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January 19, 2022


Kenworth Driving To Zero Emissions

Kenworth lays out what it takes to electrify a fleet

With three zero-emission trucks now in production, the OEM is seeing fleet interest grow for zero-emission solutions beyond just California fleets. Those looking to join the transformation need to start planning early.


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Trucking analysts project 'steady' improvements for 2022

Rather than an immediate rebound in Class 8 and trailer production, FTR expects a gradual improvement all year that will permit OEMs to continue to build well into 2023 and beyond.

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Cenex knows fuels and lubricants

The experts at Cenex understand the impact of the proper use of fuels and lubricants on today’s diesel engines. Learn from these experts in their blog, Shifting Gears, in partnership with Fleet Owner.

Start reading today!


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Spot van rate hits $3 milestone in December

DAT’s Truckload Volume Index was 236, a 3% decline compared to November, when the Index set a record for the number of loads moved by carriers in a month, and was up 18% year-over-year, reflecting strong truckload freight volumes as 2021 came to a close.

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CEV Adoption & Trends Business Report

Learn about the current state of CEV adoption & projections for the future. Includes insights for fleets on where the industry is heading. Make better informed decisions by learning how others are tackling this challenge.

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NTEA economist on moving toward pre-pandemic 'normal'

During a presentation on 2022 work truck industry market dynamics, Steve Latin-Kasper, NTEA’s staff economist and senior director of market data and research, projects 'a slow-growth year—but still a growth year' for the industry.

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It’s 'go time' for electrification

NACFE has released its first report from Run on Less-Electric. Find out which electric-vehicle applications are viable right now.


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Morgan Truck Body names new president, COO

Dan DesRochers comes from Lean Operations, where he held executive positions with General Electric, United States Can Co., and Federal Signal Corp.

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Despite initial cost, purchase decision is always about TCO

With the continued material shortage, it's important for fleets to plan for cost increases across the board—including hard and soft costs—so that they can stay focused on the total cost of operation.


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CARB approves Nikola Tre BEV, fleets plan asset purchases

With multiple fleets intending to purchase battery-electric vehicles from Nikola Corp. in 2022, Nikola Tre BEV can now qualify for a $120,000 incentive per truck, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership for any California operation.

The new Volvo VNR Electric has a range of up to 440 km and faster charging than its predecessor.

Volvo Trucks launches VNR Electric with longer range

The old version of Volvo's VNR Electric could reach 150 miles. The new model has an operational range of up to 275 miles, powered by an improved battery design and a new six battery package option.


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Webinar On-Demand: Minimizing exposure through driver qualification

So-called 'nuclear verdicts' against trucking companies have risen dramatically over the past decade. What should carriers be doing to protect themselves? Learn more in this free webinar with PrePass.


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