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7-Step Guide to Preventative Maintenance

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December 21, 2020
Business, Equipment

The Year in Charts: Volatility and Resiliency for Trucking

Trailer orders by month chart The Peterbilt 220EV is just one example of trucking's transition to electrification that continued in 2020. (Thomas Judd)

Truck buyers started 2020 in a cautious mood, waiting to see what would happen amid expectations of softening freight demand and overcapacity in the coming year — 2019 had ended as the best Class 8 sales year since 2006. At the same time, the novel coronavirus was drawing closer.

December 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC to Back Survey of Trailer Owners’ Use of Intelligence Products

Trailers kevinjeon00/Getty Images

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced it will underwrite a new research effort aimed at evaluating trailer owners’ adoption of intelligence products and services that are becoming increasingly available throughout the industry.

December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Colorado Partners Release Truck Safety Video for I-70 Travel

Interstate 70 Hanging Lake Tunnel near Glenwood Springs, Colorado A look at the eastbound entrance to of the Interstate 70 Hanging Lake Tunnel near Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Willowpix/Getty Images)

As a way to educate truckers, the Colorado Department of Transportation released a video on the challenges and best practices associated with navigating Interstate 70’s mountainous terrain.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

HDMA Names David Giroux President, COO

Tim Kraus and David Giroux Tim Kraus (left) by John Sommers II for Transport Topics: David Giroux by HDMA

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association announced David Giroux will become president and chief operating officer.

December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Year in Review: COVID-19, Infrastructure, Regulations Dominate 2020

Truckers Drivers stand with ATA President Chris Spear (third from left), Trump and DOT chief Elaine Chao (right) during a celebration of truckers. (Jeremy Kirkpatrick/American Trucking Associations)

The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Year in Review: Trucking Emerges Strong After Challenging 2020

Pfizer vaccines loaded on truck Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are loaded onto a truck for shipping at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., on Dec. 13. (Morry Gash, Pool/AP)

Trucking emerged from one of the most challenging years on record strong and battle-tested, as robust freight demand propelled by soaring demand for consumer goods amid the coronavirus pandemic boosted spot rates and lifted financial results for many publicly traded fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

November Trailer Orders Remain Strong

Stoughton Stoughton Trailers

U.S. trailer orders in November climbed to 39,500, ACT Research reported, as demand for dry vans powered ahead, along with refrigerated trailers and strengthening flatbed activity.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Roadcheck Shows 20.9% Vehicle Out-of-Service Rate

CVSA A Virginia State Police Officer performs a safety inspection on a truck's brakes. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s three-day International Roadcheck event resulted in an overall vehicle out-of-service rate of 20.9% in North America. That marks an increase from 17.9% recorded last year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

Navistar Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Loss of $236 Million

Navistar next-generation HX severe-service model Navistar's next-generation heavy-duty HX International Truck model, which was introduced in November. (Navistar Inc.)

Navistar International Corp. reported a net loss and lower revenue in its fiscal 2020 fourth quarter, citing tax-related items, the pandemic and charges on pre-existing warranties.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 17, 2020

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