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VTNA Unveils Plan for Launch of VNR Electric Sales

Volvo VNR Electric Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America announced a far-reaching plan for the launch of its heavy-duty VNR Electric model.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Surge to Fourth-Highest Monthly Volume Ever

Mack plant workers Workers install parts on an engine at the Mack assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders reached 51,900 in November, according to ACT Research.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Assembling the Autonomous Truck

Truck makers and tech startups continue to make progress in their pursuit of autonomous trucks, but moving this elusive technology past the testing and development phase to broad commercialization will require a great deal of integration work.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Can On-Demand Freight Really Work for Trucking?

In theory, the idea of an on-demand freight marketplace sounds great. In fact, there has been a big push and a great deal of investment made into automating freight brokerage or non-asset logistics.

Eric Spearin | President, Transervice Integrated Solutions
November 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trailer-Sharing Startup vHub Expands Marketplace

U.S. Xpress trailer U.S. Xpress, which has a fleet of about 15,500 trailers, has joined vHub's collaborative trailer-sharing platform. (U.S. Xpress)

Digital trailer-sharing company vHub has been expanding its collaborative marketplace since introducing the service in the United States earlier this year.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
November 30, 2020
Business, Equipment

Tri-State Truck Center Expands Missouri Dealership

Tri-State dealership Volvo Trucks

Tri-State Truck Center Inc. announced it invested $3.7 million to expand its Springfield, Mo., dealership that sells models by Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America and International.

November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

High Freight Demand Provides Momentum for Trucking Industry

Trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Economic indicators suggest the trucking industry could be poised for growth in 2021, after the coronavirus pandemic caused a topsy-turvy year in 2020 marked by unpredictable demand and continued uncertainty in the driver pool.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Strehl Announces Acquisition of Rocketail

An employee holds the 17-pound Rocketail wing. (Rocketail) An employee holds the 17-pound Rocketail wing. (Rocketail)

Strehl purchased the assets of the semi-trailer tail-end drag reduction systems maker Rocketail, the company announced Nov. 23.

November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Operational Cost of Trucking Down 9.3%, ATRI Finds

Trucks (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Costs associated with trucking operations have decreased, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

2021 Expected to Be Pivotal Year for Commercialization of Electric Vehicles

VTNA VNR electric truck Volvo Trucks North America plans to launch full-scale production of the VNR Electric at its New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., in 2021. (Volvo Trucks)

With major truck manufacturers pushing into factory-built electric vehicles, 2021 is poised to be the year for the technology to transition from pilot testing to commercialization.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 24, 2020