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Eaton acquires Royal Power Solutions

Power management company Eaton announced it has completed the acquisition of Royal Power Solutions, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-precision electrical connectivity components used in electric vehicle, energy management, industrial and mobility markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Eaton paid $600 million for Royal Power Solutions, which represents approximately 13.6 times the company’s estimated 2022

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Class 8 net orders recovered in December

FTR reports North American Class 8 net orders recovered to 23,100 units in December.  The December total orders were back in the same range as September and October, following the previous trend of orders being slightly above expected production levels.  December order activity was +139% m/m but still down y/y at -55% from December 2021. 

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The continued impact of supply-chain constrained production

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in December were 22,800 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders dropped to 18,100 units, a significant sequential uptick for Class 8 but lower m/m and y/y readings for the medium-duty market. Complete industry data for December, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-January. “For Class 8,

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SAF-Holland announces retirement of Rob Nissen

SAF-Holland announced that Rob Nissen, National Senior Service Manager, will be retiring from SAF-Holland, effective February 11, 2022. Nissen joined SAF-Holland (Holland Hitch) in 1993, as the General Service Manager. He’s held a variety of positions over his tenure, including a total of 22 years Directing Field Service, three years as Technical Service & Training

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PACCAR Parts showcases EV charger solutions at CES

PACCAR Parts and its electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure partners, EnTech Solutions and Schneider Electric, showcased charger solutions at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 5–7. Schneider Electric partners with PACCAR Parts and EnTech Solutions to provide EV charger solutions in the industry. EnTech Solutions, a full-service clean energy solutions

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Peterbilt showcases first model 579 with Aurora Driver

Peterbilt will showcase at CES the future of trucking by unveiling the first Model 579 that has been equipped with the Aurora Driver, a Level 4 advanced autonomous system. “The team is making progress as we prepare to launch Peterbilt’s first autonomous trucks at scale,” said Sterling Anderson, Aurora Chief Product Officer and Co-founder. Aurora

Rightware releases Kanzi One all-in-one HMI tool

Rightware released Kanzi One, an automotive-grade HMI toolchain to be fully compatible with Android. The company says Kanzi One delivers 3D graphics and a new UI workflow. Rightware says its goal with Kanzi One is to inspire OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with impressive rendering capabilities and a powerful 3D graphics engine, the deepest Android

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Lightning eMotors reveals chassis for electric commercial vehicles

Lightning eMotors, provider of medium-duty and specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis, an all-new rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV applications. The Lightning eChassis, developed with Metalsa, will be available for Class 4 and class 5 commercial electric chassis cab, stripped chassis, and cutaway chassis configurations. The innovative

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Schneider to expand with acquisition of dedicated carrier

Schneider, provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced the company is growing its dedicated operations with the acquisition of Ohio-based truckload carrier, Midwest Logistics Systems (MLS). “Preserving the MLS identity is essential. The carrier’s family-owned nature combined with its strong culture and customer service make it a valuable contributor for growing Schneider’s dedicated operations,”

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IVECO and Plus announce autonomous trucking pilot in Europe and China

IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial, joined Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, as their European partner for the launch of a pilot in Europe and China, to begin the validation and integration of Plus’s autonomous trucking technology with IVECO’s latest-generation S-WAY heavy-duty truck. This first joint trial will

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Stoughton announces expanded intermodal chassis production

Stoughton Trailers announced its plan for expanded intermodal chassis production. In 2022, Stoughton will begin manufacturing chassis products in Waco, Texas. As part of its future chassis production plan, Stoughton purchased a parcel of land in Waco and is building a new manufacturing facility to further expand chassis production capacity and tap into alternative labor

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Ford nearly doubles electric F-150 lightning production

Ford Motor Co. said it is planning to double production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000 vehicles per year to meet high demand for the first all-electric version of its vehicle. Beginning Thursday, the first group of reservation holders will be invited to begin placing orders for

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