May 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.
Tags: Workhorse, USPS, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Commercial Drones
The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.
Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar
Exclusive — Diamond Specialty Vehicles LLC hopes to begin producing Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and glider kits, mostly for vocational use, later this year, promising quality and simplicity.
Tags: Cummins, OEM, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, T-Line Truck, Glider Kits
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016, saying it is moving to an every-other-year format similar to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.
Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America
Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.
Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Cascadia, Autonomous Drive, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
May 7, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Berend Bracht as president and CEO and a member of its executive board, effective July 1, 2015.
Tags: Leadership, Bosch, People, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
May 7, 2015 - Product News
Kenworth is offering Eaton's 10-speed UltraShift Plus VAS transmission on selected medium-duty trucks for the first time, including the T370, T440 and T470 equipped with the 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine.
Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, Medium-Duty Trucks, UltraShift Plus
Jim McGeehan, Consulting Scientist for Delo engine oils, has elected to retire from Chevron effective June 30, 2015, according to Chevron Products Co.
Tags: Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.
Tags: Freightliner, Nevada, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Drive
Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG
"Thank you for looking at the impossible and finding a safe way to make it possible." That's what Nevada Gov. Brian Sondoval said to Daimler Trucks North America officials when he officially granted the first license for an autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.
Tags: Freightliner, Self-Driving Vehicles, Autonomous Drive, Autonomous Vehicles, Nevada
Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Rush Enterprises, Vocational Trucks
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
April Class 8 truck orders were down compared to March as well as to the previous year, according to preliminary data, but the drop was not unexpected.
Tags: Class 8, Truck Orders, FTR, ACT Research
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
Trail King Industries has acquired aluminum grain trailer maker Dakota Trailer Manufacturing expanding the company’s agricultural product line.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets
Ford has unveiled a configurator for its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks that have been redesigned for the 2016 model year.
Tags: Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford
April 30, 2015 - Product News
Mack’s mDrive HD automated manual transmission will handle most vocational duties with three programmable operating modes – Easy Shift, Enhanced Construction and Heavy Haul -- when it goes into full production in mid-May.
Tags: Vocational, Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
Jeff Kahn, probably best known in the industry for his work at Ford Heavy Truck introducing the Ford Aeromax, has died at age 74.
Tags: Obituary, Ford, People, Marketing
Daimler Trucks North America announced plans to increase production and employment at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Severe Duty, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner
Meritor named President and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey A. Craig the company's new CEO, succeeding Ivor J. Evans.
Tags: Meritor, People, CEO
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. reported its first quarter profit increased 14% from the same time a year ago, totaling $387 million, driven by stronger demand in on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America.
Tags: Cummins, Earnings, Engines
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Truck component supplier Accuride Corp. nearly broke even the first quarter of the year after losing more money a year earlier.
Tags: Accuride, Earnings, Wheels, Gunite
A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.
Tags: California, EPA, GHG emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association
A Volvo Group subsidiary is investing in Peloton Technology, which is working on a truck "platooning" system that would save fuel and reduce congestion by allowing trucks to travel in a close-following "platoon" on the highway.
Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
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