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UPS partnering with Workhorse to develop fully electric Class 5 delivery truck

UPS will test the vehicles primarily on urban routes across the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. 

EPA told to disregard glider emissions study conclusions pending investigation

The study concluded that gliders do not produce greater emissions of nitrogen oxide and greenhouse gases than new trucks, contradicting EPA’s own studies. The university that produced the study, which ...
The T680 Advantage configuration features an optimized MX 13 or MX11 engine and Paccar's new axle.

Paccar recalling nearly 2,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors for transmission issue

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, Paccar is recalling approximately 1,938 model year 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors and Peterbilt 567 and 579 tractors.

Planning downtime through remote diagnostics

Diagnostics platforms can typically can communicate with multiple back end systems, allowing fleets who outsource their maintenance to keep various departments in the loop about a truck’s status, while also ...

Test drive: Mack LR

The LR model was initially available only as a 6x4, but last year the company introduced a 4x2 configuration with shorter wheelbase and improved maneuverability.
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Diesel Laptops launches free truck fault codes app

Diesel Laptops launched a free truck fault codes app for iOS and Android designed to provide access to over 40,000 diagnostics trouble codes found on commercial trucks. According to the company, ...

Remote diagnostics: Beyond the dash light

Many platforms have built in support systems that offer explanations for what is wrong with the truck and guide the fleet to make impactful decisions regarding the maintenance and repairs ...

Trailer orders top 40K for third consecutive month

FTR says overall business confidence is surging due to tax reform and is making "a hot market even hotter.”

TrailerTail aero devices can now be mounted higher on trailers

In the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to grant the exemption, the agency says rear identification lamps and clearance lamps can be moved from the top of trailers and ...

Uber: Trucking to become more localized, driver jobs should be safe

Uber’s Feb. 1 report comes amid growing concerns among drivers and regulators about the impact that a sudden uptake of autonomous truck tech would have on the millions of workers ...

Uber, Google agree to settlement in high-profile lawsuit over autonomous driving tech

Tech titans Uber and Google have agreed to end their ongoing court standoff that revolved around autonomous truck and car technology and alleged theft of trade secrets. Though the terms ...

Ford adds diesel option to Transit Connect line

For the 2019 model year, Ford is taking one of its diesel engines into unchartered waters: the small van segment. The Detroit automaker will add a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine as an ...

Test drive: Kenworth’s hydrogen fuel cell T680

The truck will make about 3,800 lb.-ft. of torque but that is limited to save wear and tear on a stock rear end that is designed to handle roughly half ...