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Utility Trailer produces its 200,000th trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and manufacturer of dry freight vans and flatbed trailers has announced its Paragould, Arkansas manufacturing facility has produced its 200,000th trailer, a 4000D-X Composite dry van. Utility’s Paragould, Arkansas plant marked an important production milestone when Target Corp. purchased its 200,000th trailer. Target received the 4000D-X

Five truck trend takeaways from May

June marks the official start of summer, but before we jump right into the deep end, here’s a recap of some of our most popular stories we think made a big splash! So, if you’re looking for some easy reading after the long weekend, take a look at this month’s most popular stories that you

Reyco Granning highlights electric vehicle solutions

Reyco Granning is working on multiple electric vehicle solutions that will help fleets, including the following. Steel leaf spring suspension – 9KB-EV ·         Flat-leaf or taper-leaf suspension for GAWR 15,000 lb. (6.8 t) – 35,000 lb. (15.9 t). ·         Packaged to fit with larger e-axle space-claim. ·         Ideally suited for delivery truck, work truck, and emergency response. ·         Available for 4X2 & 4X4 arrangements. Air ride suspension optimized for use in electric vehicles – AR-EV Air suspension for GAWR 17,000 lb. (7.7 t) – 23,000 lb. (10.4 t). ·         Shock tuned and rebound control designed to accommodate high un-sprung mass of e-axles. ·         Ideally suited for on-highway truck, tractor, large bus, and Class-A motorhome. ·         Available for 4X2, 4X4, 6X2, & 6X4 arrangements. Reyco Granning is also developing an electrified slider suspension for trailer applications based

Survey says: Carriers remain optimistic about demand despite obstacles

Carriers are optimistic about growth in volume and rates this year, despite rising fuel and equipment costs that are squeezing profitability, according to the latest Bloomberg | Truckstop.com survey, which polled owner-operators and small fleets. The Bloomberg | Truckstop.com 1Q22 Truckload Survey shows: Owner-operators remain optimistic about demand: About 72% of respondents expect load growth over the

JIT Truck Parts expands with Peterson lightning equipment offering

JIT Truck Parts has announced the addition of Peterson Manufacturing’s USA-made commercial vehicle and trailer LED lighting and wiring harness systems, into a growing category of lighting products. From OEMs to fleets to owner-operators, Peterson contributes to the industry with exterior, interior and work light LED lighting technology. The light-emitting diode (LED) lights are vibration

Navistar relocates the Chicago Used Truck Center to new Joliet location

Navistar opened a new Used Truck Center in Joliet, Illinois. Previously located in Melrose Park, Illinois, the new Chicago Used Truck Center location at 2691 Mound Road in Joliet is home to the Used Truck Center (UTC) sales facility, as well as a calibration engineering center and eight service bays. Within the past few years,

Volvo Keith Brandis recognized for leadership in the Volvo LIGHTS project

Volvo Group North America’s Keith Brandis, vice president of system solutions and partnerships, was presented the Industry Distinguished Service Award by the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT). Brandis (pictured above, left) was recognized for his contributions and leadership in several innovative transport initiatives, including the award-winning

Navistar, Platform Science partner on Virtual Vehicle solution

Navistar and Platform Science recently announced Navistar’s integration of Platform Science’s Virtual Vehicle, the first open OEM platform that enables fleets to access telematics, software solutions, real-time vehicle data, and third-party applications directly from their vehicles. The collaboration provides International Truck customers with access to a customizable platform that provides capabilities to innovate and utilize,

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index fell sharply ahead of a projected further deterioration

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) fell sharply again in February to -17.9 after dropping to -10.1 in January. The February reading narrowly beats March 2021 as the toughest month to date for shippers. The record won’t last long as March is expected to be much lower still as some rate relief will not nearly offset

Heliox, PACCAR Parts partner to deliver mobile EV DC chargers

Heliox has recently announced a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles. Heliox will supply mobile 25kW and 50kW chargers to PACCAR’s dealers and customers who are building their electric truck fleets. The mobile chargers are lightweight, transportable, and often use existing infrastructure, which is a convenient option for

TransEdge Truck Centers is Mack Trucks’ first certified EV dealer in Northeast

Longtime Mack Trucks dealer TransEdge Truck Centers recently became a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania location. TransEdge will now be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle and is the first Mack dealer in the Northeastern U.S. to achieve EV certification status. TransEdge, a privately owned Mack dealer since the 1990s,

Frito-Lay debuts pilot for upcoming electric fleet in Texas

Frito-Lay recently announced a new electric fleet that will serve the Dallas Fort Worth area, specifically Carrollton. The first pilot Ford eTransit truck has arrived just in time for Earth Day, with 40 arriving later this summer. The trucks will deliver locally and reduce Frito-Lay’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of its broad