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Amrep introduces rear load refuse truck

Amrep has released a new rear load refuse truck equipped with Hardox AR500 and AR450 steel body. According to the company, benefits include a rear load design built for harsh weather and less maintenance, which makes it easy for crews to load by hand. This kind of versatility is ideal for haulers navigating narrow streets

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Five truck trend takeaways from October

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Electric trucks could change service shop operations Electric trucks are coming and reduced maintenance is potentially coming along with

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Demand remains solid but supply chain issues plague trucking industry, ACT Research reports

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the setup for the entire commercial vehicle industry remains unchanged. Despite rock-solid demand metrics across the spectrum of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle types, industry capacity remains range-bound across a broad front of supply-chain constraints. “Demand-side activities remain at as-good-as-it-gets levels. Front-side industry metrics remain

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ERoad introduces Clarity Solo Dashcam

ERoad has introduced of the Clarity Solo Dashcam, a dual-facing camera that delivers HD footage that enables fleet owners to see what their drivers see with every safety event. The company says that this is especially important as lawsuits against trucking companies are increasing in frequency and greater sums are being awarded in lawsuit verdicts.  ERoad says

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Registration, housing open for Work Truck Week 2022 in Indianapolis

Registration and housing are now open for Work Truck Week 2022, which is returning to Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Work Truck Week includes Work Truck Show exhibits, education and training, Green Truck Summit, a Ride and Drive and multiple networking activities. Work Truck Week 2022 includes new online features such as on-demand exhibitor listings, product information and

Rand McNally upgrades navigation devices

Rand McNally announced an over-the-air upgrade to its Rand Navigation software. The upgrade, which involves a map update and extensive improvements to the routing and interface, will be available for all latest model Rand McNally TND and OverDryve tablet devices. The upgrade will be rolling out to devices through the month of November. Among the upgrades are

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Truck market was strong in September

The latest data from ACT Research shows a stronger trucking market in September. The release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an increase in volumes, pricing, and capacity, with a lower but still-strong supply-demand balance. The ACT For-Hire Trucking Index is a monthly survey of for-hire trucking service providers. “Although it increased in September, the Volume Index is

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Carrier Transicold to introduce new Supra S10 refrigeration unit

Carrier Transicold has introduced the new Supra S10 diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit. This fifth model in the Supra line will be available through Carrier Transicold’s North American dealer network in early 2022. “The Supra S10 unit is ideal for local and regional cold chain distribution operations where the largest box trucks require maximum refrigeration performance,” said

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FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index ‘as good as it gets for 2021’ in August

FTR reports that its Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for August continued to gradually improve to the best reading since September 2020 at -6.8, slightly better than the -8.1 July index.  A minor loosening of capacity utilization and marginally lower fuel costs contributed to the improvement in the August SCI measure. Market conditions for shippers are technically

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Penske Truck Leasing opens new West Fargo facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new full-service location in West Fargo, North Dakota, located at 830 7th Street NE. The facility is 14,520-sq.-ft. and is located on 4.3 acres. It has three truck service bays, wash bay and a self-service fuel island. This Penske location provides access to both I-94 and I-29.    “We have been in this area for 16 years, and it was

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Road Ready partners with Air-Weigh on trailer telematics

Road Ready has announced a new partnership with Air-Weigh on its LogIQ integrated data platform integration partner. The LogIQ integrated data platform incorporates combined tractor and trailer weight when the vehicle is tethered and in operation.  By pairing this with Air-Weigh scales, fleets will be able to receive gross weight data right in Road Ready’s FleetViz user interface, providing the ability to stay compliant while maximizing

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Monroe Truck Equipment, Work Truck Solutions partner on new website

Work Truck Solutions has partnered with Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. on a new website on which customers can easily search for commercial vehicles from Monroe, such as dump, service, platform and tow bodies, plus snow and ice management trucks.  Monroe Truck Equipment is a work truck designer, manufacturer, upfitter and distributor specializing in snow and

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