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Torc Robotics taps Daimler Truck alum as the new CEO

Daimler Truck and Torc Robotics recently announced a change in leadership at Torc that will usher in the next era of growth, product commercialization, and customer focus. Effective October 1, Dr. Peter Vaughan Schmidt, currently head of Daimler Truck’s Autonomous Technology Group, will succeed Michael Fleming as chief executive officer of Torc Robotics, an independent

NRS highlights important brake pad features to face winter weather challenges

Proper braking system operation is always important, but doubly so in winter weather when snow and ice can present poor driving conditions. A brake pad that is crumbling due to corrosion is both a safety issue and cost liability. Ahead of winter weather, NRS noted several key replacement brake pad features that are important to

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper kick off Hawaiian Getaway sweepstakes

Pack your bags! Thirty lucky Grand Prize winners, and their guests, are headed to Honolulu, Hawaii,courtesy of Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. The trip will include roundtrip airfare for two and hotelaccommodations at the beautiful Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach. Winners will enjoy 7 daysimmersed in all that Hawaii has to offer, including

Trailer demand remains strong; manufacturer’s endure supply-chain issues

July net US trailer orders of 16,997 units were 33% lower compared to last month, but more than 103% above the year-ago July level, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report. “OEMS continue to negotiate with fleets, but with some 2023 orderboards opened in June, those efforts quickly moved

Mack Defense receives more truck orders for the U.S. Army Heavy Dump Truck Program

Mack Defense announced that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve have ordered an additional 144 Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDTs). The additional vehicles, based on the commercially available Mack Granite model, are part of the previously announced firm-fixed price $296 million contract to be fulfilled over seven years that the Army awarded Mack

Aurora Parts, Fruehauf announce exclusive distribution partnership

Aurora Parts, a supplier of aftermarket semi-trailer parts, and Fruehauf have reached a strategic agreement making Aurora Parts the exclusive aftermarket distributor of all Fruehauf parts in the United States. Fruehauf celebrated the grand opening of their new production facility in June 2022 in Bowling Green, Ky., reintroducing the Fruehauf brand back in the U.S.

Severe weather alerts now part of Drivewyze Safety+

Drivewyze is now providing real-time weather warnings as part of its Drivewyze Safety+ proactive driver notification platform. Drivewyze has integrated its technology with trusted weather data partners to pinpoint extreme or severe weather occurrences in the U.S., giving drivers time to slow down, alter routes, or pull over in severe weather cases. Severe Weather Alerts

Fontaine Modification names Jennifer Sweet vice president of work truck sales and business development

Fontaine Modification Work Truck & EV Solutions has hired Jennifer Sweet as vice president of work truck sales and business development. Sweet began her career at a full-line GM dealership as commercial manager selling GM light and medium duty vehicles. She later spent 10 years with a GM and Isuzu joint venture as a medium duty

FTR reports preliminary trailer orders decline in July from final June numbers

FTR reports preliminary trailer orders fell back in July 28% from the final trailer orders reported for June to a total of 17,000 units. July 2022 trailer order activity was +101$ y/y with orders now totaling 275,000 units for the past twelve month. “Amidst these uncertainties and production challenges, OEMs have continued to strategically manage

Gabrielli Truck Sales becomes Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer

Volvo Trucks North America has designated Gabrielli Truck Sales, one of the largest and oldest commercial truck dealers in the Northeast, as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electric trucks to their fleets. Gabrielli Truck Sales recently completed the required

Thermo King all-electric, zero emission solutions approved by California Air Resources Board

Thermo King announced that customers in California who purchase the all-electric e200 or e1000 transport refrigeration units (TRUs) for their trucks will be eligible to receive point-of-sale discounts through the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE). The Thermo King e200 and e1000 TRU models are part of the company’s

AT&T Fleet Complete launches FC Hub fleet management tools

Fleet Complete is introducing AT&T Fleet Complete FC Insights Solution Suite, a big-data IoT platform with web and mobile apps for fleets to monitor and manage all aspects of their mobile operations. Featuring a refreshed, modernized user interface, AT&T Fleet Complete FC Insights Solutions Suite provides commercial fleet operations with near real-time insights to manage