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Volvo Trucks announces next generation VNR Electric with enhanced range, additional configurations

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that production of the enhanced Volvo VNR Electric model will begin in Q2 2022 and features an up to 85% increased range, faster charging and more configurations for heavy-duty transport. Volvo Trucks first began taking customer orders for its first Volvo VNR Electric model in December 2020, with commercial

Where is the trucking sustainability boom coming from?

Fleets in the U.S. interested in reducing carbon emissions now have a ton of fuel options on the table, all in the name of sustainability. But why is this? Why now? Well, it’s a variety of factors, including increased regulation and government incentives are pushing toward an increase in renewable fuel and emissions reduction. Click

How’s the trucking decarbonization journey coming?

In the opening days of 2021, Shell and Deloitte published a joint 104-page study on how to decarbonize the road freight sector called Decarbonizing Road Freight: Getting in Gear. In the study, more than 70% of the 158 freight-leading interviewees – from logistics companies to vehicles manufacturers to regulators–said they consider decarbonization as either the

How Navistar helps trucking fleets tackle decarbonization

You can likely steer your fleet’s decarbonization train on your own, but a good partner can help you gain real momentum. Take a company like Navistar, which manufactures International brand trucks and IC Bus school buses, for example, which has done a ton of the legwork upfront to help you get the most mileage out

Truck lighting tips for increased productivity

Light! Who thinks much about light? Let me tell you, it can pay to think about light. Take this example: In an effort to evenly illuminate the largest area possible in the back of your truck, you might spec the cargo area with either one central lamp or maybe a few lights spaced out down

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index shows capacity recovering

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with November data, showed across-the-board increases. The ACT For-Hire Trucking Index is a monthly survey of for-hire trucking service providers. ACT Research converts responses into diffusion indexes, where the neutral or flat activity level is 50. “Led by better driver availability, the Capacity Index increased 6.1

Morgan Truck Body, SEA Electric, Central Trailer Service for 40 EV truck bodies

Morgan Truck Body is collaborating with SEA Electric and longtime Morgan-authorized distributor Central Trailer Service to fulfill orders for 40 EV truck bodies by year-end 2022. The truck chassis features the zero-emission SEA Electric SEA-Drive Power System, with a 1,106 lb.-ft. electric motor combined with a 138kWh battery pack, upfitted with Morgan’s lightweight Aluminum Dry

U.S. trailer orders about lower YTD compared to first 11 months of 2020

November net U.S. trailer orders of 32,103 units increased more than 84% from the previous month, but were nearly 20% lower compared to November of 2020. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 33.9k units were up more than 73% versus October, but 18% lower than the previous November, according to this month’s issue of

Arnott acquires JRi Shocks

Arnott has acquired JRi Shocks. The acquisition enables Arnott to expand its air suspension product portfolio within the SEMA performance market to reach additional customers including street cars, Jeep vehicles, trucks, motorcycles and UTVs. JRi Shocks will continue to serve its existing markets and customers. Customers should see no change in the day-to-day operations of

U.S. used truck retail sales, average price and age up YTD

Preliminary used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) decreased 22% month-over-month and dropped 23% y/y in November, according to ACT Research. That said, through the first 11 months of the year, activity is 10% higher compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the

How telematics can give truck drivers better work-life balance

Addressing a proper work-life balance, recognition and opportunities for training are important in any industry for keeping employees satisfied. In trucking, fleet managers have access to some unique tools to keep tabs on these employee satisfaction levels. Many of these fleet management tools can be customized to collect data insights that adapt to the needs

Amazon Web Services announces AWS IoT FleetWise

Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced AWS IoT FleetWise, a new service that the company says makes it easier and more cost-effective for automakers to collect, transform and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near-real time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, automakers can collect and organize data in any format present in their vehicles (regardless