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July 19, 2023
We Realize Inc. opens 1st truck parking location in Las Vegas with promise of 800,000 more spaces to come around US

LAS VEGAS — A startup company focused on truck parking is on an ambitious journey to create nearly a million parking spots around the country over the next seven years. Nashville-based We Realize Inc. has opened its first location at the Last Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Realize operates 74 truck parking spots at LVMS, located […]

July 15, 2023
Truck drivers face additional challenges on the road as US faces dangerous heatwave

LAS VEGAS — A blast-furnace is superheating air across the west. Emergency room doctors are witnessing the effects, as dehydrated construction workers, passed-out elderly residents and others suffered in an intense heat wave threatening to break Las Vegas’ all-time record high of 117 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend. Few places in the scorching Southwest demonstrate the […]

July 15, 2023
Lack of safe truck parking takes center stage as NTSB investigation into deadly Greyhound wreck begins

ST. LOUIS — Federal investigators have begun the task of trying to determine what caused a Greyhound bus crash in southern Illinois that killed three passengers. The accident just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, happened when the bus carrying a driver and 22 passengers slammed into three tractor-trailers parked along an Interstate 70 exit […]

July 14, 2023
Report: 57% of all commercial diesel trucks are near-zero emissions models

WASHINGTON — U.S. trucking companies are buying more new, low emission, diesel technology than ever before, a new report from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has found. Research shows the number of new near-zero emission diesel trucks on the road increased 10.2% between 2021 and 2022. Near-zero emission trucks are advanced diesel technology manufactured in […]

July 12, 2023
Daimler Truck transforming for sustainable growth

BOSTON and LEINFELDEN-ECHTERDINGEN, Germany — After its first full year as an independent listed company, Daimler Truck Holding AG recently hosted its Capital Market Day 2023 in Boston. The main topics were “the guidance increase for 2023, the confirmation of 2025 ambitions, an enhanced capital allocation policy and the path towards 2030, transforming the company […]

July 7, 2023
CARB, truck and engine manufacturers announce ‘unprecedented’ partnership

SACRAMENTO — Heavy-duty truck and engine manufacturers and environmental regulations officials in California have announced an agreement on emissions rules designed to give companies greater flexibility to meet the state’s strict emissions requirements. Officials with the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) worked with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the measure. The Clean […]

July 6, 2023
New S&P Global Mobility Commercial Vehicle Forecast shows truck market coasting through '24

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Near-term demand and growth for Classes 5-8 commercial vehicles are expected to flatten across North America as post-pandemic market corrections take place, according to a new market forecast from S&P Global Mobility. S&P analysts also predict that electric vehicle demand will drive accelerating growth as new Environmental Protection Agency regulations arrive in […]

July 5, 2023
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association sues state over CARB regs

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) and four of its members have filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board for what they say is the “outsourcing regulations on truck sales to California regulators,” according to a statement. Other PMTA member companies named in […]

July 4, 2023
Michigan, Daimler Trucks North America partner to build 'truck stop of the future'

LANSING, Mich. — A prototype “truck stop of the future” is being planned for Michigan. According to a news release, the Mobility Charging Hub “will help to enable companies to transition their fleets to electric commercial vehicles (EVs) and future-proof their businesses by testing new technologies, digital services and business models designed to accelerate deployment […]

July 2, 2023
High school truck driving course teaches students the ways of the road

Courtesy: Patterson High School Courtesy: Patterson High School Courtesy: Patterson High School Courtesy: Patterson High School Courtesy: Patterson High School A student at Patterson High School’s truck driving course maneuvers a golf cart, hauling a 7-foot utility trailer, while wearing “Fatal Vision” goggles that simulate the effects of driving while under the influence of alcohol […]

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