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Transportation Coalition Launches Partnership to Study Impact of Self-Driving Vehicles

Uber, ATA, Daimler, Toyota, and others have formed a new partnership to study the potential impacts of self-driving vehicles on American workers and the economy.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus Renaming Itself Traton

Volkswagen Truck & Bus has announced a new name, Traton Group, as it increases its independence and readies itself to raise funds for global expansion in commercial vehicles. Meanwhile, parent company Volkswagen AG is talking with Ford about possibly developing a line of commercial vehicles.

Ford, Verizon Connect Extend Telematics Agreement

Ford Commercial Solutions and Verizon Connect have extended their telematics agreement for multiple additional years to deliver software solutions and embedded connectivity to Ford's commercial customers, the telematics provider announced.

Ford Establishes Fleet Vehicle Data Unit

Ford Motor Co. has established a connected-vehicle business unit to serve secure data about commercial and police fleet vehicles as part of its cloud-based mobility initiative.

Spireon Gains Access to Ford's Mobility Cloud

Spireon has signed an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions for the FleetLocate fleet management solution to access data through Ford’s open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC).

Pickup Trucks Drive Average Transaction Prices

Prices in both full-size and mid-size truck segments were up 4%, and it is shaping up to be a pivotal time for pickups.

Tenneco Expands Monroe Brake Coverage

The new part numbers, which cover 16 import and five domestic applications, include nine Monroe ProSolution, 11 ultra-premium Total Solution, and one Severe Solution severe-duty line additions.

Ford Recalls 2018 F-650, F-750 Trucks

Ford has recalled 151 of its 2018 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks with hydraulic brake systems for an inadequate parking brake cable that could cause unintended movement.

Ford to Resume Truck Production

Ford Motor Co. will start building its F-150 in Michigan on Friday and Super Duty trucks in Kentucky on Monday, following a week of downtime that resulted from a fire at the factory of parts supplier Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

Fleets Testing Ford Transit Custom PHEVs in Spain

Ford has expanded global testing of its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to Valencia, Spain to see how it see how it can contribute to cleaner air targets and enhanced productivity for fleets.