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Aurora Autonomous Vehicle Product Milestones on Path to Commercial Launch

Aurora Autonomous Vehicle Product Milestones on Path to Commercial Launch

| January 20, 2022

In Q3 of 2022, Aurora plans to demonstrate fail-safe capabilities, a critical step towards satisfying a core principle of its Safety Case Framework The self-driving company Aurora (NASDAQ: AUR) is building a product that will save lives, increase access to transportation, and bring much-needed relief and support to supply chains. Aurora’s path to commercial launch […]

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ArcBest Builds on Commitment to Innovative Technology with $25 Million Investment in Phantom Auto

ArcBest Builds on Commitment to Innovative Technology with $25 Million Investment in Phantom Auto

| January 20, 2022

Phantom’s solution enables people to remotely drive vehicle fleets from up to thousands of miles away – including forklifts, robots, trucks, and more  ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, has invested $25MM in Phantom Auto, the leading provider of human-centered remote operation software. As part of the company’s agreement to be the lead […]

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Spot Truckload Rates Hit New Highs in December; Vans Up 54 Cents YOY

Spot Truckload Rates Hit New Highs in December; Vans Up 54 Cents YOY

| January 19, 2022

DAT Reports national average truckload spot van and reefer rates increased for the seventh consecutive month Van and refrigerated (“reefer”) truckload freight rates hit new highs in December, with national average prices up 21.9% and 29.5% respectively compared to the same period a year ago, said DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the industry’s largest […]

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ATA Begins Final Round of America’s Road Team Selection

ATA Begins Final Round of America’s Road Team Selection

| January 18, 2022

34 Hopefuls Combine for 75 Million Safe Miles and 923 Years of Service Selection is underway for the 2022-2023 edition of America’s Road Team, the American Trucking Associations’ elite team of trucking industry ambassadors.  “We’re excited to host the best of the best in the trucking industry this week as we narrow down to the […]

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OOIDA remains concerned about the under-21 Apprenticeship Pilot Program (APP) that will allow younger drivers to operate in interstate commerce

OOIDA remains concerned about the under-21 Apprenticeship Pilot Program (APP) that will allow younger drivers to operate in interstate commerce

| January 18, 2022

OOIDA filed these comments to the FMCSA regarding the apprenticeship program The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is the largest trade associationrepresenting the views of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers. OOIDA has over150,000 members located in all fifty states that collectively own and operate more than 240,000individual heavy-duty trucks. OOIDA’s mission is to promote […]

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Chicago-based CDL1000 third-party logistics company planning to hire 200 employees by Q2 2022

Chicago-based CDL1000 third-party logistics company planning to hire 200 employees by Q2 2022

| January 18, 2022

CDL 1000 Appoints Former Uber Executive Andrew Greco as Global Director of Carrier Procurement CDL 1000, a leading technology and third-party logistics company, announced former Uber Freight executive Andrew Greco’s appointment as its Global Director of Carrier Procurement. In this role, Greco will bring the innovative mindset of Uber’s operating procedures and creative solutions to the shipping and […]

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Aurora Autonomous Vehicle Product Milestones on Path to Commercial Launch

Aurora Autonomous Vehicle Product Milestones on Path to Commercial Launch

| January 20, 2022

In Q3 of 2022, Aurora plans to demonstrate fail-safe capabilities, a critical step towards satisfying a core principle of its Safety Case Framework The self-driving company Aurora (NASDAQ: AUR) is building a product that will save lives, increase access to transportation, and bring much-needed relief and support to supply chains. Aurora’s path to commercial launch […]

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ArcBest Builds on Commitment to Innovative Technology with $25 Million Investment in Phantom Auto

ArcBest Builds on Commitment to Innovative Technology with $25 Million Investment in Phantom Auto

| January 20, 2022

Phantom’s solution enables people to remotely drive vehicle fleets from up to thousands of miles away – including forklifts, robots, trucks, and more  ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, has invested $25MM in Phantom Auto, the leading provider of human-centered remote operation software. As part of the company’s agreement to be the lead […]

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BYD Partners with Nuro to Manufacture All-Electric Autonomous Delivery Vehicle

BYD Partners with Nuro to Manufacture All-Electric Autonomous Delivery Vehicle

| January 18, 2022

Nuro’s third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle will feature greater payload and new safety technologies BYD Co., Ltd. announced its partnership with leading autonomous vehicle company Nuro to begin producing the company’s third-generation electric autonomous delivery vehicle. The partnership is expected to scale Nuro’s more affordable, eco-friendly, and convenient services to millions of people across the country. […]

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Brakes, Suspensions, Chassis

McNeilus Reinvents Parts Brands to Better Meet Replacement Parts Needs for All Fleets

McNeilus Reinvents Parts Brands to Better Meet Replacement Parts Needs for All Fleets

| January 18, 2022

Street Smart Parts Gets New Logo, Focuses on Competitor Parts for All Makes and Models McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is repositioning its replacement parts business to offer two distinct options for getting customers the parts they need, when they need them – no matter the makes or models in their […]

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Embark Autonomous Trucks Unveils Technical Roadmap to Navigate Snowy Conditions

Embark Autonomous Trucks Unveils Technical Roadmap to Navigate Snowy Conditions

| January 14, 2022

Navigation through snowy conditions is another key hurdle to commercial deployment of autonomous trucks, and accelerates Embark’s commercialization nationwide Embark Trucks, Inc. developer of autonomous technology for the trucking industry, announced a roadmap to develop and deploy technology that would allow Embark-equipped trucks to operate in snowy conditions autonomously. Embark is planning to develop and […]

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Industry Overview Shows Severe Shortage of Skilled Technicians

Industry Overview Shows Severe Shortage of Skilled Technicians

| January 6, 2022

Stertil-Koni Industry Overview Shows Advanced Shop Equipment can Help Mitigate Severe Shortage of Skilled Vehicle Technicians While it’s no secret that the vehicle repair and maintenance industries are suffering from a skilled labor shortage, one potential solution to help mitigate the supply-demand imbalance in the labor force can be found in the very equipment used […]

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Fuel & Oil

JLE INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH REMORA TO TRANSFORM FLATBED TRUCKS INTO CARBON REMOVAL DEVICES

JLE INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH REMORA TO TRANSFORM FLATBED TRUCKS INTO CARBON REMOVAL DEVICES

| January 20, 2022

Leader in trucking technology increases sustainability efforts with mobile carbon capture system  JLE Industries, one of the fastest-growing Flatbed freight solutions providers in North America, is kicking off 2022 by announcing it has committed to a pilot program with Remora, an exciting start-up that has created a device to capture carbon emissions from semi-trucks. Beginning in Q3 […]

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NIKOLA AND PROTERRA AGREE TO LONG-TERM BATTERY SUPPLY FOR ZERO-EMISSION CLASS 8 SEMI TRUCKS

NIKOLA AND PROTERRA AGREE TO LONG-TERM BATTERY SUPPLY FOR ZERO-EMISSION CLASS 8 SEMI TRUCKS

| January 19, 2022

Multi-year supply agreement represents Proterra Powered’s expansion into the Class 8 truck market Nikola Corporation zero-emission transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, and Proterra Inc , a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology. Proterra product is expected to be incorporated in the Nikola […]

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The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

| January 18, 2022

Complete Coach Works installs proprietary battery-electric technology in an articulated bus for TriMet Complete Coach Works (CCW) breaks new ground in zero-emissions mass transit with the Nation’s first conversion of a 60-foot articulated diesel-powered bus to battery electric for TriMet. CCW, the leading North American bus remanufacturer, combined the Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) with […]

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Fleet Maintenance

PGT Trucking, NVI Institute Blairsville Join in Partnership to Train Diesel Technicians

PGT Trucking, NVI Institute Blairsville Join in Partnership to Train Diesel Technicians

| January 20, 2022

NVI Blairsville, the newest and largest dedicated diesel and auto technician training campus in the nation PGT Trucking Inc., and New Village Institute Blairsville have partnered to help students launch rewarding careers as diesel technicians. NVI Blairsville, the newest and largest dedicated diesel and auto technician training campus in the nation, launched innovative six-month technician […]

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JLE INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH REMORA TO TRANSFORM FLATBED TRUCKS INTO CARBON REMOVAL DEVICES

JLE INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH REMORA TO TRANSFORM FLATBED TRUCKS INTO CARBON REMOVAL DEVICES

| January 20, 2022

Leader in trucking technology increases sustainability efforts with mobile carbon capture system  JLE Industries, one of the fastest-growing Flatbed freight solutions providers in North America, is kicking off 2022 by announcing it has committed to a pilot program with Remora, an exciting start-up that has created a device to capture carbon emissions from semi-trucks. Beginning in Q3 […]

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NIKOLA AND PROTERRA AGREE TO LONG-TERM BATTERY SUPPLY FOR ZERO-EMISSION CLASS 8 SEMI TRUCKS

NIKOLA AND PROTERRA AGREE TO LONG-TERM BATTERY SUPPLY FOR ZERO-EMISSION CLASS 8 SEMI TRUCKS

| January 19, 2022

Multi-year supply agreement represents Proterra Powered’s expansion into the Class 8 truck market Nikola Corporation zero-emission transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, and Proterra Inc , a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, announced a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology. Proterra product is expected to be incorporated in the Nikola […]

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Recent News

Used Truck and Farm Machinery Values Still Climbing as Construction Equipment Values Remain Steady

Used Truck and Farm Machinery Values Still Climbing as Construction Equipment Values Remain Steady

| September 14, 2021

The Sandhills EVI for trucks, including used sleeper and day cabs, posted a 59.3% year-over-year value increase While inventory levels within Sandhills Global marketplaces have ticked back down in August after leveling off briefly, auction and asking values for used agricultural equipment and heavy-duty trucks are continuing a sharp ascent, according to a new Sandhills Global Market […]

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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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2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in – WalletHub Study

2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in – WalletHub Study

| January 19, 2022

The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 36 hours and $564 during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the […]

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DDC FPO announces DDC Sync, a new intelligent enterprise application with in-cab mobile data capture

DDC FPO announces DDC Sync, a new intelligent enterprise application with in-cab mobile data capture

| January 19, 2022

Initial results show that LTL carriers gain a near six-hour advantage in visibility to freight data with DDC Sync  DDC FPO, a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions for the transportation and logistics industries, has announced the launch of DDC Sync, a new enterprise application consisting of an intuitive mobile application and powerful […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

| January 19, 2022

Tonnage Rose 0.3% in 2021 over 2020 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December after rising 0.5% in November. In December, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 113.5 in November. “December’s gain was the fifth straight totaling 4.4%,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “In December, tonnage reached […]

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DOT Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

DOT Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

| January 16, 2022

More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide   The U.S. Department of Transportation launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program, to be administered by the Federal Highway Administration, represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since […]

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J.B. Hunt and Waymo Via Announce Long-Term Collaboration with Plans to Complete Fully Autonomous Transport

J.B. Hunt and Waymo Via Announce Long-Term Collaboration with Plans to Complete Fully Autonomous Transport

| January 16, 2022

Multi-year agreement will feature multiple pilots and explore digital marketplace integration J.B. Hunt Transport, one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced a long-term, strategic alliance with Waymo Via that will advance innovative efforts to integrate commercial autonomous driving technology in transportation and logistics, with ultimate plans to complete fully autonomous […]

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GreenPower Announces Plan to Manufacture Zero-Emission, All Electric School Buses in West Virginia

GreenPower Announces Plan to Manufacture Zero-Emission, All Electric School Buses in West Virginia

| January 16, 2022

The state of West Virginia has committed to purchase a minimum of $15 million of GreenPower vehicles produced at the facility GreenPower Motor Company Inc. manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered medium and heavy-duty vehicles, today joined Governor Jim Justice in announcing that it has entered into a lease/purchase agreement for a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia, for the purpose of […]

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NIKOLA TRE BEV APPROVED BY CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD AS ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLE

NIKOLA TRE BEV APPROVED BY CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD AS ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLE

| January 16, 2022

Nikola’s California-based customers eligible for $120,000 incentive per truck Nikola Corporation zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, announced that its Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) has been deemed eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (“HVIP”) program by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”). With this approval, purchasers of the Nikola Tre BEV can now qualify for an incentive valued […]

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US Used Truck Retail Sales Close 2021 With 6% Increase

US Used Truck Retail Sales Close 2021 With 6% Increase

| January 16, 2022

ACT Research reports on a year-to-date basis, average price is 42% above its year-ago level Preliminary used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) grew 4% month-over-month and ended 2021 with a 6% ytd increase, despite dropping 30% y/y in December, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes […]

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WTA, OOIDA and ATA collaborate on supply chain issues, making life easier for drivers

WTA, OOIDA and ATA collaborate on supply chain issues, making life easier for drivers

| January 16, 2022

Support for legislation to create more safe parking and restroom access for truck drivers Two organizations representing motor carriers and truck drivers are working together to address supply chain issues and making life a little easier for those who make their living behind the wheel of a truck. The Washington Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator […]

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Volvo Trucks Announces Next Generation VNR Electric with Enhanced Range and Additional Configurations

Volvo Trucks Announces Next Generation VNR Electric with Enhanced Range and Additional Configurations

| January 14, 2022

Suited for local and regional freight distribution with the enhanced version featuring an up to 85% increased range to allow for supply chain flexibility Volvo Trucks North America continues to lead in the deployment of sustainable Class 8 zero-tailpipe emission vehicles for the North American trucking industry with ongoing deliveries of its Volvo VNR Electric […]

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Navistar Supports Technician Training and Recruitment Through its Tech EMPOWERment Program

Navistar Supports Technician Training and Recruitment Through its Tech EMPOWERment Program

| January 14, 2022

Navistar Makes First Equipment Donation in Canada through TECH EmPOWERment Initiative Navistar announced its first equipment donation to Canadian technical programs through the TECH EmPOWERment initiative. While the program has already donated numerous pieces of equipment to technical programs around the U.S., the fourth quarter of 2021 saw the first donation to technical colleges in […]

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Morgan Truck Body Embarks on 70 Anniversary at Forefront of Innovation and Electrification

Morgan Truck Body Embarks on 70 Anniversary at Forefront of Innovation and Electrification

| January 14, 2022

New Advanced Electric Vehicle Truck Body Concepts to be Unveiled in 2022 As Morgan Truck Body celebrates its 70th year, the largest manufacturer of light- and medium- duty truck bodies in North America has announced that it will unveil multiple custom concept bodies in 2022. “Our EV concept bodies are the culmination of extensive collaboration […]

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Trucker Path 1 Million Users Now Have Access to Loadsmart

Trucker Path 1 Million Users Now Have Access to Loadsmart

| January 14, 2022

Designed specifically for small carriers and owner-operators, the integrated solutions help easily find loads that are priced to move Trucker Path, the most comprehensive and fastest growing mobile app for North American commercial truck drivers, announced a partnership with Loadsmart, a leading digital freight technology company. The agreement between the companies integrates Loadsmart with Trucker […]

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ATA Hails Supreme Court’s Rejection of OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

ATA Hails Supreme Court’s Rejection of OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

| January 14, 2022

“ATA has won a tremendous victory on behalf of the trucking industry and workers and employers everywhere” The American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the Biden Administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for employers: “Today, ATA has won a tremendous victory on behalf […]

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UVeye’s Vehicle Inspection Systems Keep Fleets Safe and On The Road

UVeye’s Vehicle Inspection Systems Keep Fleets Safe and On The Road

| January 13, 2022

Automated camera-based vehicle inspections are faster and more accurate than traditional service lane checks used by most fleet operators Automated vehicle-inspection-system pioneer UVeye is providing fleet operators in the U.S. with a fast, accurate way to detect costly vehicle problems that often are missed by drivers and service technicians. High-speed inspection systems can reduce repair […]

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NACFE Issues First Run on Less – Electric Report

NACFE Issues First Run on Less – Electric Report

| January 13, 2022

Documenting a Real-World Electric Trucking Demonstration Trucking is in the midst of a transformation as regulatory and societal pressures are causing the industry to look at ways to produce fewer emissions and lower its carbon footprint. While advancements in diesel engine technology have greatly reduce particulate emissions and NOx, to meet sustainability goals, will require […]

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FTR Reports Preliminary Trailer Orders Retreated in January to 26,500 Units

FTR Reports Preliminary Trailer Orders Retreated in January to 26,500 Units

| January 13, 2022

 Trailer orders for 2021 totaled 249,000 units FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for December retreated to 26,500 units, down 18% m/m and -42% y/y.  Trailer orders for 2021 totaled 249,000 units. OEMs continue to manage backlogs carefully, as the supply chain disruptions persist. Order volume was very close to the average of the previous three […]

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Lightning eMotors All-Electric Fleet Crosses 1 Million Mile Benchmark

Lightning eMotors All-Electric Fleet Crosses 1 Million Mile Benchmark

| January 13, 2022

Milestone includes only real-world, 100% zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) miles Lightning eMotors provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced that its customer fleets have surpassed one million miles driven. The million-mile milestone represents Lightning’s on-road, fully electric, customer-owned and operated fleet vehicles. When Lightning’s former low-emission powertrains are included, the company’s customer-owned […]

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Fuelman® Launches New Solution for Managing Commercial Fleet Electric Vehicles

Fuelman® Launches New Solution for Managing Commercial Fleet Electric Vehicles

| January 13, 2022

New solution enables businesses to pay for electric vehicle public re-charging, and employee home charge reimbursement for fleet customers Fuelman Inc., introduced a solution allowing fleet customers to pay for electric vehicle (EV) charging, accurately track all EV charging events, and reimburse employees for at-home charging. The new solution is available to all Fuelman customers […]

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Cass Freight Index

Cass Freight Index

| January 13, 2022

It Wasn’t Cheap, But the Freight Came Through   December 2021 Year-over-year change 2-year stacked change Month-to-month change Month-to-month change (SA) Cass Freight Index – Shipments 1.208 7.7% 14.8% 0.2% 4.2% Cass Freight Index – Expenditures 4.419 43.6% 62.3% 3.4% 6.6% Truckload Linehaul Index 148.0 8.0% 9.2% -1.0% -1.0% Cass Freight Index – Shipments The U.S. […]

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Autocar Reports Record-Breaking Year for BADASS Vocational Heavy-Duty OEM

Autocar Reports Record-Breaking Year for BADASS Vocational Heavy-Duty OEM

| January 12, 2022

Autocar experienced tremendous sales growth and launched two new severe-duty vocational truck models among the list of 2021 accomplishments Autocar LLC, proud manufacturer of severe-duty trucks carrying North America’s oldest truck brand, announced its record-breaking 2021. In addition to marking the brand’s 124th year, the company’s achievements include unprecedented sales, as well as new and […]

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project44 Receives $420 Million Investment led by Thoma Bravo, TPG and Goldman Sachs Valuing Business at $2.2 Billion Pre-Money

project44 Receives $420 Million Investment led by Thoma Bravo, TPG and Goldman Sachs Valuing Business at $2.2 Billion Pre-Money

| January 12, 2022

Connected to thousands of carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types project44, the leading supply chain visibility platform received an investment totaling $420 million. A syndicate led by Thoma Bravo, TPG and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“Goldman Sachs”) with participation from Emergence […]

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HERE and leading Swiss retailer Migros offer CO₂ Insights for shippers and fleet operators

HERE and leading Swiss retailer Migros offer CO₂ Insights for shippers and fleet operators

| January 12, 2022

The CO₂ Insights tool predicts amount of CO₂ produced for any given commercial truck route. HERE Technologies, the leading location data and technology platform, announced a new commercial fleet analytics tool that predicts the amount of Carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions per route, considering factors such as vehicle and fuel type, traffic conditions and the road […]

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Ascend Announces Launch As Dry Van, Full Truckload Carrier Joins Forces with Milan Supply Chain Solutions and J&B Services

Ascend Announces Launch As Dry Van, Full Truckload Carrier Joins Forces with Milan Supply Chain Solutions and J&B Services

| January 12, 2022

30-year industry veteran Michael McLary named CEO Ascend announced its launch as a dry van, full truckload carrier that brings high-performance service and reliability to the rapidly expanding middle-mile market. Ascend and its affiliates will focus on the customers’ needs in the retail, fast-moving consumer goods, packaging, and industrial supply sectors with exacting service requirements. […]

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Love’s Travel Stops previews 2022 growth plans

Love’s Travel Stops previews 2022 growth plans

| January 12, 2022

Company expects to add more than 40 stores; more than 3,000 truck parking spots Love’s Travel Stops plans to open more than 40 locations and add more than 3,000 truck parking spaces and 3,000 jobs in 2022. The announcement follows a challenging, but successful 2021. The company opened 38 new locations, added over 3,000 truck […]

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ORBCOMM Introduces Next-Gen, Global Asset Management Solution for Multiple Industries

ORBCOMM Introduces Next-Gen, Global Asset Management Solution for Multiple Industries

| January 12, 2022

Delivers superior cellular connectivity and streamlined operations for transportation, container and heavy equipment fleets ORBCOMM Inc. provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions has launched a cost-effective, flexible asset management solution enabled by its new GT 1030 global LTE telematics device targeted for tracking and monitoring all types of assets used in the transportation, container […]

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Trane Technologies’ Thermo King to Reduce Global Warming Potential of Transport Refrigeration by Nearly Fifty Percent

Trane Technologies’ Thermo King to Reduce Global Warming Potential of Transport Refrigeration by Nearly Fifty Percent

| January 11, 2022

Truck and trailer products will come standard with lower GWP refrigerant resulting in 650,000 metric tons of avoided CO2e annually from units delivering temperature sensitive cargo Thermo King®, the transport refrigeration brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), announced it will be first in the industry to transition to a lower global warming potential (GWP) […]

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CV Industry Facing Omicron Variant, Starting 2022 with Unfinished 2021 Units

CV Industry Facing Omicron Variant, Starting 2022 with Unfinished 2021 Units

| January 11, 2022

ACT Research reports COVID risks have increased materially threatening manufacturing activity in Q1, inclusive of NA commercial vehicles According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, in the short term, COVID risks have increased materially, as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues its global sweep, and reports indicate growing strains on […]

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Late-Model Sleeper Truck Inventory Rebounds as Auction, Asking Prices Continue Rising Across Industries

Late-Model Sleeper Truck Inventory Rebounds as Auction, Asking Prices Continue Rising Across Industries

| January 11, 2022

Sleeper trucks are driving this upward trend with 109.6% YOY higher auction values  Amidst record-breaking end-of-year auctions and strong year-end retail sales, auction and asking values for used equipment and trucks in Sandhills Global marketplaces continued their upward trend. Furthermore, according to a new Sandhills Global Market Report, a more prominent (22%) increase in inventory levels for […]

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Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent for 50 Nikola Tre BEVs and FCEVs

Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent for 50 Nikola Tre BEVs and FCEVs

| January 11, 2022

Leading North American logistics provider to incorporate zero-emission Class 8 trucks into fleet operation to support more sustainable future  Nikola Corporation zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, and Covenant Logistics Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVLG), a premier total logistics provider based in Chattanooga, Tenn., announced a collaboration that will further Covenant’s sustainability objectives by adding 50 zero-emission vehicles to their fleet. […]

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Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

| January 11, 2022

The rapid pace of change has been enabled by technological leaps in the underlying componentry and materials, from Li-ion batteries to LiDAR As a leading market intelligence provider, IDTechEx has provided insights on mobility trends for 20 years. In this time, electric vehicle start-ups have moved from obscurity into some of the world’s most valuable […]

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Cyclum Renewables Announces Renewable Truck Stop Network and Strategic Partnerships

Cyclum Renewables Announces Renewable Truck Stop Network and Strategic Partnerships

| January 11, 2022

Cyclum will dispense biodiesel, compressed RNG, Hydrogen, and electricity for EV charging Cyclum Renewables LLC (www.gocyclum.com) is proud to announce plans to construct a national network of renewable fuel truck stops, with the goal to utilize 100% renewable natural gas (RNG), for real green fueling of America’s future transportation industry. Cyclum will be partnering with sister company GESS RNG Biogas USA to both purchase carbon-negative […]

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Rekor Systems Chosen to Provide Smart Traffic Analytics

Rekor Systems Chosen to Provide Smart Traffic Analytics

| January 6, 2022

The Rekor One™ platform also allows cities to gain insights from its traffic data to improve citizens’ commutes, understand vehicle type and tonnage, including instances of electric vehicles, traveling on its roadways Rekor Systems global AI technology company with a mission to build safer, smarter, and more efficient cities through intelligent infrastructure, has been chosen […]

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Preliminary Data Show Continued Impact of Supply-Chain Constrained Production

Preliminary Data Show Continued Impact of Supply-Chain Constrained Production

| January 6, 2022

ACT Research reports December’s orders were the second weakest of the year, reflecting ongoing supply-side shortages Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December were 22,800 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders dropped to 18,100 units, a significant sequential uptick for Class 8 but lower m/m and y/y readings for the medium-duty market. Complete […]

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Yokohama Tire Executives Reflect on 2021 and Look Ahead to 2022

Yokohama Tire Executives Reflect on 2021 and Look Ahead to 2022

| January 6, 2022

Commercial fleet operators will continue to place a premium on tires that deliver the lowest TCO, while exploring integrated digital solutions The tire industry rebounded in 2021 but faced an uphill battle due to continued pandemic-related issues and supply chain challenges. In this executive Q&A, Jeff Barna, president and CEO of Yokohama Tire, along with […]

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