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February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Bendix Honors Gould with Leadership Excellence Award

2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award honorees are joined by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems executive leadership. From left: Carlos Hungria, Barbara Gould, Juan Carlos “JC” Mellado, Sonia Meade, Berend Bracht and Joe McAleese. Photo: Bendix

Bendix has awarded its communications director Barbara Gould with its 2018 Excellence in Bendix Leadership award.

Tags: Leadership, Bendix, Awards, People

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Unveils Model 579 UltraLoft Integrated Sleeper Truck

A fold-down ladder offers easy access to the Model 579 UltraLoft's upper sleeper bunk. Photo: Peterbilt

Peterbilt has introduced its new Model 579 UltraLoft, an integrated high-loft sleeper truck designed to give driver teams and solo truck drivers extra space and amenities, with a fuel efficiency boost as well.

Tags: Peterbilt, Class 8, Model 579, Sleepers

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Trends, Replacement Parts

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Neitzke to Lead Cummins On-Highway North American OEM Business

Rob Neitzke was selected to head the Cummins On-Highway North American OEM business. Photo: Cummins

Rob Neitzke, formerly chief of Cummins Westport, has been named executive director of Cummins' on-highway North American original equipment manufacturer business.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, People

February 9, 2018 - Industry News

Uber, Waymo Settle Autonomous Vehicle Technology Lawsuit

The lawsuit centered around Uber's acquisiton of Otto, an autonomous truck company started by a former Waymo employee. Photo: Uber

Uber and Waymo have agreed to terms on a settlement in a lawsuit over alleged stolen autonomous vehicle technology that will give Waymo a stake in Uber and absolve the company of wrongdoing.

Tags: Lawsuits, Uber, Settlement, Autonomous Vehicles, Waymo

February 9, 2018 - Press Release

Enterprise Truck Rental Offers Winter Web Discount

For customers who rent for personal use, Enterprise Truck Rental is also offering a winter web discount on rental rates at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Tags: Truck Rental, Promotions, Enterprise Truck Rental

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cooper Tires to Open Mississippi Distribution Center

Cooper plans to use the 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. for distribution when construction is completed later in 2018. Image: Cooper Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the U.S. by opening a 1 million square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss.

Tags: Tires, Cooper Tire, Distribution Centers

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Embark's Self-Driving Truck Goes L.A. to Florida in Latest Journey

Embark's self-driving truck just completed a five-day, 2,400-mile journey across the U.S. Photo: Embark

Autonomous vehicle technology company Embark has completed a 2,400-mile, coast-to-coast journey in one of its self-driving trucks.

Tags: Startups, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Embark

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport heavy-duty truck can haul 80,000 lb at 30-50 mph a distance of 30-50 miles; an ideal setup for port drayage service. Photo: Jim Park

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

Tags: Kenworth, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Drayage, Alternative Fuels, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Detroit's New DD8 Diesel Engine Completes Medium-Duty Power Offerings

The dual-stage turbocharger-equipped version of Detroit’s new DD8 Diesel engine is ideal for trucks like this Freightliner SD plow/dump, which need more owner for tough vocational work. Photo: Jack Roberts

The newest Detroit diesel engine from Daimler Trucks North America gives medium-duty fleets a higher-horsepower option for tough vocational applications.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Vocational Trucks, DD8, Test Drive, Engines

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Next-Gen Sprinter Van

Photo of the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter by Paul Clinton.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter today in Duisburg, Germany, at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics service that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Telematics, Global

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

David Hartzel Named Head of Mack Defense

David Hartzell has been named president and CEO of Mack Defense - a position he had filled on an interim basis since September 2017. Photo: Mack Trucks

David Hartzell has been named president and chief executive officer of Mack Defense, three years after joining the Mack Trucks subsidiary.

Tags: Leadership, Military, Mack Trucks, People, Military Vehicles

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Highest Level in 14 Years

Class 8 truck orders soared in January to their highest level since 2006, according to early reports from transportation analysts at ACT Research and FTR.

Tags: Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Truck Orders, FTR

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Fleet Survey Shows Business is Great, Drivers are Scarce

Business is good, so fleets are planning to buy equipment – but many would buy more if they had the truck drivers to put in them. Courtesy CKCVR

How’s business? Better than ever, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research’s first-quarter Fleet Sentiment Report survey of trucking fleets.

Tags: CKCVR, Fleet Purchasing Outlook

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Names 2018 Service Council

The Kenworth T370 is just one of many vocationa trucks Kenworth offers fleets. (Image courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2018 Kenworth Service Council, which includes leading Kenworth service managers in the United States and Canada.

Tags: Kenworth

February 1, 2018 - Product News

Phillips Industries Components Made Standard on International Class 8 Trucks

The Phillips Industries 3-in-1 Electrical and Air Assemblies were one of the components that were made standard equipment on International Class 8 trucks. Photo: Phillips Industries

Navistar has chosen additional Phillips Industries products as standard equipment for International Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Navistar, Phillips Industries, International Trucks, OEMs

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

ZF Appoints Scheider Chief Executive Officer

Wolf-Henning Scheider Photo: ZF Group

ZF Group has appointed Wolf-Henning Scheider as the automotive supplier’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Konstantin Sauer.

Tags: Leadership, People, ZF, Suppliers, Global

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

Cummins Taps UK Battery Maker for Electric Truck Development

In August of last year, Cummis unveiled an all-electric demonstration vehicle dubbed the Urban Hauler EV. Photo: Jim Park

Cummins has acquired Johnson Matthewy’s UK automotive battery systems business, with plans to collaborate on the development of high-energy battery materials for commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle applications.

Tags: Cummins, Mergers & Acquisitions, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Global

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Startup Tests Autonomous Delivery Vehicle on Public Route

The udelv autonomous vehicle successfully made deliveries to two nearby customers on a 2.5-mile route that included traffic lights, lane changes, unsignaled left turns, and multiple stops. Photo: udelv

California startup udelv recently finished a public test of its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle along a stretch of road in San Mateo, California.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Delivery Truck, Startups, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Nikola Chooses Arizona Location for Hydrogen-Electric Truck Headquarters

Nikola spent 12 months considering 30 site locations in nine states, before settling on Buckeye, Arizona. Photo: Nikola Motor Company

Nikola Motor Company has selected Buckeye, Arizona, for its hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Alternative Fuels

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

Jeff Sather will assume the role of president and CEO of Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp. effective Feb. 1. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

Jeff Sather has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

Tags: Leadership, People, Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Custom Chassis, C-Suite

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Keynote Speaker Named for Green Truck Summit

Daimler Trucks North America's Kary Schaefer will keynote NTEA's Green Truck Summit. Photo:

Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner Trucks and Detroit brands, will discuss new truck technologies and alternative powertrains in her Green Truck Summit keynote presentation.

Tags: Work Truck Show, DTNA, Freightliner, Green Truck Summit, Keynote Speaker, Detroit, Work Trucks, Clean Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Events

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

VHD retains its original "broad-shouldered" styling, and now gets LED headlamps to improve forward visibility. Photo: Tom Berg

Volvo's vocational VHD model truck gets a new interior and LED headlamps to make it a more desirable choice for operators of dump, mixer, refuse and other rough-service vehicles.

Tags: Driver Comfort, LED Lighting, Safety, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Autonomous Vehicle Sales Could Reach 188,000 Units in 5 Years

A study by global marketing research firm Tractia has found that the growth potential for automous trucks and buses over the next five years is huge. Photo: Local Motors

A global market research firm says worldwide revenue from autonomous truck and bus technology hit $84 million, and will likely reach $35 billion by 2023.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Forecast

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler Trucks is testing Fuso Super Great heavy trucks in platooning runs with other truck brands on public roads outside Tokyo. Photo: Fuso

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Japan, Daimler, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Global, Daimler Trucks

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