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November 27, 2021

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WIT, FMCSA's Joshi address trucking's harassment problem

For her closing keynote during WIT’s 2021 Accelerate! Virtual Conference, Meera Joshi, FMCSA's acting administrator, stressed the importance of ensuring there is adequate support for women in trucking.


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Truck drivers deserve our support—now more than ever

This Thanksgiving, it’s important we not only thank professional truck drivers, but that we show them how invaluable they truly are to the industry’s growth and success.


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Meritor electrification bookings grow to nearly $500M

The supplier has joined Paccar’s SuperTruck 3 program and will supply Electra’s road sweeper test.


Merchants Bright Drop Ev410

Merchants Fleet accelerates electrification with purchase of 5,400 BrightDrop EV410s

New midsize electric van offers electrification option for Merchants’ last-mile and delivery clients across North America.


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ATRI report reveals scale of COVID-19 impact

The 2021 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking documents the effect that the pandemic had on overall operating costs, such as driver compensation, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and more.

According to the OEM, the Homtruck’s operating system would utilize vehicle sensors to analyze traffic data in real-time and receive route recommendations. In addition, the energy management system also would manage the Homtruck’s power or fuel supply to achieve optimal economic performance. The truck also would recommend optimal refueling or recharging routes to the driver.

Futuristic Asian-made heavy-duty truck has plans to make EV long-haul a reality—and comfy

Battery-swapping and hybrid power train systems, along with many driver comforts, could help make this futuristic truck work in the long-haul segment. The Asian truckmaker wants to release the Farizon Homtruck globally by mid-decade.


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