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    Mission Critical buys Purkeys Fleet Electric

    November 5, 2019 2:46PM by Truck News

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) has announced its acquisition of Purkeys Fleet Electric. Purkeys provides electric power solutions to truck fleets, liftgate manufacturers, trailer manufacturers, truck dealers and OEMs. Its primary products include liftgate charging systems, inverters,

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    Manac buys Cobra Trailers

    November 5, 2019 12:46PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Rush Truck Centres of Canada has sold its Cobra Trailers subsidiary to Manac, the company announced. Rush Truck Centres will, however, maintain exclusive distributor rights for Cobra end dump trailers and dump bodies in Ontario. “We chose

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    Edmonton auctions remain hot for Ritchie Bros.

    November 4, 2019 10:31AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers continue to see huge success in Edmonton, Alta., selling $101 million during its most recent auction. Seven weeks after selling more than 10,700 items at a previous auction, the five-day event from Oct. 28

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    Orange EV expands manufacturing capabilities

    November 4, 2019 6:31AM by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Orange EV, a manufacturer of fully-electric Class 8 trucks, announced it is moving to a manufacturing facility with five times the production capacity it has today. Orange EV produces a T-Series electric terminal truck. It claims

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    Mack ratifies agreement with UAW employees

    November 4, 2019 6:19AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks announced it has ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with its United Auto Workers employees. The UAW went on strike in recent weeks, halting truck production. The agreement covers 3,500 employees at six facilities. “The

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    Jacobs takes to the road to highlight new tech

    November 4, 2019 6:14AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Jacobs Vehicle Systems is hitting the road to promote its new technologies, including a high-power density (HPD) engine brake. The first stop was the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga. “The tour will essentially provide

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    Mekra Lang planning for regulatory changes to replace mirrors with cameras

    October 31, 2019 1:37PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Mekra Lang is bolstering its North American presence, in anticipation of regulatory changes that will allow cameras to replace mirrors. The company has opened a second U.S. location in Charlotte, N.C. “This sends a signal to customers

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    ZF to bring PowerLine transmission to North America

    October 31, 2019 1:16PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – ZF is bringing its PowerLine eight-speed automatic transmission to the North American market, the company announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. It’s a torque converter-style automatic transmission and there are more than 15 million of

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    Continental launches ‘smart’ steer tire

    October 31, 2019 12:54PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Continental introduced the industry to a new regional haul steer tire at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The Conti HSR 3 can be spec’d as an “intelligent” tire, with a sensor installed to communicate tire inflation

  • Hyundai showcases hydrogen fuel cell concept truck

    October 31, 2019 10:29AM by James Menzies

    The company also demonstrates nitrogen-fueled, eco-friendly refrigerated trailer

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    SAF-Holland optimizes tire inflation pressures on the fly

    October 31, 2019 8:33AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – SAF-Holland has announced an update to its tire management system, which brings dynamic inflation adjustments based on axle load. The SMAR-te Tire Pilot was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show Oct. 29. It was created

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    Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries software enhanced

    October 29, 2019 1:29PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Mitchell 1 has updated its TruckSeries suite of web-based software for technicians, to increase the efficiency of commercial vehicle service professionals. The software provides access to labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and repair information for all

  • Hino unveils 2021 model year trucks

    October 29, 2019 11:50AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga – Hino has updated and renamed its product line for the 2021 model year. The Classes 4 and 5 models, previously known as the 155 and 195, are now dubbed the M Series, Dominik Beckman, marketing and dealer

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    Volvo expands VNR lineup

    October 28, 2019 2:42PM by James Menzies

                            ATLANTA, Ga. – Volvo is introducing a VNR 660 model, for customers with length restrictions or who are weight-sensitive. It comes with a 61-inch high-roof sleeper, complementing the

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    Cooper Tire rounds out longhaul line

    October 28, 2019 2:39PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Cooper Tire showcased its recently completed line of longhaul tires at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The Pro Series LHT (longhaul trailer) tire hit the market recently, complementing Cooper’s Pro Series LHS (steer) and LHD (drive)