Kenworth Sales Co. even offered video walkarounds of vehicles and drone videos of its facilities. Photo: Kenworth Truck Sales There is no doubt that COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on businesses, and the trucking industry, while an essential industry, was not immune – not just fleets, but also the companies that provide parts and service
27th January 2021 MirrorCam and Multimedia Cockpit comes to the tipper range. Trucking takes a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8×4 to for a drive… It’s been a few years since Mercedes-Benz launched its new MirrorCam system and its associated Multimedia Cockpit. That launch, of what the German manufacturer was calling the Version 5 of the Actros, was
Winter weather — sometimes severe — is causing travel problems from California to the Northeast, and it appears there is more to come. Major interstates have been closed as the storm dumped record amounts of snow and rain throughout parts of California, Colorado, Nevada, and the Northern Plains. Authorities are advising against any unnecessary travel
27th January 2021 DAF Trucks has added another electric truck model to its line-up, with LF Electric joining the CF Electric. The new LF Electric is designed for urban distribution and offers a range of 280km. A lithium iron phosphate battery provides 282kWh of energy to the vehicle, which has a 250kW e-motor onboard. This
Upgrading advanced truck safety systems is highly technical work, and care must be taken to do it properly, says Bendix. Photo: Bendix Bendix is expanding its upgrade program that helps fleets retrofit their trucks with Bendix advanced safety technologies. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ network of Authorized Upgrade Centers, dealers and distributors that install the advanced
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The trade organization representing some 2,000 truck stops and travel plazas today urged the U.S. Senate to “quickly confirm” President Joe Biden’s choice for Secretary of Transportation. The National Association of Truck Stop Owners reiterated its support of former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination Wednesday,
The Ford F-Vision is an autonomous truck prototype being developed for the European market. Photo: Ford Motor Company “Follow the money,” the old saying goes. And right now, there is a serious glut of cash flowing into the coffers of autonomous truck start-up companies. And perhaps more important, there have been several high-profile partnerships announced
Two truckers were arrested last week after Tennessee Highway Patrol officers found their load also contained 383 pounds of marijuana and 40 pounds of cocaine. On January 15, a trooper stopped a tractor-trailer for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 at the 101-mile marker in Henderson County about 110 miles northeast of Memphis. As the
26th January 2021 As the haulage world continues to move away from fossil fuels, Scania has revealed details of its electric and hydrogen future. Battery electric vehicles will be the biggest driver in the move to a sustainable transport system, says Scania. Battery technology and charging times are constantly improving, making electric trucks more appealing
Freight rates are trending higher, along with trucking activity itself. Photo: MacKay & Co. Bob Dieli predicted a “rough ride” for the trucking industry in 2020. Little did he know how rough that ride would be. During last January’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, the MacKay and Company economist cited challenges such as exports that were
The 1,400 members of Teamsters Local 202 who went on strike at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx Jan. 17 are back on the job. Union members agreed to a contract that gives them $1.85 per hour over three years, including 70 cents per hour immediately. Management of the massive market also will
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As more renewables and electric vehicles plug into the grid, supply and demand fluctuations will only become more pronounced. Energy storage is powering electric vehicle adoption, and on the electric grid side, it’s enabling individual businesses and even homeowners to participate in the grid markets. Photo: Amply Power With the Democrats turning the tide in
A woman who formerly ran a high-profile department overseeing taxi and ride-sharing services in New York City was appointed by President Joe Biden as deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Meera Joshi will oversee the day-to-day operations of the FMCSA until an administrator can be appointed and confirmed by the Senate. Meera
TuSimple teamed up with UPS, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Xpress, and McLane to launch the Autonomous Freight Network, which it says will lay the groundwork for self-driving autonomous trucks to become commercially available by 2024. Photo: TuSimple U.S. Xpress announced an investment in TuSimple, a self-driving technology company developing autonomous solutions for long-haul freight transportation.
( https://www.duckco.com/tfl-store & https://www.imimotorsports.com ) Can a 25-Year Old SUPERCHARGED Toyota Tacoma with 650,000 miles Take Down a Brand-New Tacoma and the MIGHTY Ram TRX in a Drag Race? We find out on this episode of Run What You Brung! The first-gen Tacoma is equipped with a 3.4-liter V6 and a dealership-installed TRD Supercharger. Wear
Pete Buttigieg’s Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of transportation spent a lot of time on infrastructure. Photo: C-SPAN screen capture Pete Buttigieg, former Democratic presidential hopeful and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, faced a mostly friendly Senate in his confirmation hearing for secretary of transportation Jan. 21, emphasizing a commitment to both safety and
Autocar says its latest DC conventional models are built with construction in mind. Photo: Autocar Autocar debuted its first work truck, the Autocar No. 1, in 1897. The vehicle was tricycle-powered by a one-cylinder gasoline engine. Now, as the OEM heads into its second century of production, Autocar is adding the new DC-64D, ACX Xpeditor,
The GMC Syclone is one of the most interesting truck stories of the 90s, and this truck in particular has an interesting story as well! Enjoy! Check out @100PercentJake (he filmed this episode!) Make your truck look new again! https://amzn.to/3k6yf6W
Lytx’s Unassigned Drive Time simplifies the burden of managing unassigned vehicle movements in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Electronic Logging Device mandate. Photo: Lytx Lytx said its new Unassigned Drive Time is a first-of-its-kind service designed to save fleets time, reduce labor costs, and improve regulatory compliance in dealing with hours of
A veteran driver for CFI has been recognized for helping a family whose car caught fire. The Truckload Carriers Association has named William Church, from DeLand, Florida, a Highway Angel for stopping to help a family while driving through the Midwest. TCA explains: William Church, from DeLand, Florida Church was driving on Interstate 80 near
( https://www.transwest.com/frederick ) First ever simultaneous Tow Off! We take a new 2021 Ram TRX and a Ford Raptor up and down the Ike Gauntlet – the world’s toughest towing test with identical loaded trailers at the same time. Wear your own piece of TFL with a T-shirt from Duck Co.! There’s a TFL shirt
Spireon has announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dashcam capabilities utilizing Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Photo: Spireon. Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, available for the FleetLocate tracking system. Spireon’s new FL360 vehicle tracking tool
Now you can save time and steps when fueling at TA, Petro Stopping Center or TA Express locations. TravelCenters of America Inc. recently added a new feature to its TruckSmart mobile app, allowing professional drivers to activate the diesel pumps and pay for fuel from the comfort of their cabs with its new PumpSmart feature.