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Electric Vehicle Interest Accelerated in Third Quarter, ACT Says

Several high-profile electric vehicle concepts have been introduced the third quarter of 2017, indicating increasing interest from the trucking industry, according to a report from ACT Research.

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Trailer Orders Rebound From July

August order activity was up 9% month-over-month and 4% year-over-year, as FTR projects that 2017 will turn out to be “another solid trailer year."

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Bridgestone Names Head of North American Commercial Business

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Scott Damon has been named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.

Advanced safety systems were one offering of the Meritor Wabco joint venture. Photo: Meritor Wabco

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Meritor Selling Stake in Joint Venture to Wabco

Wabco Holdings Inc. is expanding its operations in North America by taking full ownership of the Meritor Wabco joint venture.

The Federal Highway Adminstration has begun testing three-truck platoons on Interstate 66 in Virginia, in addition to track testing like this. Photo: FHWA

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FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

Mack Trucks today introduced all-new interiors for its rugged Mack Granite and Mack Pinnacle. Photos: Mack Trucks

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Mack Updates Interiors on Pinnacle, Granite

Mack Trucks has updated its Granite and Pinnacle models with new, more driver-focused interiors aimed at attracting and retaining drivers, the company announced during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Allentown, Penn.

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

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UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

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Steelworkers Union Attacks ITC's Handling of Chinese Tire Tariffs

Attorneys for the United Steelworkers have laid out their case with the ways they believe the International Trade Commission erred in February when it didn’t order tariffs on truck and bus tires from China.

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing. Photo: Office of Sen. John Thune

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Senate to Hold Hearing on Automated Trucks

On Sept. 13, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will convene a hearing to examine the potential benefits and impacts of automated commercial vehicles.

Gene Hedbany Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

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Fuso Promotes Hedbany to Manager, Field Services

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America promoted Gene Hedbany from product support manager to a new position as manager, field services.

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