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July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Makers Hit With Record EU Fines for Price-Fixing in Europe

Mercedes-Benz trucks on display in 2012 at a pre-IAA Commercial Vehicle Show event. Daimler, as the largest of the truck makers involved in the EU investigation, also faces the largest fine. Photo by Sven-Erik Lindstrand.

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

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo Says Net Profit Falls, Announces Fine in EU Probe

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

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Pioneering 3D Parts

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. (PHOTO: DAIMLER)

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

UShip Signs Exclusive Contract with DB Schenker to Automate Road Freight

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

Wabco, ZF Unveil Advanced Braking and Steering Technology [VIDEO]

Evasive Maneuver Assist first warns the driver of an impending and will take automonous evasive action if the driver fails to do so. Photo by Jim Park

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

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Siemens Opens First Public Electric Highway in Sweden

Photo: Siemens

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 Sommer to Stay Until 2021

 ZF CEO Dr. Stefan Sommer Photo by Jim Park

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

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

Sneak Preview of the World’s Largest Truck Show

Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, said autonomous trucks in the first round will go to the mining industry. Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

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

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

German VDA Warns Against Post-Brexit Customs Barriers

Scania trucks from Sweden are among the commercial vehicles imported to Britain from EU member states. Photo: Lee Bristol via Flickr under Creative Commons license.

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

Brexit Drops Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Flat

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 Unveils Pedestrian, Cyclist Avoidance in Mercedes-Benz Trucks

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

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Aim of Bendix Parent Company Acquisition

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

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Gross-weight hike is primarily for users of specialized bodies, said Mercedes-Benz Vans in Germany.

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 Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

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

European Platooning Challenge Delivers 'Promising' Results

Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks driving in a connected convoy (truck platoon) using the Highway Pilot Connect system. Photo: Daimler

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 Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

Daimler demonstrates a platoon of three trucks with Highway Pilot Connect. Photo: Daimler Trucks

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

6 Truck Makers to Participate in European Platooning Challenge

Photo: Volvo Group

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

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

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

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

Andreas Renschler. Photo: Volkswagen

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

Earnings Watch: Volvo Earnings Improve

Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO Photo: Tommy Holl

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

February 5, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tires From China Could See Tariffs

By NuclearVacuum [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

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

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,

Tags: Economy, Cummins, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Global

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Iveco, Medium-Duty Trucks, International Truck of the Year, Awards, Global

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Makes Changes to Support Going Global

Scott D. Hazlett has been promoted to president, Wheels.

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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