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Watch: What does tire compounding do for a truck’s fuel economy?

You’ll find compounding in every truck tire; it’s this blending of chemicals and other ingredients that affects nearly every aspect of how your trucks’ tires perform—especially when it comes to fuel economy. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Today, we’re talking rubber

Traton Group, Navistar complete merger

The Traton Group has successfully completed its merger with Navistar and now holds all Navistar common shares, the companies announced. Navistar is to be delisted and deregistered with the SEC during the month of July. A strategic alliance has been in place between Traton and Navistar since 2017, and as a new brand of the

Reyco Granning releases new ResponseMaster suspension variant

Reyco Granning has released a new 22K variant for its ResponseMaster to complement the existing 20,000 lb. GAWR and 24,000 lb. GAWR versions. The ResponseMaster IFS is purpose-designed for custom fire and rescue vehicle, combining refined ride and rugged design, the company says. Reyco Granning says the system increases safety and reduces response time for

Kenworth donates T680 sleeper as 2021 ‘Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence’ award

Kenworth will provide the top award – a Kenworth T680 equipped with a 76-in. sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain featuring the PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR TX-12 automated transmission, and PACCAR DX-40 tandem rear axles.

HDA Truck Pride to hold in-person shareholder’s meeting

A reuniting of more than 500 industry colleagues at the first in-person meeting for the commercial vehicle aftermarket will take place in Dallas, Texas for the 2021 HDA Truck Pride Annual Shareholder’s Meeting. The meeting will take place July 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan, with a virtual component to follow July 21-22. Attendees from over

Drivewyze announces open enrollment for weigh station e-inspections

Drivewyze has announced open enrollment for automated electronic e-Inspections at weigh stations in three participating states. Software activation is free for Drivewyze PreClear customers, and available through participating Drivewyze ELD partners. “This is the beginning of streamlining inspections, which is a major win for fleets and drivers, plus for those in law enforcement,” said Brian

Watch: The benefits of Level 2 automation in trucking

Level 2 automation has been a game-changer in terms of safety for about a decade now, and manufacturers continue to churn out better versions of this technology every year. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Level 2 automation systems basically work by

Class 8 orders should rise in coming months

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that North American Class 8 net orders were soft in May, as full 2021 backlogs and as-yet (fully) opened 2022 order books constrained activity. The report, which combines ACT’s proprietary data analysis from a wide variety of industry sources, paints a comprehensive picture

XL Fleet, Rubicon collaborate on waste, recycling industry fleet electrification

XL Fleet Corp. has made an agreement with Rubicon, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments, to bring XL Fleet’s offerings for fleet electrification to Rubicon’s network of waste and recycling hauler partners. The companies say this will allow XL Fleet to grow its customer base by jointly

Mitchell 1 labor estimating guide available in Decisiv Marketplace

Mitchell 1‘s TruckLabor module in the TruckSeries truck repair information software is now available to access in the Decisiv Marketplace. With the added availability of the TruckLabor module, connected Decisiv Marketplace participants can seamlessly launch the labor estimating tool directly from any SRM active repair job. The Decisiv Service Relationship Management (SRM) platform enhances how

Trucksafe Consulting offers fleets a training, compliance solution

Trucksafe Consulting has launched compliance and training services dedicated to helping trucking companies of all sizes navigate DOT regulations, highway safety issues and driver retention. Offering personalized, focused safety and compliance consulting, as well as a library of on-demand educational and training videos via its Trucksafe Academy, Trucksafe says its partnership-based approach is meant to

VMAC releases research on air compressor lifespan

A recent VMAC survey of 1,464 visitors on the company’s website reveals that most survey respondents expect a truck-mounted air compressor to last six to 10 years, with 40.5% of respondents selecting this option. Next, 19.2% of respondents selected one to five years, followed by 17.8% selecting 11 to 15 years. This poll shows that