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Berend Bracht. Photo courtesy Bendix.

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Q&A: Bendix's Bracht on the Changing Truck Industry

We recently caught up with Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, at an industry event to talk about his first two years on the job in a rapidly changing industry, from electrification to connectivity to automation.

Image courtesy of Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC

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Rainier Truck Targets 2018 Launch

Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC announced that it is set to reboot sales and products with a target production launch of summer 2018 for its Class 4-5 and Class 6-7 truck models.

David Carson Photo: Daimler Trucks North America

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FCCC Head Carson Named to Lead Western Star Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that David Carson, current president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA.

ACT Research analysts indicate that refuse is the lead market segment in converting heavy-duty vehicles to natural gas. Photo: Mack Trucks

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Refuse Trucks Driving Up Natural Gas Fuel Use

An increase in heavy-duty natural gas use is being driven by the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volumes, according to ACT Research.

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. Photo: Daimler

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Daimler Trucks to Deliver 3D Printed Parts in Test Program

Daimler Trucks North America has announced will make its first delivery of plastic parts produced using 3D printing technology in the coming weeks as part of a pilot program.

This ICCT graphic shows per-mile emissions of glider vehicles vs. EPA-2010 trucks. Results derived from testing conducted by EPA's National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions Laboratory. Results reflect a 95% weighting of highway activity and 5% weighting of transient activity for a test vehicle with a combined weight of 60,000 pounds.

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EPA Proposal to Exempt Gliders from GHG Regs Draws Criticism in Hearing

Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to roll back the glider kit portion of its greenhouse gas emissions regulations testified Monday that the agency is ignoring its own research and that excepting gliders will put truck and engine makers at a significant competitive disadvantage.

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CIMC Launches Intermodal Tire Chassis Tire Provider

Trailer manufacturer CIMC has launched a new company focused on providing replacement tires, retreads and supplies for intermodal chassis, called CIMC Commercial Tire.

A Mack Anthem on a western highway. Photo:Mack Trucks

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Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

Mack Trucks has thrown down a gauntlet, declaring it is now “well positioned” with products and services to command a bigger slice of the Class 8 pie in the Western United States.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Taps Palmer as New Chief

Justin Palmer has been named president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, effective immediately, according to the company.

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