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Daimler plans Automated Truck Research and Development Center near Portland

Engineers in Oregon will lean on resources from Daimler Trucks locations in Stuttgart, Germany and Bangalore, India, stitching together a global network of engineers dedicated to automated driving.

Navistar posts $55 million profit in second quarter

Navistar International Corporation announced this week a second quarter 2018 net income of $55 million. Navistar's second quarter profit was up more than $130 million from the same quarter a ...

Shell releases Starship freight ton efficiency results from cross-country test run

While the Starship’s fuel economy averaged 8.94 mpg, it achieved a freight ton efficiency average of 178.4 ton-miles per gallon, a 248 percent improvement over the on-highway Class 8 industry ...

International, Freightliner issue recalls on Class 8 tractors

Navistar announced a recall recently that includes approximately 18,665 vehicles, however, the company estimates that only 1 percent of the recalled trucks are affected by the recall. Daimler has recalled ...

e-commerce changing how fleets spec trucks

According to IHS Polk, day cabs made up 27 percent of the North American market in 2008. By 2013, day cabs reached 37 percent of the market before leveling off ...
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Michelin sets 100-percent tire recycling target

The world-wide recovery rate for tires is 70 percent and the recycling rate currently is 50 percent.

New electric OEM debuts small bus, sets sights on trucking

The company is targeting medium to heavy-duty urban trucks in classes 5-8 in applications ranging from ambulances to service trucks, cranes and delivery trucks.

Panel discusses clearing hurdles and reaping benefits of truck platooning

A panel assembled at Michelin’s Movin’ On summit in Montreal this week discussed the benefits and hurdles that comes with linking two trucks together semi-autonomously.

XTRA Lease to install air disc brakes on dry van, reefer trailers

XTRA Lease said it chose the upgrade over traditional drum brakes to provide a lower-maintenance trailer to fleets needing rental or leased trailers.
The T680 Advantage configuration features an optimized MX 13 or MX11 engine and Paccar's new axle.

UPS joining Kenworth’s SuperTruck II program

Kenworth's T680 project truck will be equipped with an MX engine, while UPS will provide guidance on their drive and duty cycles to drive SuperTruck II performance. 

Forecast: ‘Disruptive’ decade will include massive shift to e-trucks

By 2030 or earlier, the advantages of electric vehicles will virtually force fleets to switch from diesel to electric power, predicted futurist Tony Seba. “By 2025, most vehicles will ...

Shell’s futuristic Starship concept truck pushes the bounds of freight efficiency in cross-country run

CCJ caught up with the Starship caravan Wednesday as it left Hammond, Louisiana, on its way to Biloxi, Miss. The truck, which began its trip in San Diego on May 18, is ...

Expanding PDC network pushing Daimler to eliminate multi-day service events

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) took another key step forward in maximizing the efficiency of its Aftermarket and dealer channel operations this week with the formal opening of a new ...

Used truck market strong but more supply likely on the way as new truck orders soar

The supply of used trucks is likely to ramp up in the coming months and remain elevated into 2020 based on Class 8 truck deliveries dating back to 2013.

Electric truck maintenance will require ‘higher skilled labor’ but ‘lower number of hours’

Even though costs will likely be reduced by a measureable degree, electric commercial trucks will still require reapir and it will be a sophisticated process.