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Why Trailer Telematics is Critical for Trailer Utilization and Safety

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Program Airred: October 7, 2021. Join us for this webinar to learn how to leverage trailer telematics and sensors to gain greater visibility and control to help avoid catastrophic trailer-involved incidents, improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and maximize operational efficiency.

October 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Rivian’s Electric Truck Gets All the Attention, but Fate Is Tied to Amazon

Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

On Oct. 1, Rivian shared new details of the Amazon deal in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing how closely its fate is tied to one of its biggest benefactors.

October 7, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Holiday Shopping Season Will Test Supply Chain, Experts Say

Containers unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles Containers are unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles. On Oct. 5, 28 containerships were waiting for a berth at the facility. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

With shoppers already starting to purchase gifts and other items earlier than usual for the upcoming holiday season, concerns are growing that the already strained international supply chain will not be able to handle the crush of goods.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2021
Technology, Equipment

Minnesota’s Gabe Krebs to Compete in WorldSkills in Shanghai

Gabe Krebs “I started my career path when I was in high school. I was looking for different options instead of going to a full, four-year college, Krebs says. (Dakota County Technical College)

One year from now, some of the world’s brightest and most highly trained young adults will gather in Shanghai for the 46th WorldSkills technician event. The contestants will go head-to-head seeking gold, silver and bronze medals.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Netradyne Updates Processing Power of Driver Safety System

Netradyne The new D-430. (Netradyne)

Netradyne updated its driver safety system with new features and an improved processor to better manage real-time data, the company announced Oct. 6.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Wins Biggest Electric Truck Order

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Volvo Trucks announced DFDS, one of Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies, placed an order for 100 Volvo FM series electric trucks, and noted it is the truck maker’s largest such order and one of the largest of its type yet in trucking.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

September Class 8 Orders Decline

Daimler A Freightliner truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. (Daimler Trucks North America)

North American Class 8 orders in September dropped 11.8% compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported, as truck makers struggled to match pent-up demand amid a badly out-of-kilter supply chain and a production schedule that continues to defy typical certainty.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Many Tesla Short Sellers Are Giving Up

Tesla Workers unload Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles from a car carrier outside the company's delivery center in Marina Del Rey, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is inflicting more pain on short sellers, and many of them are giving up.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

DTNA, ACM Announce Collaboration

DTNA Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced a three-year, $3 million, first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Center for Mobility that will allow customers to experience DTNA’s in-vehicle technology at test sites on ACM’s 500-acre campus in suburban Detroit.

October 4, 2021
Business, Equipment

Traton SE Replaces CEO, Chief Financial Officer

Traton flags Traton Group

Traton SE named Christian Levin CEO. He succeeds Matthias Gründler, who left the company.

October 4, 2021