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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
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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
Hyundai set to deploy hydrogen tractors in California
NorCAL ZERO, where Hyundai expects to supply 30 XCIENT Fuel Cell by early 2023, will be the largest deployment of Class 8 hydrogen-powered vehicles in the U.S.
July 26, 2021
Chip shortage, ecommerce driving leasing interest
Tight new truck inventories are driving more leasing business, but equipment could dry up fast amid "unprecedented demand."
July 20, 2021
A trend toward purpose-built vehicles
Standing on a truck production line almost always causes a visitor to comment that every truck seems to be completely different than the one before or after.
July 19, 2021
June trailer orders subdued ahead of what could be 'record' 2022
Most OEMs are not taking additional orders for 2021 delivery.
July 15, 2021
Volvo union ends strike with new labor deal
UAW Local 2069 members Wednesday narrowly ratified a new six-year labor deal, ending their strike just short of six weeks.
July 14, 2021
Volvo will restart truck production amid ongoing strike
During the strike, remaining workers at NRV had been completing trucks that were already in the process of being built.
July 11, 2021
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FedEx partners with Aurora, Paccar for self-driving hauls between Dallas and Houston
Interstate 45 has become a hotbed for commercial implementation of driverless tech.
Spot load volume returns to pre-holiday levels
Joshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSA
TCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandate
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