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US TRUCK PRODUCTION REVS UP AGAIN

There’s a positive outlook for American truck makers once more with production rates set to hit their highest levels in 18 months. According to trucking industry research firm ACT Research’s president and senior analyst Kenny Veith, [...]

GERMANY TAKES ON USA IN ELECTRIC WAR

Daimler and Tesla are set to up the battle for bragging rights in the electric truck market. The German automotive giant, which owns Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Fuso, Western Star and Bharat Benz, is positioning itself to take [...]

NAVISTAR’S Q2 LOSS ADDS TO VW TAKEOVER SPECULATION

Navistar International Corporation has blamed a large write own of its used truck industry and poor new truck sales for its US$80 million loss in the second quarter, miles behind the $4 million profit the company [...]

DAIMLER NOTCHES UP 10,000th INDIAN TAKEAWAY

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has exported its 10,000th truck just four years after commencing its export program. DICV began exporting trucks in 2013 and surpassed the 5,000 mark in June last year, and has since doubled [...]

HYDROGEN AND CNG PROTOTYPES FOR KENWORTH

Kenworth has announced the development of a Class 8 hydrogen powered truck with zero emissions, expected to be ready for on road testing at the end of the year. The prototype uses a Ballard Power System [...]

TOYOTA MORE THAN HOT AIR ABOUT HYDROGEN PLANS

Following the success of hydrogen technology in passenger cars, Toyota has ramped up its fuel-cell technology for use in heavy trucks. Toyota scaled up the technology used in the Mirai to create a silent and powerful [...]

TESLA TO REVEAL TRUCK IN SEPTEMBER

Commercial vehicles are high on the agenda at electric vehicle leader Tesla, with CEO Elon Musk confirming over social media platform Twitter that its truck will be unveiled to the world in September. Musk also announced [...]

CUMMINS MAKES MID-RANGE IMPROVEMENTS

Cummins has used the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis to announce further improvements to its mid-range engine line up. The changes affect the Diesel V5.0, B6.7 and L9, as well as the Cummins Westport natural gas [...]

BYD PICKS UP BIGGEST USA DEPLOYMENT OF ALL-ELECTRIC HEAVY TRUCKS

A fleet of 27 electric trucks has been commissioned for a joint venture between the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport. The deal sees BYD supplying 23 Class 8 yard [...]

NAVISTAR POSTS Q1 LOSS

The state of the American market has hit Navistar with a net loss of US$62 million in the first quarter of the year. Revenue was down by 6 per cent year on year, pulling in $1.7 [...]