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Checks to Caterpillar engine owners issued for wrong amount, court docs show; checks to be reissued

Caterpillar has said it will be reissuing checks to former ACERT engine owners who were part of a $60 million class action settlement reached with the company in 2016, after ...

Trailer orders dip from historic January and February, remain strong

“The freight growth numbers we continue to see are very impressive across all trailer segments, especially flatbeds," says FTR's Don Ake. "Fleets are ordering trailers at a record pace to ...

Autocar adding Cummins X12 to lineup this year

The X12 will be available in Autocar's ACX starting in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Volvo electric truck set for European debut next year

The first trucks in the Volvo FL Electric range are now entering regular operation with customers in Gothenburg, the home of Volvo Trucks
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California leasing operation TCI Transportation ordering 50 Tesla Semis

TCI Co-President Andrew Flynn said some of the company's leasing customers have already spoken for some of the units upon arrival.

Recalls issued for 7,100 Western Star, 500 International tractors

A potential electrical issue prompted Daimler Trucks to recall more than 7,100 Western Star trucks, while a possible fuel line issue resulted in the recall of more than 500 International ...

Xtra Lease adds new-look trailers, cargo sensors

Trailer leasing company Xtra Lease announced Monday it is marking by deploying trailers with special silver emblems and has added cargo sensors to help fleets manage their trailers.

Nikola set to return deposits for hydrogen tractor, waives deposit requirement on future orders

Reservation holders for Nikola Motor Company's hydrogen-electric Nikola One tractor are about to receive the equivalent of an income tax refund. Company founder and CEO Trevor Milton said Wednesday the company ...

March truck order levels rank in Top 3 all-time

Orders for the first quarter of 2018 were the largest totals of any quarter in history.

Chevy’s new HD trucks take design cue from Z/28

The chrome outline of a traditional Chevrolet bowtie with the center removed, the flowtie allows increased airflow to the engine which Design Manager Kevin O’Donnell says helps boost performance. 

Volvo completes production transition to new VNL

When combined with the efficiency benefits derived from the Volvo D13 Turbo Compound  (D13 TC) engine, the new VNL can help drivers achieve up to a 7.5 percent increase in ...

Recall issued for certain Autocar, Hino tractors

The Autocar recall affects approximately 1,320 model year 2014-2018 Xpeditor trucks equipped with a factory-installed methane detection system. Hino also announced a recall that affects approximately 45 model year 2018-2019 ...

Ryder debuts truck and asset sharing platform

Ryder telematics data suggests approximately 25 percent of the more than 8 million commercial vehicles on U.S. roads today regularly sit idle for more than one day a week, excluding weekends.