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May 8, 2022
Toyota's Federal EV Tax Credits Are Drying Up

Toyota is finally launching a mass-market, battery-electric vehicle—the bZ4X—just as it is about to trigger a phase-out of federal EV tax credits.Toyota is reaching the 200,00-vehicle limit thanks to strong sales of its plug-in gasoline-electric hybrids, both the Prius Prime and the RAV4 Prime.If you’re interested in a RAV4 Prime or a bZ4X, you should […]

May 8, 2022
Ford F-150 Lightning Towing Capacity Improves

The Ford F-150 Lightning towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds is a boon for owners, but it comes with extra stress associated with towing weight, road condition, weather, etc., over long distances. To fix this, Ford introduces three smart technologies for the 2022 Lightning that can precisely calculate the trucks’ remaining range using real-time […]

May 8, 2022
Long before Tesla or the Leaf, this Nissan electric car claimed a 155-mile range

While we widely think of the General Motors EV1—or its preceding Impact concept car—as starting the era of the electric car. But there were others in that era, that followed a similar formula and might have potentially come to market earlier. One of them came from Nissan. As recently discussed by Japanese Nostalgic Car (via […]

May 8, 2022
Nemechek rallies to win NASCAR Truck race at Darlington

Nemechek, who won the pole earlier in the day, clearly had one of the fastest trucks but he was forced to pit a second time under caution early in Stage 2 for a loose wheel. By the end of the stage he had worked his back up front but then made contact with Christian Eckes […]

May 8, 2022
After March decline, truck transportation jobs up sharply in April

Truck transportation jobs in the U.S. rose by an amount in April that had not been seen in nine years. After the March report showed a drop in jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to February, the first decline since truck transportation employment began to climb out of the hole created in April 2020, […]

May 6, 2022
Wisconsin truck driver active in community service gifted new rig

In acknowledgement of her many industry and community accomplishments, on May 3, professional truck driver Carmen Anderson was presented with the keys to a new Volvo VNL760 70-inch sleeper specially wrapped to help raise awareness of Special Olympics. The handover event was held at the headquarters of America’s Service Line (ASL) in Green Bay, a […]

May 6, 2022
Roadside Assistance and Towing Services Market Is Booming Worldwide

According to Qurate Research’s research experts, “Global Roadside Assistance and Towing Services Market 2022 Insights, Size, Share, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028.” The study is an anthology of in-depth research studies on many aspects of the global Roadside Assistance and Towing Services industry. It is an admirable effort to offer a true, transparent […]

May 6, 2022
Next gen Volvo VNR electric and autonomous

Volvo Trucks North America is set to debut its next generation Volvo VNR Electric 6×2 tractor in its booth  during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, May 9-12. Volvo Trucks’ ACT Expo booth will for the first time also feature a long-haul VNL model, integrated with […]

May 5, 2022
Class 8 truck orders fall over chip shortage

Class 8 truck orders fell to their lowest level in seven months in April. Manufacturers, wary about ongoing supply chain disruptions, held off accepting bookings as they fret over how many trucks they can deliver in 2023. On a preliminary basis, truck makers accepted 15,400 to 15,800 new orders. That’s according to industry data trackers […]

May 5, 2022
2022 Toyota RAV4’s Towing Capabilities

In the 1940s pickup trucks were solely designed as work vehicles and not for recreational or everyday driving. However, as the ’50s ’60s, and ’70s came, people, started to see the practicality of having a truck. Soon, SUVs started to take over in the 90s and they were seen as a great towing alternative. As […]

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