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Ford Sets Up Electrification Team

Ford has begun coordinating the development of its electrified vehicle initiative by setting up an internal team known as "Team Edison" as it begins rolling out 13 electrified vehicles in the next five years, according to a company spokesperson.

Image of B1 courtesy of Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Hits Reservation Milestone

Bollinger Motors announced that it has surpassed 10,000 reservations for its B1 all-electric sport/utility truck.

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Continental Launches ContiConnect Tire Monitoring Platform

Continental launched the ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, allowing fleet managers to see tire pressure and temperature data for an entire fleet from a single web portal.

Safety Tip: Warning Motorists After a Breakdown

The Kentucky State Police and AAA offer advice on what measures a driver should take to warn other motorists after a vehicle breakdown.

Photo courtesy of GM.

GM to Launch 20 EVs by 2023

General Motors will add two battery-electric vehicles to its lineup in the next 18 months as part of its plan to roll out 20 such vehicles by 2023, the company has announced.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.

Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, Matternet, and Siroop start a pilot project for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods in Zurich. Photos: Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Photo of the F-450 Limited trim courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers Flagship Trim to Super Duty

Ford will now offer a Limited trim to the Super Duty truck lineup, available this winter, which is tailored for high-end heavy-duty truck customers.

Photo by Paul Clinton

Chevrolet to Offer Class 4/5 Silverados

Chevrolet will offer Class 4 and 5 versions of its Silverado for commercial users in fields such as construction, utility services, and first responders, the company announced at the Texas Auto Show.

Davey Jung, Executive Vice President, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. answers questions for the media at a press conference in West Virginia. Photo: Hino Trucks

Hino to Move Into North American Heavy-Duty Market

Hino announced that it plans to produce a new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks at a new truck assembly plant in West Virginia, starting in 2019.

Photo of the 2018 Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Celebrates Truck Centennial with Special Editions

Chevrolet is celebrating 100 years of producing pickup trucks by offering special editions of its Silverado and Colorado pickups that have been inspired by earlier trucks in its history, including the 1918 One-Ton.

Photo of Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork.

Ram Introduces Two New Pickup Models

Fiat Chrysler's Ram Truck brand introduced a pair of new 2018 pickup models ahead of the Texas State Fair.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Ford Recalls F-650, F-750 Trucks for Steering

The safety recall covers 77 work trucks in the 2015 model year.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Recalls Pickups for Seat Belts, Roofs

The manufacturer issues two separate recalls, the largest of which covers 504 2017 Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks in the U.S.

Kromtech Security Center also discovered 339 log files containing maintenance records, pictures, and more through improperly configured Amazon S3 cloud storage. Photo: Pixabay

Data From Vehicle Tracking Devices Leaked

Kromtech Security Center discovered a cache of about 540,000 exposed records from vehicle tracking devices. The discovered records contained user information such as email addresses, passwords, license plate numbers, and VINs.

Stertil-Koni to Debut Virtual Reality at APTA Expo

APTA Expo attendees will get a look — above and below ground — at the inner workings of an in-ground telescopic piston lift, the Diamondlift, and a true vertical rise, clear-floor-concept platform lift, the Skylift.

Photo courtesy of Azuga

Azuga Offers ELD Mandate Solution

Azuga has launched and electronic logging device (ELD) solution that provides commercial fleets with compliance solution for the upcoming ELD mandate, and also helps boost fleet visibility and operational efficiency.

FMCSA Awards Over $70M in Grants For Commercial Vehicle Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded more than $70 million in grants and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle safety.

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Navistar OnCommand to Offer Parts Failure Prediction Feature

Navistar has announced a number of updates to its OnCommand Connection platform, showing a new feature called Live Action Plans, which predicts when a part is going to fail before it does.

Freightliner launched its severe-duty product line in 2011, and has since expanded the line with product enhancements and additional options. Photo: Daimler

Freightliner Expands Severe-Duty Vocational Options

New product options include the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring, and the 122SD auto hauler package.

Raymond Martinez Photo: NJ.gov

Trump Nominates Martinez to Head FMCSA

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission chief administrator Raymond Martinez has been nominated by the Trump Administration to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

“Navistar is now writing the next chapter of our story,” said Troy A. Clarke, chairman, president and CEO, Navistar. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Navistar-VW Alliance to Bring Electric Truck, Integrated Powertrain to Market

The Navistar-Volkswagen Truck & Bus Alliance has borne fruit faster than either company expected. Officials announced Monday they will develop a proprietary, integrated powertrain; a common connected vehicle and cloud platform; and an electric-powered Class 6/7 truck.

The hood and grille may be the same, but the HV was redesigned from the inside out. Photo: Evan Lockridge

International HV Series Debuts for Severe Service Market at NACV

International Truck Monday increased its offerings for the vocational market, launching the International HV Series and announcing enhancements to its HX Series, at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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