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Inspectors Remove 12,456 CMVs, 3,714 Drivers During Roadcheck

A. Duie Pyle truck An A. Duie Pyle truck circles in line toward the weigh scales. The vehicle was inspected during 2022 International Roadcheck in May. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle inspectors conducted more than 59,000 inspections during the three-day 2022 International Roadcheck event, placing 12,456 vehicles and 3,714 drivers out of service, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance reported Sept. 13.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2022
Business, Equipment

Paccar Increases Regular Dividend

Paccar booth A Paccar booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Paccar Inc. announced an increase of 9% in its regular quarterly cash dividend to 37 cents from 34 cents per share.

September 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in August Climb to Year’s Best

Western Star A Western Star 57X Class 8 sleeper truck. (Daimler Truck North America)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in August reached their high point for the year, clearing 23,000 for a 29.7% increase compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pulsing Brake Light Maker Wants FMCSA Decision

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The owner of brake-lamp technology with a pulsating bulb feature intended to help reduce rear-end collisions with trucks and trailers has asked a federal appellate court to compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on a long-pending exemption request to permit the company to deploy the system.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Unveils Plus Series for Classes 6-8 Freightliner Models

DTNA M2 model Customer input led to the relocation of a speaker from the door to the dash to improve sound quality on the M2 model. (Daimler Truck North America)

Daimler introduced major updates to the interior and electrical systems of its M2 and SD models, including new safety and connectivity systems.

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

US, Mexico to Cooperate on Semiconductors, Electric Vehicles

Blinken US Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves in front of US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. (Associated Press Photo/Fernando Llano)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, officials from both countries said Sept. 12.

September 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth Offers New TX Model Automated Transmissions

Kenworth The new Paccar TX-18. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

Kenworth Truck Co., a brand of Paccar Inc., announced the new Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 heavy on-highway and select off-highway vocational applications are now available for order.

September 12, 2022
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Adds Armor Max Extreme Service Drive Tire

Goodyear tire Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a new addition to its Armor Max lineup, the Goodyear Armor Max Extreme Service Drive tire.

September 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Storage, Labor Plague Logistics Companies Searching for Warehousing Solutions

Warehousing Full warehouses and supply and demand imbalances are forcing logistics companies to think creatively about finding solutions. (Weber Logistics)

While products for the most part are no longer sitting on ships waiting to be offloaded, the supply chain kink has just moved farther down the line — to warehouses, where much of the freight that was on those ships missed its window to be in the retail store.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Biden Touts Chips Law at Intel Site in Midterm Battleground Ohio

Biden President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony at the groundbreaking of the new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility near New Albany, Ohio. (Gaelen Morse/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden attended the groundbreaking of Intel Corp.’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility outside Columbus, Ohio, touting one of his legislative wins in a crucial midterm state.

September 9, 2022

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