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Mack Enhances Axle Warranties on Model Year 2022 Trucks

Mack Mack Trucks enhanced its standard Mack axle warranty for model year 2022 Mack models, extending time and mileage coverage to improve the total cost of ownership for customers. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks announced it extended the time and mileage coverage for its standard Mack axle warranties on model year 2022 vehicles.

January 22, 2021
Business, Equipment

Conway Beam Expands Dealership in Western New York

A Mack truck A Mack truck on the highway. Conway Beam Truck Group sells and services vehicles from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. (Mack Trucks)

Truck dealership Conway Beam Truck Group announced it invested $16.2 million with the opening of a new 75,000-square-foot location in West Seneca, N.Y.

January 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Lightning eMotors Expands Manufacturing Footprint

Lightning eMotors Assembled electric powertrains are ready for installation into Lightning Electric Transit 350HD vehicles. (Business Wire)

Lightning eMotors, a provider of electric powertrains for a range of commercial vehicles, announced it is adding 107,000 square feet to the footprint of its headquarters in Loveland, Colo.

January 22, 2021
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Baker Hughes Sees Up to Four LNG Investment Decisions in 2021

Pipes are seen near an LNG tank in Japan. (Bloomberg News) (Bloomberg News)

Baker Hughes Co. expects as many as four liquefied natural gas projects globally to move to a final investment decision this year amid a global revival of the fuel after last year’s pandemic-induced collapse.

David Wethe and Sergio Chapa | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technology, Pandemic Reshape Industry’s Business Models, Panel Says

E-Commerce One major trend over the past year has been a spike in e-commerce. (Ergin Yalcin/Getty Images)

Advancements in technology and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have driven major changes in trucking, a panel of experts said Jan. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar, Aurora to Partner on Development of Autonomous Trucks

Aurora Peterbilt truck and Kenworth T680 Left: Aurora has been testing autonomous Peterbilt trucks in Texas. (Aurora) Right: A Kenworth T680 at a past industry show. Paccar is working with Aurora to build self-driving models of the T680. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Paccar Inc. reached a deal with a California technology startup to develop and sell autonomous versions of two of its most popular Class 8 truck models.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

More Fleets Are Utilizing Remote Diagnostics

UPS remote diagnostics A UPS automotive technician analyzes data from its telematics platform. (UPS)

A growing number of motor carriers are taking advantage of remote diagnostics to streamline vehicle maintenance and reduce downtime, but fleets must know how to filter through the data to use this information effectively.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
January 19, 2021
Business, Equipment

December Classes 4-7 Sales Improve Over 2019

Amazon van E-commerce has fueled sales of "UPS, or Amazon-type vehicles that are smaller, rather than with the traditional Classes 6-7 truck that are more of business-to-business trucks,” Tam says. (Lynsey Weatherspoon/Bloomberg News)

Classes 4-7 sales in December accelerated overall to clear 24,000 and move 6.2% higher compared with a year earlier, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2021
Business, Equipment

Navistar to Close 125-Acre Melrose Park, Ill., Facility

Navistar's Melrose Park, Ill., facility Navistar's facility in Melrose Park, Ill., in the past was used to manufacture Navistar’s 9- and 10-liter N-Series engines, mainly for Classes 6 and 7 trucks and buses. (David Wilson — Flickr)

Navistar International Corp. announced it approved a plan to sell its facility in Melrose Park, Ill.

January 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September

Run on Less truck A Run on Less truck from a prior event. This year's edition will involve electric trucks. (NACFE via Vimeo)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced plans for Run on Less-Electric, a technology demonstration of a variety of battery-electric trucks in everyday operation.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2021