July 19, 2016 - Industry News
The European Union is fining five truck makers nearly 3 billion euros for acting as a cartel to fix prices of medium and heavy-duty trucks and time the introduction of technologies to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Iveco, Daimler AG, MAN, European Commission, European Union, Global, Volvo Group, DAF
The Swedish parent to truck brands Volvo, Mack and others reported its second quarter profit slid from a year ago due to lower sales in many parts of the world and has downwardly revised its expectations in North America.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, European Union, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.
Tags: 3D Printing, Parts Printing, Global
July 4, 2016 - Industry News
Online shipping and freight automation provider uShip has partnered with Germany-based global logistics company DB Schenker to power an online trucking platform launching later this year in Europe.
Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.
Tags: ZF, Wabco, Global, Collision Avoidance Technology, Autonomous Vehicles
Specially equipped Scania trucks will travel on Siemens' first eHighway system, which it has opened on a public road in Sweden on a 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.
Tags: Siemens, Sweden, Scania, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Global
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
ZF CEO Stefan Sommer's contract renewal positions the company for growth in emerging safety technologies and autonomous vehicle sectors.
Tags: ZF, TRW, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Leadership, People
Connected and autonomous vehicle technology, as well as electric power, are three disruptive technologies that will highlight the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in September in Germany.
Tags: IAA, Global, Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology
Germany's automotive industry association, VDA, cautioned against any European Union imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the European Union.
Tags: European Union, Global, VDA, Brexit
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel remained unchanged last week, but things could be changing soon as United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has affected global energy prices.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Global, Brexit, European Union, United Kingdom
June 20, 2016 - Global News
Daimler Trucks says it’s making pedestrian detection in trucks available for the first time, with new Sideboard Assist and Active Brake Assist 4 in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Active Safety Systems, Daimler Trucks, Global
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
Bendix’s German parent company Knorr-Bremse is making an acquisition to position it for future autonomous vehicle technology.
Tags: Bendix, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Autonomous Vehicles
May 3, 2016 - Industry News
Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Euro VI, Sprinter, Global
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Freightliner, Western Star, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles
March 18, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, European Union, Global
February 23, 2016 - Global News
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.
Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global
February 9, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Volkswagen, Global
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global
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.
Tags: China, Tires, Global
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
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,
Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global
January 27, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
Iveco's new medium-duty Eurocargo has been chosen by European commercial vehicle journalists as International Truck of the Year 2016.
Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Leadership, Gunite, Wheels, Accuride, People, Global
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