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Stemco Acquires Commercial Vehicle Components Co.

Stemco's Lunar (left) and Lunar HP models Stemco's Lunar (left) and Lunar HP models via YouTube

Stemco announced the purchase of Commercial Vehicle Components Co., a manufacturer of air disc brake and medium-duty hydraulic disc brake pads.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Qualcomm Confirms Broadcom’s $100 Billion Buyout Offer

Qualcomm

Qualcomm confirmed Nov. 6 that it received a buyout offer from Broadcom of $70 a share in cash and stock.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick Adds Production Line for Custom Trailers

Strick trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Strick Trailers announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Monroe, Ind., adding a 44,000-square-foot production line dedicated to its custom trailer business.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel

Fontaine Fifth Wheel now offers the Fontaine 6NWB, the lightest steel fifth wheel assembly in the industry, according to the company.

Transport Topics
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Adds Electric Trucks for Sale, Lease or Rent

Chanje Electric Van Chanje Energy

Ryder System Inc. announced it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty all-electric panel vans for rent or lease, calling the vehicles the first of their kind in North America.

Transport Topics
November 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

SoCal Ports Approve Aggressive Air Quality Rules for Moving Cargo

Truck at Port of Long Beach Port of Long Beach via YouTube

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced they have approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update that sets out aggressive clean air strategies for moving cargo through the nation’s busiest container port complex — which is on pace for the busiest year ever.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Judge Rules Otto Trucking No Longer a Co-Defendant With Uber in Waymo Case

Otto

Waymo was dealt a fresh setback in its fight with Uber Technologies Inc. with a series of unfavorable rulings ahead of a high-stakes trial next month over driverless technology.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Launches ELD Platform for Commercial Rental Customers

Ryder ELD platform Business Wire

Ryder System has teamed with Geotab to launch the Ryder electronic logging device platform for commercial rental customers in North America.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Rocket Higher, Up 160% Year-Over-Year

Mack's Roy Horton Roy Horton of Mack touts his company's new Class 8 entry, Anthem, at NACV, where OEMs hoped to pick up 2018 truck orders. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Preliminary October North American Class 8 net orders significantly surpassed expectations, rising to 36,200 units, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

LG, Qualcomm Join Hands for Autonomous Driving

LG Electronics

LG Electronics said it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies

Youkyung Lee | AP Technology Writer
November 2, 2017

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