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Trailer orders dip in May, likely the signal of ‘typical seasonal decline’

Trailer orders have totaled 253,000 units for the past 12 months.

Cummins to introduce fully electrified powertrain for urban transportation in 2019

The timing of the Cummins announcement coincides with the precipitous price drop of batteries and electronic components required to make electrified powertrain technology a viable alternative to diesel power.

International makes all-axle disc brakes standard on LT Series

International is making Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes standard on all axles of its LT Series trucks.

Michelin debuts airless, connected concept tire

An airless tire, Vision can neither explode nor blowout.

Michelin truck tire execs: Electric trucks will drive other supplier innovations

The challenge with electric trucks is striking a balance that offers fleets the right amount of green energy without driving up their cost of ownership
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Air disc brakes likely to become most popular option, but drums ‘will not go away’

Upfront cost remains ADB’s largest hurdle to wide penetration, but demands placed on equipment from reduced stopping distances – added to a lower cost of maintenance, resistance to brake fade ...

Tesla working with carriers on electric semi design

Musk says bringing trucking companies into the engineering process has removed some of the mystery surrounding the truck for carriers and helped the company provide a truck that meets trucking's ...

Volvo intros Genuine Painted Parts Program

Fully dressed products come complete with mirrors, headlights and grille ready to bolt on and roll.

International WorkStar getting new axle option

The new offset bowl axle offering gives operators the flexibility to increase load capacity to 20,000 pounds without sacrificing ground clearance or cab height.

May truck orders slide for first time in seven months

Total orders for the past twelve months have totaled 211,000 units.

Google parent company enters self-driving truck race

Last month, Waymo claimed to have reached 3 million miles of self-driving on public roads in just 7 months of testing.

Texas sets framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state

The Texas legislature last week passed a bill to establish a basic regulatory framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state, including allowing vehicles without humans present in the vehicle ...

Test drive: Volvo’s all-new VNR

Volvo's VNM tractor was dated and overdue for a refresh, but with the VNR designers did much more than modernize body lines.

Volvo’s new regional tractor ‘well received,’ expected to drive marketshare

Volvo says 92.5 percent of all its trucks are ordered with Volvo-branded engines, and nearly 91 percent are spec'd with an I-Shift transmission.