“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.
Mack publicly revealed its new medium-duty MD Series of trucks for the first time on March 4 in Indianapolis at the 2020 Work Truck Show and said it's looking to work trucks for growth this year.
Sweden’s Volvo Trucks announced on Feb. 27 the launch of four new heavy-duty cabover truck models, aimed at different segments of European and other global markets, albeit not including North America.
Volvo Trucks North America is working to complete product development to bring its VNR Electric Class 8 truck and tractor to market here by the end of this year. Full production is slated to get under way next year.
HDT Executive Editor David Cullen gives you a the first look at Mack Trucks' new Class 6 MD6 and Class 7 MD7 truck models. The rollout of the new series marked Mack's return to the medium-duty market after departing it over 15 years ago.
Mack is back – in the medium-duty truck market, that is. With typically modest fanfare, the OEM rolled out its new MD Series of Class 6 and 7 trucks during a brief Jan. 30 ceremony at its new Roanoke Valley Operations plant.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will launch a study of factors that contribute to highway crashes involving large trucks. Driving the study is concern over the rising number of fatalities incurred in truck crashes.
Insurance is one of those things you may not really think about until your business needs it. That is, unless you’re facing skyrocketing premiums or, worse, shrinking access to coverage itself, which is what’s happening to truck fleets.
The EPA is looking to establish more stringent heavy-duty diesel truck emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants. The exact rule may well hinge on public comments— and the agency may be deluged by them, both pro and con, given the early reaction.
The petition is a flinty New England move, propelled by the state’s contention that the truck tolls are a tax, not a user fee. That argument hinges on interpretation of the Tax Injunction Act, which bars federal courts from blocking state taxes.
Another consolidation among global truck makers is in the works: Sweden’s Volvo Group is selling its Japan-based UD Trucks business to Isuzu Motors.
Sweden’s Volvo Group has developed electric concept trucks for construction and regional-distribution applications in Europe.
Time is almost finally up: All motor carriers and truck drivers subject to the electronic logging device rule must use an electronic logging device starting on Dec. 17. Don't expect any "soft enforcement."
Engine maker Cummins Inc. is planning to lay off about 2,000 workers due to the downturn in the market.
Senate bill would direct the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish a “Women of Trucking Advisory Board."