Business, Equipment

Paccar Declares Extra Cash Dividend

Paccar Inc. declared an extra cash dividend of $1.20 per share, payable Jan. 4 to stockholders of record at the close of business Dec. 14.

Transport Topics
December 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Mack Aims to Gain Market Share in the West

Mack Anthem Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is working to rebuild its Western presence and grow its Class 8 market share in the region with its latest models. 

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ExxonMobil Launches New Synthetic Engine Oils to Meet Expected Growth

ExonMobil synthetic oils ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil introduced three Mobil Delvac 1 synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oils for use in on-highway and off-highway applications, with the expectation that the oils’ promised improvements in fuel efficiency and maintenance will spur greater industry adoption.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

Unhappy truck driver Getty Images

Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system that allows truck drivers to anonymously discuss concerns they have with their employers.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Did Uber Hide Evidence? Judge in Self-Driving Trade Secrets Case Wants an Answer

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

A U.S. district judge wants to determine why Uber failed to turn over some explosive evidence as it battled a lawsuit alleging it stole self-driving car secrets.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

UPS Switching to Three-Wheel Deliveries in Florida Town

UPS Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will soon become the first city in the state to use electric tricycles to deliver packages to businesses and homes, according to UPS Inc. and city officials.

Wayne K. Roustan | The Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
December 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Post Strong Gain in November

Freightliner factory workers Freightliner/YouTube

North American Class 8 orders in November reached nearly 33,000 for a 69% year-over-year gain, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VW Unveils Electric Minibus to Take On Uber in App-Based Rides

Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG’s Moia division unveiled a six-seater, battery-powered minibus to enter the market of app-based ride hailing and car-pooling, taking on the likes of Uber Technologies Inc.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Sprinter Van Redesign Highlights Connectivity, E-Commerce

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Mercedes-Benz plans to unveil the new Sprinter in February, with the U.S. market launch targeted for the fourth quarter of 2018. Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

STUTTGART, Germany — Mercedes-Benz previewed the next iteration of its Sprinter van and highlighted how it is using vehicle connectivity to help customers operate more efficiently and adapt to the demands of e-commerce.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 5, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

EPA Urged Not to Repeal Rule Regulating Glider Truck Emissions

Fitzgerald Glider Kit on display at Mid-America Trucking Show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Dozens of representatives for trucking trade associations, health and environmental nonprofits, private citizens, truck dealers and manufacturers on Dec. 4 urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to repeal a provision in the 2016 Obama administration Phase 2 greenhouse gas reduction rule to regulate emissions requirements for glider kits.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017