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December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse to Spin Off Aviation Business

The SureFly Octocopter Photo: Workhorse Group

Workhorse Group announced its intention to spin off its aviation division, which includes its SureFly personal helicopter, into a separate publicly traded company named SureFly Inc. – but it will hold on to the HorseFly drone designed for parcel deliveries.

Tags: Workhorse, Corporate Restructuring, Equity Markets

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

Peloton says trucks equipped with its latest platooning technology logged more than 1,000 miles in a series of tests in Florida earlier this month. Photo: Peloton

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Platooning, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology, Advanced Vehicle Technology

December 27, 2017 - Global News

China's Geely to Buy Stake in Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America executives pose with a VNL tractor at the truck's launch earlier this year. Photo: Jack Roberts

A $3.3 billion deal will give China's Geely Holding, which already owns the Volvo Automobile Group, an 8.2% stake in Volvo Trucks.

Tags: Volvo, China, Volvo Trucks North America, Geely, Private Equity

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Retread Instead Launches Letter Campaign to Combat Cheap Foreign Tires

Marangoni Tread North America’s Retread Instead campaign to promote the use of retreads over cheaper foreign tires has launched what it calls an "aggressive" Senate letter-writing campaign to reach legislators.

Tags: Senate, Tires, Retreads, Marangoni, Tariffs

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Used Class 8 Sales Decline in November

Following a surge in October, same-dealer used Class 8 truck sales dropped 17% in November and prices fell by 3%.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Used Trucks, Used Truck Sales, Remarketing

December 21, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Trucks Names Asia Head

Schick

Daimler has named Hartmut Schick as the new head of Daimler Trucks Asia where he will oversee operations for Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks and Bus Corporation and the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

Tags: India, Japan, Daimler, New Hire

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Summit Truck Group Partners with Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Summit Truck Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Fontaine Fifth Wheel that would position Fontaine as the preferred vendor for fifth wheels for all new, stock units ordered by Summit.

Tags: Partnership, Fontaine, Fifth Wheels, Summit Truck Group, Truck Dealers

December 20, 2017 - Product News

IdlePro Heavy-Duty Alternator Now Standard on International HX

Photo: Prestolite Electric

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Navistar on its International HX severe-duty vehicles.

Tags: Severe Duty, Alternators, Prestolite, Leece-Neville, International HX

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

The medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 are now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction, single-drive axles and the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, T270, T370, Bendix, Axles, Dana Spicer, ADAS, Vocational Trucks

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Investment, Wabco, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Global

December 19, 2017 - Product News

Paccar Automated Transmission Now Standard on Kenworth T680

Paccar's 12-speed automated transmission. Image: Paccar

Kenworth has announced that the 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission and right-hand column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on linehaul and regional haul applications of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Transmissions, T680

December 19, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Taps Clark to Head North America Unit

Scott Clark Photo: Michelin

Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Tags: Michelin, Leadership, People

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Hit 'Fantastic' 42,600 Units in November

Preliminary reports on trailer orders from November are projecting a fantastic month, hitting 42,600 units, according to FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders

December 18, 2017 - Industry News

Wabash National Chief Giromini to Step Down in June

Richard Giromini Photo: Wabash National

Wabash National CEO Richard J. Giromini has informed the company of his intention to step down on June 1, 2018.

Tags: Leadership, Trailers, People, Wabash National

December 13, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

Tags: Peterbilt, Brakes, Model 579, Air Disc Brakes, Class 7, Vocational Trucks

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

Photo: Tesla

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.

Tags: PepsiCo, New Vehicle Sales, Tesla, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Meritor Invests in TransPower to Accelerate Electric Platform Development

Meritor announced a strategic investment in TransPower, an electrification technology for large commercial vehicles, to help speed the development of its electric vehicle platforms.

Tags: Investment, Meritor, Drivetrains, Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, TransPower

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech

House members listen to Greer Woodruff, senior vice president of safety, security and driver personnel at J.B. Hunt. Photo via ATA Twitter feed.

During a House subcommittee hearing on emerging transportation technology Thursday, representatives found themselves pondering the societal impact autonomous vehicles may have on American workers.

Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. House of Representatives, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles, Drivers

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Allison Transmission Promotes Szalavari to Lead Global Marketing

Otto Szalavari Photo: Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission has announced the promotion of Otto Szalavari to managing director of global marketing, a position the company said is instrumental in driving its growth strategy.

Tags: Leadership, Allison Transmission, People, Marketing, Global

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Scania Rolls Out Future-Oriented Urban Hauler

The L-series truck Photo: Scania

Scania has introduced its new regional truck in two versions for the European market, both designed for fuel efficient, low carbon operation in urban use.

Tags: Europe, Scania, Refuse Fleets, Delivery Fleets, New Vehicles, Regional Haul

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Anheuser-Busch Orders 40 Tesla Semi Tractors

Anhesuer-Busch has ordered 40 Tesla Semi trucks as part of its ongoing sustainable transportion strategy. Photo: Jack Roberts

Anheuser-Busch said 40 new Tesla Semi tractors will help the company meet its sustainable transportation goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Tesla, Fleet Sustainability, Suspensions, Electric Vehicles, Anheuser-Busch, Tesla Semi

December 6, 2017 - Industry News

ATD 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees Revealed

ATD Senior Director Barbara Robinson presents the trophy for the 2017 Truck Dealer of the Year to winner Robert Nuss. Photo: Bob Brown

The American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, and Procede Software have announced the nominees for the 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year – a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry leadership, and community service.

Tags: American Truck Dealers, Truck Dealer of the Year, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Procede Software, Truck Dealers

December 6, 2017 - Industry News

Mail Contractor Touts Low Carbon Footprint of ISL G Engine

Photo via Sheehy Mail Contractors

Sheehy Mail Contractors announced that it is testing the Cummins-Westport ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine using renewable natural gas, which the company said will produce the lowest carbon footprint of any modern-day fuel.

Tags: Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, Renewable Natural Gas, CNG, LNG

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Rainier Truck Targets 2018 Launch

Image courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC

Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC announced that it is set to reboot sales and products with a target production launch of summer 2018 for its Class 4-5 and Class 6-7 truck models.

Tags: Cabovers, Rainier Truck

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

David Carson Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

Tags: China, Leadership, Western Star, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis

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