Fresh off runs in Arizona and California, Waymo says it is ready to begin autonomous truck tests in Atlanta's heavy urban traffic conditions. Photo: Waymo


Waymo Begins Autonomous Truck Test Program in Atlanta

Google's autonomous technology division said in a recent blog post it will begin testing self-driving trucks hauling freight to Google data centers in and around Atlanta.

Hino debuted the XL Series Class7/8 trucks, which puts it into the heavy-duty segment in the U.S. for the first time. Photo: David Cullen


Hino Enters Heavy-Duty Market with XL Series Truck

Hino Trucks announced a new lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.


Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Mack Trucks today announced several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility. Photo: Mack Trucks


Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective choices for customers that need a durable and light work truck.

Photo of FTR family courtesy of ICTA.


Isuzu FTR Named Medium-Duty Truck of the Year

Work Truck magazine named Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's (ICTA) Class 6 FTR cabover its 2018 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year and presented the award today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This marks the third win for the truckmaker since the award was first presented 11 years ago.

The International MV Series is a new Class 6/7 truck designed to be easily upfitted. Photo: David Cullen


International Launches MV Series Class 6/7 Truck

International Truck has launched a new medium-duty Class 6/7 vehicle called the MV Series at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It has been designed from the ground up for adaptability and comes with many driver-centric features.

The Class 6 Chevy Silverado 6500HD chassis cab is powered by a standard Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine (the only engine available on the Silverado) mated to a choice of Allison transmissions. The trucks will put out 350 hp at 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo: David Cullen


Chevrolet Debuts Three Medium-Duty Trucks

Chevrolet is squarely back in the medium-duty commercial truck market with the unveiling of three Silverado HD chassis cab trucks — the 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD — that expand its commercial lineup and give Chevrolet a greater weight range of vehicles for fleet purchasers. Chevrolet first showed the vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of gasoline-powered FE Canter courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso.


Mitsubishi Fuso's Class 4 Gasoline Cabovers Arrive

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will begin selling its gasoline-powered 2019 FE cabovers this month, after showing production-ready versions at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Now standard on the Cascadia, the Detroit Assurance 4.0 suite of safety systems includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist 4.0. Images via Daimler Trucks North America


Daimler Makes Collision Mitigation, Air Disc Brakes Standard on Cascadia

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+L air disc brakes are standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models.

Christopher Ball


Cooper Tires Names Ball Senior VP of North American Operations

Cooper Tire & Rubber has named Christopher Ball senior vice president of North America Tire Operations, effective March 19.

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