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Great Dane facilities receive TTMA 2021 Plant Safety Awards

Great Dane announced that its Jonesboro, AR, and Huntsville, TN, manufacturing facilities have won 2021 Plant Safety Awards from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). Great Dane Jonesboro is the winning trailer manufacturing plant in Category A, over 750,000-manhours; Great Dane Huntsville won in Category B, 350,000-750,000-man hours. Great Dane Jonesboro employs more than 400

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Zonar Logs receives third party certification to comply with Canadian ELD mandate 

Zonar has announced that its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, Zonar Logs, received third party certification from Transport Canada’s accreditation body, COMDriver, for use by Canadian fleets and federally regulated carriers crossing the U.S. and Canada border. For fleets that travel across the U.S.-Canada border, full enforcement of the Canadian ELD mandate begins on January 1, 2023.  In addition to

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HDA Truck Pride Top Tech finalists advance to TMC SuperTech Competition

On June 25, 2022, the Top Tech competition was held at the Maryland Motor Truck Association and HDA Truck Pride sent six of their representatives to participate in the competition. Of the six to participate, Luke Noyes from Blaine Brothers in Clearwater, Minnesota and Brian Judy from RT&T Repair in East Dubuque, Illinois successfully completed

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Hyliion, Cummins to bring natural gas Hypertruck ERX powertrain to the North America market

Hyliion Holdings Corp a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, and Cummins Inc., a power solutions provider, recently announced the two companies are joining forces to optimize the Cummins natural gas engine as the generator for the Hypertruck ERX powertrain. Together the companies plan to obtain key environmental certifications for Cummins’ natural

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ACT Research Class 8 Tractor Dashboard drops again

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the top line on the Class 8 Tractor Dashboard dropped again in April. “The Tractor Dashboard result affirms the steady and steep erosion in prospective business conditions for Class 8 tractors that has been the rule through calendar year 2022,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst.

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Medium-duty box trucks are electrifiable, NACFE reports

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released the fourth and final market segment report—Electric Trucks Have Arrived: The Use Case For Medium-Duty Box Trucks—based on findings from last year’s Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E) freight efficiency demonstration. The top level finding from the report is that 100% of that market segment will embrace

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AMPLY Power, Lightning eMotors to integrate of OMEGA charge management software for fleets

AMPLY Power announced the first deployment of its “Powered by AMPLY” offering, enabling OEMs to integrate AMPLY’s charge management software with their electric vehicles (EV)—making the electrification process for fleets easier than ever. AMPLY partnered with Lightning eMotors to launch the new offering. With Powered by AMPLY, Lightning will its vehicle telematics with AMPLY’s OMEGA charge

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J.B. Hunt, Waymo add Wayfair to autonomous trucking pilot in Texas

J.B. Hunt Transport Services and Waymo recently announced the latest development in their collaboration on autonomous trucking technology will include a pilot delivering goods for J.B. Hunt customer Wayfair, one of the world’s largest destinations for the home. The latest pilot will span six-plus weeks during July and August and take place along the I-45

Milwaukee highlights fast cordless lockbolt installations

Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL ¼-inch Lockbolt Tool w/ ONE-KEY eliminates the need for compressors and hoses and provides faster installation speeds that allow users are able to increase their productivity and complete more applications back-to-back, the company noted in a recent press release. When equipped with a M18 REDLITHIUM 5.0 battery, users can install up to

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The (EV)olution of vehicle maintenance

As time goes on, more and more ways of doing something are being discovered and while that sounds great, it can be hard to keep up with the constantly evolving trends. When EVs were first introduced, it was anticipated that the maintenance and service needs would diminish due to lack of fluids, moving parts and aftermarket

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NFI places Hypertruck ERX order

Hyliion Holdings Corp recently announced that NFI has ordered 10 units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots. NFI’s focus on sustainably serving communities across North America led to their interest in the Hypertruck ERX. The order comes after the Hypertruck Innovation Council member visited Hyliion’s headquarters for a Ride and Drive experience

Navistar recognizes top suppliers with 2022 Supplier Excellence Awards

Navistar recently announced its 2022 Supplier Excellence Awards. The Supplier Excellence Awards recognize top performing suppliers from all around the world across a variety of industries. The 2022 Supplier Excellence Awards have been designed to recognize suppliers in two major categories: Performance and Leadership. The Performance Awards honor excellence in performance across quality, delivery, cost

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