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New electric truck OEM poised to enter the market with 300 mile range truck featuring ‘swappable’ batteries

By targeting customers who return to base at the end of the day, Thor will rely on the charging capabilities at the fleet-level versus attempting to string together a network ...

Judge delays trial between tech giants Uber, Google involving self-driving truck tech

Waymo, a company dedicated to developing autonomous car technology, claims ride-sharing company Uber orchestrated efforts to raid thousands of its confidential files. Newly discovered evidence in the case spurred the ...

Automatic emergency braking is the next generation of driver assist technologies

Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reached an agreement with most prominent U.S. automakers that will make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles by the 2022 model ...

Cummins Westport L9N, B6.7N natural gas engines get EPA certification

For 2018, the L9N and B6.7N will be available as a first-fit option from leading bus and truck manufacturers.

Peterbilt adds rear disc brakes to Model 579

Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 in 2012 with front disc brakes.
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Bill in Congress would require side underride guards on trailers, bolster rear guards

The lawmakers introducing the legislation say a side underride guard mandate would save hundreds of lives a year. ATA contends that, while the guards could improve safety, the focus should ...

Test drives: a year in review

This year, I logged 62,781 air miles en route to trucking events across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and many of those miles were ticked en route to test drives – ...

More than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled

DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

PepsiCo latest to place order for Tesla Semi

Reuters says PepsiCo expects to use the Tesla trucks for shipments of snacks and drinks between manufacturing and distribution points, then to retailers retailers within the trucks' promised 500-mile range.

Meritor intros first new products to new Mach value lineup

Meritor on Tuesday said it has launched the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company's driveline, drive axle and transmission ...

Meritor announces investment in electric vehicle tech company

With its investment in TransPower, Meritor expects to accelerate introduction of its flexible electric axle platform for various drivetrain configurations, including full electric, hybrid, single or tandem axles.

Anheuser-Busch places order for Tesla Semi

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities.

Mercedes-Benz Vans takes aim at urban delivery’s future with newly designed Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday offered a preview of its next-generation Sprinter van, a highly versatile vehicle that the company says is positioned to take on emerging challenges posed for transportation ...

Daimler Trucks North America launches 3D printed parts program

During this pilot phase, DTNA says it will release a controlled quantity of 3D printed parts and will invite feedback from customers and technicians that receive them.

Mack discusses Western market push, e-mobility prospects

Mack's market share in the long-haul segment, traditionally 48 percent of the NAFTA Class 8 market, is only 41 percent this year, but Randall said Mack expects it to increase ...
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