Locomation and Wilson Logistics partnered on an eight-day pilot project for the autonomous convoy concept, which saw 14 commercial loads successfully transported from Portland, Oregon, to Nampa, Idaho.
Nikola and Republic Services will partner on a battery-electric refuse recycling-collection truck based on the Nikola Tre chassis, a single platform with integrated bodies, service, and warranty.
Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola's new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.
A one-year suspension of the HVUT would be the best way to provide economic relief to all motor carriers, according to OOIDA
Equipment Editor Jim Park stumbled upon this MD7 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, in early June. After making a few calls, he arranged for an industry-first test drive and has these photos.
The introduction of the MD series trucks returns Mack Trucks to the medium-duty market after a 17-year hiatus. It was worth the wait. HDT's Jim Park has an industry-first test drive of the new truck.
The latest behind-the-scenes video from Nikola's Trevor Milton reveals more details about the hydrogen-electric truck and shows he has high expectations for its success. But HDT's Jim Park says at this point, he's still long on promises but short on mileage.
Advanced driver assistance systems have come a long way in the past few years. These fleets say they are very happy with the results so far, but driver training and coaching are key.
The latest enhancements to Volvo's VHD and VAH truck models mark the final steps in the product portfolio upgrades, first revealed with the VNR in April 2017.
A collaboration between Navistar and TuSimple will accelerate testing and proving of technology capable of running commercial trucks at full driverless Level 4 operation by 2024.
Commercial drivers crossing the border into Canada are being asked by Canadian officials to divulge personal email addresses and cell phone numbers, a new initiative to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Fuel economy may not be top-of-mind for some regional fleets because of the higher priorities placed on servicing the application. However, technologies exist that can improve fuel efficiency in almost every instance.
Two new tires from BFGoodrich target regional and urban fleets where operating stresses are high. The Route Control S and Route Control D boast long-wearing, high-traction treads and durable casings.
Lease-operator couple Chanté and Chris Drew came down with COVID-19 in March, nine days and more than 1,000 miles from home. Getting back home was just half the battle.
DIY fuel economy testing may not provide reliable data, or gains for certain products may be too small to see.