Trucks

  1. Strong New And Used HD Truck Demand Predicted For 2021

    Strong New And Used HD Truck Demand Predicted For 2021 After a lull in 2020 due to COVID-19, new Class 8 truck sales could have a big year, while the used market continues to be strong with lower miles and average age driving up prices. It was a strong December for the used truck sector, as used Class 8 volume increased 11% over November and 27% year-over-year, according to ACT Research’s “The Read more...
  2. Zero-Emissions Trucks Are Coming ‘One Way Or Another’

    Zero-Emissions Trucks Are Coming ‘One Way Or Another’ The 2021 model year represents the first phase of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 emissions requirements, new measures that step up from the current level – which were enacted for the 2017 model year – and increase incrementally in model-year 2024 before phasing in completely by model-year 2027. Once fully phased-in, according to the Read more...
  3. Latest Heavy Truck Advances All About Comfort, Configurability And Driver Assistance

    Latest Heavy Truck Advances All About Comfort, Configurability And Driver Assistance Big changes in big trucks have slowed, but ongoing incremental improvements are still yielding big benefits. Advances include electronic safety features such as collision mitigation and lane departure warning. Steering has been made easier to reduce driver fatigue. Customers also have more say in the configuration of the chassis and the body, Read more...
  4. Benefits Of Advanced Integrated Telematics Solutions

    Benefits Of Advanced Integrated Telematics Solutions A look into why OEs are partnering with telematics service providers, plus what to expect with the next generation of telematics functionality. "A telematics system is the backbone of a connected vehicle,” said Chintan Sopariwala, vice president of aftersales operations and connected vehicle for Navistar. “It will also help you lower total Read more...
  5. Rugged Performance And Power combine As Western Star launches New 49X Vcational Truck

    Rugged Performance And Power combine As Western Star launches New 49X Vcational Truck Ground-up redesign produces truck that's ready for work in toughest situations Born on the rugged logging roads of British Columbia, Western Star trucks have been known for their ability to handle tough jobs while also providing drivers a high level of comfort and performance. Those strengths are all part of the company's newest addition to its Read more...
  6. Nikola’s Future Up in Air After Hindenburg Report

    Nikola’s Future Up in Air After Hindenburg Report Nikola has responded to a scathing report from a short seller accusing the zero-emission truck startup of deception and fraud. On Sept. 10, Hindenburg Research, which has a self-proclaimed mission to prevent investors from sinking money into “totally man-made, totally avoidable disaster[s]” in the financial market, launched its biggest expos Read more...
  7. Daimler, Torc Extend Autonomous Truck Testing to New Mexico

    Daimler, Torc Extend Autonomous Truck Testing to New Mexico Daimler and Torc are continuing to pursue their goal of bringing SAE Level 4 automated trucks to the roads within the decade. However, the companies say autonomous driving hardware doesn’t exist today to safely deploy those trucks. September 2020 marks one year since automated driving technology company Torc Robotics became part of Daimler Read more...
  8. Safety Culture Drives Success

    Safety Culture Drives Success Pe Ben USA is a leader in the planning, off loading, stockpiling and stringing of pipeline projects all over the U.S. The company has developed high-quality equipment and implemented safety standards that keep it on the leading edge of the pipeline industry. It has safely completed pipeline projects in some of the most extreme environments. This Read more...
  9. Trucking Insurance Rate Trends Continue in the Wrong Direction

    Trucking Insurance Rate Trends Continue in the Wrong Direction Trucking insurance rates typically depend on crash prevention, risk mitigation and a company's safety culture. Recently, however, nuclear verdicts and litigation funding initiatives have created a toxic environment for the trucking insurance industry. In the last five or six years, trucking companies have watched their insurance rates climb, and Read more...
  10. FMCSA Rolls Out New Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers

    FMCSA Rolls Out New Hours of Service Rules for Truck Drivers The latest rules aim to provide more flexibility to drivers while still keeping the highways safe. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published what it is calling a “final rule” updating hours of service (HOS) regulations for truck drivers and other commercial motor vehicle drivers Read more...

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