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Connecticut Truckers Face Bill to Lower Emissions

Lamont Lamont speaks at a past event in Hartford. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Connecticut truckers are facing an uphill battle in opposing the governor's bill to improve air quality by imposing California’s stringent emissions standards on medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2022
Business, Equipment

March Class 8 Orders at 21,000 Stay in Familiar Zone

Manufacturing at Mack Trucks plant Workers install parts on a truck engine at a Mack Trucks assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders in March were just over 21,000 and kept pace with the levels over the past few months, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ preliminary data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Montreal Dealer Is First in Canada to Be Mack EV-Certified

Mack LR refuse truck Mack LR Electric Refuse truck by Mack Trucks

Mack Laval’s Dorval facility in Montreal is now a Mack Trucks certified electric vehicle dealer, making it the first Mack dealer in Canada to achieve this designation.

April 5, 2022
Business, Equipment

Detroit Expands Service Training Center to Add EV Courses

Detroit Service Training Center The expansion of the Detroit Service Training Center allows for the addition of eight new courses. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Truck North America announced the opening of its expanded Detroit Service Training Center, which will be used to train technicians in electric powertrain service, battery maintenance and full truck repair.

April 4, 2022
Business, Equipment

Safer, Cleaner Power for your Reefer

Purkeys by Mission Critical Electronics

Anti-idling regulations for reefers are becoming increasingly important in heavy-duty trucking. In an industry that uses high-voltage power, it can be challenging to find solutions that protect personnel, property, and the environment.

April 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Put Your Idling and Battery Woes on the Backburner

Xantrex by Mission Critical Electronics

Having reliable power as a long-haul truck driver is crucial while parked during downtime and relying on standard batteries and APUs can be inconvenient to provide power to hotel loads for long periods of time. Learn how to power hotel loads inside the cab, even when the engine is turned off. 

April 1, 2022
Equipment, Safety

2022 Road to NTDC Officially Underway; Courville Wins Louisiana

Eric Courville of FedEx (left) and LMTA's Jeff Beam Eric Courville of FedEx Freight accepts the grand champion trophy from Jeff Beam, Louisiana Motor Transport Association's Safety Management Council vice chairman. (John Ballance Photography)

The first state-level qualifier for the National Truck Driving Championships kicked off last month in Louisiana, paving the way for a series of safe trucking competitions throughout the country.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Updated Jake Brake Added to Paccar MX-11 Engine

Jake Brake Upgraded Jake Brake for the 2021 Paccar MX-11 HD diesel engines. (Jacobs Vehicle Systems via Twitter)

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a worldwide manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has upgraded the company’s engine brake on model-year 2021 MX-11 heavy-duty diesel engines from Paccar Inc.

April 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Congressional Negotiations Ramp Up on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Package

Pat Gelsinger "Polls consistently show Americans understand the importance of the chip-making industry to the U.S. economy and national security," Intel Corp. CEO Pat Gelsinger says. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Recent passage in the U.S. Senate of comprehensive legislation aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing of semiconductors is helping to set in motion formal negotiations with House lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2022
Business, Equipment

February Used Class 8 Prices Set Records

used truck lot Philadelphia International Used Truck Center via YouTube

February’s average retail sales price for a used Class 8 set another all-time record, besting January’s previous high by jumping beyond $94,000 — and sales may have hit their high point, according to ACT Research.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2022