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Drivers, Fleets Become More Comfortable With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Bendix lane-keeping Truck makers and suppliers of active safety systems are introducing automated steering features such as lane-keep assist. (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems)

Advanced driver assistance systems initially encountered driver resistance, but over time have become a more widely accepted and even embraced trend as drivers realize their benefits.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Detroit Adds New Features to Suite of Safety Systems

Detroit The features are intended to reduce driver strain, fatigue and speed-related accidents. (Detroit)

Detroit announced it added new features to its Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems for the Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 49X models spec’d with a Detroit powertrain.

June 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

New DTNA CEO John O’Leary Notes Industrywide Challenges, Strong Demand for Company's Brands

O'Leary O’Leary at company headquarters. (Daimler Trucks North America)

In the months since taking the CEO reins at Daimler Trucks North America, John O’Leary has watched the trucking industry deliver a response he described as “remarkable” to the unprecedented disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. He believes emerging opportunities and lessons learned position the industry for recovery and growth.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

May Class 8 Orders Fall to 22,900

Freightliner plant Freightliners in production. (DTNA via YouTube)

Class 8 preliminary orders for May fell to the lowest point since August, settling just below 23,000 as the industry paused amid little chance to join this year’s orders backlog, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Rail Customers Express Concern Over CN-KCS Merger

Chris Jahn American Chemistry Council President Chris Jahn says that unless competition is ensured, any rail merger would have a negative impact on the U.S. economy. (America's Plastic Makers via YouTube)

As leaders from Canadian National Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway promote their proposed merger, concerns are growing among some of their customers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 3, 2021
Business, Equipment, TCA

Autocar Rolls Out a ‘Badass’ New Vocational Truck

The Autocar DC-64D Dump Truck The Autocar DC-64D Dump Truck is the fourth iteration of Autocar's DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 line. (Autocar Truck)

Autocar is so proud of its new model dump truck, the DC-64D, the company wants people to think of it by the term it’s planning to trademark — Badass.

William Thornton | Alabama Media Group
June 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Builds Its Way Into Expanding Commercial EV Market

Dana e-Drive Axle A Dana e-drive axle. Dana is aiming to become a $10 billion company over the next few years, with predicted growth in vehicle electrification. (Dana Inc.)

Tier One supplier Dana Inc. invested more than $400 million over the past three years to get its electrification product portfolio in shape as it aims for a revenue target of $500 million from that by 2023.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2021
Government, Equipment

Five More Plead Guilty to Staged Accidents in New Orleans

New Orleans highway sign Staged accidents in the New Orleans area came to light in March 2019 for incidents involving two tractor-trailers in 2017. (travelview via Getty Images)

A total of five individuals have pleaded guilty to staging two accidents in the New Orleans area with tractor-trailers in 2017, and obtaining fraudulent financial settlements totaling more than $282,000.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 2, 2021

Want To Take Repairs In-House?

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June 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Volvo, Albertsons Complete First Zero-Emission Frozen Food Shipment

Volvo electric truck making Albertsons grocery delivery Albertsons' May 28 delivery of frozen food to a store in Irvine, Calif., was made by a Volvo VNR Electric truck. (Jerry Hirsch)

Albertsons Cos. completed the nation’s first delivery of a refrigerated grocery load with zero-tailpipe emissions technology by deploying a Volvo electric truck and an Advanced Energy Machines electric trailer.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 1, 2021