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  • Freightliner shows first electric trucks

    January 9, 2019 11:04AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To build an electric Class 8 truck requires the same battery power as 32 electric Smart cars, but Daimler Trucks North America is forging ahead with an all-electric eCascadia, as well as an electric eM2 medium-duty

  • News Equipment

    New Cascadia loaded up with new options

    January 7, 2019 7:31PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new Cascadia, introduced by Freightliner in 2017, has already received some updates that will improve its fuel efficiency by up to 5%. “The day after we launched it, we were already looking at how to

  • News Technology

    Daimler abandons platooning to focus on automation

    January 7, 2019 5:40PM by James Menzies

    Will be first to market with Level 2 autonomous truck

  • Daimler closes record year, expects strong market to continue

    January 7, 2019 4:06PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks is coming off a record-setting year, having sold more than half a million trucks globally in 2018. Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, provided a keynote address at a Daimler event at

  • Historically large load hits Alberta highways

    January 7, 2019 11:36AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The heaviest load to be hauled on Alberta’s highway network started its trip from Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan area last night. Weighing in at 820 tons, the 96-meter long splitter will arrive at its destination Jan.

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders expectedly drop in December

    January 4, 2019 11:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary data from ACT Research shows the industry booked 21,300 Class 8 trucks, an expected decline and off 43% year-over-year. But the year set a new record, with 490,100 units booked in 2018. “For all of 2018,

  • News Equipment

    Firestone truck tires to cost more

    January 2, 2019 12:13PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has announced a price increase for Firestone truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada. Firestone tires will increase in price by 4% in the U.S. and Canada. Tires shipped on

  • News Equipment

    A record year for trailer orders – already

    December 20, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – This has been the best year ever for net trailer orders, with one month remaining to report, according to ACT Research. November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more

  • Continental experiments with dandelion truck tires

    December 20, 2018 8:55AM by Truck News

    ANLAM, Germany – Continental is experimenting with Russian dandelion rubber as a potential replacement raw material in truck tires to rubber from tropical regions. The work is being done at the new Taraxagum Lab in Anklam, Germany, which opened Dec.

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders continued torrid pace in November: ACT

    December 18, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for November point to 43,600 units ordered, according to ACT Research, continuing this year’s record-setting pace. November marked the fifth best month in trailer industry order history. “Trailer orders continued to set records in

  • Meritor to provide year-long aftermarket training

    December 12, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced the launch of a year-long aftermarket training series. It will include nationwide events, interactive distance training sessions, and online, computer-based courses. The training is aimed at heavy-duty truck technicians, parts consultants and management professionals.

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 5:09PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Saskatchewan makes super single tire pilot program permanent

    December 6, 2018 2:54PM by Truck West

    Harmonizes single wide-base tire program with Ontario’s