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U.S. trailer net orders improve month-over-month, decline year-over-year in May

May net U.S. trailer orders of 3,107 units were a significant improvement from April, but net orders remain below May 2019’s level, down 71%, ACT Research reports. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 7.4k units were up 29% versus April, according to ACT. “Although up from April’s record low, May’s net orders will still

Vipar Heavy Duty’s ‘Operation: Rivet This’ support’s global parts network

Recently, members of the Vipar Heavy Duty team joined forces with their counterparts at Global Parts Network, the organization’s brake manufacturing production center in South Bend, Ind., to show their appreciation for the team’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deemed “Operation: Rivet This,” the Vipar Heavy Duty team worked alongside the Global Parts Network team

Samsara investigates the impact of reopening states on commercial transportation

In a race to stop the spread of COVID-19, millions of Americans across the country were ordered to stay home, except for essential activities. While all states have reopened in some capacity, the date they went into lockdown and the time they spent under that lockdown varies dramatically. To see how these varying restrictions impacted

Mack Certified Uptime Dealers new procedures promote safety, social distancing

Mack Certified Uptime Dealers are creating new procedures to help ensure the safety of employees and customers requiring service and support during COVID-19. Vision Truck Group, based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, and TranSource, in Colfax, North Carolina, are two such dealers, Mack says. Along with social distancing, workplace and vehicle disinfection, staggered work shifts, adjusted

Ascot Supply Corp. Stocked to Help Combat COVID-19

Ascot Supply Corp. currently has products in stock to help business owners and employees stay healthy and navigate COVID-19. The company says its low volume compact fogger paired with its EPA registered, fast-acting and odorless sanitizing solution will keep surfaces disinfected and sanitized. The fogger, with a reach of up to 6 feet, atomizes the

FTR: May trailer orders improve over April but still down from last year

According to FTR, final net trailer orders for May were improved over April activity, coming in at 4,300 units. May orders were +1200% month-over-month but still substantially lagging last year with a -64% year-over-year comparison. New orders are still tepid, and cancellations were elevated for the third consecutive month. Trailer orders for the past twelve

Carrier Logistics introduces AI tool to assist during Coronavirus pandemic

Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), has introduced LOCI, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool for determining the exact location type for a pick-up or delivery. The company says this new module improves the efficiency of the supply chain by providing automation around how to manage different customer location types. LOCI works with FACTS, a total freight management

XTRA Lease adds 4,000 new trailers in 2020

New trailers are coming off production now for XTRA Lease, which has ordered approximately 4,000 new trailers for 2020. With the industry and economy suffering an unrivaled dip due to COVID-19, XTRA Lease is still adding a mix of dry vans and reefers to its fleet, the company says. New trailers will arrive at each

Tackling the new demands of on-site vehicle service

Even before COVID-19, performing on-site service was never the same as rolling a truck into a bay. “There are certain things that go into doing a job in a mobile situation that you have to be cognizant of,” said Ed Peterson, chief executive officer of Wrench, a mobile vehicle maintenance and repair solution that brings

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Volvo Trucks dealer Northwest Equipment Sales adds first Washington state location

Volvo Trucks North America dealership Northwest Equipment Sales has opened a new location near the Tri-Cities, a metropolitan area comprising the greater Kennewick, Richland and Pasco communities in southeast Washington. The facility, located at 171 Gateway Road in Burbank, Wash., marks the fourth overall site owned by the dealership. The 30,000-sq.-ft. facility—situated on 10 acres

DriverTech teams with Drivewyze to offer weigh station bypass

DriverTech is offering Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass as part of its in-cab platform. According to Mark Haslam, DriverTech’s chief executive officer, this is a natural extension to the company’s DT4000 ELD and navigation system. In addition to weigh station bypass opportunities at more than 800 locations in 47 states and provinces, Drivewyze is providing

Rolling Strong online store offers PPE equipment

Rolling Strong’s online store is now offering personal protective equipment (PPE) for fleets and drivers that reflect the volume discounts the company has secured from suppliers, it says. Included are masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disposable thermometers. Rolling Strong has also established a task force to help educate drivers on best practices for staying healthy