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Averitt Announces New Safety, Efficiency Initiatives

Averitt Averitt Express Inc.

Averitt Express in a pair of news releases has announced initiatives aimed at improving the safety of its drivers and the efficiency of its deliveries.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Market Creeps Higher on Mixed Sales

Mack MD Mack MD by Mack Trucks

Medium-duty sales in February posted a 5% gain as the two lighter segments offset weakness in the heavier two, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Commercial Vehicle World Focuses on Business Continuity

Pressure Systems International Pressure Systems International in San Antonio. (Pressure Systems International)

While truck drivers are out delivering freight to restock bare shelves or deliver medicines and other vital goods, commercial vehicle manufacturers, dealers and suppliers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic are focused on keeping their employees healthy and ensuring services, equipment and components remain available to fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Terminates Agreement With Wabco

Meritor booth at industry show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced the distribution agreement between the company and a subsidiary of Wabco Holdings Inc. was terminated effective March 13.

March 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck-Lite Announces Agreement With Star Leasing

Truck-Lite Road Ready system John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck-Lite Co. announced an agreement with Star Leasing Co. to supply LED lighting and harnessing products as standard equipment on new trailer builds and to integrate its Road Ready telematics system into the fleet’s new and existing trailers.

March 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Lowest for Any February Since 2009

Trailer being made at Great Dane A trailer body in production at a Great Dane manufacturing plant. (Great Dane via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders in February weakened to land below 13,000 as the coronavirus threatened to erode demand further, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Cars Have Arrived, and They All Look Like Loaves of Bread

Driverless The May Mobility shuttle. (Keith Naughton/Bloomberg News)

Do automakers investing billions in the self-driving cars of tomorrow risk repeating the same mistake they made with electric cars a decade ago?

March 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

Caterpillar Posts Worst Machine Sales Since 2016

Caterpillar equipment Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News

In a further indication of the stress rippling through the construction and mining sectors, Caterpillar Inc. reported its biggest decline in global machine sales since the end of 2016.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

China Auto Sales Plunge in February

Attendees at BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 Attendees look at cars from BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on April 16, 2019. China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% year-over-year in February 2020. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

BEIJING — China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% in February from a year ago after much of the economy was shut down to fight a virus outbreak, an industry group reported March 12.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
March 12, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

2020 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule

Team photo of competitors at Florida's 2019 truck driving championships Competitors at Florida's 2019 truck driving championships gather for a team photo. Florida holds one of the largest competitions annually, with 279 drivers competing last year. (Florida Trucking Association)

Despite the cancellation of the national competition, states remain free to make an independent decision regarding their own event. Here's the schedule as we know it.

March 11, 2020

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