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


Cummins Taps UK Battery Maker for Electric Truck Development

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.

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


Startup Tests Autonomous Delivery Vehicle on Public Route

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

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


Nikola Chooses Arizona Location for Hydrogen-Electric Truck Headquarters

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

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


Freightliner Custom Chassis Appoints Sather CEO

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

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


Keynote Speaker Named for Green Truck Summit

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.

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


Improved VHD Deserves Better Sales, Volvo Says

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.

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


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

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.

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


Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

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.

Mack Trucks introduced a new split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions, providing customers with high-demand power take off (PTO) needs a fully integrated solution. Photo: Mack Trucks


Mack Introduces Split-Shaft Functionality for mDrive HD Transmission

Mack Trucks has introduced a new split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDrive HD automated transmission, an online tool to configure Granite and Granite MHD trucks, and a loyalty rewards program for National Ready Mixed Concrete Association members.

The midrange-size engine is an alternative to the Cummins L9 and will be offered in the 108SD, such as the one at the show, as well as the 106SD and 114SD. Photo: Freightliner


Freightliner Shows Detroit DD8 Engine in a Heavy Vocational Truck

Freightliner Trucks is displaying the new Detroit DD8 diesel in a vocational model at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas this week.

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