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Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania conduct automated truck platooning demo, deliver donations to local food banks

Motorists in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan on Oct. 22 might have noticed a matching pair of tractor-trailers playing “follow the leader” along the interstates...
Truck Inspection

12% of inspected commercial vehicles placed out of service during 2020 Brake Safety Week

GREENBELT, Md. — During this year’s Brake Safety Week, Aug. 23-29, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service...
Daimler Waymo Level 4 Truck Concept

Daimler Trucks, Waymo announce plans to create Level 4 autonomous Freightliner Cascadia

STUTTGART, Germany, and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a broad, global, strategic partnership to deploy autonomous SAE Level 4...
Ryder Pre Owned Commercial Vehicles

Ryder enhances used-truck sales options through new website, additional physical locations

MIAMI — Ryder System Inc. has launched a new, fully responsive, mobile-friendly vehicle sales website,, that includes an expanded inventory of used vehicles,...
Tractor Trailer on Divided Highway

September’s net trailer orders third-highest in history, ACT report shows

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Net U.S. trailer orders of 51,208 units during September showed a significant improvement from August (up 82%), and were 174% above...
Freightliner eCascadia

Shell launches E-Fluids for light-, medium-, heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles

LONDON — Shell has added E-Fluids to its specialized fluids portfolio to support both battery-electric (BEV) and fuel-cell-electric (FCEV) powertrains for light-, medium- and heavy-duty...
Michelin X One Truck Tire

Michelin X One tires more fuel efficient than leading competitor’s tire, MVT Solutions test...

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — When tested side by side with a leading competitive brand, Michelin’s X One tires produced the better fuel efficiency, according...
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Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

DETROIT — During the week of Oct. 19, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test...
Lonely Autumn Highway

Demand for commercial vehicles ‘not on the worry list,’ ACT says

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, there are any number of concerns regarding the...
Volvo Electric Truck Leads Parade

Volvo awarded $21.7 million to launch nation’s largest deployment of zero-emission electric Class 8...

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for...
Yellow Semi Truck

J.D. Power report shows used Class 8 truck sales saw higher volume, pricing in...

McLEAN, Va. — Sales of used Class 8 trucks saw higher volume and pricing in September through both auction and retail channels, according to...
Truck Driving Beside Bluff

NACFE issues updated Confidence Report on effectiveness of low rolling resistance tires

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has released updates to its Confidence Report on low rolling resistance tires....
Hino Project Z

Hino Trucks’ Project Z paving the path to mass production of zero-emissions commercial vehicles

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hino Trucks in early October launched Project Z, the company’s development path for zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) ranging from Class 4 to...
California Interstate Traffic

CARB issues warning to vehicle, engine manufacturers about hiding ‘defeat devices’ affecting emissions

SACRAMENTO — In an Oct. 14 letter, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) warned vehicle and engine manufacturers to disclose by the end of 2020...
Freightliner Cascadia Tractors

Testing planned for ‘next-generation’ Freightliner Cascadia equipped with Level 4 self-driving tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Beginning in early 2021, Torc Robotics plans to implement an enhanced prototype Freightliner Cascadia in its testing of self-driving truck technology...
Next Generation Pod

Swedish company Einride launches next-generation fully autonomous delivery Pod

STOCKHOLM — While the race to perfect driver-assisted Class 8 trucks continues, Swedish tech mobility company Einride — which put the world’s first heavy-duty...
Drivewyze Safety on ELD

New Drivewyze Safety+ service provides proactive alerts to prevent violations, crashes

DALLAS — Drivewyze has launched Safety+, a new fleet safety service that provides customizable, proactive driving alerts and context-based driver coaching features.The Safety+ service, delivered...
Kenworth T680E

Kenworth enters zero-emissions arena with plans to produce battery-electric T680E next year

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth on Oct. 14 announced the launch of the Kenworth T680E — the company’s first-ever Class 8 battery-electric model in the manufacturer’s...
Tanker Truck Without Pulsing Brake Light

FMCSA allows tanker trucks to use pulsating amber or red brake lights to enhance...

WASHINGTON — Motor carriers hauling tank trailers can now install a red or amber brake-activated pulsating light on the rear of the trailers, according...
Locomation Automated Convoy

Nvidia software to drive Locomation’s human-guided autonomous relay convoy tech

PITTSBURGH — Locomation, a provider of autonomous trucking technology, plans to leverage Nvidia Drive AGX Orin autonomous vehicle computing platform for the commercialization of self-driving...