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Top 5 Stories of the Week
April 2, 2022

During a March 23 plant tour, Stephen Mudd, area director for general assembly, points out the facility's manufacturing execution system (MES), which can log all equipment defects electronically and pull various reports and information from some 60,000 different parts that go into every truck.

An inside look at Navistar’s new truck assembly plant

The OEM's San Antonio manufacturing plant is capable of making electric- and conventional-powertrain Classes 6-8 trucks on the same line. Flip through the gallery for a detailed tour of the new high-tech facility and the truck assembly process there.



Part of Performance Team's new fleet of Volvo VNR Electrics. The fleet ordered 110 of the Class 8 electrics this month from Volvo Trucks, adding to its purchase of 16 of the EVs last August for its Southern California port drayage and warehouse operations.

Pace of heavy EV sales quickens with two recent deals

As California continues as a test bed for fleet operation of all-electric Class 8s, two carriers place larger orders for new Volvo and Kenworth electric trucks for operations in SoCal and around the ports there.


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FleetOwner 500: Top for-hire carriers of 2022

FleetOwner's annual list consists of for-hire carriers in the U.S. and Canada whose rankings are based on total power units operated by each fleet.


Diesel Fuel

After a dip, U.S. diesel prices back on the rise

Trucking’s main fuel last week had started to reverse course, but all regions of the U.S. show slight to moderate increases in prices this week as they stay at record highs.


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Daimler Truck sees 2022 sales growth around 15% in North America

The company’s executives say they may need to raises prices again but see strong demand holding up.


Veterans In Trucking: Roadrunner

MATS salutes veterans: Red, white, and blue truck tribute

The Veterans In Trucking event is a way for MATS, VIT, and supporting partners to honor this country’s heroes and give back to the people who have given so much for their country.


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