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Used truck prices likely to extend climb into 2022
Carriers turning to the used truck market to supplement tractor count have been met this year with record prices nearly every month, and that's not likely to change in the immediate future.
November 24, 2021
Western Star recalling 7,600 trucks for steering, electrical issues
Two recalls affect model year 2017-2019 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks, and 2021-2022 49X models. Also: Wisconsin DHL workers vote to join Teamsters; CVSA launching Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative.
November 23, 2021
Test drive: Mack MD Series
The MD is Mack’s first all-new truck model since the 2017 debut of Anthem and is one of very few bulldogs to offer a non-Mack powertrain.
November 16, 2021
Western Star canceling 5700XE
The sculpted and sleek 5700XE – XE is for Extreme Efficiency – was Western Star's official attempt at an aero-tractor.
November 10, 2021
Navistar to pay $52M to settle drawn-out EPA suit
EPA sued Navistar for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act in 2015. As part of the settlement, Navistar will also mitigate at least 10,000 tons of NOx emissions. Also: New dealership group forms in Oklahoma, Texas; ATA's Image Award winners announced.
October 28, 2021
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Navistar updating its A26 engine with more power, efficiency
The coming generation A26 engine marks a 10% improvement in fuel efficiency since the engine’s initial 2017 launch.
October 20, 2021
Isuzu kicks off production of F-Series, including its first foray into Class 7
All F-Series models are available in eight wheelbases (from 152 to 248 inches) accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length.
October 19, 2021
Tesla's Musk 'hopeful' Semi production starts in 2023
Citing supply chain challenges, Elon Musk said even if Semi was ready for production "we would not be able to make it."
October 8, 2021
Volvo makes turbo-compounding 13-liter standard on VNL
In the Volvo VNL 740, 760 and 860 models, the new D13TC engine offers more fuel savings for a wider range of applications.
October 7, 2021
Money laundering, meth operation leads to sentencing of former fleet owners
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced the final sentencing in an ongoing case that involved a meth and money laundering group and a trucking company. Also: Two small Peterbilt recalls; Capitol Christmas Tree tour set.
October 5, 2021
Working around supply chain constraints
The shortage of microchips is all over the news, but there are also issues with steel, lumber, tires and other components that have made it increasingly difficult for vehicle manufactures to complete building both trucks and trailers.
October 4, 2021
International debuts refreshed medium duty truck line
When it debuted in 2018, the Class 6/7 truck – which replaced the DuraStar – missed out on many of the aerodynamic refinements found on its Project Horizon-inspired siblings like the LT and RH series.
September 23, 2021
Western Star debuts new, lighter X-Series model
The 47X is the younger and lighter sibling in Western Star's X-Series family, joining the 49X.
September 23, 2021
Freightliner adds new Allison trans option to Cascadia
The Allison 3414 RHS is an uprated variant of Allison’s proven 3000 Series fully automatic transmission.
September 23, 2021
Used truck prices at post-Recession high with appreciation climbing
The used truck market will turn fairly quickly when new truck production returns to normal, parts shortages end and fleets start remarketing more trades through auctions, but the number of trucks on the ground and negative equity will be concerns.
September 13, 2021
Shell Starship 2.0 enjoys big fuel economy gains while cutting CO2 emissions
Shell's Starship 2.0 scored an impressive 21% gain in fuel economy and a 43% uptick in freight ton efficiency all while cutting carbon emissions during a recent cross-country trip. Regional haul results were even better.
September 2, 2021
Schneider places big electric Freightliner order | Hino debuts fuel cell Class 8
50 BEVs headed to Schneider's SoCal operations. Also: In October 2020, Hino unveiled its Project Z – a development path to zero emissions Class 4 through Class 8 trucks; Barr-Nunn Transportation is expanding its Assured Pay fleet offering.
September 1, 2021
International rolls out new electric medium duty model
Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of over 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts.
August 31, 2021
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AI cameras provide added data, visibility into fleet while boosting safety
A more recent technological development in dash cameras has brought artificial intelligence into the fold, which can provide more visibility into what is going on in and around their trucks and also help drivers avoid crashes using data.
NFI rolls dice to secure equipment, refocuses driver recruitment
Analysis: Truck parking more troublesome in the Eastern U.S. than west
California 88K lb. load limit targeting port congestion dubbed 'lipstick on a pig'
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Analyzing 2021 Trends to Drive Your Business Optimization Forward
The second edition of our Industry Intelligence Report, which focuses on 2021 long-haul, last-mile, seaport, and safety transportation activity in the winter, spring, and summer.