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Transfer Flow introduces gasoline replacement fuel tank system for Ford Super Duty

Transfer Flow recently introduced its gasoline high-capacity replacement fuel tank for 2020-22 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty short bed, crew cab pickups with 6.2L and 7.3L engines. The 58-gallon fuel tank system passed extensive emissions testing and has been granted an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board. The larger fuel tank increases

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PACCAR Parts recognized as a top company for Women to Work for in Transportation

PACCAR Parts was recognized as a 2022 Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation by the Women In Trucking Association (WIT). This is the fourth consecutive year PACCAR Parts has received the designation. Companies included on the list were chosen for maintaining a corporate culture that fosters gender diversity as well as providing

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FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders remain elevated

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for October remained elevated for the second consecutive month, coming in at 43,200 units. October order activity was -23% m/m and +77% y/y, with Class 8 orders now totaling 271,000 units for the last 12 months. Net orders in October continue to solidify the notion that

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Mitchell 1 highlights support for heavy-duty EV service

Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly being adopted in the commercial vehicle market.  The numbers in use will only accelerate as charging networks become more common and fleets embrace the technology to reduce maintenance times and otherwise improve efficiencies and reduce overall costs.  One of the challenges that will face fleets adopting EVs in their business

Kenworth debuts T680 Next Generation with Aurora Driver

Kenworth debuted a T680 Next Generation equipped with the Aurora Driver at the recent ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. The truck was displayed in the Kenworth booth at the San Diego Convention Center. The prototype Kenworth T680 Next Gen provides an autonomy-enabled truck platform integrated with the Aurora Driver, a Level 4 autonomy system. The

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SAF-Holland donates product systems to Ferris State University’s heavy equipment program

SAF-Holland recently announce that it has donated a Class 8 drive axle air suspension and trailer axle system to Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan. The students in the University’s-Heavy Equipment Technology program will benefit from hands-on experience with the donated units which feature Neway AD heavy-duty drive axle air suspension with compensating

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Great Dane recognizes 2022 Supplier Award Winners

Great Dane recently recognized its top supplier partners during the 8th Annual Supplier Summit and Awards in Savannah, Ga. The 2022 Supplier Awards recognize a range of suppliers across the country, who provide key components to produce Great Dane’s dry, flat, and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies. The Supplier Awards recognize excellence in a range

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Bendix begins construction to expand its Mexico operation

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has begun construction on a new production facility at its operation in Acuña, Mexico. The plant will use highly automated manufacturing processes to produce two emerging, next-generation technologies: Global Scalable Brake Control (GSBC) and Global Scalable Air Treatment (GSAT). The facility, which joins three other state-of-the-art manufacturing plants and a

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Report: Global electric truck market size to reach 1,413,694 units by 2030

Due to the rising emissions levels and increasing prices of petroleum, along with petroleum’s limited availability, there has been a growing demand for zero-emission fuel vehicles, noted a new report from MarketsandMarkets, a company that provides B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies’ revenues. This

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Equipment Finance Industry confidence lower in October

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation recently released the October 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 45,

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Phillips Industries OEM division receives Wabash 2022 Supplier Award

Phillips Industries OEM division has been recognized as one of Wabash’s top suppliers receiving a 2022 Wabash Supplier Award for supply chain excellence. Wabash presents the annual awards to top suppliers for excellence in supply chain performance, considering criteria such as innovation, quality, delivery, cost, and service. On September 27, Phillips was presented with a 2022 Distinguished

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ATA: Driver shortage remains near record high

American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver shortage has eased slightly, but remains near its all-time high. “Based on our estimates, the trucking industry is short roughly 78,000 drivers,” Costello said. “That’s down slightly from 2021’s record of more than 81,000–but still extremely high historically.” ATA calculates the shortage estimates by determining

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