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Tonnage Up 2.6% in February

Tonnage A flatbed truck in Indiana. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in February rose 2.6% when compared with year-ago levels, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 24, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Suspends Worldwide Production

Workers at a Mississippi Paccar plant Engines on the assembly line at the Paccar manufacturing plant in Columbus, Miss. (Business Wire)

Paccar Inc. announced it will suspend truck and engine production at its factories worldwide from March 24 until April 6.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Offers Coronavirus Guidance to Roadside Inspectors, Drivers

CVSA A Maryland State Trooper directs a truck to be inspected in West Friendship, Md., during a road check event. CVSA recommends inspectors keep their distance from drivers during the coronavirus outbreak. (CVSA)

From decontamination of their uniforms daily to keeping their distance from truck cabs and drivers, roadside inspectors face increasingly challenging conditions in keeping the nation’s highways safe in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Freight Sector Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

freight brokers Getty Images

Digital freight-matching companies are taking a proactive approach to confronting the coronavirus as the outbreak worsens.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

CVG Reports Q4 Net Loss, Lower Revenue

CVG trade show CVG's display at a 2017 trade show in Hanover, Germany. (Commercial Vehicle Group/Facebook)

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., a global supplier of cab-related products and systems, earlier this month reported a fourth-quarter net loss and lower revenue as the commercial vehicle and construction markets contracted, and shortly thereafter announced the appointment of a new leader.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Donaldson Expands Filter Minder Offerings

Donaldson Co. Inc. announced it is offering its Filter Minder wireless monitoring system for air filters on heavy-duty engines after 18 months of successful field testing. The connected technology is intended to optimize fleet maintenance practices in off-road equipment and on-road truck fleets.

March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Cummins to Expand Automated Transmission Lineup

Endurant transmission A view of the Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission at a 2019 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies announced it is expanding its Endurant automated transmission lineup with the Endurant XD series, which is undergoing testing under severe conditions and is scheduled to be available in 2021.

March 20, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tire Makers Take Unprecedented Temporary Shutdown Action

Bridgestone booth John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Leading tire makers serving the North American commercial vehicle market reported, separately, they have paused production, while warehouse and distribution operations continue. All manufacturers cited the COVID-19 crisis and a steep decline in demand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Averitt Announces New Safety, Efficiency Initiatives

Averitt Averitt Express Inc.

Averitt Express in a pair of news releases has announced initiatives aimed at improving the safety of its drivers and the efficiency of its deliveries.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Market Creeps Higher on Mixed Sales

Mack MD Mack MD by Mack Trucks

Medium-duty sales in February posted a 5% gain as the two lighter segments offset weakness in the heavier two, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2020

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