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Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Begins Production of 579 UltraLoft Model

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced it has begun production of its Model 579 UltraLoft with a high-roof, integral cab-and-sleeper design for its flagship on-highway model.

July 9, 2018
Business, Technology

TireStamp Launches New Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TireStamp announced TireVigil Cloud 2.0, a tire pressure monitoring system that checks each hardware component’s health and detects problems with tire sensors, external TPMS receivers and in-cab electronic equipment.

July 9, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Kenworth Makes Bendix Brakes, Predictive Cruise Control Standard on T680

Kenworth T680 A Kenworth T680 at a trucking trade show this year. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Kenworth Truck Co. announced two features are now standard on its flagship T680 on-highway truck.

June 29, 2018

Entrepreneur Bill Busbice Acquires FastTrac Transportation

Entrepreneur Bill Busbice has purchased FastTrac Transportation, a 22-year-old trucking company headquartered in Houston whose services include vehicles ranging from pickup trucks to oversize heavy-haul tractors and specialized trailers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

Bright Light Partners Expands Logistics, Drayage Footprint

Bright Light Partners has expanded the geographic footprint of its logistics and drayage operations, purchasing First Coast and Mile High Logistics, affiliated firms based in Jacksonville, Fla., that claim more than 1,600 drivers at 60 locations primarily serving the Southeast, East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

June 19, 2018

Bendix Appoints Michael Hawthorne as CEO

Bendix booth at MATS The Bendix booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Michael Hawthorne as its CEO and named him as a member of the company’s executive board.

June 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Volvo Trucks Adds Second All-Electric Truck in Europe

Volvo Trucks expanded its European push into electrification, announcing its FE electric model, intended for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 59,525 pounds.

May 11, 2018

Editorial: Infrastructure Week and the Work Ahead

It’s Infrastructure Week, the annual spotlight on the nation’s roads and bridges. During a week’s worth of discussion, a lot will be said about the need to update and repair existing infrastructure as well as build from scratch what will be needed to carry transportation into the future.

May 10, 2018

Inland Parts Expands in South Dakota

Inland Truck Parts & Service announced the acquisition of Logan’s Truck & Auto, a Rapid City, S.D.-based business that performs heavy- and light-duty truck service.

May 8, 2018

U.S. Xpress Plans to Pursue IPO

U.S. Xpress truck in Kentucky John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress announced May 8 it intends to pursue an initial public offering of its Class A common stock, and the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company has submitted its paperwork to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

May 8, 2018