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SunTrust Extends $16 Million Loan to Tribe Transportation

SunTrust Banks Inc. will serve as the sole lender of a $16 million deal to support the growth of Tribe Transportation, a Native American, female-owned transportation enterprise in Gainesville, Ga.

November 25, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

GM Announces $175 Million Diesel Truck Engine Component Plant in Ohio

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2020 Chevy Silverado (Chevrolet)

The Dayton, Ohio, area will soon be home to a new General Motors plant making components for Duramax diesel truck engines.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Webasto Announces Modular Battery, Other Technologies

Webasto Group announced a new modular battery system as well as thermal management and charging technologies for the North American commercial vehicle and automotive e-mobility markets.

November 22, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Treatments, Tools Help Fleets Battle Corrosion, Snow Accumulation

A. Duie Pyle truck moves underneath a snow scraper Less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle uses snow-removal equipment from Scraper Systems to clear the top of a trailer. (A. Duie Pyle)

Snow and ice, as well as the chemicals used to keep highways clear, can bring additional challenges to fleets during winter months.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 22, 2019
Business, Equipment

Thermo King of Central California Joins Vipar Heavy Duty Network

Thermo King of Central California announced it joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of independent distributors of aftermarket commercial vehicle parts.

November 22, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Take Precautions to Keep Equipment Running in Extreme Weather

Winter Weather A Ryder truck gets fuel on a snowy day. (Ryder System Inc.)

As temperatures drop, drivers and technicians have to take extra precautions to ensure equipment operates properly and everyone remains safe.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Pickup Truck Demo Was Smashing, but Not a Success

Tesla truck Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla Inc.’s electric pickup truck Nov. 21, but it didn’t go as planned, ending with two smashed windows and the hashtag #cybertruck trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

November 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Anheuser-Busch, Nikola, BYD Complete First Zero-Emission Beer Run

A BYD delivery truck arrives at Enterprise Center in St. Louis. A BYD electric delivery truck arrives at Enterprise Center in St. Louis with a load of beer for hockey fans. (Anheuser-Busch)

Anheuser-Busch announced it completed on Nov. 21 its first zero-emission beer delivery in the company’s hometown of St. Louis using only zero-emission trucks from Nikola Motor Co. and BYD Motors.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Congressional Policymakers Drafting Autonomous Vehicles Bill

Panelists at Senate Commerce Committee hearing on autonomous vehicles Senate Commerce Committee panelists (left to right) Joel Szabat of USDOT, James Owens of NHTSA and Robert Sumwalt of NTSB address autonomous vehicles. (Commerce.Senate.Gov)

WASHINGTON — Long-awaited legislation that would set a federal regulatory framework for automated vehicles is being drafted by transportation leaders in Congress, the chairman of the Senate panel with jurisdiction over freight affairs confirmed Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Must Contemplate Alternative Energy, Shell Officials Say

Shell gas station Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — With the Earth's population projected to eclipse 9 billion by 2050, speakers at a Shell Rotella fleet symposium Nov. 13 said that means the pressure is on for trucking executives.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
November 20, 2019

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