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May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Finland, Future Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Global

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Tests Self-Driving Refuse Truck in Urban Environment

Photo: Volvo Group

Volvo Group is working with Swedish waste and recycling company Renova to test an autonomous, self-driving refuse truck in an urban environment.

Tags: Volvo Group, Refuse Fleets, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

May 16, 2017 - Global News

New EU Rule Aims to Boost Transparency of Truck MPG

Infographic lays out how EU’s Vecto computer simulation tool functions. Image: ACEA

A new European Union procedure for determining emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 from new trucks has won praise from a key industry group for its expected positive impact on transparency.

Tags: GHG emissions, CO2 Emissions, European Union, Global

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

FedEx Survey Shows Small Business Support of International Trade

Screenshot from FedEx Trade Index

FedEx released the results of its second Trade Index, a national survey of small business leaders, finding that the majority supported more global trade.

Tags: Survey, Free Trade Agreement, FedEx, Small Business, Global

May 12, 2017 - Industry News

PwC: Global M&A Activity Stayed Stable in First Quarter

Photo: Evan Lockridge

In its Q1 2017 update on M&A activity in the global transportation and logistics space, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that deal activity in the quarter remained stable.

Tags: Global, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 11, 2017 - Global News

UD Trucks Rolls Out Flagship Cabover for Japan

UD Trucks Quon (Japan) Photo: Volvo Group

UD Trucks has launched the all-new Quon in the Japanese market as “a full model change” for its heavy-duty flagship.

Tags: UD Trucks, Volvo Group, Global, Japan, Cabovers

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

The new automated manual transmission joint venture between Cummins and Eaton will include both existing and new products for global distribution. Photo: Eaton

A new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Manual Transmission Technologies, includes current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for introduction later this year, plus future AMT products designed for commercial vehicle markets worldwide.

Tags: Cummins, Automated Manual Transmissions, Powertrain Integration, Global Marketing, Global, Eaton, Transmissions

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

Tags: Fuel Economy, CAFE Standards, Barack Obama, Elected Leaders, Donald Trump, Global

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Taps Daum to Head Global Truck & Bus Business

Martin Daum Photo: Daimler

Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, has been named to head the Daimler’s global trucks and bus operations.

Tags: Daimler, Daimler Trucks North America, Global, People

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Tags: Lawsuits, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto, Waymo, Global

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

Tags: Goodyear, Global, Tires, Economic Conditions

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

DB Schenker Buys Stake in Online Freight-Matching Company uShip

Photo: DB Schenker

Global logistics company DB Schenker reportedly is taking a $25 million stake in U.S.-based uShip, which uses online technology to match freight shippers and carriers.

Tags: Information Technology, uShip, Global, Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics, Uber for Trucking

February 6, 2017 - Global News

Scania Expanding Thailand Operations

Photo: Scania Thailand

Sweden-based truck maker Scania AB is expanding its industrial and commercial operations in Thailand.

Tags: Scania, Global, Thailand

January 11, 2017 - Global News

Scania Tests Autonomous Platooning in Singapore

Example of an autonomous truck platoon. Photo: Scania

Scania will design a full-scale autonomous truck platooning operation, based on its own advanced technology, which will use public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.

Tags: Toyota, Singapore, Scania, Truck Platooning, Global, China

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

China Paving a Way for Autonomous Trucks

With cooperation from the Chinese government, TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, has signed an agreement that will allow it to test autonomous trucks on public roads by Oct. 2017.

Tags: China, Autonomous Vehicles, Global

December 30, 2016 - Global News

Renault Trucks Signs Agreements with Iranian Vehicle Importer

Photo: Renault Trucks

Renault Trucks has signed to agreements with Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors.

Tags: Iran, Renault Trucks, Global

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler: Mexico a 'Land of Opportunity'

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico -- but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency. Credit: Mexico Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Daimler Trucks North America sees opportunity in Mexico – but challenges include new emissions standards and volatile currency.

Tags: Mexico, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Emissions Standards

December 2, 2016 - Global News

Four Global Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

Photo via Flickr/Dan O'Shea

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025 in an effort to improve air quality.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, Elected Leaders, Air Pollution, Global

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

The Foton Motors Auman EST super truckn. Photo: Foton Motors

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

Tags: Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Foton Motor, Super Truck, Global, IAA

September 22, 2016 - Product News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 21, 2016 - Product News

Thermo King Introduces Smarter, Efficient Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.

Tags: Emissions, Refrigerated Truck, IAA, Thermo King, Global, Reefer

September 1, 2016 - Global News

BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

Photo: BYD

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

Tags: China, Sanitation, BYD, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 24, 2016 - Global News

Scania Introduces New Model 10 Years in the Making

Photos: Gustav Lindh, courtesy Scania

Swedish truck maker Scania is introducing a new range of trucks that it is calling the result of the largest investment in the company’s history.

Tags: Europe, Scania, Global

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

ZF Takes Stake in Autonomous Tech Firm

Per ZF, its Innovation Truck prototype was developed to “identify product ideas through technology transfer” from passenger cars to commercial vehicles. Photo: ZF

ZF has announced it has acquired a 40% minority stake in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH. The Hamburg-based company is a market leader in lidar (light detection and ranging) technology.

Tags: ZF, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Global

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

China Looks to Revive the Silk Road with UN Agreement

A map of the countries that are part of the TIR system. Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

China has taken a key step toward developing an international economic corridor for trade with the European Union and the rest of the world with the ratification of the United Nations TIR Convention.

Tags: China, Global, United Nations

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