Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Displays T680 Hybrid-Electric Tractor

Kenworth TruckPR/Flickr

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Kenworth Truck Co. unveiled for the first time a prototype T680 tractor equipped with a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system that is part of California’s Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport demonstration project.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Daimler Trucks North America Donates $1 Million to North Carolina School


Daimler Trucks North America, Thomas Built Buses’ parent company, donated $1 million to support High Point University’s Congdon Hall and Congdon School of Health Sciences.

The High Point (N.C.) Enterprise
May 1, 2018
Business, Equipment

Allison Transmission Income, Revenues Jump in First Quarter

Allison 9-Speed 200 Series transmission An Allison 9-Speed 2000 Series at an industry trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Allison Transmission reported first-quarter 2018 net income of $151 million, or $1.09 per share, up 82% from the $83 million, or 53 cents per share, of net income reported in the first quarter of 2017.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucker Wanders Oregon Woods for Four Days Because of GPS Fail

Oregon State Police

LA GRANDE, Ore. — A trucker who was missing for four days in a snow-covered part of Oregon after his GPS mapping device sent him up the wrong road walked 36 miles and emerged safely from a remote and rugged region of the state.

April 30, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pentagon Might Obtain Self-Driving Vehicles First

BAE Systems

Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: The next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.

Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
April 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

M&K Truck Centers Promotes Pilecki to President

Truck dealership M&K Truck Centers promoted Ted Pilecki to president, effective immediately.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Boxwheel Trailer Leasing Secures Equipment Financing

Recently formed Boxwheel Trailer Leasing announced it has received a significant capital investment from Crosstimbers Capital Group.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

HDA Truck Pride Adds Turbo Solutions to Network

Midwest Wheels Co. store Midwest Wheel Cos. store in Davenport, Iowa. The company is an affiliate of HDA Truck Pride./TT file photo

HDA Truck Pride announced Turbo Solutions has joined its distribution network as a provider of remanufactured turbochargers.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

LG Acquires ZKW in Its Largest Takeover; Focus Shifts to Lighting Self-Driving Cars

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

South Korean electronics group LG aims to become the world leader in lighting self-driving cars, by taking over Austrian car lights specialist ZKW for an estimated $1.3 billion, LG announced April 26.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
April 26, 2018
Business, Equipment

Ford Retreats From American Car Business to Focus on Trucks, Commercial Vehicles

Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. is cleaving an additional $11.5 billion from spending plans and dropping several sedans, including the Fusion and Taurus, from its lineup to more quickly reach an elusive profit target.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 26, 2018