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Lightning eMotors repowers vehicles for zero-emission shuttle services

Lightning eMotors, a provider of zero emissions medium duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology, is giving old gasoline and diesel vehicles a second zero-emissions life by repowering a variety of passenger transit vehicles for shuttle service providers to some of the leading tech companies located throughout Silicon Valley. The all-electric vehicles include Class 3

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Focus on tire pressure to save tires, time and money at the pump

You’ve seen it in the headlines and all over social media: The price of diesel is climbing. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make every penny count by being sure there is nothing negatively impacting your truck’s fuel economy. Underinflated tires are among one of the most common reasons for insufficient gas mileage and

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Truckstop.com survey reveals transportation industry challenges, opportunities

Truckstop.com took a pulse on what carriers are experiencing, revealing significant challenges and opportunities in the transportation industry. According to a survey conducted by Truckstop.com, carriers are currently faced with many challenges on the road, so much so that, according to Truckstop.com survey findings, over half (51%) of carriers polled are looking to change jobs in

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Monthly Leasing and Finance Index  new business volume up 16% y/y, down 10% m/m

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for May was $9.4 billion, up 16 percent year-over-year from new business volume in May 2021. Volume was down 10 percent from

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Innovative Products of America introduces the SMART MUTT X for five trailer-type connections

Innovative Products of America (IPA) recently announced the launch of the #4105 SMART MUTT X series for testing five of the most common trailer types with one unit. Model #4105 supersedes IPA’s #9004A SMART MUTT with new features and capabilities. New features include: a larger processor for future expandability, seven-way round and seven-way flat connections and a 12-button

Rand McNally’s video telematics now running on its new vehicle platform

 Rand McNally announced that its Rand Video Telematics (RVT) solution is now available on the company’s newly released Rand Platform. This advancement comes just three months after the company launched its camera, and two months after the acquisition of an Australian vehicle platform and company. In addition to the benefits of signing into one platform and ability

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Dana, Lion Electric Co. announce long-term agreement for electrified systems

Dana Incorporated recently announced that it has confirmed its strategic supply relationship with current OEM partner Lion Electric Co. to support its line-up of electric buses as well as medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The strategic relationship covers the supply of the electrical drive systems, including electric motors, inverters, and controllers, as well as axles and

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Velociti doubles warehouse size to keep up with the growth, supply chain strategies

Velociti Inc. announced that, due to rapidly increasing technology adoption, strong demand for its VeloCare technology health monitoring and repair service and concerns over supply chain constraints, it has moved warehouse operations to a new 65,000-square-foot facility doubling its current warehousing space. Introduced in 2013, Velociti’s unique VeloCare Program combines Technology Health Monitoring, Field Repair Services,

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Amerit Fleet Solutions to provide maintenance, repair services to support Nikola truck pilot

Amerit Fleet Solutions recently announced that they have entered into an agreement with Nikola Corp. to provide warranty and demand repair programs to Nikola customers across the country. Under the terms of the agreement, Amerit will provide maintenance and repair programs to support Nikola customers whose operations are outside Nikola’s dealer network. The program will

QCD, Scale Microgrid Solutions and Incharge Energy collaborate on fleet electrification project 

Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a division of Golden State Foods, has partnered with Scale Microgrid Solutions and InCharge Energy to electrify its Southern California fleet based in La Puente. This $20 million electrification project, which includes the purchase of 30 zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks, 16 chargers and a renewable energy microgrid to power

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Western Products launches new & improved website

Western Products has recently announced the launch of its new and improved website featuring a better foundation, a more user-friendly layout and enhanced navigation. Specific upgrades to the new WESTERN site include:  A better foundation with fixed technical issues, improved load times for faster page speed and enhanced ADA compliance.  A restructured homepage that includes a

Kenworth inaugural truck parade makes it debut in Chillicothe, Ohio

Hosted in downtown Chillicothe, Ohio, the Kenworth Class 8 truck assembly plant recently held its inaugural truck parade featuring more than 50 Class 8 Kenworth trucks, including models built in 1967. The mix of new, classic and customized trucks were showcased by drivers from 28 states and Canada for the 2022 Kenworth Truck Parade. The