“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 publicly revealed its new medium-duty MD Series of trucks for the first time on March 4 in Indianapolis at the 2020 Work Truck Show and said it's looking to work trucks for growth this year.
March 4, 2020
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
A bipartisan push is under way in Congress to extend through this year certain tax credits that promote the adoption of alternatively powered vehicles.
March 1, 2019
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
A move by the White House to roll back automobile fuel-efficiency targets set by the Obama administration and to challenge the right of California and other states to set stricter tailpipe emission rules faces an uphill climb.
August 2, 2018
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 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
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
President Trump has upped the ante by requesting Congress to craft a bipartisan bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion to invest in infrastructure.
January 31, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.
January 5, 2018
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
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
An infrastructure advocacy group questions the wisdom of eliminating federal TIGER grants for funding freight-related road projects.
March 17, 2017
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