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‘Aerodynamics Truck and Trailer’ in Europe

Daimler’s European business has strayed outside its normal comfort zone, designing a trailer optimized for maximum efficiency with the company’s own Actros tractor. The Aerodynamics Truck and Trailer, unveiled at the International Motor Show this week, will reduce a semi-trailer’s fuel consumption to less than 25 litres per 100 kilometres,…

Class 8 demand remains soft in August

Weak demand for commercial vehicles persisted into August, according to the latest report from ACT Research. ACT’s State of the Industry report covers Class 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market. “Class 8 orders are likely to continue in hand-to-mouth fashion until there is better clarity about the…

BCTA logo

The British Columbia Trucking Association has been given a facelift in the form of a new association logo. Officials say the decision to create a new logo was spurred on it light of the BCTA’s 100th anniversary coming up in 2013, in an effort to reflect the changes the group…

MTA trailer suspension series with two low-mount models

Meritor announced the production of the MTA25 low-mount and MTA30 low-mount trailer suspensions, the two newest family members of its MTA (Meritor Trailing-Arm Air) suspension series for North American trailer operators. These units are specifically designed as part of a fully-integrated system to optimize performance and weight, and aimed at…

Driver walks away from truck tip over

Traffic was backed up along Route 3A south and Route 123 west for a couple of hours on Thursday (Sept. 13) after a roll-off dumpster truck fell onto its side at the Scituate roundabout.The driver of the truck, the sole occupant, was uninjured and walked away from the accident, according…

Manhattan Driver&Load(R) Sparks Substantial Reduction in Operating Costs, Deadhead Miles for Gordon Trucking

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) today announced that Pacific, Wash. based Gordon Trucking, a local, regional, and trans-continental truckload service provider, has seen substantial reductions in operating costs and deadhead miles following a successful implementation of Manhattan’s Driver&Load® module from the Manhattan Carrier™ suite of solutions….

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