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Rand McNally launches new ELD

While fleets, drivers, and manufacturers are contending with supply chain shortages and cellular shutdowns, Rand McNally, a provider of commercial transportation technology solutions, launched a new ELD designed for long-term compliance. The new Vehicle Link ELD, part of Rand McNally’s compliance solutions, is available and shipping to customers now. Vehicle Link is a small electronic logging device

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U.S. used truck sales cycle at the ‘beginning of the end’

Preliminary used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) fell 10% month-over-month, and were 40% lower compared to May of 2021, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. “Unfortunately, long-awaited reports of loosening inventories come at exactly the wrong time in

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Domestic demand for commercial vehicles in China softened in Q1 ’22

According to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, the Chinese commercial vehicle market has been reacting to the domestic and global surges of COVID, long-term pressures of market restructuring and new emissions regulations. Domestic demand for heavy trucks fell more than 50% y/y, while the tractor market shrank almost 67% y/y and

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Foley RIG360 expands truck center service and support in Kansas

Foley RIG360 Truck, which operates a network of on-highway truck service centers across Kansas and Western Missouri, has opened a new full-service, on-highway truck center in Olathe, Kansas, with easy access to I-35 and US-169. The new Olathe location has a streamlined layout, new tools as well as additional parts capacity to allow Foley RIG360

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Optronics’ introduces high-intensity LED work light

Optronics International, a manufacturer of vehicle harnesses, electronic control systems and LED lighting for the global transportation industry, announced the introduction of its new UCL45 Series LED utility, scene, work light. The lamps come with an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance and change the lumen-per-dollar equation in their lighting space. Their ratio of high lumens to low

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Dobbs Peterbilt opens new western region headquarters

Peterbilt Motors Co. recently announced the opening of a full service location in Sumner, Wash., by Dobbs Peterbilt.  The new facility is located in a prime location on State Highway 167 between Highways 18 and 410, and features 18 service bays capable of accommodating 27 trucks, 1,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 30,000 sq.

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Hissong Group adds full service Kenworth dealership near Cleveland

Hissong Group Inc., offers expanded support to fleets and truck operators in the greater Cleveland market with the addition of its new Kenworth of Cleveland full service dealership at 4850 Transportation Drive in Sheffield Village, Ohio.  The 36,000 square-foot building is situated on 7.5 acres with room for drivers to park their trucks. The facility

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Ford F-150 Lightning driving experience: It’s time For(d) hands-on impressions

The new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning bares a striking resemblance to their tried and true F-150 model. This deliberate design, according to Linda Zang, chief engineer, Ford Pro, was included as a way to ease the risk mentality that, oftentimes, sways people from trying something new. The all-electric F-Series vehicle features impressive performance, mileage and

Freight market pendulum gains momentum

ACT Research released the latest installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report, which noted that growing evidence of weaker goods consumption, rising services substitution and rebuilt inventories, with some categories now overstocked, was the most impactful news in freight this month. “Recent reports from key retailers, including price cuts and order cancellations

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Volvo Trucks Academy opens new facility for electric truck training

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that the Volvo Trucks Academy opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S. The new 14,865-square-foot facility is larger and more modern than the previous Illinois training facility, enabling Volvo Trucks to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for

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Detroit Active Side Guard Assist improves safety during low-speed turns

Detroit announced the addition of Active Side Guard Assist (ASGA) to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems to improve safety in low-speed, passenger-side turns. Planned for production beginning Sept. 1, ASGA detects moving objects in the path of a right-hand turn at speeds below 12 MPH and applies the brakes, which improves safety at

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Chevron completes acquisition of Renewable Energy Group (REG)

Chevron Corporation recently completed its acquisition of Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) following approval by REG stockholders. “We have brought together companies with complementary capabilities, assets, and customer relationships to make Chevron one of the leading renewable fuels companies in the United States,” said Mark Nelson, executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals for Chevron.  “Chevron now

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