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FTR Shippers Conditions Index improved in November

The freight transportation forecasting company says falling diesel prices are to thank for the uptick.

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ACT Research suggests moderating 2024 trailer activity

Based on 2023-ending data, ACT research says 2024 “more about hoping and coping than full steam ahead” for trailer market

Trucking costs on the rise in face of a technological shift

A Noregon research paper dives into what’s driving the increase.

US Tarp bolsters leadership with promotions

Company growth, product development, and building client bonds will stay top of mind in the new roles.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index improves slightly in November

Still in the negatives, the slight raise comes largely due to lower fuel costs.

NAFA unveils 2024 educational offerings

In-person or online, NAFA’s list of courses aims to improve your fleet management capabilities.

Great Dane names new EVP of manufacturing

The new hire is tasked with improving manufacturing efficiency and sustainability.

Freightliner, Love’s roll out exclusive repair service

Less than a year after a partnership with Daimler was announced, a far-reaching service network is up and running.

Dana offers hands-on technology demonstrations at HDAW

Stations for identifying parts and ordering components were on display in the Dana booth.

Volvo Trucks introduces new generation VNL

VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve calls the new design a “quantum leap forward.”

WattEV to accelerate heavy-duty EV Truck-as-a-Service fleet deployment

Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) fleet operator and charging infrastructure developer WattEV announced the award of grants totaling some $3 million from two Southern California government agencies. WattEV will use funding from the “Last-Mile Freight Program” of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) towards the purchase of 20 of its initial fleet of 50 Volvo VNR Electric

How Replacing Urea/DEF Filters Can Help You Avoid These 4 Performance Issues 

When it comes to routine heavy-duty truck maintenance, the Urea/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) filter is rarely the first filter that comes to mind in need of replacement.  Everyone knows oil, fuel and air filters must be changed periodically to maintain service intervals and engine warranties. Unfortunately, some parts managers and maintenance technicians may still be