A study by global marketing research firm Tractia has found that the growth potential for automous trucks and buses over the next five years is huge. Photo: Local Motors


Autonomous Vehicle Sales Could Reach 188,000 Units in 5 Years

A global market research firm says worldwide revenue from autonomous truck and bus technology hit $84 million, and will likely reach $35 billion by 2023.

Steel boxes are 12 and 24 inches long to accommodate storage racks, shelves and cabinets, and 36 inches long to house a three-person bench seat.


Behind-Cab Storage, Sleeper, Crew Boxes

“Back packs” newly available from Western Star Trucks are offered as an economical way to add behind-the-seats interior space to work vehicles without engineering integral extensions.


Nikola Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck on the Road [Video]

Nikola Motor Co. released a short video of its groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell powered electric truck, Nikola One, in action. It's a short clip of the truck driving on a deserted highway, decked out in U.S. Xpress colors -- one of the first major carriers to get on board with Nikola. Nikola says pre-production units will hit streets in 2019 for testing. 

It is important to make sure the trucks you purchase are designed for their intended purposes. Photo: International Truck


The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.


Fontaine Fifth Wheel Offers Product Info Through Mobile App

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has launched a new mobile app, offering customers the ability to quickly reference product information.

Daimler Trucks is testing Fuso Super Great heavy trucks in platooning runs with other truck brands on public roads outside Tokyo. Photo: Fuso


Fuso Begins Truck Platooning Tests in Japan

Daimler's Fuso subsidiary has begun platooning test operations outside of Tokyo as part of the Japanese government's plans to boost technology investment and deployment in the near future.

Mack Trucks introduced a new split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions, providing customers with high-demand power take off (PTO) needs a fully integrated solution. Photo: Mack Trucks


Mack Introduces Split-Shaft Functionality for mDrive HD Transmission

Mack Trucks has introduced a new split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDrive HD automated transmission, an online tool to configure Granite and Granite MHD trucks, and a loyalty rewards program for National Ready Mixed Concrete Association members.

The midrange-size engine is an alternative to the Cummins L9 and will be offered in the 108SD, such as the one at the show, as well as the 106SD and 114SD. Photo: Freightliner


Freightliner Shows Detroit DD8 Engine in a Heavy Vocational Truck

Freightliner Trucks is displaying the new Detroit DD8 diesel in a vocational model at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas this week.

Volvo initially sees electrically powered trucks delivering goods in city centers “without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.” Photo: Volvo Trucks


Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

Stu MacKay delivering an  overview of the history of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket during HDAD. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue


Disruption Accelerating in Commercial Truck Market

While globalization has been around for some time, it’s affecting the commercial truck market more than ever before, according to a session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday.

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