February 17, 2022


TRALA recently voiced its concerns on the truck leasing task force provision which is included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was signed into law last year. FULL STORY


Cummins announced its plans to acquire Jacobs Vehicle Systems which introduced the first engine brake, the “Jake Brake,” which was invented by Cummins founder Clessie Cummins. FULL STORY
Top Senate Republicans are urging states to ignore the Biden administration's guidance on how to utilize funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law in November.



Allison Transmission's 3414 Regional Haul Series fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Volvo's heavy-duty VNL trucks. FULL STORY
Navistar's president and CEO discusses the tipping point for future truck technologies, Traton merger, and the OEM's intent to drive incremental changes in the path forward. FULL STORY
Paccar's latest automated transmission, the TX-18, is a new vocational design for on- and off-highway applications.



PENSKE AND FREIGHTLINGER executives say it's just the beginning of trucking's electric future with Penske's Freightliner-sponsored car that was recently delivered by an eCascadia as it was the first time that a zero-emission truck delivered to a NASCAR event. . . . MURPHY-HOFFMAN COMPANY'S (MHC) COLORADO REGION received the prestigious 2021 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada markets at the recent KENWORTH DEALER Meeting in Marana, Arizona. . . PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY named ALLSTATE PETERBILT GROUP its 2021 North American Dealer of the Year. . . RUSH TRUCK CENTRES OF CANADA announced it has acquired the assets of Valley Truck and Spring Service in Pembroke, Ontario. . . EATON'S VEHICLE GROUP has introduced aftermarket gears, shafts, bearings and other components for automated manual transmissions including the Detroit DT12, Volvo I-Shift and Mack mDrive AMT. . . MACK TRUCKS AND MACK FINANCIAL SERVICES have launched an all-inclusive Vehicle-as-a-Service program to help simplify the purchase process and help customers better manage expenses associated with acquiring the Mack LR Electric battery vehicle. . . DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA is partnering with NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Renewable Power to build a network of charging sites on critical freight routes by 2026. . . TRIMBLE recently enhanced features for its Video Intelligence platform to improve visibility and safety for commercial vehicle fleets to support up to four configurable cameras that monitor the road and drivers in high resolution. . . CUMMINS is pursuing a “fuel-agnostic” strategy to provide lower-carbon, alternative-fuel internal combustion engines in a way that makes it easier for fleets to meet sustainability goals on the path to full zero-emission drivetrains. . . DANA INCORPORATED has streamlined aftermarket driveshaft ordering with a smart part numbering system for its Spicer ReadyShaft program. . . NAVISTAR announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nauto to make Nauto's artificial intelligence vehicle safety solution available for new fleet vehicles or as an upgrade for existing vehicles.



KURT HOLLINGER was recently appointed Vice President of National Accounts for Volvo Trucks North America.



Cummins announced it will buy Westport Fuel System's stake in the Cummins Westport joint venture that expired December 31, 2021. FULL STORY
Preliminary reports showed trailer net orders softened slightly in January, 2022, totaling 26,100. This compared to December's pace of 26,400 and was 17% below January 2021 levels, according to ACT Research. FULL STORY
Falling diesel prices, greater freight volume and strong freight rates in December 2021 contributed to FTR's Trucking Conditions Index rising to nearly 14.5, the highest since May 2021.



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