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East Coast Warehouse Acquires Temp-Distribution of Maryland

Temperature-controlled logistics provider East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has acquired Temp-Distribution of Maryland Inc.

January 14, 2021
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Diesel Forward Acquires Dipaco

Worker at Diesel Forward plant A production worker at a Diesel Forward facility. Diesel Forward provides aftermarket diesel-engine fuel systems and technical components for light-, medium- and heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles. (Diesel Forward)

Diesel Forward is expanding its diesel fuel systems services by increasing its repair parts offering with the acquisition of Dipaco.

January 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

US Trailer Orders in December Surge Past Year Earlier

Wabash Trailers on an assembly line at a Wabash manufacturing plant. (Wabash Trailers)

U.S. trailer orders in December jumped 140% from a year earlier as they cleared 42,000, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

December Class 8 Sales Reach High Mark for 2020, Down 7.4% Compared With 2019

Kenworth trucks on a sales lot Kenworth trucks on a sales lot. Year-to-date sales were 191,900, down 30.6% compared with 276,348 a year earlier. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December cleared 21,000 to reach the high mark for the year, but were off 7.4% from a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Sherri Baker Joins Hyliion as Chief Financial Officer

Hyliion truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck on display at a past industry show. On Jan. 7, Hyliion reported it received about $142 million in cash proceeds after the exercise of public warrants for about 12.5 million shares, priced at $11.50, of common stock. (Hyliion)

Hyliion Holdings Corp., a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for heavy-duty vehicles, announced Sherri Baker will join the company as chief financial officer.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Equipment

US Tarp Partners With New Life Transport Parts Center

Driver checking tarp on truck A truck driver checks the tarp on the back of her vehicle. (Smederevac/Getty Images)

US Tarp announced a partnership agreement with New Life Transport Parts Center to continue to distribute its tarps and replacement parts through the centers.

January 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Geotab Releases Next-Gen Version of Flagship Telematics Device

Geotab released the latest version of its flagship GO9 telematics solution, which now includes high-speed wireless connectivity, the company announced Jan. 11.

January 11, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

December Class 8 Orders Fourth-Best Ever

Mack truck “Customer demand for Mack has shown strength across all Class 8 segments,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales. (Mack Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in December notched the fourth-highest volume ever as they surpassed 50,000 for the second consecutive month, according to ACT Research citing truck makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 7, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

The JZ Expedited Cos. Eyes Expansion of Site in Jacksonville

JZ Expedited Cos. JZ Expedited Logistics is a subsidiary of The JZ Expedited Cos. (JZ Expedited Logistics via YouTube)

The JZ Expedited Cos. announced it secured a first right of refusal to develop an additional 45-acre parcel as it seeks to expand its inland marine terminal business model in Jacksonville, Fla.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Clarience Technologies Acquires Ecco Safety Group

Clarience products Clarience brands include Truck-Lite, Davco Technology, Road Ready, Rigid Industries and Lumitec. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Clarience Technologies announced it acquired Ecco Safety Group, which has nearly 50 years of experience in research, design, development, manufacturing and distribution of emergency lighting and audible warning equipment for commercial and emergency vehicles for global markets.

January 6, 2021

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