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Haldex Reports Positive 2021 Outlook, Taps New CEO

Haldex truck Haldex

Haldex said in its recently released annual report that the outlook for 2021 is positive as it continues its role as a global supplier of brake products and air suspension systems for heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE to Monitor Downtime in Run on Less — Electric

Freightliner eCascadia A Freightliner eCascadia at the 2019 North America Commercial Vehicle Show. Schneider is testing the model through 2021. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

As the North American Council for Freight Efficiency prepares for its Run on Less — Electric demonstration in September, it expects vehicle downtime likely to be a factor and something to chart.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology

Automakers Want Aid for Car-Grade US Chip Production

Chip Shortage Vehicle frames sit on an assembly line at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla’s Blowout Deliveries Lift Shares Even as Smaller Peers Lag

Tesla Tesla's Elon Musk. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. first-quarter delivery numbers blew past analysts’ estimates, helping the stock fend off a slide in the broader electric vehicle industry amid growing skepticism about the future of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology

New Samsara Service Helps Carriers Compare to Industry

Samsara screenshot/logo Samsara

Samsara launched a new service aimed at helping carriers identify areas for improvement by revealing industry benchmarks, the company announced April 6.

April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

TMC Kicks Off Spring Meeting in Virtual Format

2021 TMC Spring Meeting logo

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting is being reconfigured this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its spring meeting kicking off today under a virtual format.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth Launches New Medium-Duty Product Lineup

Kenworth T280 A box van like this 26-foot demonstrator will likely prove popular. (Kenworth Truck Co.)

PHOENIX — After a model life of nearly 30 years, Kenworth is updating its Class 5 medium-duty vehicles through Class 8, with the introduction of four all-new models: the T180, T280, T380 and T480.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

electric vehicle charging 3alexd/Getty Images

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Extends One-Time Reporting Requirement Deadline to May 1

California highway traffic Traffic on I-80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators have extended to May 1 the mandated deadline for motor carriers that operate in the state with $50 million or more in 2019 revenue, or carriers with more than 50 trucks, to file a one-time report about their trucks and operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

European Manufacturers Race on Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric An electric car stencil symbol sits on a parking space. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

With Europe expected to lead the world in electric-car sales for a second straight year, an epic rush to build a battery-supply chain from scratch is playing out across the continent.

Tara Patel and Ewa Krukowska | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021

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