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Takeaways From Volvo Announcements at NACV

TT Executive Editor Joe Howard (right) and Associate News Editor Jonathan S. Reiskin discuss the takeaways from Volvo's announcements on Sept. 25, 2017, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ClearMetal Gets $9 Million in Funding

ClearMetal, a San Francisco-based technology startup that is using artificial intelligence to develop what it calls “predictive logistics,” has received $9 million in second-round funding from an investment group led by Prelude Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Sees Growth in 2018, Especially With VNR

Volvo's Goran Nyberg John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks North America is preparing for expected heavy-duty sales growth in 2018, and two trucks introduced earlier this year, the new VNR and the remodeled VNL, will be its main warhorses.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017
Business, Equipment

Hyliion Receives $21 million to Fund Production of E-Axle

Hyliion has received $21 million to fund production and technology development for its electric drive axle for Class 8 commercial vehicles, the company announced Sept. 20.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Nikola Taps Bosch for eAxle, Other Key Components

Bosch eAxle Bosch Group

Nikola Motor Co. announced Bosch Group will play a key role in supplying powertrain components for its over-the-road and day cab Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks, which are scheduled to come to market in 2021.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Already Working on Phase 2 GHG Compliance

NACV Daimler John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Presentations by Daimler Trucks North America looked to the future, including the notion of CascadiaE, an all-electric Class 8 the parent company of Freightliner Trucks might one day produce.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Lytx to Launch Expanded Video Services

Lytx Inc., provider of the DriveCam video-based safety system, is preparing to launch an added service designed to eliminate operational blind spots through expanded use of onboard video.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2017
Business, Equipment

Eaton Cummins Joint Venture Announces New 12-Speed Automated Transmission as First Product

Endurant transmission John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies announced a new 12-speed automated transmission called Endurant as the first “core product” of the companies’ joint venture.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Outlines Products, Research to Address Changes Disrupting Trucking

Cummins press conference John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. said it was prepared to respond with the right products at the right time to the three key disruptive forces reshaping the trucking industry: energy diversity, connectivity and automation.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center later this month at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2017

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