Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo, FedEx Team on Live Platooning in North Carolina

Volvo platooning demonstration in North Carolina Volvo, in collaboration with FedEx Corp. and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, demonstrates on-highway truck platooning on N.C. Route 540. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America and FedEx Corp. demonstrated on June 27 a platooning system with three twin trucks on a stretch of Route 540 in North Carolina, one of 10 official test sites for driverless cars designated in 2017 by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ZF Showcases Hybrid Transmission, Electric Components

ZF Truck This cabover was equipped with a Traxon hybrid-electric transmission and offered to media for test drives at a ZF facility in Germany. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — Equipment and technology supplier ZF showcased a hybrid-electric version of a heavy-duty automated transmission along with all-electric steering and power options that the company said will help commercial fleets meet growing global demand for cleaner operations and better fuel economy.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Names Peter Voorhoeve President

Voorhoeve Voorhoeve (Volvo)

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Peter Voorhoeve, currently CEO of Volvo Group Australia, as its president, effective Sept. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Transportation Partners Expands Wind Farm Capabilities

TP&L executives with crane TP&L’s Founding Partners and Executive Management Shelli Stacey (left), Billy Brenton, Jim Orr and Justin Orr with the company’s new Liebherr LR 1300 SX crawler crane. (Business Wire)

Transportation Partners & Logistics purchased two new cranes that it will use to transport oversized and overweight cargo.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

VW Mobility Chief Ole Harms Says Self-Driving Cars Core to Plan


Volkswagen AG’s fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders such as Uber Technologies Inc. without burning through piles of cash.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 25: The Hours

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by Washburn WALTR via YouTube

Three U.S. House lawmakers recently unveiled legislation they said would provide common-sense fixes to hours-of-service issues certain truckers are facing. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

German Auto Stocks Decline on Threat of 20% Tariff

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German automotive stocks fell after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20% tariff on all European car imports, escalating his demand for concessions aimed at lowering the U.S. trade deficit.

Anthony Palazzo and Chris Reiter | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Global Auto Sector Likely to Feel Effects of Tariffs

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Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labor and manufacture cars closer to buyers.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Lehigh Valley Planners Target Tractor-Trailer Parking as E-Commerce Surges


While the growing presence of tractor-trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley, Pa., residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they’re not seeing them — designated truck parking spots.

Tom Shortell | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 22, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

International Makes Bendix Air Disc Brakes Standard on Severe-Service Trucks

Bendix ABD22 Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

International Truck announced the standard availability of air disc brakes for the International HV Series and HX Series models used in severe service.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2018