November 3, 2015
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
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
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
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
Several news reports in the past week indicate that progress is being made on the road to autonomous commercial trucks.
August 21, 2015
For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.
July 8, 2015
At a large driving demonstration with some 20 Mercedes Arocs construction trucks in various configurations, Daimler recently showed off its new hydraulically operated front-wheel drive, named HAD, plus a new Turbo Retarder Clutch from Voith.
June 30, 2015
Andreas Renschler, the former head of commercial trucks for Daimler who went to work heading up Volkswagen's commercial truck operations earlier this year, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Scania.
June 29, 2015
Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.
June 25, 2015
Vision 2020 is a blueprint for building SmartWay's reputation and outreach to increase fuel efficiency and cut “black carbon” emissions worldwide.
June 11, 2015
Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.
May 15, 2015
ZF Friedrichshafen has completed its acquisition of TRW Automotive, the company announced. TRW and ZF will operate under the name ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
May 13, 2015
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
April 21, 2015
Paccar Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $378.4 million, a 38% gain from the same time a year ago, while net sales and financial services revenue increased 10% to $4.83 billion.
April 9, 2015
Burgaflex North America has acquired Burgaflex GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of tube and hose assemblies. Both companies were originally part of the Burgaflex Group, which was disbanded in 2010.
April 7, 2015
FedEx Corp. Tuesday announced it will buy European package company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, creating a strong third competitor in the European market.
March 27, 2015
The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.
March 9, 2015
Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.
February 17, 2015
South Korean-based Hyundai announced it's making a big push in the commercial vehicle market, and published reports indicate it plans to introduce a van model into the U.S. market.
February 5, 2015
Former Daimler Trucks head Andreas Renschler started work this week as head of rival Volkswagen's trucks business, once again creating speculation that VW may look to North American shores as it works toward goals of expanding its global footprint.
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