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Tesla's Musk 'hopeful' Semi production starts in 2023
Citing supply chain challenges, Elon Musk said even if Semi was ready for production "we would not be able to make it."
October 8, 2021
Volvo makes turbo-compounding 13-liter standard on VNL
In the Volvo VNL 740, 760 and 860 models, the new D13TC engine offers more fuel savings for a wider range of applications.
October 7, 2021
Money laundering, meth operation leads to sentencing of former fleet owners
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced the final sentencing in an ongoing case that involved a meth and money laundering group and a trucking company. Also: Two small Peterbilt recalls; Capitol Christmas Tree tour set.
October 5, 2021
Working around supply chain constraints
The shortage of microchips is all over the news, but there are also issues with steel, lumber, tires and other components that have made it increasingly difficult for vehicle manufactures to complete building both trucks and trailers.
October 4, 2021
International debuts refreshed medium duty truck line
When it debuted in 2018, the Class 6/7 truck – which replaced the DuraStar – missed out on many of the aerodynamic refinements found on its Project Horizon-inspired siblings like the LT and RH series.
September 23, 2021
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Western Star debuts new, lighter X-Series model
The 47X is the younger and lighter sibling in Western Star's X-Series family, joining the 49X.
September 23, 2021
Freightliner adds new Allison trans option to Cascadia
The Allison 3414 RHS is an uprated variant of Allison’s proven 3000 Series fully automatic transmission.
September 23, 2021
Used truck prices at post-Recession high with appreciation climbing
The used truck market will turn fairly quickly when new truck production returns to normal, parts shortages end and fleets start remarketing more trades through auctions, but the number of trucks on the ground and negative equity will be concerns.
September 13, 2021
Shell Starship 2.0 enjoys big fuel economy gains while cutting CO2 emissions
Shell's Starship 2.0 scored an impressive 21% gain in fuel economy and a 43% uptick in freight ton efficiency all while cutting carbon emissions during a recent cross-country trip. Regional haul results were even better.
September 2, 2021
Schneider places big electric Freightliner order | Hino debuts fuel cell Class 8
50 BEVs headed to Schneider's SoCal operations. Also: In October 2020, Hino unveiled its Project Z – a development path to zero emissions Class 4 through Class 8 trucks; Barr-Nunn Transportation is expanding its Assured Pay fleet offering.
September 1, 2021
International rolls out new electric medium duty model
Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of over 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts.
August 31, 2021
Ram updates fuel economy, tech and safety on 2022 Promaster
Ram Commercial introduced Wednesday its 2022 ProMaster commercial van and aimed it squarely at one of the largest commercial customer categories: vocational.
August 26, 2021
Port fleet moves toward electric with new Peterbilt 579EVs
Drayage fleet Shippers Transport Express took delivery of 10 Peterbilt 579EV tractors for operations at the Port of Oakland. Also: Goodyear partners with autonomous developer Plus; recalls for medium-duty Peterbilt, KW trucks and Wabash reefers.
August 24, 2021
Brake adjustment a sneaky Top 5 truck out of service violation thanks to misdiagnosis and improper shop practices
Despite years of warnings, automatic slack adjusters continue to be manually adjusted by technicians who may not know any better or who may be eager to get a truck out of the shop.
November 26, 2020
Navistar won't pay fleet $30M in damages after Tennessee Supreme Court ruling
The state's high court said Navistar won't owe Milan Express $30M in damages over state's economic loss laws. Also: New Kenworth T680 NextGen gets SmartWay designation; cargo theft ring in East Tennessee; Pete BEV heads to D.C.
August 9, 2021
Cummins, Daimler Truck formally sign joint medium duty engine agreement
Cummins' Euro VII-complaint platform will be used globally, eventually replacing the Detroit DD8 and DD5 engines as available powerplants in North American trucks.
August 5, 2021
Kenworth adds Cummins Westport ISX12N as an option for T680
Certified by both the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (CARB), the ISX12N engine meets CARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr.
July 29, 2021
Tesla delays electric Semi for third time
Tesla cites "limited availability of battery cells and global supply chain challenges," in third delay of its Semi truck launch.
July 26, 2021
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A recipe for a successful apprenticeship program
An apprenticeship program is more than just putting a new hire alongside seasoned technicians and assuming the new tech will get trained properly.
Biden announces major supply chain shakeup for ports, carriers and retailers
OSHA sends vax mandate rule to White House for review, trucking vows fight
Preventive maintenance’s role in maximizing asset life
White House tasked with recognizing 'essential importance of commercial vehicles'
Shifting the driver paradigm: Winning with equipment, technology and culture
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