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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Diesel cylinder deactivation reduces NOx by 74%
As emissions rules tighten, diesel cylinder deactivation testing by Cummins and Tula shows big NOx reductions and double-digit gains in fuel efficiency.
April 13, 2021
Pete debuts four new vocational models
After 25 years, Peterbilt overhauls its medium duty truck lineup.
April 7, 2021
Isuzu working to bring self-driving to medium-duty
The effort will integrate Gatik’s autonomous driving technology into several Isuzu medium-duty N-Series trucks to produce SAE Level 4 delivery vehicles.
April 7, 2021
Kenworth's all-new medium duty lineup has automotive vibe
Kenworth's production-ready trucks are purposefully built to fully address critical medium-duty market needs of fleet customers and drivers.
April 5, 2021
Global supply shortages begin to hit heavy truck builds
The parent of Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America said beginning next month the company will implement production stoppages across its global truck manufacturing operations.
March 24, 2021
Lordstown truck burns up, Hindenburg later alleges fake pre-orders
Lordstown was still dealing with headlines concerning a blaze that burned up their Endurance pickup and caught a tree on fire when they were hit with a report alleging fraudulent business practices.
March 17, 2021
Struggling chip supply leads to less mpg for GM trucks
Some Chevy and GMC pickups will see a drop in fuel economy because of a semiconductor shortage that began last year during the pandemic when demand for laptops shot up.
March 17, 2021
Thirteen illegal immigrants killed in truck crash
An SUV filled with 25 people from Mexico collided with a gravel truck near El Centro which left 13 people dead and others hospitalized.
March 3, 2021
Isuzu adds more power to Class 6 FTR, new FVR model
The company believes the Cummins B6.7 will appeal more broadly to fleets that need more power.
February 12, 2021
Diesel generators and trucks take on Texas' deadly winter weather
Under President Biden's disaster declaration, diesel generators and fuel are arriving in Texas to help with power outages brought on by deadly winter weather.
February 24, 2021
Light-duty diesel sales surge 28 percent
Sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with diesel engines grew 28 percent during 2020, even as overall auto sales declined by over 14 percent for the year according to a report this week from the Diesel Technology Forum. Among alternative fueled vehicle offerings, vehicles with diesel engines held 5 of the top 10 […]
January 27, 2021
lsuzu announces new cabover and Cummins diesel
Cummins 6.7-liter diesel will be finding a new home in Isuzu trucks including their new Class 7 cabover
February 15, 2021
Nissan rolls out 2022 Frontier with bold new look and best-in-class horsepower
After roughly 16 years, the 2022 Nissan Frontier has gotten a complete makeover and plenty of power to boot. The all-new Frontier has a best-in-class 310 horsepower through a 3.8-liter direct injection V6 engine that bolts to an improved 9-speed automatic transmission which delivers 281 lb-ft. torque to 16-inch steel or optional 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. […]
February 10, 2021
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Ford 'really excited' about total cost of ownership with hybrid 2022 Ford Maverick truck
Fleets looking to lower emissions, lower TCO, improve mpg and keep safety a priority may want to take a closer look at Ford's new 2022 Maverick compact truck which starts under $20K.
Used Ram, GM and Toyota pickup prices on record rise
Ford F-150 Lightning offers 'lowest cost of ownership of any truck we’ve ever made'
President Biden test drives 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Big drop in range while towing with electric Rivian pickup