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While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

| August 22, 2019

 Manufacturers continue to produce trailers at near-record levels According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders continued the year-over-year slide that begin at the end of 2018, now negative for seven consecutive months, with preliminary July data showing that trend continuing. However, the report also notes that manufacturers […]

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Idle Smart Announces Two New Appointments To Board Of Directors

Idle Smart Announces Two New Appointments To Board Of Directors

| August 21, 2019

Idle Smart’s proprietary software allows fleets to reduce fuel consumption and emission Idle Smart, Inc. has appointed Darcy Howe, CEO of KCRise Capital, and Drew Reynolds, experienced IoT and telematics executive, to its board of directors. “We are thrilled to have Darcy and Drew join our board,” said Jeff Lynch, Idle Smart’s president.  “They join Idle Smart at […]

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Electric Vehicle Leader BYD Taps Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts for Bus Manufacturing Plant in Lancaster, CA

Electric Vehicle Leader BYD Taps Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts for Bus Manufacturing Plant in Lancaster, CA

| August 20, 2019

Stertil-Koni lifts are a vital part of our production process, warranty work, and vehicle upgrades Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni, well-known for its award-winning bus lifts and truck lifts, has announced that bus manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD), recognized as one of the leading suppliers of battery-powered electric transit and coach buses worldwide, has selected and […]

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Commercial Truck Devaluation Took a Breather in July, J.D. Power Finds

Commercial Truck Devaluation Took a Breather in July, J.D. Power Finds

| August 19, 2019

Lower pricing may be keeping buyers in the market In the August 2019 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that as auction volume pulled back in July and pricing was mixed, there was a resurgence of interest in newer trucks, perhaps as a result of lower values. For the most part, […]

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American Battery Solutions partners with Toshiba for fast charge and high-power battery applications

American Battery Solutions partners with Toshiba for fast charge and high-power battery applications

| August 19, 2019

Enhances portfolio of battery system solutions for industrial and transportation applications American Battery Solutions, Inc. (“ABS”), an advanced battery systems company, announced it is partnering with Toshiba International Corporation (“Toshiba”) to develop and deploy fast charge and high-power battery systems using lithium titanate (“LTO”) cells supplied by Toshiba for various industrial and transportation applications. Under […]

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Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Fourth Consecutive Month

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Fourth Consecutive Month

| August 19, 2019

 Used truck prices are the hottest topic in the industry right now Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 2% month-over-month in July, the fourth consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the report indicated […]

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