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Dayton Parts Opens Las Vegas Distribution Facility

Dayton Parts, which produces truck suspension and undercarriage parts, is opening a 90,000-square-foot distribution center in Las Vegas to support customers in 11 Western states, the Harrisburg, Pa., manufacturer said Aug. 3.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

UPS, Thor to Partner on Battery-Electric Class 6 Delivery Truck

Class 6 Delivery Truck Rendering of the Thor, UPS collaboration. (UPS Inc.)

UPS Inc. has announced a collaboration with Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks on a battery-powered, Class 6 delivery truck that can drive approximately 100 miles on a single charge.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
August 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Utility Trailer Dealer Opens Iowa Facility

A trailer moves in production at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. A trailer moves through the production process at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced that Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales has opened a new facility in Sioux City, Iowa, 8 miles south of its existing location.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trump May Relax Auto Standards While Making Them Harder to Meet

auto standards Getty Images

The Trump administration’s plan to ease vehicle-emission mandates lifts some burdens for automakers but also would strip away options that have made it easier for them to comply and have encouraged the development of electric cars.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Penske Truck Leasing Announces Hawaii Expansion

Penske Truck Leasing facility Penske Leasing

A second Penske Truck Leasing facility has opened in Hawaii, located on the west side of the island of Oahu in Kapolei, the company announced Aug. 1.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders in July Reach All-Time High of 52,400

Volvo trucks on the assembly line Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 orders in July set an all-time monthly high, soaring past 52,000 and breaking a 12-year-old mark amid a crush of demand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Course Corrections Are Part of Progress

In times of great change there are bound to be course corrections, as evidenced by recent developments related to innovations designed to advance the science of moving trucks down the road.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2018
Business, Equipment

Meritor Net Income, Revenue Post Double-Digit Gains in Fiscal Year 3Q

Meritor A Meritor MT-14X axle on display at 2016 MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. notched higher revenue and net income in its fiscal-year third quarter, citing new business wins and higher production in all of its major markets.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Companies Continue to Search Supply Chains for Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals Tin ore from a rebel-held mine (left) and a non-conflict mine. (ENOUGH Project/Flickr)

For the past five years, public firms across the United States have been searching out their supply chains for “conflict minerals” used to fund armed conflicts in Central Africa.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Andrew Wheeler’s Reversal on Glider Order Earns Democratic Praise

A Fitzgerald glider kit installed in a Peterbilt truck A Fitzgerald glider kit installed in a Peterbilt truck. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — A recent move by the acting U.S. EPA administrator to reverse his predecessor’s order on an Obama-era rule on glider kits for trucks earned him praise from the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018

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