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April 13, 2018 - Industry News

Volkswagen Names New CEO

Newly named Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess (center) speaks at a technology conference in Germany last year. Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller is being replaced by Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess, in a week full of news for the German-based auto and commercial vehicle maker.

Tags: Hino, Volkswagen, Navistar, Diesel Emissions, VW Diesel Scandal, Global

April 12, 2018 - Global News

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

Tags: Volvo, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks, Last Mile Delivery, Global, Sweden

April 12, 2018 - Industry News

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

Hino's Yoshio Shimo and VW's Andreas Renschler announced a new strategic partnership between the to companies to develop new technologies. Photo: Joji Nishi

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Tags: Hino, Volkswagen, Future Trucks, Electric Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Partnership, Global

April 5, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 founder and CEO Xuehun Zhai. Photo: G7<br />

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.

Tags: China, Alternative Fuels, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

March 12, 2018 - Global News

Dana Merges with UK Automotive Supplier

Dana Inc. has signed an agreement to merge with the Driveline division of UK-based automotive system supplier GKN plc to create Dana plc, a global provider of driveline systems, in a move that will position it for the vehicle electrification market.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Drivelines, Dana Incorporated, Global, United Kingdom

February 23, 2018 - Global News

Chinese Automaker Geely Buys Substantial Stake in Daimler

Photo: Daimler AG

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely Holding has purchased a $9 billion stake in Daimler AG, making it the largest investor in the German automaker, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Tags: China, Investment, Daimler, Geely, Global

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 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 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

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Volvo initially sees electrically powered trucks delivering goods in city centers &amp;ldquo;without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.&amp;rdquo; Photo: Volvo Trucks

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Disruption Accelerating in Commercial Truck Market

Stu MacKay delivering an  overview of the history of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket during HDAD. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

While globalization has been around for some time, it’s affecting the commercial truck market more than ever before, according to a session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday.

Tags: HDMA, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Global, Disruptive Technology

January 4, 2018 - Global News

Wabco Expands Africa Offerings

Photo courtesy of Wacbo.

Wabco will expand its services and technological offerings for commercial vehicles in Africa after acquiring the remaining interest of its partnership with Sturrock and Robson Industries.

Tags: Sub-Saharan Africa, Global, Wabco

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, Daimler Trucks, Global, People

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, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Global

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

November 16, 2017 - Global News

Volvo Trucks Expands Presence in Growing Mexican Market

Volvo Trucks debuted the new VNL for the Mexican market. Photo: Jim Park

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its presence in the growing Mexican truck market, debuting the new VNL long-haul truck and offering the VNR and VAH models for the first time.

Tags: Mexico, Volvo VNR, Volvo VNL, Volvo Trucks North America, Global

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Demonstrates Autonomous Truck Technology

Photo: Volvo Group

The Volvo Group demonstrated a new self-driving truck, designed to travel autonomously from one hub to another, at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing, China.

Tags: Ports, Volvo Group, Asia, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

November 15, 2017 - Global News

Daimler Introduces Pair of Mexico-Specific Cabover Trucks

A jungle-cat motif 2528. Photo: David Cullen

The rollout of two new market-specific cabover trucks in Mexico exemplifies Daimler Trucks overarching strategy of acting globally but thinking locally.

Tags: Freightliner, Mexico, Class 8, Daimler Trucks North America, Cabovers, Global

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Photo: Jim Park<br />

Mack’s newest on-highway model, the Anthem, was introduced to Mexican truckers and journalists at the 2107 Expo Transporte show here in Guadalajara.

Tags: Mexico, Class 8, Mack Trucks, New Vehicles, Global

October 19, 2017 - Global News

Foton, Cummins Cooperating on China Super Truck Program

Photo: Foton Motor

China’s Foton Motor and Cummins have signed a memorandum of cooperation around the launch of the second stage of the China Super Truck program.

Tags: Global, China, Cummins, Foton Motor

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Volkwagen Truck and Bus CEO Andreas Renschler outlines the company&#39;s vision of tuture transporation at it Innovation Day summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: VW

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

Tags: Emissions, Volkswagen, Navistar, International Trucks, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

October 11, 2017 - Global News

VW to Electrify Commercial Trucks in Europe

Volkswagen Truck &amp;amp; Bus revealed the e-Delivery truck and announced additional green initiatives at Innovation Day in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has developed a battery-electric powered distribution truck and is working on additional electric solutions for medium- and heavy-duty distribution transport for the European market.

Tags: Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Germany, Navistar, Alternative Fuels

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

DHL to Deploy Electric, Autonomous Delivery Trucks in Germany

Photo courtesy of ZF.

ZF and DHL plan to deploy a fleet of electric, autonomous vehicles as early as next year in real-world delivery operations.

Tags: DHL, ZF, Last Mile Delivery, Autonomous Vehicles, Global, Delivery Fleets, Germany

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Report: Countries Should Act Now to Avoid Social Disruption from Autonomous Trucks

Countries should begin working together now to ensure smooth adoption of autonomous truck technologies, says a new report. Photo: Freightliner

A newly released report by the International Transport Forum says as many as 4.4 million truck driving jobs could vanish by 2030 as a result of autonomous truck technology.

Tags: Fleet Drivers, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles, Disruptive Technology, Truck Drivers, Global

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