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Mack Announces TerraPro Concrete Pumpers Can Include AMT

Mack MDrive The mDRIVE HD. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks announced customers can now order a Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission in Mack TerraPro cabover concrete pumpers powered by the 13-liter Mack MP8 engine.

June 11, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News, Top 100

Class 8 Sales in May Jump 98.4% Year-Over-Year

Freightliner Cascadias Freightliner remains the market leader and improved 114.3% to 6,653 compared with 3,104 in the 2020 period. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May cleared 18,000 and trounced year-earlier levels that had plunged amid the pandemic, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Supply Chain to Remain Backed Up Until 2022, Experts Say

Port of Los Angeles Trucks line up near shipping containers stacked near gantry cranes at the Port of Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Imported cargo shipments to the U.S. are expected to remain at a record or near-record levels for several more months as consumer spending continues to restart the pandemic-damaged economy. But industry experts say all of that buying is clogging an already overtaxed supply chain.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Commercial Classes 3-8 Trucks Cutting GHG Emissions

Diesel Technology Forum webinar image (Diesel Technology Forum)

Some 49% of all Classes 3-8 commercial vehicles, or nearly 5.5 million trucks, are using advanced diesel engine technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 9, 2021
Business, Equipment

VW Charged With Deceit Over Diesel

Volkswagen logo on building Michael Sohn/Associated Press

French investigators said Volkswagen AG has been charged in a fresh crackdown on alleged deception over diesel emissions that also has embroiled rival Renault SA.

Gaspard Sebag | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Biden Will Need More Than $52 Billion for Chip Effort, Analysts Say

Chips Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden’s blueprint for the U.S. semiconductor industry marks an ambitious effort to set industrial policy for a critical sector of the economy, but the strategy will need more money and global support to take back chip supremacy and pre-empt a rival effort from China.

June 9, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

AASHTO, ITS America Appeal FCC’s 5.9 GHz Spectrum Decision

FCC building Federal Communications building in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s ruling on the 5.9 GHz transportation spectrum band remains active as a pair of stakeholders are formally pushing back on the agency’s move.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2021
Business, Equipment

Whiting Systems Opens New Welding Facility

Whiting Whiting Systems opened its new facility in Bryant, Ark. (Whiting Systems)

Whiting Systems opened a new welding facility that will allow manufacturing processes to be faster for customers, the company announced last month.

June 8, 2021
Business, Equipment

Navistar Posts Surge in Fiscal Q2 Net Income

Navistar An RH Series International Truck. (Navistar International Corp.)

Navistar International Corp., the parent company of International brand trucks, reported a surge in net income and increased revenue for its fiscal second quarter as truck orders rose and it increased production.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

House Lawmakers Introduce Speed Limiters Bill

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A bill to require speed limiters on heavy commercial trucks was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2021