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October 18, 2021



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Trailer orders jump in September, up 130%: ACT Research

The 'major impetus' in the September surge came from dry van orders, which will extend already long lead times further into next year, ACT's Maly suggests


Industry Update

Dorsey Intermodal

U.S. chassis manufacturers reject blame for port backlogs

Attributing supply chain problems to domestic container chassis suppliers would be harmful to U.S. workers if 'unfairly traded' chassis from China once again could be bought at subsidized prices, coalition says.

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ConMet Zero-Emission Trailer solution

Advanced reefer tech tackles cold chain problems

The past few years have been full of solutions to solve some of the more common reefer unit issues.

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With Hilltip’s spreaders with StrikeSmart™ controllers and HTrack™ 2-way GPRS tracking system, know exactly the amount of material you are spreading. Tackle every season’s worst with the industry’s best!

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Penske receives delivery of International eMV Series

Penske plans to operate these units at various locations throughout their footprint with the intent of evaluating the operation of electric trucks in real-world situations

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Monroe partners with Work Truck Solutions for equipment search

With the web platform and data powering Monroe’s national locator tool, buyers can find the specific vehicle they need to meet their business needs.

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Western Star’s do-everything truck line now does even more.

Introducing the Western Star 47X, the new truck built that expands the X-Series line with the same ground-breaking engineering and technology as the 49X, but with even greater maneuverability and weight saving options, making it ideal for applications like dump trucks and mixers.

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Freightliner E Vs 1mm

Freightliner Electric Innovation, CX Fleets log a million miles

The DTNA programs have transformed the testing process by putting trucks into the hands of nearly 50 customers to accumulate experience while performing real work, in real fleets, and real commercial vehicle applications.

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OptiCat expands Load Sheets product data sharing service

The service addresses the needs of distributors who require product information that is not accommodated by the industry standard Auto Care Association PIES data fields.

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Truck-Lite introduces heated stop/tail/turn LED lights

Using self-regulating heating technology, the Super 44 and 60 Series LED STT lamps are warmed continuously once the temperature falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.


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