TBS Digital Factoring April
ACT Trailer Graph

Trailer orders close 2020 on positive note, setting stage for robust 2021, says ACT

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — December net U.S. trailer orders of 43,806 units (before accounting for cancellations) grew 11% from the previous month and were up...
eCascadia

Freightliner’s battery-electric trucks pass 500,000 miles of real-world use

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner’s 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric eCascadias and eMs2 has passed the 500,000 mile mark in real-world use by private and for-hire...

INRIX develops self-driving vehicle pilot program

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KIRKLAND, Wash.-- Highly automated vehicles (HAV) are currently testing on public roads in fewer than 50 cities around the world, but more markets are...
Driver Checking Tablet

Transflo acquires Microdea, broadens reach into Canadian market

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TAMPA, Fla. — Transflo announced Oct. 5 that it has acquired Microdea, which is based in Canada’s Ontario province. Both companies provide software solutions...

Bendix Tech Tips: The do’s and don’ts of combining air disc and drum brakes

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Editor’s note: The Bendix Tech Tips series addresses common commercial vehicle maintenance questions and issues concerning the total range of components found within foundation...
Seguin Inspection Facility

Texas opens new state-of-the-art truck inspection facility on I-10 in Guadalupe County

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AUSTIN, Texas — The newest, most state-of-the-art truck inspection facility in Texas is now open on Interstate 10 at Seguin. The facility was dedicated...

Volvo LIGHTS project check presented at ACT Expo 2019

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America has hosted the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as CARB presented a $44.8 million check to...

Kenworth delivers tractor with 200,000th Paccar MX engine

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COLUMBUS, Miss. —  The 200,000th Paccar MX engine produced for the North American market at the Paccar Engine Co.’s engine plant in Columbus, Mississippi,...

Kenworth launches new long-hood conventional – the W990

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LAS VEGAS — Kenworth continued its tradition of driver-focused product development with the introduction of its new long-hood conventional – the Kenworth W990 –...

Volvo trucks with GHG 2017 engines eligible for software, parameter updates

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — All Volvo truck owners in the U.S. and Canada with GHG 2017 Volvo engines equipped with Volvo’s factory-installed connectivity hardware are...
New Class 8 Truck

Commercial vehicle demand continues strong upward trend, ACT report shows

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: North American Classes 5-8 Report, the COVID-19 pandemic’s toll has not been...

Michelin launches ultra-low rolling resistance dual-drive line-haul tire

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GREENVILLE, S.C.  — Michelin North America on October 1 launched the MICHELIN X Line Energy D+ tire, its new ultra-low rolling resistance dual-drive line-haul...
Truck awaiting repairs

Costs of unscheduled roadside repairs climb but fleets can take steps to prevent breakdowns,...

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The results of the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council’s (TMC) first-quarter 2020 benchmarking survey with FleetNet America, released...
trailers

FTR reports April preliminary net trailer orders hit lowest level in modern era

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FTR Transportation Intelligence has reported that preliminary net trailer orders for April sank to the lowest level in the modern era (since 1990), coming...
New Class 8 truck

Fleet Advantage industry benchmark survey shows impact of older trucks on safety, repair costs,...

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Fleet Advantage, a provider of truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management, released results of its latest...
International LT on Highway

International Used Truck Centers opens Michigan location; now has 15 sales outlets across U.S.

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LISLE, Ill. — International Used Truck Centers, a division of Navistar International Corp., has opened a sales outlet in Michigan, bringing the company’s total...

Transflo offers Samsung Galaxy Tablets running the Transflo Mobile+ Platform

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TAMPA, Fla. — As Transflo continues to grow its digital workflow platform for commercial truck fleets and drivers, the company now offers the Samsung...
Red Kenworth

Sales of natural gas-powered Class 8 trucks plummet 22% during first five months of...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — U.S. and Canadian retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks fell 22% from January through May compared to 2019, according...

Bridgestone issues recall for some wide base radial truck tires

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada (Bridgestone) collectively are issuing a voluntary noncompliance recall of approximately 2,700 certain all position,...
Kenworth Chillicothe Plant web

Kenworth’s Ohio assembly plant captures two manufacturing leadership awards

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently received two prestigious 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards in the Operational Excellence category for...