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Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“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.

March 5, 2020

Mack Shows Off New Medium-Duty Line at Work Truck Show
New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

New Law Will Smog-Check Class 4-8 Trucks in California

Even as the Trump Administration attempts to roll back California’s right to implement stricter-than-federal vehicle emission rules, the Golden State has acted to further choke off diesel emissions from trucks.

September 24, 2019

Bipartisan Effort on Capitol Hill Aims to Extend Alt-Fuel Tax Credits
EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks.

November 13, 2018

White House Proposes Weaker Emissions Goals, Opposes States Setting Own Rules

Lack of Research Keeps Lid on Federal Truck GVW Limit

An advisory panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has issued an interim report on the research it will recommend be completed before consideration is given to raising the federal 80,000-pound weight limit for trucks.

April 20, 2018

Volkswagen Clarifies Position on Navistar Takeover in SEC Filing

Volkswagen AG cooled expectations that it is moving to take over Navistar International in an April 18 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, in the same statement, the Germany-based OEM left the door open for its Volkswagen Truck & Bus GMbH subsidiary to possibly acquire U.S.-based Navistar at some later date.

April 19, 2018

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Real-World Truck Platooning Test with Real Truck Drivers

Aiming to see if trucks digitally connected on the highway as platoons are ready to roll in the real world, German OEM MAN Truck & Bus has placed a number of units with a customer for months of evaluation in revenue service.

February 21, 2018

Trump's Call for More Infrastructure Spending Scant on Funding Details
Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter
Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

June 14, 2017

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

June 9, 2017

Infrastructure Group Slams Trump on Erasing TIGER Grants
House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

House Committee to Eye State/Local Rollout of FAST Act

For its first hearing of the 115th Congress, the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will delve into how the most recent highway bill — the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act— is being implemented on the state and local level.

March 10, 2017

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