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Thermo King Rolls Out New Trailer Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King unit Precedent S-750i by Thermo King; right by Thermo King via YouTube

Thermo King introduced the Precedent S-750i trailer refrigeration unit, its latest innovation in transport refrigeration for longhaul and local food distribution — with a diesel-electric architecture optimized for shore power integration.

April 20, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Stakeholders Offer Advice, Caution on EPA Proposal

Truck One expert noted that truckers “desire cleaner modes of transportation to protect our environment and disparately impacted communities,” but he advised EPA to proceed with caution. (Milepost430Media/Getty Images)

The trucking industry urged federal regulators to consider how a proposal to tighten emissions limits on engines will affect motor carriers, as they’re the ones who will ultimately deploy the equipment subject to the new rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

International MV Series Now Supports Snowplow Applications

Navistar Navistar

Navistar has introduced a chassis configuration for the International MV-series medium-duty truck that is designed for snowplow applications.

April 15, 2022
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Constructing Test Building at Ohio Plant

Kenworth W990 52-inch flat roof sleeper A Kenworth W990 52-inch flat roof sleeper off the assembly line at the Chillicothe, Ohio, plant. (Kenworth Truck Co. via Twitter)

Kenworth Truck Co. began construction on a $45 million, 105,000-square-foot test building addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

April 15, 2022
Business, Equipment

Link Opens Two New Facilities

Link building Link Mfg.

Link Mfg., a manufacturer of specialty-engineered suspensions, suspension controls and air management products and a Tier 1 supplier to heavy-duty commercial truck manufacturers, announced it opened two new facilities.

April 15, 2022
Technology, Equipment, Logistics

NACFE Reports Van, Step Van Segments in Shape to Go Electric

Step van Electrification of all 4.1 million vans and step vans in use in the U.S. and Canada would result in the avoidance of about 43.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually. (North American Council for Freight Efficiency via Twitter)

It’s now practical for 100% of the commercial vans and step vans segment to switch to battery-electric powertrains from internal combustion engines, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2022
Business, Equipment

Navistar Expands Its Aftermarket Truck Parts Brand

people talking in store Navistar Inc.

Navistar Inc. has expanded the retail footprint of its aftermarket truck parts brand Fleetrite to 31 locations, the company announced April 13.

April 14, 2022
Business, Equipment

March Trailer Orders Surge to Nearly 38,000

Hyundai Translead A 360 Hyundai Translead trailer on a exhibit floor at a recent industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

March U.S. trailer orders surged to nearly 38,000 amid some supply chain relief — to the highest level since December 2020, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EPA’s New NOx Reduction Proposal Debated at Hearing

Diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

In an all-day virtual hearing, many of the roughly 140 parties commenting expressed support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new rule to tighten nitrogen oxides emissions. Others, however, either viewed the effort as a lost opportunity or attacked it as an overreach.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

March Class 8 Sales Top 20,000

New Class 8 trucks on a lot in Clarksville, Ind. New Class 8 trucks sit on a lot in Clarksville, Ind. Year-to-date sales declined 7.5% to 50,132 in March. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Retail Class 8 sales in March hit the high point for the year and still slipped 7.6% compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022

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