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Peterbilt offers new automated transmission

Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced the addition of the all-new PACCAR TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions to the family of PACCAR TX transmissions. The TX-18 Transmission is available in Peterbilt Models 567, 389 and 579 equipped with PACCAR MX engines. The TX-18 is designed to work exclusively with the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines.

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Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Truck Parts officially debuts

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. debuted the Alliance Commercial Vehicle and Heavy-Duty. National Auto Parts Warehouse, was one of the first to adopt the Auto Value Truck Parts brand across North America. “NPW became involved in Heavy Duty thru acquisition back in 2017,” said Chris Pacey, executive vice president and COO of NPW. “We

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Sensata Technologies meets commercial vehicle regulations

Sensata Technologies announced its Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) have been selected by multiple commercial tractor and trailer manufacturers to meet new and emerging vehicle standards and regulations worldwide. Specifically designed for the commercial vehicle market, Sensata’s TPMS solution is a complete system consisting of wireless sensors, receivers and an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that communicates with the vehicle over

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Are EVs sticking around for the long-haul? 

It seems there isn’t a shortage of things we can find to disagree on. Everyone has their own view (and a side that opposes them), and the trucking industry is no exception. But not being able to see eye to eye on hot topics isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it may just lead

Cummins to acquire Meritor

Cummins Inc. and Meritor Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Cummins will acquire Meritor. Under the terms of the agreement, Cummins will pay $36.50 in cash per Meritor share, for a total transaction value of approximately $3.7 billion, including assumed debt and net of acquired cash. “This agreement with

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BYD, Nikola zero-emissions trucks help Anheuser-Busch deliver game-day beer

Anheuser-Busch has teamed up with fleet partners, Nikola Corporation and BYD Motors, to deliver Bud Light NEXT with zero-emissions. The special ‘zero-emission delivery’ leveraged the technology of both partner to sustainably deliver beer from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Van Nuys, California to bars and retailers in Los Angeles using only zero-emission vehicles. The extended range Nikola

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Meritor, PACCAR Extend Electrification Agreement

Meritor has announced an extension to its current PACCAR agreement to supply 14Xe ePowertrains and battery electric vehicle integration kits for theClass 8 Kenworth T680E, and Peterbilt 579EV tractors and 520EV refuse trucks. The integrated, modular design of the 14Xe ePowertrain, Power Controls and Accessories (PCAS) and Energy Storage System (ESS) helps enable PACCAR to meet

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Kenworth T680E battery EVs eligible for base voucher incentive

The zero emissions Kenworth T680E battery electric vehicle is eligible for a base $120,000 voucher incentive available to qualifying California purchasers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the OEM announced in a press release. The financial incentive is offered through the 2022 CARB Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). In

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Southern Counties Express completes Kenworth EV demonstration

Southern Counties Express was the first fleet to operate a zero emissions Kenworth T680 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), powered by hydrogen, in real-world drayage activities at the Port of Los Angeles and surrounding area, the OEM noted in a press release. That was the first of 10 T680 FCEVs delivered last year by Kenworth

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Transervice Logistics names two new Directors of Business Development

Transervice Logistics Inc. announced the appointment of two new Regional Directors of Business Development. Both Directors have over 30 years of experience in sales and management. Jon Vaughn will manage all sales opportunities for the Southeast Region of the U.S., with emphasis on developing new relationships in the states of Tennessee, North and South Carolina,

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UVeye touts A.I.-driven vehicle inspection systems

UVeye is providing fleet operators in the U.S. with a fast, accurate way to detect costly vehicle problems that often are missed by drivers and service technicians. UVeye’s vehicle scans use artificial intelligence, sensor fusion and high-tech camera systems to spot within seconds a wide range of issues ranging from worn tires to missing or

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General Tire introduces the Grabber HD Van

General Tire launched its new all-season commercial tire, the Grabber HD Van, on Feb. 1. This durable cargo van and fleet tire was developed for long-lasting treadwear under loaded conditions, and comes complete with Duragen Technology, which provides robust durability and enhanced sidewall protection, the tire manufacturer noted in a press release. Key features of

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