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Preliminary Trailer Orders for September at 19,000 Units, the Highest Since February

Preliminary Trailer Orders for September at 19,000 Units, the Highest Since February

| October 16, 2019

FTR Reports a Rebound in Trailer Orders in September FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for September at 19,000 units, the highest since February.  Trailer order activity rebounded from the recent doldrums as some fleets began placing orders for 2020.  Orders were up 81% m/m but minus 66% y/y.  September’s net orders could have been even […]

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Heavy Duty Market Up-Cycle Running Out of Steam

Heavy Duty Market Up-Cycle Running Out of Steam

| October 14, 2019

Pulldown owing to ongoing order weakness, and a fourth consecutive month of record new truck inventories Since early 2018, ACT Research’s forecasts have called for the up-cycle in the Class 8 market to run out of steam around the third quarter of 2019, according to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. […]

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Battery Solutions Company Offers Fleet Managers Game-Changing Nosebox Option

Battery Solutions Company Offers Fleet Managers Game-Changing Nosebox Option

| October 11, 2019

Nosebox is different from comparable products connecting power from tractors to trailer electrical systems Purkeys, a battery solutions company located in Lowell, Ark., is introducing their new OneConnect (with interior light control) nosebox. This innovative new product streamlines tractor/trailer electrical systems via a cost-effective, user-friendly, energy saving and space-efficient device. The OneConnect with interior light control […]

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Tyrata IntelliTread™ Drive-Over-System Quickly Measures Vehicle Tire Tread Depth for Fleets

Tyrata IntelliTread™ Drive-Over-System Quickly Measures Vehicle Tire Tread Depth for Fleets

| October 11, 2019

New low-cost drive-over-system can accurately monitor tire tread wear at fleet and truck depots Tyrata, Inc., a tire sensor and data management company, has expanded its patented IntelliTread™ tire tread wear sensor platform to include a low-profile drive-over system. The IntelliTread™ Drive-Over-System (DOS) provides actionable data regarding tire tread wear when a vehicle drives over […]

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Michelin’s Most Fuel-Efficient Dual-Drive, Line-Haul Tire Now Available to Replacement Market

Michelin’s Most Fuel-Efficient Dual-Drive, Line-Haul Tire Now Available to Replacement Market

| October 3, 2019

Designed for fleets looking to save hundreds of dollars in fuel spend Michelin North America, Inc. will launch the MICHELIN® X® Line EnergyTM D+ tire its new ultra-low rolling resistance dual-drive line-haul tire to the North American replacement market in October. The tire was developed through an advanced-engineering project over three years with the objective of reducing the fuel […]

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MICHELIN Announces Price Increase for NAFA accounts in U.S. & Canada

MICHELIN Announces Price Increase for NAFA accounts in U.S. & Canada

| October 2, 2019

Price increase up to 4.9% for all North American Fleet Michelin North America, Inc., has announced a Account customers for Michelin, BFGoodrich, Michelin Retread Technologies and Oliver brand products in the United States and Canada. The increases will be effective Dec. 1, 2019, with additional details provided directly to these customers.

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