Heavy Duty Trucks News
ATRI outlines best practices for recruiting, training, and retaining younger adults

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a new report that investigates how to best integrate younger adults aged 18 to 25 into trucking careers. This research, a top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee in 2021, synthesizes a variety of data and analyses including younger driver surveys, carrier interviews, and the latest workforce statistics. The research

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Why safety training is essential for trucking professionals

The goal of fleet safety training is to protect employees, reduce accidents, save the company money and save everyone time and headaches dealing with accidents. Most fleet safety training programs involve online courses, workshops, and hands-on training for drivers. This all is important, but it’s missing one crucial component: the fleet safety training manager. Without

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HDA Truck Pride Top Tech finalists advance to TMC SuperTech Competition

On June 25, 2022, the Top Tech competition was held at the Maryland Motor Truck Association and HDA Truck Pride sent six of their representatives to participate in the competition. Of the six to participate, Luke Noyes from Blaine Brothers in Clearwater, Minnesota and Brian Judy from RT&T Repair in East Dubuque, Illinois successfully completed

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Hyliion, Cummins to bring natural gas Hypertruck ERX powertrain to the North America market

Hyliion Holdings Corp a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, and Cummins Inc., a power solutions provider, recently announced the two companies are joining forces to optimize the Cummins natural gas engine as the generator for the Hypertruck ERX powertrain. Together the companies plan to obtain key environmental certifications for Cummins’ natural

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ACT Research Class 8 Tractor Dashboard drops again

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the top line on the Class 8 Tractor Dashboard dropped again in April. “The Tractor Dashboard result affirms the steady and steep erosion in prospective business conditions for Class 8 tractors that has been the rule through calendar year 2022,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst.

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NFI places Hypertruck ERX order

Hyliion Holdings Corp recently announced that NFI has ordered 10 units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots. NFI’s focus on sustainably serving communities across North America led to their interest in the Hypertruck ERX. The order comes after the Hypertruck Innovation Council member visited Hyliion’s headquarters for a Ride and Drive experience

Seasonally adjusted June Class 8 truck orders in line with YTD average

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in June were 15,500 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 17,800 units. Complete industry data for June, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-July. “Seasonal adjustment lifts the Class 8 June total to 18,300, representing the strongest seasonally adjusted total since March

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Used Class 8 retail sales volumes, average age higher in May, while price, miles slightly lower

According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 retail volumes (same dealer sales) were 8% higher month-over-month. Longer term, volumes were down 38% y/y. Average price and miles were each down 2% compared to April, but average price rose 64%

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Navistar touts International eMV Series electric truck achievements

Navistar recognizes numerous customer and partner milestones achieved with its International eMV Series battery-electric medium duty truck. In full production since August 2021, the eMV Series provides a flexible design that has offered customers a wide variety of specification options to serve various markets, the OEM noted in a press release. Recent vehicle deliveries over

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Cummins announces Jennifer Rumsey to serve as CEO

Cummins announced that, effective August 1, 2022, Tom Linebarger will end his term as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Jennifer Rumsey, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), will assume the role of President and CEO. Rumsey will be the seventh CEO and first woman to lead the company since it was founded in 1919. Linebarger

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ZF appoints Dr. Holger Klein Chairman, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dr. Holger Klein, Member of the Board of Management responsible for the Asia-Pacific region, Car Chassis Technology Division, Aftermarket and Production, succeeds Wolf-Henning Scheider as Chairman and CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG at the turn of the year 2022/2023. At the same time, Dr. Peter Laier will join the Board of Management to lead the

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Lytx launches DVIR service to improve safety programs, increase efficiency

Lytx Inc. has released a new Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) service for fleets. DVIR solutions are an important component for any maintenance program and can identify existing (and potential) issues with a vehicle. Required documentation for commercial vehicles is also needed to meet government DVIR mandates. For vehicles that do not fall under the mandate,