant for Autonomous Shuttle Bus in the US

Phoenix Motorcars wins Grant for Autonomous Shuttle Bus in the US

| September 18, 2020

Jointly developed by Phoenix Motorcars and EasyMile, the self-driving bus will be deployed in real-life traffic conditions and is set to revolutionize last-mile transit connectivity Kickstarting the autonomous bus revolution in the US, the city of Houston is set to receive the first Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Launch of AV TEST Online Tracking Tool

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Launch of AV TEST Online Tracking Tool

| September 3, 2020

Tool gives the public online access to data about the on-road testing of automated driving systems so the public can understand more about this new technology The U.S. Department of Transportation launched a public online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of automated driving systems.  The new online tracking tool provides data on […]

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Ike Announces First Fleets in Automated Trucking Customer Program

Ike Announces First Fleets in Automated Trucking Customer Program

| September 1, 2020

Unveils “Powered by Ike” Technology Partnerships with Ryder, DHL, NFI to Automate Long Haul Trucking Ike, a developer of automated trucking technology (also referred to as “self-driving” or “autonomous” trucking), announced its “Powered by Ike” customer program, including partnerships with leading logistics companies Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), DHL, and NFI. These industry-leading fleets will […]

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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

NFI Begins Piloting Volvo VNR Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks in Southern California

NFI Begins Piloting Volvo VNR Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks in Southern California

| September 22, 2020

Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI will demonstrate the ability for battery-electric trucks to successfully transport freight Volvo Trucks North America announced today that third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI began piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, becoming the […]

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SK Innovation Accelerates Hiring at its First U.S.-based Electric Vehicle Battery Site in Georgia

SK Innovation Accelerates Hiring at its First U.S.-based Electric Vehicle Battery Site in Georgia

| September 22, 2020

First 60 employees on-boarded with plans to create more than 1,000 jobs by end of 2021 and over 2,600 jobs by 2024 for American workers With the support of the State of Georgia, Jackson County and City of Commerce, SK Innovation  plans to hire more than 1,000 skilled American workers by the end of 2021 as it prepares for initial […]

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Nikola Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition

Nikola Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition

| September 22, 2020

Trevor Milton Steps Down as Executive Chairman; Stephen Girsky Appointed Chairman of the Board Nikola Corporation announced that Trevor Milton approached the Board of Directors and proposed to voluntarily step aside as Executive Chairman and from the Board. The Board accepted his proposal, and Stephen Girsky, former Vice Chairman of General Motors Co. and a […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Universal Technical Institute Launches Blended Learning Development Initiative

Universal Technical Institute Launches Blended Learning Development Initiative

| September 22, 2020

Company evolves operating strategy and educational model; hires nationally leader to direct recognized integrated, state-of the-industry training programs As part of its wider growth and diversification strategy, Universal Technical Institute provider of transportation technician training, is evolving and enhancing its instructional and operational model to better serve the country’s need for skilled workers, capitalize on fast-growing interest […]

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Stertil-Koni Awarded Five-year GSA Contract Extension for Vehicle Material Handling Equipment

Stertil-Koni Awarded Five-year GSA Contract Extension for Vehicle Material Handling Equipment

| September 21, 2020

Stertil-Koni vehicle lifts have been in use at multiple U.S. Department of Defense locations domestically and abroad Stertil-Koni, the recognized leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts and a longstanding U.S. Government partner, has been awarded a five-year extension of its General Services Administration (GSA) contract for Vehicle Material Handling Equipment. The contract, # GS-07F-5890R Category 333921, […]

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Wrench Acquires Lemon Squad to Expand Full-Service Automotive Offerings

Wrench Acquires Lemon Squad to Expand Full-Service Automotive Offerings

| September 16, 2020

Leader in nationwide mobile vehicle maintenance and repairs to enable on-site, pre-purchase used car inspections Wrench, the mobile vehicle maintenance and repair solution that brings dealer-quality service directly to consumers and fleet managers across the U.S., has acquired Lemon Squad, the premier automotive inspection company with the largest network of ASE-certified inspectors in the U.S. Andy Dabbs, […]

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Recent News

XL Fleet, a Commercial Vehicle Electrification  to List on NYSE Through Merger With Pivotal Investment Corporation II

XL Fleet, a Commercial Vehicle Electrification to List on NYSE Through Merger With Pivotal Investment Corporation II

| September 21, 2020

XL is a leading provider of electrified powertrain solutions for U.S. and Canadian commercial fleet vehicles built by Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Isuzu XL Fleet (“XL” or the “Company”), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and Pivotal Investment Corporation II (NYSE: PIC) (“Pivotal”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, […]

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

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

| September 21, 2020

ACT Research reports new orders of 29k units were up 46% versus July August net US trailer orders of 28,139 units were a significant improvement (up 49%) from July’s uptick and well above August 2019’s level (up 160%). Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 29k units were up 46% versus July and 96% better […]

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FMCSA Announces New Commercial Driver Panel to Provide Feedback on Critical CMV Issues and Initiatives

FMCSA Announces New Commercial Driver Panel to Provide Feedback on Critical CMV Issues and Initiatives

| September 21, 2020

This new panel is comprised of 20 to 25 drivers from all sectors of the CMV industry The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) will be launching a new panel to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) comprised of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  This new panel will provide direct […]

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Trillium Announces CNG California Openings; Price and Mobile App Discounts

Trillium Announces CNG California Openings; Price and Mobile App Discounts

| September 21, 2020

Stations located in Lost Hills, Tehachapi; pricing discounts located in Los Angeles County Trillium, a member of the Love’s Family of Companies, is a leading provider of renewable fuels and alternative fueling solutions has opened two new compressed natural gas locations in California and is offering discounts at a third, it announced Monday. The company […]

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Convoy Announces Guaranteed Primary, Lowering the Total Cost of Moving Freight by up to 19% with Guaranteed Capacity

Convoy Announces Guaranteed Primary, Lowering the Total Cost of Moving Freight by up to 19% with Guaranteed Capacity

| September 18, 2020

Pricing program eliminates the win-lose dynamic of traditional RFPs while lowering total costs for shippers with 100% tender acceptance and unparalleled transparency Convoy rolled out Convoy Guaranteed Primary, a new industry-first pricing program to procure capacity for primary freight that reduces a shipper’s total cost by up to 19%, while guaranteeing capacity. Pilot customers across […]

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Another Month of Strength for Commercial Truck Sales

Another Month of Strength for Commercial Truck Sales

| September 18, 2020

J.D. Power Valuation Suggest September should continue this recent trend In the September 2020 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 and Medium Duty pricing were higher across the board in August. September should continue this recent trend. “The trucking industry has been amazingly resistant to the massive […]

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Schneider Implements New Remote Truck Driver Orientation Program

Schneider Implements New Remote Truck Driver Orientation Program

| September 18, 2020

Program is company’s latest measure to protect drivers from COVID-19 Schneider announced the creation of its new remote truck driver orientation program – ensuring new drivers continue to receive high-quality onboarding while social distancing in a safe and secure environment. This is just the latest measure Schneider has implemented to protect drivers during the COVID-19 […]

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NA Class 8 Net Orders Healthy in August, up Nearly 74% from Year-ago Levels

NA Class 8 Net Orders Healthy in August, up Nearly 74% from Year-ago Levels

| September 17, 2020

ACT Research: Demand for goods, both durable and nondurable, began to surge in May, as consumers stopped spending on experiences According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the US economy is recovering from the early-year pandemic-driven shutdowns, but on a K-shaped trajectory, rather than the earlier speculated V, […]

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Work Truck Solutions and Hitachi Capital America  Collaborate to Better Serve Work Truck Dealerships

Work Truck Solutions and Hitachi Capital America Collaborate to Better Serve Work Truck Dealerships

| September 17, 2020

 This helps the dealer tailor their sales approach to the customer’s vehicle preferences Work Truck Solutions launches an alliance with Hitachi Capital America (HCA) to provide finance solutions to better serve work truck dealers and their commercial buyers. Kathryn Schifferle, CEO of Work Truck Solutions explained, “This industry has lagged in technology innovation and we […]

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Mack LR Electric to Begin Production in 2021

Mack LR Electric to Begin Production in 2021

| September 17, 2020

Volvo Group’s American subsidiary Mack Trucks today announced plans to commercialize the Mack® LR Electric “Mack’s leadership in the refuse segment goes back more than a century, and we’re pleased to build on that heritage today by announcing the commercialization of the LR Electric model,” said Martin Weissburg, President, Mack Trucks. “This clean, quiet and […]

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August Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Jumped Almost 50% From July

August Preliminary U.S. Trailer Net Orders Jumped Almost 50% From July

| September 16, 2020

ACT Research says preliminary information for August indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 27,500 net orders Preliminary information for August indicates that the U.S. trailer industry booked 27,500 net orders for the month, a 46% improvement from July and more than 150% better than the same month last year. Before accounting for cancellations, new […]

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Spot Market Rates Near All-Time Highs in August

Spot Market Rates Near All-Time Highs in August

| September 16, 2020

DAT Truckload Volume Index reports volatility in shipper networks due to shifting consumer purchasing spilled over to the spot market Spot truckload rates neared all-time highs in August, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the industry’s largest online marketplace for freight on the spot market. Spot van, refrigerated (“reefer”) and flatbed rates were […]

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Proterra Unveils the Proterra ZX5™ Next-Generation Battery-Electric Transit Vehicle

Proterra Unveils the Proterra ZX5™ Next-Generation Battery-Electric Transit Vehicle

| September 16, 2020

Proterra’s next-generation electric transit vehicle offers the most energy storage for longest range of any 40-ft electric bus available today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5™ electric bus. The ZX5 bus, Proterra’s fifth generation battery-electric transit vehicle, features a new streamlined vehicle design […]

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U.S. Saw a 20% Jump in Motor Vehicle Death Rates in First Six Months of 2020, Despite Quarantines

U.S. Saw a 20% Jump in Motor Vehicle Death Rates in First Six Months of 2020, Despite Quarantines

| September 15, 2020

Roads were deadlier even as the country drove less, according to preliminary data Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council based on the first six months of data from all 50 states tell an erratic story about the nation’s driving behaviors and the impact of COVID-19 on roadway safety. The U.S. experienced an estimated 20% jump in the death rate […]

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Utilimaster To Host Remote Job Fair

Utilimaster To Host Remote Job Fair

| September 15, 2020

Increased demand for delivery service vehicles, driven by a surge in e-commerce purchases, has created new career opportunities  Utilimaster, a go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group’s Fleet Vehicles & Services business unit (NASDAQ: SHYF) (“Shyft” or the “Company”), North America’s leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, […]

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Navistar Board Of Directors Issues Statement Regarding Revised Proposal From TRATON

Navistar Board Of Directors Issues Statement Regarding Revised Proposal From TRATON

| September 15, 2020

Offer does represent a starting point for further exploring the possibility of a transaction Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) issued a statement from its Board of Directors regarding the revised proposal from TRATON SE. Navistar’s Board of Directors, after careful consideration with the assistance of its financial and legal advisors, has unanimously concluded that while […]

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Barr-Nunn Transportation Announces New Pay Program for Truck Drivers in PA and IL

Barr-Nunn Transportation Announces New Pay Program for Truck Drivers in PA and IL

| September 15, 2020

The North Team Shift + Load Pay program is rare in the transportation industry Barr-Nunn Transportation, a 15-year Certified Top Pay Carrier announces a new pay program with weekend home time for established team drivers. For eligible team truck drivers living in the Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Chicago, Illinois areas, the company is now offering a new pay option […]

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ATA Celebrates Efforts of Professional Drivers During 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

ATA Celebrates Efforts of Professional Drivers During 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

| September 15, 2020

2020 NTDAW Highlights Drivers’ Response to COVID-19 Pandemic The American Trucking Associations begins its weeklong celebration of America’s 3.6 million professional truck drivers in honor of 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Along with ACT 1, ATA is excited to share the official #NTDAW2020 video. We use National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to celebrate the 3.6 […]

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Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services

Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services

| September 15, 2020

FedEx Freight shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9% for customers FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), will increase shipping rates beginning January 4, 2021. These rate changes enable FedEx to continue investing in service enhancement, fleet maintenance, technology innovations and other areas to serve customers […]

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Recovery into Constrained Capacity Driving Rates to New Highs

Recovery into Constrained Capacity Driving Rates to New Highs

| September 14, 2020

ACT Research says improving freight demand from services-to-goods substitution has left inventories in need of restocking Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “The nearly two-year freight recession is finally ending, but the pace of capacity re-engagement is excruciatingly slow for shippers, hindered by unprecedented, if fading, stimulus.” He continued, “Truckload capacity […]

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NIKOLA REFUTES ALLEGATIONS

NIKOLA REFUTES ALLEGATIONS

| September 14, 2020

We have nothing to hide and we will refute these allegations Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) issued the following statement in response to claims made about the Company by an activist short-seller: “Yesterday, an activist short-seller whose motivation is to manipulate the market and profit from a manufactured decline in our stock price published a so-called […]

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Truck Electrification Leader Effenco Announces Major Financing

Truck Electrification Leader Effenco Announces Major Financing

| September 14, 2020

Effenco’s patented technology electrifies and connects heavy-duty trucks to reduce their green house gas emissions Effenco Development Inc. heavy duty vocational vehicle electrification and connected mobility, announces the closing of a CA$10 million round of financing (approximately US$7.5 million), with the participation of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Center of Excellence in […]

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T4L Debuts Membership Portal for Subscription of Electric Vehicles

T4L Debuts Membership Portal for Subscription of Electric Vehicles

| September 14, 2020

T4L members will enjoy easier vehicle access, a better overall dollar value, a hassle-free transportation experience T4L, Inc. debuts the T4L Membership Portal where you can join as a member and subscribe to the leading electric vehicle of your choice. Every subscription under the T4L Membership includes insurance, taxes and registration, vehicle swap, maintenance covering […]

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PrePass Safety Alliance Adds over 1,000 New Roadway Safety ALERTS™

PrePass Safety Alliance Adds over 1,000 New Roadway Safety ALERTS™

| September 14, 2020

PrePass ALERTS warn truck drivers of Steep Grades, Gusty Winds, Runaway Truck Ramps, Work Zones, Truck Parking Availability, Rest Areas To make trucks drivers aware of road hazards, work zones, parking spaces, and more, PrePass Safety Alliance recently completed work on more than 1,000 new PrePass ALERTS™. Carriers across the country now benefit from nearly […]

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FleetNet America Dispatches 100,000th Electronic Event

FleetNet America Dispatches 100,000th Electronic Event

| September 14, 2020

FleetNet’s use of sureEcosystem facilitates quicker, more efficient service provider updates to improve customer experience FleetNet America®, an ArcBest® company (Nasdaq: ARCB), is pleased to announce it has completed its 100,000th electronic dispatch through sureEcosystem®. FleetNet America® excels in vehicle maintenance and repair solutions for commercial and private fleets With customers’ expectations continuing to rise, FleetNet made investments […]

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Commercial Vehicle Markets Surprisingly Strong

Commercial Vehicle Markets Surprisingly Strong

| September 11, 2020

ACT Research reports that current imbalance between freight demand and driver supply pushed dry van spot freight rates to all-time highs According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, while other areas of the economy continue to suffer, North American commercial vehicle market metrics are returning positive indicators. According to Kenny […]

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Bestpass Launches New National and Regional Toll Transponders for Commercial Fleets

Bestpass Launches New National and Regional Toll Transponders for Commercial Fleets

| September 11, 2020

Complete Pass Scout and Horizon Scout Toll Transponders Provide More Robust Bestpass®, the comprehensive payment platform provider and leader in toll management solutions for commercial fleets in North America, recently released two new transponder options for commercial fleets: Complete Pass Scout, which provides nationwide toll coverage, and Horizon Scout, which optimizes toll coverage for regional fleets. […]

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Navistar Confirms Receipt Of Revised Proposal From TRATON

Navistar Confirms Receipt Of Revised Proposal From TRATON

| September 11, 2020

Proposal from TRATON SE to acquire Navistar for $43 per share Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) (“Navistar” or “the Company”) confirmed that it has received a revised proposal from TRATON SE to acquire Navistar for $43 per share in cash. Navistar’s Board of Directors and management team are committed to exploring all avenues to maximize value. Consistent with its […]

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Dependable Highway Express Begins Piloting Volvo VNR Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks

Dependable Highway Express Begins Piloting Volvo VNR Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks

| September 11, 2020

Through the Volvo LIGHTS project, Dependable Highway Express will demonstrate the ability for battery-electric trucks to successfully transport goods in daily routes Leading freight operator, Dependable Highway Express (DHE), has received two Volvo VNR Electric trucks, the first battery-electric Class 8 trucks to join DHE’s fleet. The electric trucks will be added to DHE’s existing fleet of more than 500 Volvo trucks operating across North America. Deployed as […]

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The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released updates on Aerodynamic Devices and Trailer Aerodynamic Devices

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released updates on Aerodynamic Devices and Trailer Aerodynamic Devices

| September 11, 2020

Most significant development has been a focus on drivewheel fairings, tractor-trailer gap devices The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has just completed a revision of two Confidence Reports: Tractor Aerodynamic Devices and Trailer Aerodynamic Devices as part of its ongoing work to update all of its existing Confidence Reports. The original reports were […]

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Dana to Strengthen Global Electrification Capabilities through Production of e-Drive Technologies

Dana to Strengthen Global Electrification Capabilities through Production of e-Drive Technologies

| September 11, 2020

Facility will supply technologies to manufacturers for a variety of electrified vehicle applications, including buses and trucks Dana Incorporated announced plans for a 4,600 square-meter (50,000 square-foot) facility in Pune, India, that will produce Dana TM4™ low- to high-voltage electric motors, inverters, and vehicle control units. Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana Incorporated and […]

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Omnitracs Acquires SmartDrive

Omnitracs Acquires SmartDrive

| September 10, 2020

Subject to customary closing conditions, including customary regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close later in calendar Q3 or Q4 Omnitracs, LLC, and SmartDrive announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Omnitracs to acquire SmartDrive. The combined company will bring together two transportation technology leaders to offer end-to-end platform that optimizes […]

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Analog Devices Introduces Automotive Industry’s First Wireless Battery System for Electric Vehicles

Analog Devices Introduces Automotive Industry’s First Wireless Battery System for Electric Vehicles

| September 10, 2020

General Motors to use ADI’s Wireless Battery Management System Across its Ultium Battery Platform Analog Devices, Inc. announced the industry’s first wireless battery management system (wBMS), which enables automotive manufacturers increased flexibility to scale their electric vehicle fleets into volume production across a wide range of vehicle classes. This is the first wireless battery management system […]

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Estes Partners With Clean Energy To Expand Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet

Estes Partners With Clean Energy To Expand Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet

| September 10, 2020

Estes, the nation’s largest privately-owned freight transportation carrier, is acquiring the Class 8 natural gas trucks Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE), the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, announced that Estes Express Lines will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG), bringing its […]

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Women In Trucking Announces Finalists for 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Women In Trucking Announces Finalists for 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

| September 10, 2020

The award highlights the achievements of female role models and trailblazers in the trucking industry The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks announced six finalists for the 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the tenth year for the award which was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders […]

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