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Pete goes all in on aero, tech with refreshed 579
The new 579, boasting a 7% fuel economy improvement over prior generation models, is the most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient Peterbilt model to-date.
February 3, 2021
Meritor readies electric axle production
February 3, 2021
Truck orders exceed 40K units for fourth consecutive month
Freight growth has pushed fleets to add capacity as fast as possible and OEMs and suppliers are wrestling to keep pace with surging demand.
February 2, 2021
Tesla Semi facing shortage of battery cells
Semi would use about five times more cells than a passenger car, yet would not retail for five times what a car would sell for, "so it kind of would not make sense for us to do the Semi right now,” said Tesla boss Elon Musk.
January 28, 2021
COVID makes used truck buying another e-commerce function
Capability to bid remotely has been commonplace for many years, but the onset of the coronavirus – coupled with government restrictions on gathering in one place – forced a full transition for many auction houses coast-to-coast.
January 21, 2021
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Navistar shuttering Melrose Park technical center, selling land to developer
The facility previously manufactured Navistar’s now-defunct 9- and 10-liter N-Series engines, but has served mostly as an engine testing facility and technical center since 2017.
January 13, 2021
GM entering electrified first and final mile space
GM's BrightDrop will offer an array of electric first-to-last-mile products, software and services that lower costs, maximize productivity and more.
January 12, 2021
The 10-44: Biden’s ‘midnight regs’ snare trucking reforms, why truck maintenance costs soared in 2020
This week on The 10-44: Jason offers insights into potential trucking regulations on President-elect Joe Biden’s early chopping block and breaks down why break downs are costing fleets more.
January 8, 2021
Truck orders end 2020 strong, close pandemic-plagued year higher than 2019
Class 8 truck orders for 2020 totaled 283,000 units – about 104,000 more trucks than were ordered in 2019. Find out more information here on CCJ.
January 7, 2021
Cost of truck repair hits record high in 2020, miles between breakdown fall
Following a dip of $3 from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020, the cost of mechanical repair has increased each quarter this year, and significantly so. Read more here on CCJ.
January 5, 2021
Innovators: Werner enjoying ROI from EDGE fleet management
Werner EDGE rolled out its propriety mobile fleet management program earlier this year and it has since delivered ROI in multiple areas. Details here on CCJ.
January 4, 2021
Trucking in 2020: A look back the year’s top news, equipment and tech trends
As the curtain falls on 2020, CCJ editors compiled a look back at some of the top trucking headlines from the year.
December 30, 2020
Hino halts production of North American trucks
Truck production in both countries is expected to resume in October of next year.
December 28, 2020
Nikola, Republic Services end refuse truck project
Full production deliveries we set for 2023 with on-road testing likely to begin in early 2022.
December 23, 2020
Program aiming to cut emissions could drive fuel costs
Estimates of between 9 and more than 50 cents per gallon could be felt at the pump should diesel fuel wholesalers pass the added costs onto customers.
December 22, 2020
Ford adds standard PTO on new F-600
The PTO provision works with aftermarket power takeoff units to drive auxiliary equipment anytime the engine is running.
December 18, 2020
Trailer orders continue to reflect market strength
There is growing optimism by the fleets of a vibrant freight market in 2021.
December 17, 2020
Billions at stake in race for electric vehicle dominance as investors flock to upstart players
Electric upstarts are targeting the final mile for their entry into the trucking industry. Read how investors are flocking to these upstarts here on CCJ.
December 17, 2020
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Digitizing paper for trucking success
Efficient document management is quickly becoming a vital survival strategy.
The toughest 15 states for lights violations, one of the 2021 Roadcheck emphases
Pete's refreshed 579 all-in on aero, tech
Fleets standing in line for new trucks as freight rates climb
Goodyear and ConMet to Offer Fleets the Commercial Tire Industry's First
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Take Control of Toll: How Violations Work and How to Minimize Fleet Impact
With the rapid adoption of cashless tolling across the country and the associated benefit in transponder deployment for operations and the company’s bottom line, it is now more important than ever for fleets to develop an informed toll management strategy