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Donaldson Expands Filter Minder Offerings

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Donaldson Co. Inc. announced it is offering its Filter Minder wireless monitoring system for air filters on heavy-duty engines after 18 months of successful field testing. The connected technology is intended to optimize fleet maintenance practices in off-road equipment and on-road truck fleets. “Maintenance…

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CVG Reports Q4 Net Loss, Lower Revenue

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., a global supplier of cab-related products and systems, earlier this month reported a fourth-quarter net loss and lower revenue as the commercial vehicle and construction markets contracted, and shortly thereafter announced the appointment of a new leader. The company on…

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Digital Freight Sector Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Digital freight companies are taking a proactive approach to confronting the coronavirus as the outbreak worsens. “This outbreak has been massively disruptive for the American economy and we, like many others, everyone in the freight industry right now, is figuring out and responding to…

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Paccar Suspends Worldwide Production

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Paccar Inc. announced it will suspend truck and engine production at its factories worldwide from March 24 until April 6. It is the second-leading U.S. truck maker based on monthly retail sales data. Paccar cited as reasons for the shutdown recent changes in customer…

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Tonnage Up 2.6% in February

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Truck tonnage rose 2.6% in February on modest gains in selected business sectors, but the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the broader economy has many experts raising questions about what the months ahead will hold for trucking fleets. “Before any impacts from COVID-19,…

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Paccar Recalls 35,671 Peterbilt Trucks for Fire Risk

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Peterbilt Motor Co. is recalling 35,671 trucks to repair an issue with battery cables on certain models, according to a March 18 notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects Peterbilt Model 365, 389, 567 and 579 trucks manufactured between 2015…

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DTNA Moves to Limit Truck Production

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Daimler Trucks North America announced March 24 it will begin limiting production at its facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, citing emerging supply disruptions tied to COVID-19 that will soon impact its production operations. “Starting this week, DTNA will limit its operations at several…

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US Equipment Orders Fell More Than Forecast in February

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] U.S. factories received fewer orders for business equipment than forecast in February, just before the coronavirus-related demand shock that will likely lead a massive pullback in corporate investment. Core capital goods orders, which exclude aircraft and military hardware, fell 0.8% after a revised 1%…

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CVSA Postpones Roadcheck Due to Coronavirus Crisis

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] This year’s International Roadcheck, originally set for May 5-7, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. A rescheduled date will be announced later, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said in a March 25 statement. However, Operation Safe Driver Week still is scheduled for July…