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Fontaine Specialized announces new Workhorse 55PVR pro trailer for the road paving industry

In early 2021, Fontaine Specialized introduced the Workhorse 55PVR paver trailer. Now Fontaine is introducing a new model to the Workhorse lineup–the 55PVR Pro. The new Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR PRO is a multi-purpose road construction trailer featuring the same low front approach angle that the manufacturer says is ideal for ground hugging pavers, and milling

SAF-Holland launches Quick Parts Kit Guide

SAF-Holland recently announced the launch of the new SAF-Holland Aftermarket Quick Parts Kit Guide. Created to provide complete visibility of its line of service parts and tools, the new Quick Parts Kit Guide will provide distributors and dealers with a comprehensive listing of the most popular service parts, kits and tools needed to meet their

Pilot Company and Bridgestone introduce fleet tire monitoring and service network

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) and Pilot Company announced a collaboration on an advanced tire monitoring and service network for commercial fleets at select travel center locations. This collaboration leverages Bridgestone Fleet Care mobility solutions and Pilot Company’s network of travel centers to provide more convenient, frequent, and actionable fleet tire intelligence. The initial trial phase will

Lightning eMotors, Collins Bus to expand electric school bus offering

Lightning eMotors, a provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and Collins Bus Corp., a manufacturer of Type A School Buses and a subsidiary of REV Group recently announced the expansion of their zero-emission Type A school bus offering to include both GM and Ford chassis platforms. Expansion of the Lightning eMotors-Collins

Five truck trend takeaways from July

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not quite ready for the leaves to start falling. The first of August marks the beginning of the end. It’s soon time to turn off the A/C and crank up the heat. Before you know it, Christmas will be right around the corner! … maybe I’m getting

Inflation, interest rates, recession and supply chains still overarching themes

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, surging inflation, the Fed hiking interest rates into a potential recession, and supply-chain disruptions remain overarching themes. According to Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and Senior Analyst, “The prospect of a US recession has grown materially since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and

Jacobs Vehicle Systems highlights modular technologies to reduce vehicle emissions

Engine braking and cylinder deactivation technologies are key technologies for meeting upcoming global emission standards. Well known for its engine braking technologies–for example, the Jake Brake and High Power Density (HPD) engine brake–Jacobs is also developing new and effective valve control technologies, that enhance engine performance and at the same time reduce emissions and improve

Continental highlights camera options to improve driver vision, safety

Continental Platform AHD Camera systems make operations safer and easier so drivers can easily navigate tight spots such as warehouse loading docks, busy streets, shipping facilities, and staging areas, the company noted in a recent product release. Available with rear, front, and side view cameras, the systems features two-mega pixel cameras with high image clarity

Transforming truck data into results with telematics solution

To maintain swift operations, one of the most essential parts of a fleet manager’s role is evaluating the operational metrics and equipment trends that help determine the circumstances under which problems are occurring. Having access to the numbers doesn’t act as a standalone solution. Everyone has piles of data, but it’s how the data is

ACT Research Class 8 tractor dashboard still downbeat

ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the top line on the Class 8 Tractor Dashboard was unchanged in May, the third month of moderately downbeat readings. “Our interpretation of the recent Tractor Dashboard reading is a gradual erosion of Class 8 market demand into the second half of 2022, but no ‘spiral down’ and certainly not

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: More capacity and less volume 

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, showed volume and pricing down, with capacity still on the high side, resulting in a lower Supply-Demand Balance in June. “The reading shows volumes continuing to contract, as sustained inflation and high fuel prices erode consumer confidence,” said Carter Vieth, research associate, ACT Research. “Substitution effects are

CMA LLC appoints Aaron Murphy as Senior Vice President

Double Coin and CMA LLC announced Aaron Murphy has been appointed Senior Vice President, effective July 1. Murphy will focus on further developing the sales teams and strategies in North America as well as supporting corporate objectives underway to support the growth.  He will be based in Florida. This marks a return to CMA for Murphy,