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Many questions regarding Tesla's much-anticipated electric truck are due to be answered this Thursday night at a press event in California. Photo: Tesla

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Tesla's Musk Teases 'Mind-Blowing' Truck Launch

In a weekend tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the launch of his new, all-electric truck this week would blow onlookers' heads "right out of their skull."

Three different types of trucks are being tested: one battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck, and a diesel-hybrid truck. Photo: Siemens

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Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

 Western Star 5700XD 68-inch Sleeper Photo: Western Star

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Western Star Offers Veterans Discounts on New Trucks

Western Star Trucks and Daimler Truck Financial have announced that their program to give discounts on new trucks to U.S. and Canadian military veterans will continue throughout 2018.

 New Cascadia 126-inch BBC, 60-inch raised roof sleeper shown with AeroX aerodynamic option and Elite exterior trim package. Photo: Freightliner Trucks

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Freightliner Unveils 60-inch Raised Roof Cascadia

Freightliner’s new Cascadia will now be offered in a 60-inch raised roof sleeper model in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.

Volvo’s flagship VNL 860 sports a 77-inch high-roof sleeper and a 455-hp, 1850/1550 lb-ft D13 turbo-compound engine with the XE Economy downsped driveline. Photos: Jim Park

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Test Drive: There's Much to Like About Volvo's New VNL

There’s much to like about Volvo’s new VNL lineup. Drivers will like the solid handling and comfortable environment, while fleet owners will be happy with the fuel efficiency.

Image via Nikola Motor Company

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Nikola Sources Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola Motor Company has officially named Bosch and PowerCell AB as the primary suppliers of its fuel cells for the upcoming Nikola Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck.

The Workhorse N-Gen's 19-inch floor and 105-inch roof height maximize cargo space, reduce knee injuries, and enhance driver ease of operation.

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Workhorse N-Gen Electric Van: Drone Optional

Workhorse Group Inc. has commenced implementation of an agreement to test and operate its new N-Gen electric van. The van will also feature an optional integrated HorseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Package Delivery System.

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Brake Safety Day Placed Over 1,000 Vehicles Out of Service

The results from September’s Brake Safety Day inspection event, organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, show that 1,064 vehicles were placed out of service due to brake-related violations.

The Chanje van on the streets of Brooklyn. The U.S. market sets the highest bar for vehicle reliability and safety, and it is home to some of the largest delivery companies and consumer brands expected to use the vehicles. Photo: Jim Park

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Chanje Electric Vans Unveiled

Chanje is here. The Los Angeles-based electric vehicle supplier (pronounced “change”) officially unveiled its electric medium-duty panel van in Brooklyn, New York, with Ryder taking delivery of 125 units for its rental and leasing fleet.

Photo of Dallas Flat Glass Distributing's T270 courtesy of Kenworth.

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Texas Glass Distributor Doubles Productivity With Class 6 Truck

Dallas Flat Glass Distributing has doubled productivity by shifting to a Class 6 Kenworth T270, as part of the fleet's initiative to move away from 13,000-pound Class 3 trucks.

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