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Pitt Ohio has added 32 next-day lanes in an effort to improve transit times on the East Coast, the company announced Jan. 23.January 23, 2023
FLINT, Mich. — General Motors says it will spend more than $900 million to update four factories, with the bulk going to an engine plant in Flint, Mich., to build the next-generation V8 for big pickup trucks and SUVs.
Wabash announced two long-term agreements, one with a carrier to create an extended backlog and one with a supplier to enhance supply surety.
A timeline of landmark emission changes for U.S. heavy-duty trucks and engines since 2000.January 20, 2023
The Port of Mobile has set a new record for annual container traffic, beating the benchmark it set in 2021 by more than 11%.
Technology firm Idelic is launching an initiative designed to help fleets negotiate better terms for insurance policies through use of data culled from its suite of safety programs.
Kentucky’s governor joined with executives from Paccar Parts to launch a $45 million distribution center in Louisville to serve dealers and customers in the central, mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions.
Volkswagen AG’s Traton SE expects profitability at its MAN and Scania brands to improve this year as the German truck maker cuts production costs following the bruising experience of the global supply chain crisis.
SAN ANTONIO — As truck technologies and emissions systems continue to evolve and electric-powered trucks begin to hit the market, the knowledge and expertise required to service and maintain these vehicles is also shifting.