Heavy Duty Trucks News
Top takeaways from the Volvo Trucks Electromobility Summit

At the Volvo Trucks Customer Center in Dublin, Va., Volvo Trucks North America hosted customers, dealers and trucking media to dive into the nitty gritty of electric truck acquisition and operation–going beyond the VNR Electric truck itself to also discuss financial support and services, infrastructure development and more. Here’s what we’ve learned during our day

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Fontaine Trailer, Rollick partner on Aimbase management solutions

Fontaine Trailer says it has rolled out Rollick’s Aimbase management solution to enable a better buying experience for customers and dealers.  With Rollick’s Aimbase technology, Fontaine says it will be ensuring that every lead is directed to a local dealer that can work directly with enterprise customers interested in Revolution All-Aluminum, Infinity Combo Steel, Velocity

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Booster expands mobile fueling services

Booster is expanding services across the United States with several new market launches in Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia; and Boston – and will be in a fourth, Phoenix, in October. Phoenix will mark the company’s thirteenth major market following its recent expansion. All told, the company currently has offices in Boston (which also services Providence, Rhode

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2023 HDAW event theme is ‘Shift. Adapt. Grow.’

Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) have recently announced “Shift. Adapt. Grow.” as the theme for HDAW ’23. This year’s event will take place Jan. 16-19, 2023 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. This year’s HDAW ’23 will offer more pre-scheduled opportunities on Tuesday and unscheduled meetings on Thursday afternoon. The

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Don Ake to retire from FTR 

Don Ake retired from FTR at the end of September. Ake has been the vice president of commercial vehicles at FTR since 2013. His responsibilities included forecasting and analysis of the Class 8, commercial trailers, and medium duty truck markets. Ake began his career in the industry with equipment supplier Hendrickson in 1993 and has

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Sustainability road trip! A logistics journey to renewable energy

Editor’s note: QCD has been a leader in electric truck adoption. The headlines and mile markers have been numerous. So when Shane Blanchette group vice president, continuous improvement, QCD, reached out to share the company’s sustainability journey, we jumped at the chance to hand him the proverbial editorial mic. So here’s Blanchette, take it away

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Photo Gallery: Mack Command Steer tackles tough quarry work

Deep within the Easton Quarry, about 30-minutes outside of Allentown, Penn., home of the Mack Experience Center, H&K Group and Mack Trucks hosted industry journalists on a true Mack Trucks experience as we got behind the wheel of a Mack Granite and Mack Anthem with Command Steer, an active steering system that adds an electric

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Kenworth T680 Next Gen to transport U.S. capitol Christmas tree

A Kenworth T680 Next Generation will transport the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the national forests in North Carolina to Washington, D.C., with stops en route to a full slate of community celebrations. This year’s U.S. capitol Christmas tree – a 78-foot tall Red Spruce – is scheduled to be harvested on November 2 from the Pisgah National Forest

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U.S. energy secretary experiences the Volvo VNR Electric

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm recently visited with Volvo Group leaders while touring TEC Equipment, the company’s first EV-certified dealership selling and servicing Mack and Volvo Trucks’ electric Class 8 models, in Fontana, California. Secretary Granholm discussed the transformative investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to increase access to affordable electric vehicles,

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Heading toward a recession with ‘unprecedented demand for commercial trucks’

During a press conference that touted the launch of Mack Trucks Command Steer, Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations, Mack Trucks, provided a trucking market update and gazed into his crystal ball to look at what 2023 might hold. Here are his top takes. We’re heading toward a recession,

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Werner Enterprises to secure 500 X15H engines from Cummins

Werner Enterprises has signed a letter of intent to purchase 500 Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines upon availability. The two companies announced earlier this year that Werner Enterprises plans to validate and integrate Cummins’15-liter natural gas and Cummins’ X15H hydrogen engines, both part of Cummins’ fuel agnostic platform, into their fleet. Hydrogen engines offer

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North American Class 8 net orders nearly double in August

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for August jumped 98% m/m to 21,400 units. Most OEMs began placing a limited number of orders for the first quarter of 2023.  It appears OEMs have returned to the pattern of the first quarter of this year when orders averaged 21,100 units. It is expected

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