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NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems ENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Pac-Van Acquires Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals

Two Pac-Van trucks Pac-Van

Pac-Van Inc., a provider of portable storage containers and trailers, has acquired assets of Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals in Elkridge, Md., to expand the company’s business in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. market.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Lippert Adds Mattress for Larger Drivers

Lippert's Odyssey mattress Lippert's Odyssey mattress. (Lippert Components Inc.)

Lippert Components Inc. introduced the Odyssey, the latest in its somnum mattresses for the heavy-truck market built to maximize comfort for big and tall sleepers.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 13: Grand Champions

Driving competition at 2017 NTDC Driving competition at 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla.

After weeks of qualifying at the state level, a Grand Champion will be crowned Aug. 18 at the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Chassis Company FlexiVan to Purchase Intermodal Tire Business From New Pride

FlexiVan deals for New Pride intermodal tire division FlexiVan

FlexiVan is purchasing substantially all of the assets of New Pride Corp.’s intermodal tire division, the Kenilworth, N.J., intermodal chassis leasing company said Aug. 6.

Transport Topics
August 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Utility Selects New Curtain for Trailers

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced the Kin-Sider from Kinedyne will be the new standard curtain installed on Utility’s Tautliner curtain-sided trailers.

Transport Topics
August 10, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trailer Makers Seek Timeline for Review of Phase 2 GHG Rule

Trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A trailer makers group is asking a federal appeals court to require that two federal agencies state when they plan to make a final decision on a 2016 Obama-era heavy-truck greenhouse gas rule. Whether revised or kept in place, the rule would regulate trailers for the first time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2018
Business, Equipment

Cummins Takes Over Lead in Heavier Class 8 Engines

Engine on the line at a Cummins factory Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied the most diesel engines used in Class 8 trucks in North America in the first half of 2018, as it did a year earlier, although its overall market share dipped, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tire Safety Starts With the Pre-Trip Inspection

An officer performs a roadside inspection An officer performs a roadside inspection. (DOT Readiness Group)

Ensuring that thorough tire inspections are part of every pre-trip checklist can extend tire life and help ensure that truck drivers make it to their destinations safely, tire experts said.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
August 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Commercial Vehicle Group Rides Truck, Construction Markets to Higher 2Q Results

CVGI display at a trade show CVGI's display at a 2017 trade show in Hanover, Germany. (Commercial Vehicle Group/Facebook)

Component supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported a surge in second-quarter net income and its highest revenue since 2012 amid record heavy-duty truck orders and improvement in the global construction markets.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2018

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