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Trump Tariffs Would Raise Vehicle Prices

Associations representing manufacturers of vehicles and parts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to place a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports.

Daimler Trucks has a 'Baby 8' eActros electric truck in fleet testing in Europe; is an e-Cascadia next? Photo: Mercedes-Benz


Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.


Vionic 5X7 LED Headlight Made for Durability

Maxxima has introduced the Vionic 5X7 Integrated Dual-Beam LED headlight, a rugged light designed for exceptional low- and high-beam illumination in commercial vehicles and industrial applications.

Image of Isuzu NRR Crew Cab Steak Bed truck courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.


Isuzu Adds Crew Cab NRR to Cabover Lineup

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. will offer a Crew Cab version of its Class 5 NRR cabover that will carry up to seven passengers. The NRR Crew Cab will have a 19,500-pound GVWR, Isuzu announced.


Focus On... Kenworth's Zero Emissions Hydrogen Truck [Video]

Kenworth offered HDT a chance to drive the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport truck. The hydrogen-electric hybrid-powered T680 is being used to demonstrate clean technologies that may be required within the next decade. Check out our first look at the Kenworth ZECT here.


Yokohama Launches Two Fuel-Efficient BluEarth Trailer Tires

Yokohama has launched the BluEarth 109L and BluEarth 109L ultra wide base – two trailer tires designed for fuel efficiency.

DTNA President and CEO Roger Nielsen talks to reporters about meeting customer demands for trucks, uptime, and technology. (Video call screen capture.)


DTNA Predicts Year of High Truck Sales, Technology Advancements

Coming off of a record year for North American Class 6-8 market share in 2017, Daimler Trucks North America is looking forward to a busy year as it keeps on top of its supply chain to meet high customer demand and readies for some big new-technology announcements.


Pirelli Brand to Launch H89 Series Tires at TMC

The Pirelli branded H89-series tire from Prometeon Tyre Group is a dedicated line of tires for steer, drive, and trailer axles designed for regional and long-haul applications.


Video: Focus On... Cummins X12 Diesel Engine

The Cummins X12 is a new 11.8L diesel engine based on the ISG developed for the Asian region but substatially reworked for North America. Equipment Editor Jim Park puts the engine through its paces at the company's Jamestown, N.Y. plant in this Focus On... video.

Net trailer orders rose 24% year-over-year driven partly by increasing freight demand. Photo: Stoughton


Freight Demand Drives Trailer Order Increase

The final numbers for January trailer orders have come in, showing a strong start to 2018 for the trailer industry as fleets try to meet increased freight demand, according to ACT Research.

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