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Prelim N. A. Class 8 net orders show modest gain in June

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for June rose modestly m/m to 15,000 units. Orders continue to be subdued, as 2023 build slots remain restricted due to limited visibility into future conditions surrounding material costs and lead times. June activity was up 13% from May and down 36% y/y. Class 8 orders

Sensata Technologies develops Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Sensata Technologies announced it has developed a new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for vehicle OEMs. Sensata’s new BLE TPMS leverages its tire pressure monitoring sensors by replacing the ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio with BLE radio to enable two-way communication. These new BLE TPMS solutions are available in both clamp-in and snap-in configurations, are

Kit Masters announces new national sales manager

Kit Masters recently announced that Kate Diecks has become the new National Sales Manager. After several years with Kit Masters, as the Eastern Regional Manager, Kate will now lead the way for Kit Masters into the next generation as the National Sales Manager. Kate’s leadership skills and depth of knowledge in the Heavy Duty Truck

Noregon announces latest enrollments in education program

Noregon has recently announced new enrollments in its education program. Noregon’s Education Program is a free service for diesel programs that gives institutions and its students training resources and access to the leading diagnostic and repair applications they will use in their careers. The following schools recently enrolled in the Education Program: Valley Career and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,