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Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

March 5, 2020

Morgan Olson Reveals Class 2 Gasoline or Electric Step-Van Prototype

Morgan Olson Reveals Class 2 Gasoline or Electric Step-Van Prototype

Morgan Olson revealed step-van prototypes at the Work Truck Show. One is gasoline-powered, while the other makes use of a BMWi EV electric powertrain, which Morgan Olson said powers over 65,000 vehicles in Europe and is being readied for the North American market.

March 4, 2020

Mack Shows Off New Medium-Duty Line at Work Truck Show
Daimler Trucks North America Switching from Brand-Centric to ‘Segment Strategy’
FMCSA to Study Crimes against Minority Male and Female Truckers
Volvo Trucks Rolls Out New Global Truck Lineup

Volvo Trucks Rolls Out New Global Truck Lineup

Sweden’s Volvo Trucks announced on Feb. 27 the launch of four new heavy-duty cabover truck models, aimed at different segments of European and other global markets, albeit not including North America.

February 27, 2020

Trucker Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Already Showing ‘Encouraging Results’
Volvo: It Takes More than the Truck to Switch to Electric Power
ATA, OOIDA Make Their Cases for Trucking in Senate Hearing
Mack Attack: Truck Maker Is Back in Medium-Duty Market

Mack Attack: Truck Maker Is Back in Medium-Duty Market

Mack is back – in the medium-duty truck market, that is. With typically modest fanfare, the OEM rolled out its new MD Series of Class 6 and 7 trucks during a brief Jan. 30 ceremony at its new Roanoke Valley Operations plant.

January 30, 2020

Truck Tonnage Rose in 2019, but Scored About Half 2018 Gain
FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

FMCSA Prepping to Study Causes of Fatal Truck Crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.

January 15, 2020

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

The EPA is looking to establish more stringent heavy-duty diesel truck emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants. The exact rule may well hinge on public comments— and the agency may be deluged by them, both pro and con, given the early reaction.

January 6, 2020

Rhode Island Fights to Keep Truck-Toll Case in State Courts

Rhode Island Fights to Keep Truck-Toll Case in State Courts

The petition is a flinty New England move, propelled by the state’s contention that the truck tolls are a tax, not a user fee. That argument hinges on interpretation of the Tax Injunction Act, which bars federal courts from blocking state taxes.

January 3, 2020