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Chris Cooler Photo: East Manufacturing

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East Manufacturing Names Dump Trailer Product Manager

East Manufacturing appointed Chris Cooler as its product manager for dump trailers in addition to his role as Mid-South regional manager.

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico -- but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency. Credit: Mexico Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

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Daimler: Mexico a 'Land of Opportunity'

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico – but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency.

Germany’s Daimler Trucks this year announced that it is pushing its global platform strategy beyond the existing modular drivetrain components. Photos: Daimler Trucks

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Truck Technology Is Global and Local

Even as innovative technologies leap borders, the engineering focus of truck builders and suppliers remains fixed on meeting the needs of local markets.

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Medium-Duty Orders Fall 18% in November

Orders of Classes 5 to 7 vehicles fell 18% in November from October and 10% from a year ago, according to ACT Research.

Swift will retrofit 40% of its 65,000 existing tractors with FlowBelow AeroKits and install them on new purchases. Photo: FlowBelow Aero Inc.

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Swift Adopts FlowBelow Kits for Existing and New Tractors

Aerokits improve fuel economy on Swift’s tractors by a “solid 1.5%,” the procurement VP said. The payback comes in 24 to 26 months.

During the Nikola One unveiling last week, Trevor Milton, Nikola Motor's founder and CEO, announced that Thompson Machinery would be a distributor for the hydrogen-electric tractor. Photo: Tom Berg

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Nikola Vehicles to Replace Cat Trucks for Thompson Machinery

Investment to support Cat's discontinued on/off-road trucks can be shifted to Nikola's hydrogen-electric vehicles when they become available.

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November Class 8 Truck Orders Indicate Stabilized Market

There was a significant and expected increase in Class 8 truck order activity during the month of November, according to preliminary numbers from FTR.

Photo: Great Dane

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Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

Photo: Nikola Motor

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Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola

A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.

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SelecTrucks Revives SelectLease Program

SelecTrucks has reintroduced its SelectLease manufacturer-backed fair market value leasing program, the company announced.

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