Archive | November, 2018

Great Dane Announces New Vice President of Aftermarket

Great Dane today announced the appointment of Bill Healy as the company’s new vice president of Aftermarket. Healy is the successor to current VP of Aftermarket Dave Durand, who will retire in 2019. Healy joined Great Dane in February 2018 as the director of Aftermarket Parts Sales. “Bill’s extensive experience in aftermarket sales and operations […]

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Optronics Introduces Unique Corner-Mount Interior LED Lamp

 Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced the introduction of its new ILL38CMB Corner-Mount Interior LED Lamp today. The modular, low-profile lamp can be installed in virtually any trailer as original equipment or as an aftermarket upgrade. One of the challenges of interior vehicle lighting is to evenly illuminate the largest area possible, […]

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Kinedyne Announces the Passing of Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Paul W. Wolford

Kinedyne LLC, a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry, today announced with the deepest regret the death of Paul W. Wolford, its vice president of sales and marketing. “It is with the greatest sadness we share that Paul Wolford, our esteemed colleague […]

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Volvo Trucks provides autonomous transport solution to Brønnøy Kalk AS

Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by six autonomous Volvo FH trucks on a five kilometer stretch through […]

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FTR’s September Shippers Conditions Index Continues to Improve with Positive Trend Expected Into 2019

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for September reflected continued improvement in the environment for shippers with a new reading of -7.6, more than one point better than August. Overall conditions are still not favorable for shippers but FTR’s SCI measure is expected to steadily moderate in 2019.  Increasing capacity and productivity in both truck and […]

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Mitchell 1 Updates Web-based Truck Repair Information With Model Year 2018 Data

Mitchell 1 has completed model year 2018 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The TruckSeries truck repair software suite provides truck service technicians with fast, complete and accurate solutions for every stage of the repair process, in a single online application. Mitchell 1 […]

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Ryder Paves the Way for Adoption of Commercial Electric Vehicles with the Largest Electric Truck Order and Service Footprint in the U.S.

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced the largest commercial electric vehicle (EV) purchase in the United States, which enables broader adoption of commercial EV technology on a large scale. Together with an order of 1,000 medium-duty electric panel vans by Chanje Energy Inc., Ryder and FedEx Corp. […]

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Mack Donates Mack Anthem® to ATA for Veteran Recruitment

Mack Trucks announced it will donate a Mack Anthem® 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper model to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to assist in the recruitment and hiring of military veterans into the trucking industry. The Anthem model will travel across the country and be used to encourage veterans to consider a second career in trucking. “Mack […]

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour Schedule

A brand new Kenworth W990, along with members from Central Oregon Truck Company, are this year’s designated hauler of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Friday, Nov. 16: City Hall, 911 North 7th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83201 (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) Friday, Nov. 16: City Park, 51 E 2nd S, Soda Springs, ID 83276 (12:00 p.m. […]

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Cooper Tire Opens Byhalia, Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has opened a new 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. Cooper leases the facility, which employs approximately 100 workers and is the largest distribution center for Cooper nationwide. Centrally located among Cooper’s three U.S. tire manufacturing plants in Findlay, Ohio, Texarkana, Ark., and Tupelo, Miss., the […]

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DTNA pledges support for EPA Cleaner Truck Initiative

The leading commercial truck manufacturer in North America, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) attended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the Cleaner Truck Initiative yesterday at the agency’s headquarters. The announcement was attended by leaders of major North American truck OEMs, representatives from the American Trucking Association, and government officials. The initiative kicks off […]

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Farm to Carton – Milky Way Always Delivers

From farm to the refrigerator, the production of fresh milk is a 24/7 operation. For Milky Way, one of the largest bulk milk haulers in the Pacific Northwest, that means its fleet of 300 tractors and tankers are on the road 24/7. There’s never a day off. Since its founding in 1948 in Lynden, Washington, […]

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