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Mack Trucks names its North American Dealer of the Year

McMahon Truck Centers based in Charlotte, N.C., is the Mack Trucks 2021 North American Dealer of the Year. Mack named McMahon the winner during an event at the American Truck Dealers Show, March 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mack annually presents the Dealer of the Year awards to its dealers that exceed sales, parts, leasing

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EPA’s ‘Clean Truck Plan’ proposes stronger standards for heavy-duty vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new, stronger standards to promote clean air and reduce pollution from heavy-duty vehicles and engines starting in model year (MY) 2027. The proposed standards would reduce emissions of smog- and soot-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) from heavy-duty gasoline and diesel engines and set updated greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for certain commercial vehicle categories.  This proposed

Volvo Trucks North America introduces I-Torque

The new Volvo I-Torque is a unique powertrain solution enabling the truck to operate optimally with up to a 31% increase in fuel-efficient speed range, achieving up to an amazing 8.5 miles per gallon at 85 mph, the company says. I-Torque comprises the D13 Turbo Compound (TC) engine, the I-Shift with overdrive features, adaptive gear shift

Xos Inc. delivers initial EVs to UniFirst Corp. in Southern California

Xos Inc., a manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles and powertrains, and provider of charging infrastructure and fleet management software, announced it has delivered three vehicles to UniFirst as part of an initial rollout of vehicles purchased by the workwear and textile service company. The three vehicles will be delivered to UniFirst’s

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National Fleet Products highlights van step, Hide-A-Ramp

National Fleet Products introduced its new fold-down van step and under-deck Hide-A-Ramp. The Van Step provides access in and out of cargo vans, and the Hide-A-Ramp slides out from under its integrated deck housing to provide van entry. Both products are initially designed for the Ford Transit platform, with versions for additional makes and models

Samsara introduces new tools for public works fleets

Each year, state and local agencies spend more than $2.3 billion on snow and ice control operations. This winter has been particularly challenging for public works, as severe winter storms have recently swept across much of the United States.  Without accurate visibility into the location and status of their vehicles such as snowplows, it’s difficult for public works departments

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Arnold Motor Supply joins the Auto Value Truck Parts program

Arnold Motor Supply officially joins the Auto Value Truck Parts program under the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.’s Commercial Vehicle and Heavy-Duty program. “The folks at Arnold Motor Supply and The Merrill Company, under the leadership of Eric Johnson, havebeen an exemplary member of the Auto Value brand for some time,” said John Washbish, president

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Cox Automotive announces new Mobility Fleet Services

Cox Automotive announced the introduction of Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services, representing an evolution of its full-service fleet solutions across scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, previously delivered in conjunction with industry leaders Dickinson Fleet Services and Interstate Truck Center. By operating under one unified brand, Cox Automotive Mobility Fleet Services will deliver a more holistic offering of on-site,

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CarriersEdge adds truck dashcam event integration system

CarriersEdge unveiled its new dashcam integration system that allows carriers to automatically assign and track required training based on dashcam captured events and behaviors. Designed as an open system, the functionality will work with camera systems from multiple leading providers. The dashcam integration system enables carriers to create and assign personalized programs for each driver. Using a drop-down

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Morgan Truck Body unveils electrified truck dry freight body

Morgan Truck Body unveiled a prototype 24-foot dry freight cargo van body. The Morgan Truck Body prototype incorporates new technologies and features including: Weight Reduction – Engineered to offset the added weight associated with EV chassis, Morgan is using advanced composite wall panels and lighter materials for the frame, subframe and accessories to address payload capacity

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Five truck trend takeaways from March

The end of March can be a trying time for basketball enthusiasts to say the least. As the brackets narrow in and the final four prepare to face off, fans of March Madness are eager to see which team will take home the title of championship winner. Here at FE, we don’t believe in picking

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Donaldson Filter Minder Connect receives Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award

The North American Truck Writers, a committee of transportation and logistics writers, announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition that Donaldson Filter Minder Connect is the winner of the 2022 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award for its connected IoT filtration monitoring solution. The annual award spotlights products or services

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