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Volvo LIGHTS project team wins 2021 Climate Leadership Award

Volvo Trucks North America recently accepted a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project in Southern California. The “Innovative Partnership” award was presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) to showcase and recognize exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in

Daimler Trucks names new president of remarketing

T.J Reed has been named president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing (DTR), effective immediately, the company announced. In his new role, Reed will oversee all activities for DTR, including sales, marketing and distribution, and be responsible for leading the SelecTrucks brand of used truck retailers. Reed rejoins DTNA from Meritor Inc. where he spent the past

Recapping the 2021 TMC Fall Meeting

Another week, another trade show recap! The gang’s all here once again as Editor Jason Morgan and Senior Editor David Sickels join the podcast to talk about last month’s TMC Fall Meeting, which took place in Cleveland and was host to a bevy of OEM and supplier news. We talk about the news from the

ACT Research lowers truck production forecasts

ACT Research has trimmed its near-term commercial vehicle production forecasts amid continued supply-side constraints. “The setup for the entire 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,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s vice president. “Just like

Bendix talks safety system data at the HD Repair Forum

In addition to protecting your fleet and drivers from accidents, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) also gather quite a bit of data that can be useful to a fleet. Jim Barber, Bendix director of fleet sales and service, NA-West, addressed the topic in a recent talk at the Heavy Duty Repair Forum in September. “Our

Kenworth Chillicothe plant earns EPA award

The Kenworth Chillicothe manufacturing plant recently received the 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence “E3” Platinum Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in Ohio that demonstrate commitment to exceed regulatory compliance and attain exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. Kenworth Chillicothe was one of three companies in Ohio

Reyco Granning to provide suspensions for Forest River Bus

Reyco Granning announced a new partnership with Forrest River Bus to provide its air-ride solution for the transit bus, shuttle bus and coach markets. According to Reyco Granning, its TransportMaster was designed to improve ride quality, manage body height and permit kneeling for commercial buses. Other features and benefits highlighted by the manufacturer: • Pre-plumbed air

ACT Expo: A recap podcast, part 2

It’s time for part two! For those who missed it, the last episode of Fleet Future featured Editor Jason Morgan, Senior Editor David Sickels and yours truly, Managing Editor Alex Crissey, recapping September’s zero-emissions focused ACT Expo. Jason attended the show, but David and I did not, so we peppered him with questions for enough

Yokohama introduces new all-position truck tires

Yokohama Tire has introduced the 124R and 505C all-position tires, which are now available in the U.S. The tires meet the industry’s required performance criteria for severe snow service and carry the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol on the sidewall. The 124R radial tire is designed for regional pick-up and delivery fleets and comes in nine sizes, ranging from 17.5

TEC Equipment expands representation of Jerr-Dan into Nevada

TEC Equipment of Portland, Ore., has expanded their support of Jerr-Dan towing and recovery products into the state of Nevada. TEC Equipment is a truck and trailer dealership with 28 locations in the western U.S. and now represents Jerr-Dan in Nevada from their North Las Vegas and Sparks stores. Since March of this year, TEC

Cooper Tire announces new Roadmaster steer tire for long-haul fleets

Cooper Tire has introduced the Roadmaster RM832+ EM steer tire for long-haul fleets. The new tire is SmartWay verified and features 18/32nds of tread depth, and a decoupling rib, which together promote weight distribution and even wear. The tire will be available in seven sizes in the U.S. and Canada: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 11R24.5 in Load Range

Dana, Bosch reach fuel cell manufacturing agreement

Dana and Bosch have announced the signing of a long-term cooperation agreement to mass produce metallic bipolar plates for fuel-cell stacks. Dana says its licensed intellectual property will serve as the foundation for the companies to co-develop and co-produce the metallic bipolar plates, an integral component in the fuel cell stack. Bosch says its fuel cell