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SAF-Holland to Supply Air Suspension for VW E-Delivery Truck in Brazil

VW e-vehicle SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland announced it has been selected to supply the rear-drive air suspensions for the new VW electric delivery truck in Brazil.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Penske Truck Leasing Adds Core-Mark as EV Customer

Penske Truck Leasing announced longtime customer Core-Mark Holding Co. deployed one of Penske’s Class 8 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias into its fleet.

August 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

Meritor Names Hannah Lim-Johnson Chief Legal Officer

Meritor exhibit The Meritor exhibit at an industry event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Meritor Inc. announced Hannah Lim-Johnson joined the company as chief legal officer.

August 3, 2020
Business, Top 100

A. Duie Pyle Expands Integrated Distribution Center

A. Duie Pyle Westfield, MA A. Duie Pyle's expanded Westfield, Mass., integrated distribution center. (A. Duie Pyle)

A. Duie Pyle Inc. has expanded its Westfield, Mass., integrated distribution center.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology

Lordstown Motors Goes Public Following Reverse Merger

The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pick-up is seen at a launch event in Ohio on June 25. The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pick-up is seen at a launch event in Ohio on June 25. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup that stepped in to save a shuttered General Motors Co. factory in Ohio, will be listed on the Nasdaq and gain an infusion of $675 million through a merger with a publicly traded funding vehicle.

August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port Manatee Gains Approval for Expansion

Port Manatee in Florida Manatee County Port Authority

Manatee County Port Authority approved a construction contract for an $8.3 million project to nearly double the size of Port Manatee’s dockside container yard.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Brake Suppliers Invest in Sensing Technology

Technician installs brake pads A technician installs brake pads on a disc brake setup. (Bendix)

Integrating braking systems with sensors and telematics can enable more timely maintenance, reduce unplanned downtime and optimize component life while supporting “brake health.”

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

UPS Readies Freezer Farms to Store Virus Vaccine When Approved

Cargo jets sit parked at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on July 30. Cargo jets sit parked at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on July 30. The company is building two giant freezer farms to cool potential COVID-19 vaccines. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. is building two giant freezer farms capable of super-cooling millions of vials of a COVID-19 vaccine, preparing for the day when it will need to deliver the medicine at high speed across the globe.

Catherine Leffert | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Lawmakers Highlight Supply Chain Concerns Amid Pandemic

Trucks on highway shaunl/Getty Images

House lawmakers recently pointed to the need for enhancing the manufacturing environment for products and equipment to avoid future disruptions along supply chains affected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 31, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Car Startup Fisker Misses Deadline for Supply Deal With VW

Fisker Inc. Ocean electric sports utility vehicle The Fisker Inc. Ocean electric sports utility vehicle. (Bridget Bennett/Bloomberg News)

Fisker Inc. missed a self-imposed deadline for a technology-sharing deal with Volkswagen AG that the electric-vehicle startup had described as key to cutting costs.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2020

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