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GM Plans ‘Substantial Shifts’ in Supply Chain as Chip Shortage Persists

GM sign Matt Rourke/Associated Press

General Motors Co. is planning to revamp its supply chain as the pandemic-triggered chip shortage and rising demand for chip-intensive vehicles have demonstrated the need for an overhaul.

Yueqi Yang | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Mohawk’s Christopher Tate Wins Second TMCSuperTech Grand Championship

Chris Tate Chris Tate holds his trophy for winning 2021 TMCSuperTech. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — For a second time, Christopher Tate of Mohawk Truck Inc. was named Grand Champion at TMCSuperTech. During his 16th year at the event, Tate claimed victories in two individual stations — fuel & lubes and suspension — and said with this victory he plans to retire from the competition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 17, 2021
Business, Equipment

Tire Industry Association Announces Honors

The Tire Industry Association, which represents all segments of the tire industry, announced a slew of distinctions last month.

September 17, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Distracted Driving Coalition Launches Nationwide Effort

Distracted Driving humonia/Getty Images

Dozens of safety-minded organizations launched a national coalition aimed at reducing the deadly threat of distracted driving on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2021
Business, Equipment

August Used Class 8 Average Price Soars, Sets Record

Used Kenworths for sale Used Kenworths for sale. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Record prices and higher sales defined the used Class 8 market in August, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Holds Debate on the Future of Tractor-Trailer Connections

Dirk Wohltmann Dirk Wohltmann addresses the TMC audience. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Trailer connectivity was a key focus of product announcements at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, but debate continues on how to best implement and integrate the various technologies in the mix.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kruger Energy Adds First Peterbilt 579EV Models in Canada

Peterbilt 579EV Kruger Energy

Kruger Energy announced it purchased two Class 8 Model 579EV trucks from Peterbilt Motors Co., marking the first of the vehicles the truck maker has sold in Canada.

September 17, 2021
Business, Equipment

Maxion Begins Production of 64-Pound Steel Wheel

Maxion wheel Maxion Wheels

Maxion Wheels announced its 64-pound steel truck wheel, Tough and Light, is in production at its San Luis Potosí, Mexico, commercial vehicle steel wheels plant.

September 17, 2021
Business, Equipment

Alcoa Wheels Launches Dual Valve Wheel

Alcoa wheels Alcoa Wheels

Alcoa Wheels introduced its new forged aluminum dual valve wheel.

September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

ADAS Adoption Linked to Other Key Industry Issues, ATRI’s Dan Murray Says

Dan Murray of ATRI Truck drivers buying in to ADAS is crucial because of the pervasive industrywide shortage, ATRI's Dan Murray says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Truckers’ acceptance of advanced driver assistance systems is a key element for fleets interested in adopting these technologies, but the industrywide driver shortage presents a challenging consideration, according to American Transportation Research Institute Senior Vice President Dan Murray.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2021

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