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Dana Launches Spicer ReadyPack

Dana Inc. introduced its new Spicer ReadyPack preassembled kits for its most popular commercial vehicle driveshafts, coupling shafts and inter-axle shafts.

August 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Secures Order From Republic Services for at Least 2,500 Vehicles

Nikola Tre The refuse trucks will be built on the platform of its Class 8 Tre model, according to Nikola, and the truck chassis and body will be provided directly to Republic Services from the Nikola factory. (Nikola Corp.)

Nikola Corp. announced it received a minimum order for 2,500 heavy-duty electrified refuse trucks from Republic Services Inc. that could expand to 5,000 over the life of the agreement.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Allison Earnings, Revenue Fall Amid Pandemic Disruptions

Allison Transmission flag Allison Transmissions via YouTube

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. reported second-quarter net income and revenue were sharply lower after the novel coronavirus pandemic upended supply chains and demand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Is Top Overall Supplier of Class 8 Engines in First Half of 2020

Cummins X12 engine Cummins Inc.

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied a leading 34.7% of the diesel engines used in the first half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Orders Lift Off Along With Freight Volumes

Workers at International Truck Workers at an International Trucks assembly line. Increasing freight volumes could have spurred fleets to order Class 8 trucks in July. (International Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in July inched past replacement levels and increased 98% compared with a year ago, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Carriers Must Prepare as Deadline Nears for Chinese Technology Ban, Experts Say

Huawei The Chinese companies, believed to be potential hackers into U.S. intelligence and defense agencies’ information systems, include Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

With an Aug. 13 deadline approaching fast, motor carriers who do business with the federal government must soon launch an inquiry to locate and purge telecommunications equipment manufactured by five Chinese companies that may be in use in their operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Posts Q2 Loss, Stays Focused on Growth Strategy

Nikola A Nikola truck hauling an Anheuser-Busch load. (Anheuser-Busch)

Just months after becoming a publicly traded company, Nikola Corp. reported that net losses widened versus year-ago levels as the company continues investing in the buildup toward the introduction of its electric trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Meritor Reaches Brake Shoe Production Milestone

Meritor booth at industry show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. recently produced its 100 millionth brake shoe at its Plainfield, Ind., manufacturing facility.

August 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Posts Q2 Operating Loss in Vehicle Unit

Eaton An Eaton booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Power management company Eaton Corp. reported sharp drops in net income and revenue in the second quarter as the novel coronavirus pandemic cut vehicle production at key customers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

HDMA President, COO Tim Kraus Plans to Retire

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association President Tim Kraus plans to retire early next year, the organization announced Aug. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2020

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