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MATS Postpones March Event

MATS 2019 exhibit An exhibit at MATS in 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The 50th anniversary of the Mid-America Trucking Show has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Proposes to Add Truck Rear Underride Guards to Safety Checklist

Underride rear guard on Stoughton trailer An underride rear guard installed on a Stoughton trailer. FMCSA said including rear impact guards in the periodic inspection requirements will call additional attention to the critical safety component. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule amending federal safety regulations to specifically add rear impact guards as a required item on the list of annual inspections for motor carriers and roadside inspectors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Rental Group Acquires Arizona Storage Rental

American Trailer Rental Group announced it completed the acquisition of Phoenix-based Arizona Storage Rental Inc.

January 5, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

Hendrickson Launches Haulmaax EX Suspension on International HX

Haulmaxx EX Hendrickson International

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it partnered with Navistar to offer Haulmaax EX as part of the chassis enhancements of the truck maker’s International HX model.

January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Industry Experts Optimistic About 2021, Once COVID Is Over

Truck on snowy road vitpho/Getty Images

The trucking industry stands poised for a solid start in 2021, building on an unprecedented 2020 during which the U.S. economy relied heavily on truckers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 29, 2020
Business, Equipment

Demand Boosts Average Price for Used Class 8 Trucks in November

Used truck lot Used trucks sit on a sales lot. In November, estimated sales of used Class 8 vehicles reached 19,500, compared with 18,400 a year earlier, according to ACT. (Ameritruck)

The used truck market in November generated more demand and a higher average price for a Class 8 compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

Hino Halts Truck Production in North America Through September 2021

Hino's truck assembly plant in West Virginia. (Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A.) Factory workers on the assembly line at Hino's truck assembly plant in Mineral Wells, W.Va. (Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A.)

Hino Motors announced that issues with U.S.-required certification of several of its engines has led its board to pause truck production in North America until the end of September 2021.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Loses Electric Truck Order From Republic Services

Signage is displayed outside Nikola Corp. headquarters in Phoenix on Sept. 15. Nikola Corp. headquarters in Phoenix. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

Nikola Corp. lost an order to supply sanitation heavyweight Republic Services Inc. with 2,500 battery-electric garbage trucks, the latest setback for the troubled startup.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 23, 2020
Business, Equipment

Rihm Kenworth Expands in Minnesota

Kenworth grille John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Rihm Kenworth, a longtime truck dealership in Minnesota, relocated in Albert Lea to a new facility off Interstate 35 to meet the growing demand for trucks, parts and services.

December 22, 2020
Business, Equipment

Rush Enterprises Crowns Grand Champion for Virtual Tech Skills Rodeo

Travis Graham Medium-duty technician Travis Graham of Rush Truck Center in Orlando, Fla., captured the all-around grand champion title. (Rush Enterprises)

Medium-duty technician Travis Graham from Rush Truck Center of Orlando, Fla., took home the grand prize at this year's Rush Enterprises Tech Skills Rodeo.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2020