Freightliner eCascadia

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

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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...

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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...
Tesla Logo

Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...
Shiny Blue Tractor Trailer

ACT Research analyst upgrades commercial vehicle market forecast across the board

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward in September, ACT’s...
X15 Performance 2021 engine

Cummins announces its EPA 2021 X12 and X15 Series engines for the North American...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. announced today (Oct. 13) the launch of its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2021 emissions-compliant X12 and X15 series engines....
Traxen Truck

Traxen’s adaptive AI-based cruise control offers enhanced safety plus fuel savings

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Traxen, a metro Detroit-based trucking-industry technology company has launched an intelligent adaptive cruise control system, iQ-Cruise, designed for both traditional and...
Semi Driving Into Sunset

Trailer orders ‘exploded’ to 52,000 units in September, marking third-highest month on record

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR reported Oct. 12 that preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September exploded to the third-highest month ever, at 52,000 units....
Seguin Inspection Facility

Texas opens new state-of-the-art truck inspection facility on I-10 in Guadalupe County

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AUSTIN, Texas — The newest, most state-of-the-art truck inspection facility in Texas is now open on Interstate 10 at Seguin. The facility was dedicated...