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Equipment Finance Industry confidence eases again in March

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation released the March 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 58.2, easing

Trucker support of PrePass reaches a new milestone

For the first time, more than 100,000 fleets representing more than 700,000 trucks chose to support PrePass Safety Alliance, the nonprofit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services. These motor carriers earn the opportunity to participate in PrePass and bypass weigh stations by maintaining current credentials and

Morgan Truck Body shows off electrified truck refrigerated concept body

Morgan Truck Body has unveiled its latest body innovations with the introduction of an electrified refrigerated concept truck body. Mounted on a Lion Electric Lion 6 chassis and utilizing a Thermo King all-electric refrigerated unit, the 24-foot truck body is constructed with materials that are designed to maximize thermal efficiency and lighten the load, and

Verizon Connect, AWS collaborate on full cloud migration

Verizon Connect recently migrated Verizon Connect Reveal, a fleet management software platform, entirely to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS). Verizon Connect, now fully on AWS, utilizes the AWS multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for solutions that are secure, scalable and reliable, and also enable continued growth for Verizon Connect, the company noted. Verizon Connect Reveal

Truck cruise control technology that looks at the road ahead

If you’ve ever visited the Northeast region of the country, you’ve most likely encountered intimidating terrain. The winding roads. The steep hills. The intricate routes that challenge any seasoned driver, and, most recently, advanced cruise control systems that aim to improve fuel efficiency and driver comfort.   Cue Mack Predictive Cruise Control with Econo-Roll, a standard

Daimler Truck North America CEO to provide clean truck update at ACT Expo

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event, announced John O’Leary, president and CEO of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), as the keynote speaker at the 11th annual show, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California from May 9-12, 2022. O’Leary’s

ISAAC, BlackBerry Radar team integrate to improve asset utilization, fleet visibility

​​BlackBerry Limited and ISAAC Instruments announced that BlackBerry Radar has been integrated within the ISAAC Open Platform, delivering more value in a comprehensive fleet management solution for commercial fleets. Fleet managers will now have an aggregate view of current tractor and trailer operations in a single console, enabling them to better manage and automate their dispatch operations, driver messaging

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for January still strong, but war raises risks

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for January fell to 11.46 from 14.45 in December amid rising diesel prices. Although more robust freight rates more than offset the effects of higher fuel costs, freight volume was a significantly weaker positive factor than it had been in December. A record surge in fuel costs in the wake

Mack OneCall roadside assistance service expanded to better serve Mack customers

Mack Trucks expanded its Mack OneCall 24/7 roadside assistance service and support offered through the MackUptime Center to better serve customers who have an unplanned event. The new digital tracking feature enables increased and real-time communication between drivers or fleet managers and roadside assistance providers so that customers are better informed as to when help

American Truck Dealers Association names National Truck Dealer of the Year

Rihm Family Companies has announced that its president and CEO Kari Rihm has been named the National Truck Dealer of the Year by the American Truck Dealers Association (ATD). The ATD Truck Dealer of the Year is a national award that recognizes commercial truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership, and service to

TRP Hemel awarded global TRP Store of The Year

PACCAR Parts recognizes TRP Hemel in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom as the 2021 Global TRP Store of the Year. TRP is PACCAR Parts’ exclusive worldwide brand of aftermarket replacement parts for all makes of trucks, trailers and buses. The TRP retail network includes 248 stores in 39 countries around the world. TRP Hemel is located

Rand McNally adds video telematics to its fleet platform

Rand McNally has launched an advanced two-way dash camera powered by Machine Vision (MV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) telematics. The new camera, part of the Rand Video Telematics solution, is available for shipment and subscription now. Engineered to improve fleet and driver safety, Rand Video Telematics (RVT) helps safeguard fleets from fraudulent claims as well