Equipment

The Nikola One hybrid-electric truck. Image: Nikola Motors

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Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

Photo: TravelCenters of America

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TA Expands Commercial Tire Operations

TravelCenters of America has expanded its commercial tire business by forming the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network.

News

YTD Commercial Truck Registrations Fall 4.2%

The number of commercial vehicles in GVW Classes 4-8 registered this year through August fell 4.2%, mostly due to a steep decline in Class 8 over-the-road trucks, IHS Automotive has reported.

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Stoughton Lease Opens Dallas Area Branch

Stoughton Rental and Leasing Company has opened a new location in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.

Continental's heads-up display shows vital information without the driver having to take his or her eyes off the road.

Articles

Continental Safety Technologies Help Build Road to Autonomous Vehicles

Continental recently showed off systems that will help truck makers meet safety needs down the road, whether pushed by regulations or customer demand, as well as pave the way toward autonomous vehicles.

Eaton showed off a four-speed transmission designed for electric vehicles, with the initial target being city buses for urban areas. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Articles

Eaton Showcases Near- and Far-Future Technology

You may think of Eaton as primarily a transmission company, but at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, this fall, they showed a range of future technologies both near and far, from transmissions for electric vehicles to autonomous vehicle technology to waste heat recovery.

News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

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DOT Declares Volvo Steering Defect Recall 100% Complete

The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.

Videos

On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]

Volvo Trucks recently unveiled its fuel-conscious SuperTruck concept vehicle, squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of a truck that can achieve 12 mpg. Equipment editor Jim Park explains the innovative systems behind Volvo’s most efficient concept to date.

ELI-te includes a sealed control module, sensors at coupling and locking areas, and a power cable that is connected to the tractor's wiring system.

Products

Lights Tell Drivers If Fifth Wheel is Coupled to Trailer

White LEDs come on when a trailer kingpin is properly coupled to an ELI-te equipped fifth wheel, but two red LEDs begin flashing if the coupling is not made.

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