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Embark Autonomous Truck

Tech developer, Arizona DOT partner to help autonomous trucks safely navigate highway work zones

SAN FRANCISCO and PHOENIX — Highway work zones present hazards to both workers and motorists, with 123,000 work zone-related crashes reported in 2018, resulting in...
Air Dryer Corrosion

Put winter in the rear-view mirror with springtime maintenance tips from Bendix

ELYRIA, Ohio — As spring arrives across North America, it’s important to take preventive maintenance steps and address the tolls that a season of...
Volvo VNR Class 8 Tractor

Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 truck eligible for incentive programs in U.S., Canada

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Volvo VNR Electric battery-electric Class 8 truck is now eligible for more than a dozen funding and incentive programs in...

February saw 6% drop in sales of used Class 8 trucks, increase in average...

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary figures show same-dealer sales of used Class 8 trucks fell 6% month over month and 8% year over year in...
Kenworth Digital Display

Kenworth’s new 15-inch digital display now standard on W990, T880 models

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth’s new 15-inch digital display system will be offered as standard equipment on Kenworth’s T880 and W990 models, Kenworth announced March...
FTR Trailer Orders Graph

FTR reports trailer orders fell in February

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR reports that preliminary U.S. net trailer orders continued to moderate in February, falling 23% month over month to a total...

Penske Automotive to acquire Kansas City Freightliner

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Penske Automotive Group Inc., an international transportation services company, announced March 4 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kansas...
Plus Next Gen Autonomous Truck

Self-driving truck tech developer Plus to launch next-gen system for heavy-duty trucks

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a developer of self-driving truck technology, on March 9 announced plans to equip its next-generation autonomous system with...
Detail of New Truck

Orders for Class 8 vehicles continued strong in February

Preliminary figures for Class 8 truck orders in the North American market promise both month-over-month and year-over-year increases, according to data released this week...
Weigh Station

PrePass expands Missouri weigh station bypass network to include 19 locations

PHOENIX — PrePass has more than a dozen new weigh-station locations in Missouri to its mobile bypass app, bringing the total number of Missouri Department...
Volvo Trucks Dealer Vanguard Houston

Vanguard Truck Centers opens new Volvo Trucks dealership in Houston

HOUSTON — Volvo Trucks North America dealer Vanguard Truck Centers has invested $23 million in a new facility — one of four locations in...
Kenworth T680E

Kenworth’s battery-electric T680E eligible for $120,000 voucher incentive in California

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The new Kenworth T680E battery-electric vehicle is now available — and it qualifies for a $120,000 voucher incentive available to qualifying...
Western Star Logger

Peach State Truck Center adds Western Star lineup to Birmingham Freightliner dealership

ATLANTA — Atlanta-based Peach State Truck Centers has acquired the Western Star franchise from Long-Lewis in Birmingham, Alabama. The Western Star brand will be...
315 XantrexPro

Xantrex introduces first inverters that communicate with trucks

BURNABY, British Columbia — Xantrex, a supplier of inverters, has added a new lightweight sine wave inverter, the Freedom XC Pro, to its Freedom...
Nikola Two FCEV Sleeper

Nikola’s fuel-cell-electric trucks could have range of up to 900 miles

PHOENIX — Nikola Corp. this week announced plans to advance its fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) commercial truck program in North America with two new...
Kenworth Electric T680 Prototype

SoCal company puts Kenworth’s electric prototype T680s to work for drayage, regional service

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth recently delivered two prototype Kenworth T680 tractors — each equipped with a series hybrid-electric propulsion system — to Total Transportation...
ELD Screen web

Designed to increase safety, ELDs provide data, plus some unintended consequences for trucking industry

The year 2020 will long be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic and the chaos it brought to the economy, business and our lives in...
Auburn University Research Facility

Alabama’s Auburn University unveils sophisticated autonomous vehicle research facility

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University on Feb. 16 announced the opening of a sophisticated new autonomous vehicle research facility at the university’s National Center for...
Navistar International Truck

Navistar’s International Truck, IC Bus, parts business awarded Sourcewell government contracts

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar last week announced that its commercial truck and bus brands, International Truck and IC Bus, as well as its parts...
Cottrell trailers

Auto hauler maker Cottrell to build $125M factory in Georgia industrial park

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia manufacturer of auto-hauling trailers says it will invest $125 million to build a new factory.Gainesville-based Cottrell Trailers announced Tuesday...