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FTR Trucking Conditions Index for November Bounces Back from October Reading

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for November rebounded by more than two and a half points from October to a reading of 5.84.  The improvement was due primarily to a slightly firmer rate environment and lower diesel prices. The 2018 November TCI was basically unchanged from a year ago, in spite of the volatility affecting the […]

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Mack Trucks Announces World of Concrete Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks’ leadership in the concrete industry will be highlighted by six truck models on display at World of Concrete 2019, Jan. 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The lineup includes four Mack®Granite® mixer models and two Mack TerraPro® concrete pumper models. Mack also will highlight its industry-leading fully integrated powertrain, including Mack MP® engines, Mack mDRIVE™ HD automated […]

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Mack Trucks Wraps Up RoadLife Series with ‘Making Of’ Episode

Mack Trucks today released “RoadLife Reunion,” the ninth and final episode of its RoadLife series on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. “RoadLife Reunion” provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series, including additional footage from each episode, further acknowledging the extraordinary efforts of the hard working men and women of the trucking industry.   “Not many […]

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Kenworth and Toyota Collaborate To Develop Zero Emission Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America are collaborating to develop 10 zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. This collaboration is part of a $41 million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as […]

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Peterbilt Unveils Model 220EV at CES

The 220EV joins the previously announced Model 520EV and the Model 579EV in the Peterbilt electric vehicle lineup. In all, Peterbilt will have more than 30 electric vehicles in operation by the end of 2019 with customers representing the refuse, regional haul, and city delivery applications. “Peterbilt has been at the forefront of truck electrification, […]

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Daimler Trucks North America introduces the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia(r). (PRNewsfoto/Daimler Trucks North America LLC)

Daimler Trucks North America Introduces First SAE Level 2 Automated Truck in North America with the Freightliner New Cascadia

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia®. Level 2 automation means the truck is capable of both lateral (steering) and longitudinal (acceleration/deceleration) control, and is part of the revolutionary truck technologies featured by DTNA […]

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Triangle Suspension Systems Hires Heavy Duty Aftermarket Veteran as Product Development Manager

Triangle Suspension Systems has hired Ryan Rogers as Product Development Manager.   In his new position, Rogers will be a key member of Triangle’s Management Team leading the development and enhancements to Triangle’s Flagg product line.  Currently, Triangle offers over 7,000 Flagg suspension and steering parts for all makes of vehicles including front end, leaf […]

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FTR Reports North American Class 8 Orders Fell Again in December to 21,000 Units

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 orders for December fell to 21,000 units, the lowest total since August 2017.  December order activity was as expected, with fleets ordering to secure a dwindling number of available build slots in the second half of 2019.  There are few build slots remaining for 2019, so expect orders […]

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FTR Schedules a Complimentary State of Freight Webinar: 2019 Demand Drivers

For 18 months or more, the focus in transportation has been almost exclusively on the capacity side. While capacity clearly remains a big issue, the bigger question for 2019 and beyond might be the strength of and outlook for freight demand. We will review the outlook for some of the major factors that drive freight […]

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“Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 Will Once Again Be Auctioned Off to Support Truckers Against Trafficking

In an effort to further educate and fund efforts against human trafficking, Inland Kenworth has once again put together a special “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 with a very distinctive paint scheme and signage. The project, in conjunction with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), has received significant support from platinum sponsors Kenworth Truck Company, Inland Kenworth and […]

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Volvo Trucks to Demonstrate Volvo VNR Electric Models in 2019 and Commercialize in 2020

Volvo Trucks announced that it will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020. “We are proud to announce the Volvo VNR Electric, designed to support cities focused on sustainable urban development and fleets operating […]

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Kinedyne Introduces Ergonomically Advanced EASE-Z Winch Bars

Kinedyne LLC, a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry, announced the formal introduction of its new EASE-Z Winch Bar family today. The EASE-Z Winch Bar is a patented Z-shaped winch bar that rotates 360 degrees, providing users with greater leverage. The bar […]

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