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Economic Outlook forecasts expansion in equipment, software investment

Despite early indicators of a modest rebound in equipment and software investment growth in Q3, demand may soften in several end-user markets over the remainder of the year due to high interest rates and expectations for further rate hikes, according to the Q4 update to the 2022 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook.  The report released

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Truck stories we’re thankful for

Welcome to the season of gratitude! A chance to reflect and appreciate all the industry has to offer. Things are getting back to normal and, man, is normal busy! Take a look at some hand-picked favorites throughout the year that we feel embody the excitement and rapid developments of the industry. Thankful for the road

The right heavy-duty truck maintenance practices to protect fuel efficiency

As a fleet manager, I’m sure you feel the pain as diesel prices reach new heights and while there isn’t much that can be done about the total at the pump, taking into consideration the maintenance of your tires, fluids and lubricants can help mitigate the severity of diesel fuel prices.  Effective tire maintenance is

NTEA extends Work Truck Week 2023 exhibit hours, New Exhibitor Pavilion returns

Attendees will have more time to check out the latest commercial vehicles, equipment and technology from 500 companies at Work Truck Week 2023 thanks to extended Work Truck Show exhibit hours. The popular New Exhibitor Pavilion also returns with an earlier start. Registration for North America’s largest work truck event is now open. Work Truck Week

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Link CMP introduces double-deck system for mid-sized cargo vans

Link CMP announced the introduction of its new DD-EX2 Double-Deck System engineered exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz Metris. The DD-EX2 is Link’s first and double-deck system engineered to fit a mid-sized cargo van. The system design requires just one operator and doubles the carrying capacity of the popular Mercedes-Benz Metris. In a time of increasing fuel and

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MEMA announces plan to position organization for the future

MEMA, the trade association in North America representing motor vehicle component manufacturers, has announced a new business structure to better position the organization and the vehicle supplier community for the future. The 118-year-old organization will now operate under one umbrella — MEMA — and represent automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers with two groups: MEMA Aftermarket

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Penske expands used truck center footprint

In response to continued industry demand for used vehicles, Penske has increased the footprint of its network of used truck centers with four recently opened locations in Kansas City, Missouri, Chicago, Miami, and Tampa, Fla.  “While the majority of our used vehicle sales continue to take place online, our physical used truck centers also remain

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HDAD adds emerging leadership panel to 2023 conference lineup

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and MacKay and Co. will present “Preparing Your Organization for the Next Round of Leaders” at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) on Monday, January 16, 2023. The session will bring together the next generation of industry leaders

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Trucking business conditions winning battle with interest rate hikes, for now

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 report, current economic conditions are proving resilient in the face of aggressive interest rate hikes. Heavy duty and medium duty net orders both took giant steps up from August levels in September, both on a nominal as well as seasonally adjusted basis. “For now,

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Daimler Truck adds factory direct Lytx camera package

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) recently announced plans to offer a complete factory installed dual camera module from Lytx, a global provider in video telematics solutions, capable of both road- and driver-facing digital video recording, to speed deployment of the risk-mitigating technology to Freightliner and Western Star trucks. The Lytx camera system is available as

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Let’s brake it down: Heavy-duty truck brake maintenance tips

When it comes to any brake system, whether it be drum brakes or disc brakes, they all require some sort of ongoing maintenance. So, in order to maintain the effective operations of your brakes and maximize the lifetime of the component, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program needs to be integrated into your fleet’s operations. What

Bendix school bus safety spec’ing tips

The classic yellow school bus is a symbol of safety in America, and for good reason: It is well documented as the safest form of student transportation. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC offered a glimpse at technologies and training developed to make school bus transportation across North America even safer. ADAS advantage The National Association

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