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Daimler, which has a 15% stake in and a 50/50 joint venture with the Russian truck maker Kamaz, is aiming for higher market share in Russia. Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

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Russia’s Comtrans Show Reflects Improving Truck Market

Russia’s Comtrans, the largest truck and transportation exhibition in Europe this year, showed off nearly everything offered on the Russian market for five days earlier this month in Moscow.

 A policy of “opportunity charging” that has drivers putting trucks on charging devices during lunch, breaks and other downtimes is a key component in keeping the trucks’ state of charge high for longer periods of time. Photo: Orange EV

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TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation

Calculating recharging times, driver training and overcoming “range anxiety” were just a few of the topics covered at an electric truck panel discussion at TMC’s Fall Meeting.

Jodie Teuton

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Q&A: A Truck Dealer Talks About Industry Challenges

Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana, spoke with HDT about how issues facing truck dealers are impacting fleets as well as shares her thoughts on the challenges dealers face today.

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Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric trucks are coming to market on the strength of their lack of tailpipe emissions. But can trucking get over the cost, weight, and range hurdles?

Tesla has filed a patent for a hoist system capable of swapping out electric vehicle battery packs in less than 15 minutes. Image via Tesla

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Could Tesla Solve EV Range Issues With Battery Swapping System?

Tesla filed for a patent on a high-speed battery replacement system for electric vehicles that would quickly swap out a spent battery with fully charged one. Could this be the key to solving charging time and EV range issues?

Trucks and cars alike are being designed with new sensing abilities and greater intelligence.

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Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

A new kind of truck is already here. And very soon, the incredible capabilities of these smart, connected vehicles will revolutionize virtually every aspect of fleet operations.

Photo: Jack Roberts

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HDT's Guide to the New Volvo VNL

The VNL is Volvo Trucks North America's first all new Class 8 highway tractor in 20 years, building on the company's established styling cues combined with dynamic, modern features.

From left, Greg Eddy, president and CEO of Venture Logistics; Don Hinkle, vice president of equipment services at YRC Worldwide; and  Maverick Vice President of Maintenance Mike Jeffress. Photo by Evan Lockridge

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Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel

How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the annual FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, as three trucking fleet people spoke on a panel about the challenges they face in today’s uncertain trucking environment.

The Volvo VNL 740 tractor tested by Jack Roberts featured a 70-inch high-rise sleeper, a 424-hp D13 Volvo engine with compounded turbocharger and predictive cruise control. Photos: Jack Roberts

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Test Drive: Volvo’s Not-So-Vanilla VNL

Volvo took everything it has learned about tractor aerodynamics, powertrains and driver comfort and safety over the past 20 years and distilled those lessons into the new Volvo VNL. Find out what Jack Roberts thinks of it after a test drive.

A single index finger was all that was needed to whip this Peterbilt through a Figure-8 course with ZF's Reax steering system. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

A new electronic steering augmentation system from ZF can help drivers reduce stress while boosting safety.

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