The Trucker Bookkeeping Digital June
ACT May Trailers Graph

ACT reports May net trailer orders down 39% from April but up nearly 170%...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to preliminary reports from ACT Research, trailer OEMs posted 8,800 net orders in May, down 39% from April, but almost...
Zero Emission Class 8 Tractors

Port of Los Angeles rolls out hydrogen fuel cell electric freight demonstration

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SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Port of Los Angeles and its partners on June 7 announced the launch of five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell...
Getac Tablet

Getac, Pedigree offer ‘rugged’ in-cab connectivity solutions for ELDs

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IRVINE, Calif. — Getac Technology Corp. and Pedigree Technologies recently announced a joint ELD (electronic logging device) solution that combines Getac’s rugged Android Tablet...
Truck on a Bridge

Michelin broadens tire retread lineup with launch of two new pre-molds

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. is launching two pre-mold retreads to broaden its lineup of tire retread technologies. According to Michelin, the X Multi...
Trova Electric Conversion Prototype

TrovaCV launches diesel-to-electric program to electrify existing diesel tractors

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PULASKI, Va. — It may soon be possible for trucking executives to convert their diesel fleets to battery electric power without replacing existing tractors....
Phoenix Milk Tanker Crash

US regulators to seek automated braking requirement for heavy trucks

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DETROIT — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic...
New Semis on Lot

Preliminary data from ACT Research, FTR show 32% drop in Class 8 orders for...

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COLUMBUS, Ind., and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — According to analysts at ACT Research and FTR, preliminary figures for May show a 32% drop in Class...
Kenworth Flat Roof Sleeper

Kenworth introduces 52-inch flat-roof sleeper designed for low cab height applications

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KIRKLAND, Wash.– Kenworth now offers a 52-inch flat-roof sleeper specifically for Class 8 crane, pump, car hauler and other applications that may require a...
Albertsons Volvo VNR Electric

Albertsons makes nation’s first zero-emission grocery delivery using Volvo VNR Electric truck

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IRVINE, Calif. — Albertsons Cos. in late May made the nation’s first commercial zero-emission grocery delivery using a Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck....
Peterbilt Model 567 UltraLoft

Peterbilt’s Model 567 now available with UltraLoft sleeper configuration

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DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. announced June 1 that the manufacturer’s Model 567 is now available in an UltraLoft sleeper configuration.The workhorse of the Peterbilt...
Bridgestone R213 Ecopia

Bridgestone launches fuel-efficient Ecopia steer tire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas on June 1 expanded the company’s fuel-efficient Ecopia commercial truck tire line with the introduction of the all-new Bridgestone...
Kenworth T680 Next Generation

Werner Enterprises takes delivery of first Kenworth T680 Next Generation

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Werner Enterprises received the first Kenworth T680 Next Generation production truck during a special ceremony held May 21 at the Kenworth...
dash cam

Dash cameras can provide inexpensive and effective protection to drivers

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If you’re still driving without a dash camera, you’re missing out on some of the best protection you can get for your driving record....
Red Tractor Trailer

ACT Research shows less trailer orders in April with production constraints

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary reports from trailer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) indicate that 14,400 new trailer orders were booked in April, which was 52%...
Matt Detmar and Mike Campanella

Hyliion partners with Detmar Logistics for fleet electrification

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Hyliion Holdings Corp., a maker of electrified powertrains for Class 8 trucks, has partnered with Detmar Logistics LLC, a provider of...
TuSimple Pilot

TuSimple partners with AWG, Giumarra Companies to ‘revolutionize’ fresh-produce transport

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Self-driving tech developer TuSimple is working to revolutionize the transport of fresh produce, according to company statement released May 19. In...
PlusDrive Trucks

Plus, Cummins embark on ‘extraordinary collaboration’ to reduce emissions with natural gas-powered autonomous truck

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CUPERTINO, Calif. and COLUMBUS, Ind. — Plus and Cummins Inc. are collaborating to create the first supervised autonomous trucks powered by a natural gas...
Rush Peterbilt

Peterbilt opens new dealerships in Arizona and Georgia

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DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. recently announced the opening of two new dealerships — Rush Peterbilt Truck Center-Phoenix East in Mesa, Arizona, and...
Freightliner Trucks

Doggett Freightliner opens new facility in Brownsville, Texas

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HOUSTON — Doggett Freightliner on May 12 opened a new facility in Brownsville, Texas. Doggett Freightliner of South Texas is at 3799 International Blvd.The Brownsville facility complements...
Embark HP

HP Inc. joins development program to test Embark autonomous trucks

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SAN FRANCISCO — Embark Trucks Inc. announced May 13 that technology giant HP Inc. is joining Embark’s Partner Development Program (PDP) to test and deploy autonomous...