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Paccar: No Merger Talks with VW

July 31, 2014
In early July, a top Daimler Trucks official told reporters that fellow German company Volkswagen would make a bid to buy American truck maker Paccar. VW...

Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America
Daimler to Bring New Mid-Size Vito Cargo Van to North America

July 30, 2014
The automotive industry has been speculating for quite some time that the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans could get a smaller cousin in North America in...

Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers
Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

July 9, 2014
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel...

Q&A: Wabash National's Dick Giromini
Q&A: Wabash National's Dick Giromini

June 9, 2014
Richard Giromini was appointed president and CEO of Wabash National Corp. on Jan. 1, 2007, putting him in the position of navigating the trailer maker...

California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks
California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks

May 21, 2014
California-based TransPower has installed its ElecTruck battery-electric drive system into the second of eight trucks of this design that it plans to...

Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away
Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away

April 14, 2014
The enthusiasm for natural gas fueled vehicles seems to be stuttering a bit. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge offers insights from the Mid-America Trucking...

Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business
Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business

April 14, 2014
Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah...

Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB
Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB

March 27, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been...

Navistar Touts Technology as it Moves Ahead
Navistar Touts Technology as it Moves Ahead

March 27, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said...

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum
HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

March 26, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works...