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April 8, 2016

Truck Platooning, Past, Present, and Future

The platooning idea has been around for ages, though you could be excused for thinking it's a new development, given all the attention it's been getting lately. It's not even close to being new.

April 7, 2016

European Platooning Challenge Delivers 'Promising' Results

Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.

April 4, 2016

Video: Meet the Owner of a Japanese 'Decoration Truck'

Dekotora, short for "decoration truck," is a type of extravagantly decorated truck in Japan, dripping with chrome and lights. “I always take good care of my truck; by doing so, I’m actually taking good care of myself,” explains Takuya Sosogi, a truck driver who delivers vegetables all over Japan and is the subject of this dekotora mini-documentary from MEL Films.

March 21, 2016

Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler Trucks Monday unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.

March 18, 2016

6 Truck Makers to Participate in European Platooning Challenge

Six European truck makers are participating in next month's European Truck Platooning Challenge, a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.

February 23, 2016

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

February 9, 2016

VW Trucks Chief Cites U.S., China as Key Areas for Expansion

In an interview with Bloomberg, the head of Volkswagen’s truck business said the U.S. and China are among key regions for possible expansion.

February 5, 2016

Earnings Watch: Volvo Earnings Improve

The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.

February 5, 2016

Truck Tires From China Could See Tariffs

The International Trade Commission is looking into whether it should impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties, or tariffs, on truck and bus tires made in China.

February 4, 2016

Earnings Watch: Cummins Profit Sinks, Daimler Soars

Profit for engine maker Cummins fell sharply in the final quarter of last year due to lower global demand, leading it to scale down plans for its new light-duty engines in North America, while Daimler AG saw record profits for 2015,

January 27, 2016

Volvo Group Reorganizes by Truck Brands

The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.

December 8, 2015

Q&A: Wabco Americas Chief Talks About Braking, Safety Tech and More

This summer, Wabco Holdings named Jon Morrison president of its Americas business unit. He has spent 30 years in the global transportation industry and most recently served as president, North America for American Axle & Manufacturing. We sat down with him to find out more about his first few months in the position.

November 18, 2015

Iveco Eurocargo Named International Truck of the Year

Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.

November 16, 2015

Accuride Makes Changes to Support Going Global

Accuride announced Monday that it has realigned its organization and upgraded its leadership team to support the company’s plans to grow as a supplier of wheel-end products to the global commercial vehicle industry.

November 3, 2015

MAN Adds Light Commercial Van to Lineup

MAN Truck & Bus is teaming up with Volkswagen to add a new light commercial van to its product lineup, making the German-based company a full-range supplier offering commercial vehicles between 3 and 44 tons.

October 29, 2015

Cross-Border Freight Value Down More Than 8%

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.

October 27, 2015

Volvo Group's New Boss on the Job

Martin Lundstedt, Volvo Group’s new president and CEO, held his first press meeting on his first morning on the new job Oct. 22 – and chose to do it outside of the usual corporate setting.

October 2, 2015

Watch Mercedes-Benz Actros Operate Autonomously on German Highway

In Germany Oct. 2, Daimler Trucks ran a real-world test of what it says is the first series-production truck to operate on an automated basis on the highway, albeit with special permitting and a police escort. Reuters has this video.

August 31, 2015

Rolling Along Toward Autonomous Trucks

Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.

August 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Updated 13-liter and the Next Detroit Diesel Generation

For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.

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