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Daimler Talks Truck Sales, Tariffs, and Globalism

Daimler Trucks execs emphasized the benefits of global collaboration as the OEM develops new electric and automated truck technology, at the same time warning of the potential negative effects of tariffs and trade wars.

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Kenworth to Work with UPS on SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth and UPS are collaborating on the Dept. of Energy's SuperTruck II program, using data from the shipping giant’s typical duty cycles to tune a fuel-efficient prototype truck.

Thor COO: Electric Trucks a 'Fantastic' Fit for Regional, Local Class 8 Applications

Thor Trucks COO Giordano Sordoni says electric trucks are a surprisingly good fit for the majority of Class 8 operations today.

Great Change and Great Pain in Trucking's Future?

A study focusing on autonomous vehicles says these new technologies could send massive shock waves through our society.

The Power of Technology to Transform Trucking Fleets

Technology is poised to take $236 million in inefficiencies out of trucking operations over the next four years, Navistar's Jeff Sass told attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange.

Commentary: Are We Moving Too Fast on Autonomous Vehicles?

We can’t afford to be afraid of change, especially not these days when anything seems possible – but we also can’t afford to be cavalier about the path we take in finding new and better ways to do things. Commentary by Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Shell Explores the Limits of Fuel Efficiency at Eco-Marathon

On a weekend where Shell Lubricants hosted an eco-marathon challenge, the company showed off its Starship concept truck, aiming to push the limits of fuel efficiency with current technology.

Hino, VW Ink Long-Term Strategic Partnership Deal

A new, long-term, strategic agreement reached by Hino and Volkswagen will evaluate technology cooperation between the two companies with a focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Some fleets may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology coming at them because they don’t have the expertise. Let’s face it, at the rate new technology is rolling in, no one really has the expertise yet, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her April editorial.

Chinese Joint Venture Announces Autonomous Truck Development Project

G7 Networks says its new joint venture with other Chinese firms will seek to develop autonomous-driven electric heavy-duty trucks that are highly efficient, safe and easy to manage.