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Navistar launches technician apprenticeship program

Navistar is implementing its International Truck and IC Bus Uptime Academy, a 12-month technician apprenticeship program that offers paid, hands-on training in a real-world setting. The new program presents a 90-day dealership rotation to on-the-job class assignments. Students work with multiple vehicle types, including electric and fuel cell technologies. On top of 3,200 hours of

Mann+Hummel west coast distribution center goes live

Mann+Hummel’s new west coast distribution center has completed a go-live launch and will began shipping to select customers in the west coast region. The west coast distribution center will fulfill orders for the company’s automotive aftermarket brands of WIX Filters, Purolator, and Mann-Filter, along with private labeled brands. The 383,000-sq.-ft. facility is located across from

Daimler Truck CEO talks zero-emission ambitions, supply chain strains and the value of vocational trucks

Daimler Truck North America President and Chief Executive Officer John O’Leary is a busy man, especially so on Daimler Truck’s Capital Market Day Nov. 11. Even after spending untold hours speaking from Stuttgart, Germany, to investors about the future of the company, O’Leary was still happy to sit down with the media to help us

Daimler Trucks N.A., Platform Science introduce open OEM platform for fleet management

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), in collaboration with Platform Science have launched Virtual Vehicle, an open OEM platform that enables fleets to access telematics, software solutions, real-time vehicle data and third-party applications directly from their vehicles. In addition, the platform provides the tools to manage those applications, connectivity, and the mobile devices drivers need to

Jackson Group Peterbilt reports record growth in 2021

Peterbilt Motors Co. has recognized Jackson Group Peterbilt (JGP) for achieving record investment and growth in 2021. JGP has invested in new and upgraded locations and completed acquisitions to expand its footprint, extending its delivery of customer service, Peterbilt says. JGP took a multipronged approach which included three new locations in Oregon, Wyoming and Utah,

Jenn Reid joins Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions has named Jennifer Reid its digital lending sales director.

Amply Power launches containerized EV charging infrastructure solution

Amply Power has announced Inrush, a containerized infrastructure system for EV charging. The first deployment of this customer-ready solution is occurring with Amply’s long-standing customer, the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN). Through this agreement, Amply will design, construct and operate a charging facility leveraging Inrush charging capsules and Amply’s Omega Charge Management System to support ATN’s

Nokian adds additional E-Truck, R-Truck tire sizes

Nokian Tyres is widening its portfolio of E-Truck and R-Truck tires with new sizes – both Nokian E-Truck Steer 385/55R22.5 and Nokian R-Truck Trailer 285/70R19.5 are now available. The Nokian E-Truck family of tires is designed for reliable, economical miles on medium and regional haul trucks, the company says. Nokian R-Truck, on the other hand, is

Daimler Truck reveals profitability efforts ahead of stock market listing

Prior to its intended stock market listing in December 2021, Daimler Truck hosted its Capital Market Day, revealing profitability ambitions for each segment and financial discipline. In addition, Daimler Truck’s management board, led by CEO Martin Daum, presents further strategic and technological objectives. Following the supportive general meeting, the company is also planning its listing

Prestolite Electric debuts new Prestolite.com experience

Prestolite Electric and its Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems brand has debuted a new Prestolite.com website designed for access on any mobile device or tablet to find product content, interchange data and online parts catalogs, and educational resources for heavy duty distributors and service professionals. The company’s e-catalog, enhanced content and technical documentation are packaged inside

Shell Oil Co. acquires established fuel card business

Shell Oil Co. (Shell) has acquired MSTS Payments, LLC and its Multi Service Fuel Card business from Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc. (dba TreviPay). The Multi Service Fuel Card acceptance network and transaction processing platform provides Shell with a closed-loop payment network used by Commercial Road Transport (CRT) companies at thousands of truck stops in

Hauling refrigerated goods in the winter: Can it be too cold?

Just a few degrees can make a big difference in terms of quality at the end of a delivery, but can the cold outside affect the cargo inside the reefer unit? Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: For optimal food quality and