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Midtronics Announces HD Battery Diagnostic Service

Testing voltage of truck battery Getty Images

Midtronics Inc. announced its DSS-5000 HD Battery Diagnostic Service System is available for commercial truck and fleet applications.

February 28, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Appeals Court Upholds Trump’s 25% Steel Import Tariffs

Steel plant in Germany Sparks fly from a blast furnace at steel plant in Duisburg, Germany. Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump acted within his authority when he imposed a 25% tariff on certain steel imports effective March 2018, a U.S. appeals court ruled Feb. 28.

Susan Decker | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 50

Deutsche Post Scraps Its Electric Delivery Van Built With Ford

Deutsche Post StreetScooter An electric cable charges a StreetScooter outside the Ford factory in Cologne, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Deutsche Post AG will stop producing its electric delivery vehicle called StreetScooter, bringing to an end a much-hyped venture that was once seen as a possible disrupter to conventional van makers such as Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG.

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Connected Vehicle Experts Discuss OEM Role, Safety

Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Original equipment manufacturers have an important role to play in the adoption of connected vehicle technology, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

2020 TMC Recap: Collaboration Rules the Day

Joe Howard, Transport Topics executive editor, gives his take on the TMC annual conference this year.

February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Mostly Supports EPA Emissions Plan, but Small Fleets Skeptical

EPA Emissions Plan Traffic on a Los Angeles highway. (Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News)

Stakeholder comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to aggressively reduce oxides of nitrogen emissions generally were positive, but with some caveats.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2020
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Prices in January Fall as Sales Drop

Ritchie Bros. building and trucks Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

The price of the average Class 8 truck in January, typically the weakest sales month of the year, came close to falling below $40,000 for a fourth consecutive month, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2020
Business, Equipment

Orders for US Business Equipment Jumped at Start of Year

A construction site in downtown Nashville in 2019. A construction site in downtown Nashville in 2019. (Eilon Paz/Bloomberg News)

Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment increased in January by the most in a year, representing a respite in the corporate investment slowdown that weighed on the economy last year.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Tool With Dealers

TT Senior Reporter Roger Gilroy recaps Volvo's announcement at TMC 2020 that it will share an internal tool for reviewing fleet operational performance with dealers.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Jacobs Looks to Cylinder Deactivation to Reduce Emissions

Steven Ernest (right) of Jacobs Vehicle Systems Steven Ernest (right), Jacobs Vehicle Systems' vice president of engineering, discusses his company's brakes with an attendee on the exhibit floor at TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Jacobs Vehicle Systems has completed testing of its cylinder deactivation technology with a third-party laboratory funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the company announced Feb. 25.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020

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