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Shell Starship 2.0

Shell’s Starship 2.0 truck enters testing phase before coast-to-coast run in 2021

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HOUSTON — Testing of Shell Rotella’s Starship 2.0 Class 8 truck has begun in preparation for another coast-to-coast run in in 2021. The official...
Car on Pivoting Upper Deck

Childhood fascination with auto haulers leads to development of self-contained transport module for use...

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McLEAN, Va. — As a teen, Ernest Dandridge Jr. was fascinated with auto haulers. In fact, he told The Trucker, he often visited a...
New Class 8 Truck

Commercial vehicle demand continues strong upward trend, ACT report shows

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: North American Classes 5-8 Report, the COVID-19 pandemic’s toll has not been...
Southern California Edison eCascadia

California utility company begins three-month test of battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Southern California Edison (SCE), the primary electricity supply company for much of southern California, recently welcomed a Freightliner eCascadia from the...
Penske in Selma Texas

Penske Truck Leasing opens facility near San Antonio, Texas

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SELMA, Texas — Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Selma, Texas. The new location, at 17582 Lookout Road, is convenient to...
TuSimple Truck on Streets

Goodyear, TuSimple to collaborate on autonomous vehicle freight operations

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AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide...
Semi Truck Grilles

ACT’s preliminary October data shows year-to-date sales of used Class 8 trucks up 10%

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10% month over month in October but are 10% higher year to...
eCascadia

Freightliner’s battery-electric trucks pass 500,000 miles of real-world use

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner’s 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric eCascadias and eMs2 has passed the 500,000 mile mark in real-world use by private and for-hire...
Reefers at Warehouse

October trailer orders show significant improvement, market reports show

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U.S. net trailer orders showed marked improvement in October, according to recently released reports from ACT Research and FTR. According to FTR’s data, which...
International RH Tractor

Cummins, Navistar team up to develop hydrogen-fuel-cell Class 8 truck for Werner Enterprises

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INDIANAPOLIS and LISLE, Ill. — Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. will collaborate on the development of a Class 8 truck powered by hydrogen fuel...
Volvo VNL 760 with Xceed Fuel Efficiency Package web

Volvo’s latest-generation D13 turbo compound engine now standard in all VNL 740, 760, 860...

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America is taking steps to increase its vehicles’ operational efficiency and cut fuel costs for owners by enhancing...
PACCAR Zero Emission Trucks

PACCAR’s zero-emissions trucks make 14,115-foot trek to top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — PACCAR’s zero-emissions electric trucks reached a summit — literally — last week. On Nov. 5, a Kenworth T680 fuel-cell-electric tractor and...
Tesla Semi Truck

Pride Group reserves 150 Tesla electric semis with option to increase order

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DALLAS — Pride Group Enterprises has reserved 150 Tesla Electric Semis with the option to increase to 500 trucks, the company announced Nov. 4. Sam...
Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 Truck

Volvo to launch sales of zero-emission VNR electric Class 8 truck in early December

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo VNR electric Class 8 trucks will be available for order beginning Dec. 3, with production expected to begin early next...
PrePass Safety Alerts

PrePass now provides nearly 2,800 safety notifications across all 48 contiguous states

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PHOENIX — Motor carriers and commercial drivers operating across all 48 contiguous states can now benefit from nearly 2,800 in-cab safety notifications through the...
Locomation Platooning Demo

FMCSA hopes to gain ‘traction’ for automated-vehicle tech through hands-on demos, gathering input from...

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public input on a survey questionnaire, Trucking Fleet Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for...
Its a Semi on the Highway

Sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks dropped 15% year to date through August,...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales for the first eight months of 2020 dropped 15% year to...
Peterbilt Model 579EV

Peterbilt now taking orders for electric Class 8 tractor; production to begin next year

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DENTON, Texas — Those in the market for an electric Class 8 tractor can now preorder Peterbilt’s 579EV, the manufacturer announced Nov. 3. Customers...
MaxTreadFuelTech footprint web

Bridgestone adds SmartWay-verified, CARB-compliant FuelTech Drive retread to Bandag MaxTread lineup

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. last week introduced the FuelTech Drive retread for the drive wheel position, the newest addition to the tire manufacturer’s...
Platooning Tractor Trailers web

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

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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...