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July 4, 2022



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NHTSA updates RIG standards—slightly

The standards, dating to 1996, are designed to ensure a rear impact guard is configured low and wide to impede a striking passenger vehicle, and is strong enough to withstand a 35-mph impact—up from the current 30 mph.


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Medium-duty box trucks are '100%' electrifiable, NACFE says

The report found that the local delivery trucks are a great application for electric trucks given their short distances and return-to-base operations.

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Thermo King’s Walmart partnership makes big stage

World’s largest grocer tests reefer trailers with TRU maker’s battery-electric units as part of its strategy to reach zero emissions by 2040.

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TTMA has released a variety of new and updated publications.

TTMA updates publications

For the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association’s Engineering Committee, improving product standards never stops.

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The BADASS Autocar DC-64D dump truck.

Autocar celebrates Made in the USA Day

As Made in the USA Day reminds Americans to shop locally and look for American-made products, it can also be a reminder for the vocational truck market to do the same.

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Ridewell designs and manufactures air-ride suspensionfor the heavy-duty trailer industry. The company has served the transportation industry since 1967 and holds many active patents providing low maintenance and superior ride quality. Learn More >>



Foreign firms buy DCLI, largest US chassis provider

With more than 151,000 marine and 100,000 domestic chassis in its fleet, Charlotte-based DCLI operates in key port and rail terminals in the U.S.

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The new multi-function Model 93 combines a variety of features and mounting positions.

J.W. Speaker introduces Model 93 5-In-1 headlight

The multi-function Model 93 combines high beam, low beam, front position, turn signal, and daytime running light (DRL) performance in a stylish design surrounded by durable, die-cast aluminum housing.

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If you need to make sure the part you’re buying is going to be exactly what you need to keep you on the road– always look for the Genuine Hutch Mark.

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Technicians listen during a demonstration at Terex Utilities' service training.

Terex Utilities hosts technicians at hands-on service school

Many of the aerial devices and digger derrick models that were used during the service school are models that are in high demand in the field.

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With inventory of Tata Steel’s Valast® 450 AR steel for truck bodies across our Steel Warehouse locations, you can rely upon timely delivery to keep production running. No binding single source contracts; just great steel and great service.        

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Sono Motors is working with the Rhenus Group to develop solar technology for the industry.

Sono Motors tests 'smart solar' technology

The solar modules, designed for vehicle surfaces, have the potential to achieve an output of up to 8.8-kilowatt peak (kWp) with an area of just under 54 sqm.

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The 2022 CV Electric Adoption Report

Following up on its benchmark 2021 survey, a new Endeavor Business Intelligence report documents the evolving fleet expectations for commercial electric vehicle adoption in the U.S.

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