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Articles by Tom Quimby

Tom Quimby is the associate editor for Hard Working Trucks. Reach him at tomquimby@randallreilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @tom_quimby.

Embark completes 5-day trip across the U.S. in a self-driving semi

Late last year, Embark claimed the longest self-driving truck route in the world following a partnership with Ryder and Electrolux in which it agreed to ...

St. Peters tech wins Rush Truck Center rodeo

Justin Euler of Rush Truck Center – St. Peters took home total winnings of $18,000.

ASE reaching out to public schools to reach potential diesel tech recruits

Medium and heavy-duty vehicles are steadily becoming more computer-driven and technologically advanced, yet code writing is winning strong in the classrooms.

Sticker price for Tesla Semi reportedly lands under $200k

Though Tesla founder Elon Musk has been quiet on Twitter about that, the company has released a price guide for the Class 8 regional hauler.

California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday released a revised version of proposed regulations that establishes a path for testing and public use of driverless-- ...
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Hino building $100M W.Va. plant to assemble its new class 7 & 8 trucks

The new plant will be four times the size of Hino's current plant.

Test drive: Cummins-Westport ISL G Near Zero

Cummins-Westport ISL G Near Zero natural gas engines can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

A quick look at an important part of Kenworth’s history

It’s hard to resist a good history lesson, especially when it’s told from the site of what was once the world’s largest lumber mill where ...

Uber’s autonomous truck venture Otto under inspection in Calif. for testing on public roads

Uber’s autonomous truck unit in San Francisco will be inspected by California regulators over concerns that the company may have been breaking the law by ...

Mack expects truck sales to flourish in ’17, sees mDrive penetration jump

Mack executives offered an industry update to trucking industry press last week.

OEM panel: Abandoning GHG Phase II technology isn’t an option

Top truck manufacturers at ACT Expo this week in Long Beach were in agreement that the trucking industry will keep on trucking down the path ...

Cummins Westport debuts re-tooled natural gas engine lineup

Cummins Westport engines utilize proprietary spark-ignited, stoichiometric combustion with cooled exhaust gas recirculation technology, and three-way catalyst aftertreatment, which is packaged as a muffler and ...

Autonomous truck testing kicks off in Texas

A self-driving Freightliner can be driven on SRI’s closed course and around campus.

Mack discontinues Titan, 16-liter engine

Mack Trucks confirmed this week that its Titan tractor and its MP10 16-liter engine have been discontinued, effective immediately. The news follows confirmation by Volvo ...

MIT: U.S. playing catch-up to China with autonomy regs

In an ironic twist, Communist-controlled China has virtually no regulations on self-driving long-haul trucks, while backers of the technology here in the U.S. continue imploring ...