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Pallet Makers Hit by Supply Shortages as Demand Rises

A forklift truck moves a stack of heat-treated wooden pallets. A forklift truck moves a stack of heat-treated wooden pallets. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

In our worldwide economy, the humble pine pallet is the way that goods move around the globe. Demand for pallets is so great that American manufacturers churn out nearly 1 billion of them every year. And right now, it’s not enough.

John Reinan | Star Tribune
June 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Daimler, Nokia Settle Mobile Tech War That Threatened Car Sales

Daimler A Mercedes-Benz showroom. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG and Nokia Oyj settled their dispute over the licensing of wireless technology patents in cars, ending a legal battle that has been watched beyond the auto industry and initially threatened sales of the iconic Mercedes brand in its home country.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Global EV Battery Sales Surge as Demand for Clean Cars Booms

Electric The Svolt Energy Technology Co. battery cells at the Auto Shanghai 2021 show. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Global electric-vehicle battery sales more than doubled in the first four months of the year as the switch to environmentally friendly cars gathers pace.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus Sends Self-Driving Truck Down China’s Silk Road

Heavy-duty truck equipped with PlusDrive Images of a heavy-duty truck equipped with PlusDrive navigating the Silk Road trade route. (Plus.ai)

Self-driving truck technology company Plus reported a heavy-duty truck equipped with its PlusDrive autonomous system completed a 4,000-mile roundtrip journey on the historic Silk Road trade route.

May 28, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Transervice Logistics Taps Gregg Nierenberg to Lead Company

Transervice Logistics truck Transervice Logistics manages more than 24,500 pieces of equipment. (Transervice Logistics Inc.)

Transervice Logistics Inc. appointed Gregg Nierenberg CEO and president after the retirement of company President Dennis Schneider and Executive Vice President Joseph Evangelist.

May 28, 2021
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Introduces 52-Inch Flat Roof Sleeper

Kenworth 52-inch flat-top roof sleeper A Kenworth W990 with a 52-inch flat roof sleeper is shown after coming off the line at the Kenworth Chillicothe plant. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co. announced a 52-inch flat roof sleeper intended for Class 8 crane, pump, car hauler and other applications that may require a low roof.

May 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Upgrades Available for Detroit DD13 Engine

Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine A view of the Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine. (Detroit)

Detroit, a unit of Daimler Truck North America, announced its Detroit DD13 engine is now available with new features and power ratings focused on efficiency, robustness and thermal management, as well as with standard connected-vehicle services.

May 28, 2021
Business, Equipment

Average Price for Used Class 8 Sets All-Time Record

International Used International trucks sit on a Philadelphia sales lot. (Philadelphia International Used Truck Center via YouTube)

The average sales price for a used Class 8 sold in April set the all-time record, clearing $57,000, 50% higher than a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

GOP Offers $928B on Infrastructure, Funded With COVID Aid

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the Capitol on May 27. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at the Capitol on May 27. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Republican senators outlined a $928 billion infrastructure proposal May 27 that would tap unused coronavirus aid, a counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s more sweeping plan as the two sides struggle to negotiate a bipartisan compromise and remain far apart on how to pay for the massive spending.

May 27, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

The Commercial EV Buzz Is Coming From Infrastructure

DTNA A Detroit eFill charger. (Daimler Trucks North America)

It’s spring, and talk of electric vehicle infrastructure is sprouting all over.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2021

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