International debuts refreshed medium duty truck line
When it debuted in 2018, the Class 6/7 truck – which replaced the DuraStar – missed out on many of the aerodynamic refinements found on its Project Horizon-inspired siblings like the LT and RH series.
September 23, 2021
Western Star debuts new, lighter X-Series model
The 47X is the younger and lighter sibling in Western Star's X-Series family, joining the 49X.
September 23, 2021
TCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandate
The logistics of vaccinating professional truck drivers in an irregular operating environment is a concern.
September 17, 2021
Truck orders jump ahead of expected 'huge' demand next year
The increase in orders came as OEMs began taking more orders for 2022 but manufacturers remain cautious about fully booking as price negotiations continue with numerous fleets.
September 6, 2021
International rolls out new electric medium duty model
Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of over 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts.
August 31, 2021
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August 26, 2021
Video: Train vs. truck could have been much worse
We've seen plenty of truck vs. train drama but nothing quite like this. Divine intervention, dumb luck or both may have played a role in sparing everyone involved from injury save for the viewer who watches the frustrating scene unfold.
August 25, 2021
Disc brakes as a driver retention tool
Can having better brakes retain and recruit more drivers? Experts say the confidence and comfort that air disc brakes inspire can win over more drivers.
August 11, 2021
Cummins, Daimler Truck formally sign joint medium duty engine agreement
Cummins' Euro VII-complaint platform will be used globally, eventually replacing the Detroit DD8 and DD5 engines as available powerplants in North American trucks.
August 5, 2021
Sales of NatGas trucks climb but infrastructure losing ground to electric
There's been an overall increase in electric charging stations, but a continuing decline of total natural gas stations.
August 3, 2021
Masks are back and more freight could be coming
Citing concern with COVID breakthrough cases, the CDC recommended indoor mask-wearing Tuesday regardless of vaccination status. Trucking experts say volumes should remain 'strong' amid surging cases and may even grow stronger.
July 28, 2021
Chip shortage, ecommerce driving leasing interest
Tight new truck inventories are driving more leasing business, but equipment could dry up fast amid "unprecedented demand."
July 20, 2021
Volvo union ends strike with new labor deal
UAW Local 2069 members Wednesday narrowly ratified a new six-year labor deal, ending their strike just short of six weeks.
July 14, 2021
Achates diesel earns CALSTART praise ahead of Walmart demo
Following roughly 17 years of R&D, a Peterbilt 579 has been equipped with a near-zero emissions, two-stroke diesel engine from Achates that the company says meets 2027 emissions and costs far less than competing four-strokers.
May 11, 2021
We got to test Peterbilt's new medium duty trucks
The updates to Peterbilt's medium duty line are straightforward and practical.
April 29, 2021
Minneapolis protestors angered by delivery truck
A day cab driver found himself confronted by angry protestors while driving yesterday through downtown Minneapolis.
April 21, 2021
Exhaust induction boosts MPG, reduces emissions and maintenance
Leonard's Express sees high fuel economy gains with SPIER System that cuts emissions and DPF maintenance with exhaust induction.
April 21, 2021
Manufacturers call on Biden to fix chip shortage
Chip supplies for trucks, aftermarket parts, safety technologies and zero-emission powertrains are scarce and slowing production as demand for high-tech equipment grows. Eager to help, OEMs have offered fix-it strategies to the Biden administration.
April 14, 2021
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Rivian rolls out nation's first factory-produced all-electric, half-ton pickup
Auto history rolled out this week at Rivian's factory in Normal, Ill., where the company brought the nation's first all-electric half-ton pickup to market.
800-hp electric Ford Raptor uses versatile transmission
First all-electric fleet and supporting service center becoming a reality for NFI Industries
Ram updates fuel economy, tech and safety on 2022 Promaster
Over 660K Chevy, Ram trucks recalled over defective air bag