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Omnitracs to Acquire Onboard Video Firm SmartDrive

The Omnitracs booth at the 2019 MCE in San Diego The Omnitracs booth at the 2019 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs has agreed to acquire SmartDrive Systems, one of the transportation industry’s largest providers of onboard cameras and video-based safety systems.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Great Dane, Aurora Parts & Accessories Form Strategic Partnership

Great Dane and Aurora Parts & Accessories announced a strategic partnership combining Great Dane’s service to the goods mobility industry with Aurora’s aftermarket operational expertise, distribution services and digital platforms.

September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

ATRI Opens Annual Top Industry Issues Survey

Truck Parking Truck parking is a common concern noted on ATRI's survey. (Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics)

The American Transportation Research Institute has opened its annual survey asking trucking industry representatives to identify major industrywide issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Uber Freight Expands Enterprise Shipping Offerings

Uber Freight app Uber Freight's new services provide large shippers with a transportation management system and a central point of control for logistics operations.(Uber Freight)

Uber Freight launched two new software solutions aimed at expanding its enterprise shipper offerings, the company announced Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Boeing Finds New 787 Flaw, Slows Deliveries for Inspection

Boeing has identified a new flaw in its 787s. The cockpit of a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at Changi Airport in Singapore. (Ore Huiying/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. has slowed deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner as crews check for a new manufacturing flaw involving gaps in the horizontal stabilizer, the small wing in the aircraft tail.

September 8, 2020
Government, Technology, Equipment

House Panel Considers Rural Energy Aid Bill

Power lines in rural Indiana Rural areas would have a more direct path to grants and assistance from the Department of Energy under the EASE Act. (Chris Marshall/Getty Images)

Legislation meant to assist rural electric cooperatives was scheduled for consideration by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 9.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Offers Lease Deal on New 220EV

Peterbilt EV truck The zero-emission cabover truck is marketed for the Classes 6-7 segments. (Paccar Inc.)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced an introductory lease offer on its Model 220EV through PacLease. The zero-emission cabover truck is intended for the Class 6 and Class 7 segments.

September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Nikola, GM Strike Deal for Pickup Trucks, Batteries

Nikola From left: Milton, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Barra (CNBC Television screenshot via Youtube)

General Motors Co. and Nikola Corp. on Sept. 8 announced a strategic partnership under which GM will build Nikola’s Badger pickup truck and also serve as a key supplier of fuel cell-electric technology for Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 8, 2020
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Rental Group Expands in Columbus, Ohio

FITS trailer First in Trailer Service is part of the American Trailer Rental Group. (American Trailer Rental Group)

American Trailer Rental Group announced it opened a First in Trailer Service location in Columbus, Ohio, citing economic expansion as well as the rich manufacturing and distribution history of the greater Columbus area.

September 4, 2020
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Orders Underscore Replacement Demand

Trucks on lot Paccar

North American Class 8 orders in August reached replacement levels as fleets found the freight market growing stronger despite the many uncertainties in society at large, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 3, 2020