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Category: Commercial

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

| January 23, 2019

American Trucking Associations For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 “The good news is that 2018 was a banner year for truck tonnage, witnessing the largest annual increase we’ve seen in two decades,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With that said, there is evidence that the […]

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Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

| January 23, 2019

MANN+HUMMEL partners with Sierra Wireless to provide real-time reporting to reduce equipment damage and repair costs. MANN HUMMEL has selected Sierra Wireless’ Smart SIMs and AirVantage® IoT Platform to connect and manage global deployments of Senzit, the company’s new predictive maintenance platform developed to increase uptime for industrial and agricultural fleets. The buildup of dust […]

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Ryder Deploys Robots and Drones in its Smart Warehouse

Ryder Deploys Robots and Drones in its Smart Warehouse

| January 20, 2019

Ryder has partnered with several innovative start-ups to provide the technologies that bring what was once considered the warehouse-of-the-future to life. Ryder System announced today the successful transformation of Ryder smart warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets. These transformed warehouses – or showcase sites – deliver advanced automation, flexible and instantly scalable operations, real-time visibility, […]

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Class 8 Orders Show Signs of Slowing

Class 8 Orders Show Signs of Slowing

| January 5, 2019

Data Suggests Class 8 Orders Slump 43% Over Year Ago December Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 21,300 units in December, down 24% sequentially from November and 43% from year-ago December. Finmal industry data is expected out mid-January. “For all of 2018, Class 8 orders totaled 490,100 units, far […]

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Spot Truckload Rates Rise at Year End

Spot Truckload Rates Rise at Year End

| January 3, 2019

Spot Truckload Rates Rise as 2018 Draws to a Close The number of spot truckload freight posts declined 21% during the week ending Dec. 29, not an unusual figure when you compare a holiday-shortened workweek to a full one. But when loads did need to go, capacity was hard to find. Truck posts were down 47% […]

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Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

| February 9, 2018

Prevost / Nova Bus announced that it will offer FuelSense® 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting — a  fuel-saving technology from Allison Transmission that is designed to deliver up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software. Through a set of proprietary software enhancements, the new FuelSense 2.0 technology uses DynActive Shifting to […]

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WABCO Ups Investment in Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

WABCO Ups Investment in Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

| January 8, 2018

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services for commercial vehicles,has announced that it has made a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, a leader in the design and manufacturing of hydrogen-electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah […]

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Volvo Trucks Debuts New Long Haul Truck in Mexico with VNL Series

Volvo Trucks Debuts New Long Haul Truck in Mexico with VNL Series

| November 27, 2017

Volvo Trucks has debuted the new VNL long-haul series for the Mexican market recently. “Since its initial introduction in 1996 the Volvo VNL has been the premier long-haul tractor, and we’re building on that legacy with the new VNL series, the best long-haul tractor we’ve ever built,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North […]

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Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

| August 31, 2017

Recently, Cummins Inc. unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, including an electric heavy-duty Class 7 truck, demonstrating its mission to generate sustainable technologies. For the first time ever, Cummins has revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV features Cummins state-of-the art battery pack […]

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No Hands! Lyft to Advance New Self-Driving Division

No Hands! Lyft to Advance New Self-Driving Division

| July 24, 2017

Ride-sharing juggernaut Lyft has launched a new self-driving division and reportedly will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology. The company expects to expands hiring for the new division and press reports note that it has signed a lease for 50,000-square-feet on the first floor of a Palo Alto facility. There, it intends to build several […]

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