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Aon announces last-mile delivery insurance program in partnership with CarrierHQ

Aon plc and CarrierHQ have launched their last-mile delivery insurance program. The companies say the program provides operators in the last mile delivery space with custom, affordable and continuous coverage solutions. Customers are provided a user interface and application process that is curated by a dedicated and experienced team. The companies say the program expands

Used Class 8 retail sales volumes and prices rose YTD in October

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were 6% lower month-over-month. Longer-term volumes were down 20% y/y, but up 13% ytd. Average prices were 3% higher compared to September, 54% more expensive than in

Samsara ELD solution granted third-party certification in Canada

Samsara‘s electronic logging device (ELD) solution is now certified in Canada. This third-party certification confirms that Samsara’s ELD solution meets all requirements outlined by the Canadian ELD Technical Standard to comply with the country’s federal ELD mandate. While the Canadian ELD mandate went into effect in June 2021, the government has taken a progressive approach

Why you need to be using truck tire inflation load tables

Yes, I know that you know that maintaining the proper tire inflation pressure is important. But other ideas surrounding the idea of proper tire inflation pressure are also important. And I can’t stress enough the importance of understanding that the inflation pressure doesn’t need to be a set number all the time – it needs

Grote Industries expands BriteZone LED work lamp family

Grote Industries has expanded its BriteZone family of products, adding eight new part numbers to the lineup to fit a variety of applications. The new rigid-mount handheld light (BZ421-5) features a digital readout that lets the user know precisely what battery charge level is left. The gooseneck lamp (BZ131-5) is an option for work trucks

Peterbilt deploys augmented reality tool for technicians

Peterbilt Motors Co. will have deployed 200 of its patented ARTech augmented reality tools to dealer locations by March 31, 2022. A proprietary software designed to innovate dealer service and improve customer uptime, ARTech utilizes three-dimensional and augmented reality views of chassis-specific Peterbilt trucks, along with existing service systems like PACCAR Solutions Service Management to

EV suitability assessment shows fleet electrification drives cost, CO2 savings

Geotab and Enterprise Fleet Management have announced results from one of Geotab’s largest fleet Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessments. The study included more than 91,000 of Enterprise Fleet Management’s leased vehicles. In addition to helping Enterprise Fleet Management better understand how the shift to EVs will affect its business today and beyond, the company says the

Volvo Trucks Dealer Group Vanguard acquires Advantage Truck Centers

Volvo Trucks North America announces Vanguard Truck Centers, a multi-regional, full-service commercial truck dealer group and leasing operation, has acquired Charlotte-based Advantage Truck Centers and Advantage Truck Leasing. Vanguard Truck Centers is one of Volvo Truck’s leading sales and leasing dealer groups, Volvo says, with locations in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Arizona. The acquisition

Truck driver availability starting to improve

The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with October data, showed a decrease in volumes, pricing, and productivity, with capacity up slightly and with a lower but still-healthy supply-demand balance. 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

Equipment finance industry confidence higher in November

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the November 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance

LSI adds new Ohio distribution, shipping hub

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils and custom lubricant solutions provider for industrial clients, has expanded its warehouse footprint with the addition of a 24,000 sq.-ft. facility located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. The facility was purchased to improve the efficiency and distribution of the company’s Hot

Commercial vehicle supply constraints, inflationary ramifications remain front-and-center

According to ACT Research’s recently-released Transportation Digest, the front-and-center concerns of the commercial vehicle industry at the moment are supply chain constraints, as well as the inflationary ramifications that flow from them. The report, which combines proprietary ACT data and analysis from a wide variety of sources, paints a comprehensive picture of trends impacting transportation