Run on Less 2021 will feature up to 10 Class 3 through 8 electric trucks, drivers, and charging infrastructure systems operating in vehicle-appropriate duty cycles in the United States and Canada.
Full-scale production of Volvo's VNR Electric regional-haul tractors will begin in early 2021. The company aims to provide not just an electric truck, but a whole end-to-end solution, including charging and maintenance.
An autonomous-truck partnership between Waymo and Daimler will produce a unique version of the Freightliner Cascadia fitted with integrated redundancy for all safety systems, rather than bolt-on components. It will be driven by Waymo's advanced AI driving system, The Waymo Driver.
Cummins EPA 2021 X12 and X15 series engines expand the availability of some current technologies while adding new features to further enhance fuel efficiency and lower operating cost.
Hino is working with technology leaders such as Toyota, Hexagon Purus, and Xos to produce a low-cost product line up as the industry moves forward to zero-emission trucks.
The delivery of Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell electric trucks to customers in Switzerland this year represents the Korean truck maker's first steps toward putting 2,000 fuel-cell trucks into customers' hands around the world by the end of 2021 – including the U.S.
Hino's new hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered Class 8 tractor will deliver heavy-duty capability and clean emissions. It's just part of Project Z, the company's development path to zero-emissions battery-electric vehicles, ranging from Class 4 to Class 8.
Pandemic-related delays setback production by about two months, but Mack's new MD series truck began rolling off the new Roanoke Valley Assembly line Sept. 1.
Nikola and Republic Services will partner on a battery-electric refuse recycling-collection truck based on the Nikola Tre chassis, a single platform with integrated bodies, service, and warranty.
Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola's new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.
Equipment Editor Jim Park stumbled upon this MD7 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, in early June. After making a few calls, he arranged for an industry-first test drive and has these photos.
The introduction of the MD series trucks returns Mack Trucks to the medium-duty market after a 17-year hiatus. It was worth the wait. HDT's Jim Park has an industry-first test drive of the new truck.
The latest enhancements to Volvo's VHD and VAH truck models mark the final steps in the product portfolio upgrades, first revealed with the VNR in April 2017.
A collaboration between Navistar and TuSimple will accelerate testing and proving of technology capable of running commercial trucks at full driverless Level 4 operation by 2024.
Two new tires from BFGoodrich target regional and urban fleets where operating stresses are high. The Route Control S and Route Control D boast long-wearing, high-traction treads and durable casings.