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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Penske Charging Station

Penske Truck Leasing expands heavy-duty electric vehicle charging network

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READING, Pa. — Penske Truck Leasing has opened its sixth heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Southern California, the company announced Aug. 10.Penske's latest...
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...
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...
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...
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...

Volvo Trucks’ collaboration with SAS enhances remote diagnostics

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America says it is further strengthening its portfolio of uptime-boosting services by enhancing Remote Diagnostics with an advanced...
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...
FleetPride Trailer

FleetPride acquires Triple K Fleet Services, expanding service market in Pennsylvania

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IRVING, Texas — FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Triple K Fleet Services. Triple K is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and has two...
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...
BlueDEF web

New BlueDEF Platinum helps reduce harmful deposits in trucks’ exhaust systems, manufacturer says

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NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Old World Industries LLC, the manufacturer of BlueDEF, has launched a new premium product, BlueDEF Platinum, which the company describes as...
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...
Inspecting Semi Truck

CVSA sets previously postponed 2020 inspection blitz for Sept. 9-11

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GREENBELT, Md. — This year’s International Roadcheck will be Sept. 9-11, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The Roadcheck, initially set for...