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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, 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, Connected Vehicle Technology, Daimler, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Technology, Global

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 “without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.” 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, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Geely Holding, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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 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 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, Auto Haulers, 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, Anthem, 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, Connected Vehicle Technology, International Trucks, Future Trucks, Autonomous 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

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Chinese Company to Test Autonomous Trucks in Arizona

Screenshot via TuSimple

TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous truck startup, has chosen Tucson, Arizona, as the site of its autonomous truck development and testing.

Tags: China, NVIDIA, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje&#39;s V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Tags: Ryder System, Chanje Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5

August 10, 2017 - Global News

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

Chanje&#39;s first North American offering will be a Class 5, 16,500-lb GVW all-electric panel van with a 100-mile range. Photo: Chanje

Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Chanje, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5, Full-Size Vans

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

In an interview with VW&#39;s Inside magazine, CEO Herbert Diess said Tesla is the company&#39;s main competitor today. Photo: Volkswagen

In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.

Tags: Connected Vehicle Technology, Tesla, Volkswagen, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 11, 2017 - Industry News

Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor used to demonstrate Daimler&amp;rsquo;s Highway Pilot Connect autonomous technology on German roads. Photo: David Cullen

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Future Trucks, Safety, Global, Research

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Agrees to Buy German Wheel Supplier

Accuride has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels, a privately owned German-based supplier of steel wheels to the commercial vehicle industries in Europe and Asia.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Suppliers

June 13, 2017 - Industry News

Navistar Defense Lands $18.8M Contract for Medium Tactical Vehicles

The $18.8 million contract will go toward 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles for Iraq. Photo: Navistar Defense

The U.S. Army recently awarded Navistar Defense an $18.8 million foreign military sales contract to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles to Iraq.

Tags: Iraq, Military Vehicles, Navistar Defense, Global, Navistar

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