Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Equipment
UPS orders 125 of Tesla's electric tractors; said to be largest order so far

UPS orders 125 of Tesla's electric tractors; said to be largest order so far

United Parcel Service Inc. said on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla Inc. all-electric tractors, which media reports said was the largest order thus far.

Volvo Trucks donates vehicles to Virginia Museum of Transportation

Volvo Trucks donates vehicles to Virginia Museum of Transportation

ROANOKE, Va. —The Virginia Museum of Transportation formally has taken possession of donated items for its collection Thursday, December 14, from Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley Plant, based in Dublin, Virgina, as part of the budding relationship between the two organizations. Volvo Trucks has graciously donated two cab cutaways and an operating highway tractor to the museum.

Bipartisan bill introduced to prevent under-ride truck deaths

Bipartisan bill introduced to prevent under-ride truck deaths

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Tuesday stood alongside families of truck under-ride crash victims and truck safety advocates to announce bipartisan legislation, the Stop Under-rides Act of 2017, to help prevent deadly truck under-ride crashes.

Wabco Holdings wins Paccar Supplier Performance Management Achiever Award

Wabco Holdings wins Paccar Supplier Performance Management Achiever Award

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Wabco Holdings, a global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, December 12 said that R.H. Sheppard, a supplier of industry-leading steering technologies for commercial vehicles recently acquired by Wabco, received the Paccar Supplier Performance Management (SPM) Achiever Award. R.H. Sheppard received the honor for the second year in a row.

Optronics introduces new high- and low-beam headlamp

Optronics introduces new high- and low-beam headlamp

TULSA, Okla. — Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, has broadened its Opti-Brite LED headlamp family with the introduction of its new 5-inch by 7-inch combination high- and low-beam headlamp.

Tesla unveils electric tractor

Tesla unveils electric tractor

DETROIT — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

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