More than a new truck, the Western Star 49X signals a new way forward for Daimler’s vocational lineup. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts gets behind the wheel on and off the pavement in this test drive.
Between COVID-19, an economic recession, and Western wildfires, Western Star was forced to do what so many of us have done this year, and call a virtual Zoom meeting to introduce reporters to its all-new 49X Class 8 vocational truck.
Upstaging, a fleet that specializes in hauling lighting, staging and other requirements for concerts and other live events, turned to hauling relief supplies as the COVID-19 outbreak intensified.
A number of truck makers and suppliers are choosing to temporarily idle production facilities as part of a national effort to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of state and local governments have issued orders restricting public gatherings and even told residents to "shelter in place." Trucking, defined as essential by the federal government, is not subject to these orders.
Drivers say life is a strange new mixture of both good and bad as they keep their trucks rolling to move critical freight during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Pennsylvania's abrupt closure earlier this week of all of its roadside rest areas in response to the Coronavirus outbreak drew an outcry from trucking. Now, the state will reopen some areas along busy interstate routes.
Truck stops around the country are taking measures to ensure cleanliness and sanitation during the Coronavirus outbreak and keep truckers rolling with vital supplies and consumer goods.
Western Star is providing a sneak peek of its newest vocational truck, which will be fully unveiled this summer.
As an increasingly aware United States mobilizes to contain the spread the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the trucking industry is uniquely positioned to help in the containment effort – or to spreading the disease.
The managers of the Mid-America Trucking Show, held each March in Louisville, Kentucky, announced they are cancelling this year’s show due to increasing concerns about Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
New powertrain offerings and extended range electric options highlight enhancements to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris van.
In a long-speculated move, Volkswagen's global truck and bus subsidiary, Traton, has made an unsolicited bid to acquire the rest of Navistar for $35 a share.
The new entry-level driver training rule, originally scheduled to go into effect Feb. 7, now will have to wait another two years because the government needs more time to finish the registry of approved training providers.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's International Roadcheck will take place May 5-7 and focus on truck driver violations.