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COVID-19 Effect on Trucking (Fall 2020)

COVID-19 Effect on Trucking (Fall 2020)

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There are signs that trucking market continues to perform at a level higher than the overall economy.  Perhaps because the shopping that consumers have been doing throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been mostly about products/goods and supplies rather than service and travel-oriented spending, keeping the trucking industry quite busy. This period of volume growth for the…

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Summer 2020 Heavy Duty Industry Update

Summer 2020 Heavy Duty Industry Update

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After 3 disappointing months, we can take a small sigh of relief in seeing the volume of North American Class 8 orders increase.  In June, the second highest numbers were reached this year.  No one can say if this is the beginning of a consistent trend or rebound, but for now it’s positive.  Preliminary net orders jumped just…

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Stemco Exits the Brake Drum Market

Stemco Exits the Brake Drum Market

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In a recent turn of events, Stemco has announced that they have made the difficult decision to depart from the brake products segment in addition to halting production of the Motor Wheel brake drums and Crewson brake adjuster product line at the end of July.   Stemco is making these changes in order to focus efforts and…

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Covid Effect on Trucking (Summer 2020)

Covid Effect on Trucking (Summer 2020)

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We have been moving slowly and nervously through this COVID-19 crisis now for more than 3 months.  We hear the word unprecedented over and over because we have no real experience to look back on, especially involving trucking.  Many trucking companies have adapted and learned how to be flexible, creative, prepared and determined.  But the pandemic has definitely…

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Air Disc Brakes: Increasing Demand and Steady Growth

Air Disc Brakes: Increasing Demand and Steady Growth

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In the last 5 years, air disc brakes (ADB) penetration in heavy-duty applications has grown from a range of 12 -15% to about 18-25%. This is strong growth for what’s still a relatively new option, but many of the brake makers see ADBs carving out an even larger slice of the pie in the near…

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