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Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California
Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California

May 6, 2014
Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is...

Smith’s Alive, CEO Plans Volume Production
Smith’s Alive, CEO Plans Volume Production

April 22, 2014
Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and...

Smith Electric Still Alive, CEO Says, But Phones Go Unanswered
Smith Electric Still Alive, CEO Says, But Phones Go Unanswered

April 22, 2014
Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart...

Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks
Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks

April 11, 2014
Any work truck with a serious electric welder also has an auxiliary power unit, because the engine-driven device doubles as an APU to run smaller welders,...

Freight Group Joins with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room
Freight Group Joins with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

March 10, 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room announced the creation of “Trucking Efficiency,” an industry...

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says
TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

March 10, 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on...

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter
Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

March 3, 2014
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s...

Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer
Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

February 19, 2014
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and...

FET Exemption for Glider-Kitted Trucks Might End, IRS Indicates

February 5, 2014
Exemption from the 12% FET is a major benefit of buying gliders instead of new trucks, but new IRS thinking would take away that break.

Work ‘Paused’ on Cummins Natural Gas Engine

January 15, 2014
Cummins says it has “paused” work on its 14.9-liter natural gas engine because of “uncertainty” of the demand for such power plants amid the expense of...