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Lordstown Motors Again Postpones Deadline for Foxconn Plant Deal

The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck. On May 9, Lordstown signaled delays in plans for mass production of the pickup. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp.’s shares sank as much as 19% after it pushed back a deadline to complete the sale of its Ohio assembly plant to Foxconn.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Industry Leaders Raise Concern About Proposed EPA NOx Rule

Cummins hydrogen tractor Most OEMs, like Cummins, support stronger NOx requirements and efforts to reduce emissions eventually down to zero. (Cummins Inc.)

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing its first new rules governing heavy-truck nitrogen oxide emissions in two decades, but engine manufacturers say the proposals would be difficult to meet and counterproductive because they could slow the move to cleaner technology.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
May 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Torc Names Penske for Maintenance on Autonomous Test Fleet

Torc Robotics-Penske Truck Leasing image Torc Robotics

Self-driving-vehicle technology developer Torc Robotics announced Penske Truck Leasing will serve as the truck maintenance service provider for Torc’s autonomous test fleet.

May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Adds First EV-Certified Dealer in Pennsylvania

VNR Electric Truck at TransEdge Service Center One service manager and two technicians have been trained to service and maintain the Volvo VNR Electric at the TransEdge Trucks Centers site in Pittsburgh. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced TransEdge Truck Centers recently became the truck maker’s first certified electric vehicle dealer in Pennsylvania.

May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

How Fleets Are Using Technology to Control Fuel Consumption

Fuel Economy Fleets such as Kriska Transportation are using in-cab technology to help drivers operate their trucks as efficiently as possible. (Kriska Transportation)

As the cost of diesel rises, so does trucking companies’ interest in technology to monitor and improve miles per gallon.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Reports Surprise Q1 Revenue

Nikola Tre BEV Nikola Tre BEV by Nikola Corp.

Electric truck startup Nikola said in its first-quarter earnings report on May 5 that it delivered its first semi-trucks to customers in April.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 5, 2022
Business, Equipment

Stellantis Posts Higher Q1 Revenue Despite Russia Plant Closure

Stellantis building The Stellantis sign outside the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/ AP)

MILAN — Carmaker Stellantis on May 5 reported higher first-quarter revenues despite lower deliveries, with no significant impact from the closure of its Russian plant due to sanctions.

May 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TuSimple Taps Werner for Roadside Service, Support

TuSimple autonomous truck at 2022 CES A TuSimple autonomous truck on display at 2022 CES in Las Vegas. (Joe Buglewicz/Associated Press)

TuSimple has added Werner Enterprises Inc.’s roadside service network to others that will provide support to customers operating in “driver-out” SAE Level 4 autonomous mode on its Autonomous Freight Network.

May 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Posts Record Segment Margins in Q1

Eaton Corp. headquarters Segment margins were 18.8%, a first-quarter record and at the high end of the guidance. It marks a 110-basis point improvement year-over year. (Eaton Corp.)

Power management company Eaton Corp. reported first-quarter net income and revenue rose, and it reached record Q1 segment margins, or the amount of profit or loss produced by one component of a business.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Reacts to FMCSA's Plans on Heavy-Truck Speed Limiters

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A federal proposal to consider requiring speed limiters on new commercial trucks has drawn mixed reactions from trucking and safety groups.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2022