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Future transport solution from Volvo Trucks focuses on autonomous electric vehicles

The transportation solution envisioned by Volvo Trucks centers around autonomous electric vehicles connected through the cloud to central hubs.

Growing world population and increasing urbanization are leading to significant challenges to solve environmental issues such as congestion, pollution and noise. Rising consumption, the fast growth of e-commerce and the wide-spread shortage of drivers put higher demands on efficient transport solutions. 

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Innovation for the world we want to live in

In order to build the world we want to live in, we must continuously innovate to help drive a sustainable future. We help our customers to increase their operations and safety through innovation, with improved machine and site performance, which also benefit the environment. At Volvo Construction Equipment, we have a culture of innovation, and of course, as we live in an ever-changing world, we must continue to innovate to support our customers and our industry, and to be part of a viable solution.

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John Deere and Wacker Neuson enter into strategic supplier agreement for compact excavators

As demand for John Deere construction equipment increases around the globe, the Moline-based manufacturer is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to initially provide compact excavators in China, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The models will range from 1.7 to 7.5 tons (1,700 to 7,500 kg) and are specifically designed and manufactured for customers in the growing Asia-Pacific marketplace. The objective of the partnership is long-term collaboration in key growth markets.

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Hyster receives grant for development of zero-emissions container handler

A concept image of Hyster's fuel-cell-powered container handler.

Hyster Company has announced the receipt of a grant from California Climate Investments (CCI) to support the development of a zero-emissions container handling truck powered by a Nuvera fuel cell. The funding, awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), part of CCI, the state of California's climate change-fighting, cap-and-trade program, aims to help Hyster and its partners develop a zero-emissions container handler for an end-user in the Port of Los Angeles. To receive the award, recipients must meet defined business practices and overall rigorous performance measurement standards. These standards are reviewed and updated annually to represent the most critical business activities and performance excellence principles necessary to keep pace with evolving customer expectations and industry dynamics. 

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Federal government confirms major rapid transit projects for Metro Vancouver

A Skytrain extension and light rapid transit are included in the plans for Metro Vancouver transit construction.  – Province of British Columbia, via flickr; photo used under Creative Commons license.

Metro Vancouver is home to some of the fastest growing cities in Canada. Modern, efficient transit systems are needed more than ever to reduce traffic congestion, connect businesses and communities, and meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. 

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Western Star bearing pictures of Women's Trucking Federation of Canada members wins graphic award

Shelley Uvanille-Hesch knew her truck was a beauty queen and now it has the title to prove it. Uvanille-Hesch drives "Miss Destiny Star", a 2019 Western Star 5700XE that has been decorated with a truck wrap featuring pictures of members of the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC). She founded the organization, which recruits women drivers, dispatchers, technicians and managers to the Canadian trucking industry. 

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New, innovative directional drill package released by Ditch Witch

The new JT20XP drill package utilizes all onboard horsepower for thrust and rotation.

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, released a new JT20XP horizontal directional drill (HDD) package featuring a JT20XP drill and XP44 mixing system. The industry-first solution is the only drilling system in its class to utilize all on-board horsepower for thrust and rotation. Together, the full 118-hp solution provides operators industry-leading power and superior productivity for larger utility-installation jobs. 

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Telsmith launches new website

Telsmith, Inc. has announced the launch of its newly designed website at www.telsmith.com. The new website has a clean design that showcases products and relevant information along with greatly improved functionality. The new site will also act as a hub for crushing and screening information such as how to, best practices, troubleshooting, and more. 

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SMS Equipment to sell, rent and support full line of Takeuchi equipment in Canada

Takeuchi-US has announced SMS Equipment Inc. as a new dealer. Headquartered in Acheson, Alberta, Canada, the dealer has over 35 locations across Canada and one in Anchorage, Alaska to support Takeuchi. They will carry the full lineup of Takeuchi products, including excavators, skid-steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders, in addition to stocking parts and performing equipment repair. 

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