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Ground Mounted Trailer Support for docking applications

Ideal Warehouse Innovations have developed a new, hands-free, trailer support system–The Ground Mounted Trailer Support (GMTS), the company announced in a press release. The GMTS can be deployed/retracted with the push of a button. The new support is permanently positioned in the trailer docking area in its retracted state. When a trailer has been docked

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Jake Brake update enhances PACCAR engine lineup

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has upgraded the company’s engine brake on model-year 2021 PACCAR MX-11 heavy-duty diesel engines. The electronically controlled engine brake now includes a new high-flow solenoid to facilitate faster, smoother gear shifting, resulting in simplified and smoother vehicle operation, as

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Kenworth’s truck manufacturing plants earn awards

Kenworth’s Chillicothe, Ohio, and Renton, Washington, assembly plants received a total of three prestigious 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards in the Engineering and Production Technology category. The awards were announced today by the Manufacturing Leadership Council of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The Kenworth Chillicothe plant was honored with Manufacturing Leadership Awards for its new Kenworth

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Penske Logistics honored by GM with Supplier of the Year awards

Penske Logistics’ work in the automotive sector has been recognized by long-time customer General Motors, with a pair of 2021 Supplier of the Year awards, at GM’s recent Phoenix awards ceremony. Penske took home the hardware in the Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) category for services provided in Mexico, and for Dedicated Delivery Service (DDS) efforts to transport service parts

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Ford F-150 lightning software estimates range for towing applications

The Ford F-150 Lightning boasts towing capabilities up to an available 10,000 pounds with its 775 lb.-ft. of electric torque. Ford-exclusive technologies–Intelligent Range and FordPass Power My Trip plus the available class-exclusive Onboard Scales work–give F-150 Lightning customers more accurate vehicle range estimates based on actual towing experiences and real-time energy use, while Trailer Profile

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Navistar highlights service network women who drive female technician recruitment

Navistar highlighted several women within its International Truck and IC Bus service network who are changing the trucking service industry by championing inclusivity and equity. One of which was technician Missy Albin of Taylor and Lloyd Inc., who has worked closely with the TECH EmPOWERment program to angle recruitment toward women. Albin, an International Truck

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Torc announces advisory council to collaborate with logistics companies

Torc Robotics has announced the launch of the Torc Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC) in support of its goal to be the first scalable, profitable, commercialized Level 4 truck solution. The TAAC is comprised of key freight industry players who will provide strategic guidance to Torc as it integrates with the freight network and tackles challenges

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Goodyear invests in connected mobility technology

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has announced that its venture capital arm, Goodyear Ventures, has added Nova Labs, formerly Helium Inc., to its growing investment portfolio. Nova Labs is the pioneer of decentralized wireless communications and founder of the core technologies powering the Helium Network. The Helium Network provides public, long-range wireless coverage for

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Five truck trend takeaways from April

April showered us with more than just rain. From expansion to electrification to autonomous technology, we were showered with a deluge of new and exciting trucking industry updates. So, unless your eyes have been glued to our page since the beginning of the month (quite impressive to say the least), there’s a chance you could

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Old Dominion Freight Line adds capacity with seven new, expanded facilities

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has announced its latest expansion efforts with service center growth in seven cities in the fourth quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2022. The less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier’s new or improved facilities include Alliance, Texas, Byhalia, Miss., Clear Lake, Iowa, Kernersville, N.C., Marysville, Wash., West Columbia, S.C., and Westfield, Mass.

Yokohama Tire’s 121T regional trailer tire now on sale

Yokohama Tire’s latest commercial product – the 121T – is now on sale in the U.S. The 121T is specifically engineered for trailer use only. The new tire is severe snow service-rated in all weather conditions and is offered in sizes 215/75R17.5 and 235/75R17.5. Benefits of the 121T, according to the tire maker, include: • The

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Bridgestone launches rigid dump truck tire, tire monitoring solution

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced its new three-star 24.00R35 rigid dump truck tire and real-time tire monitoring system, IntelliTire, to construction and quarry customers. The three-star rigid dump truck tire as an expansion of its 24.00R35 product portfolio, a lineup specially developed for mid-sized rigid dump trucks to carry hefty loads on flat terrain, often