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EV Startup Canoo Fast-Tracks Launch of Commercial Delivery Van

Canoo's first electric van model, called Canoo Canoo unveils its first van model, appropriately called Canoo, at the AutoMobility LA auto show in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2019. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

Electric vehicle startup Canoo Holdings Ltd. is talking up the commercial vehicle sales part of a business model that has attracted more attention for its planned consumer-subscription service.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

Strong Freight Rates Drive Up Demand for Leased Trucks

Penske truck Penske Truck Leasing

The strong freight rates experienced by the transportation industry are driving an increase in truck leasing.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volkswagen Loses Top EU Court Case in Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen logo on building Michael Sohn/Associated Press

The European Union’s top court ruled that Volkswagen breached the law by installing on its cars a so-called defeat device to cheat on emission tests and cannot argue it was merely protecting car engines.

Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Beats Detroit Rivals by Almost Two Years on Brake Safety

Tesla logo on wheel hub Tesla logo on the wheel hub of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Tesla is the lone U.S. automaker to meet a commitment to equip all its models with automatic emergency braking almost two years ahead of schedule.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Medium-Duty Sales Notch Year-Over-Year Increase in November

Ford 2022 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks. (Ford Motor Co.)

Classes 4-7 U.S. retail sales in November surpassed 18,000 and jumped nearly 10% compared with a year earlier as only Class 7 failed to post a year-over-year gain, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Toyota Fuel Cell System Close to Being Available to Class 8 Makers

Toyota Toyota has developed a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell system to work with Kenworth's T680 chassis. (Toyota)

Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a second-generation fuel cell system that is nearing the point when it could be offered to heavy-duty truck builders looking to build hydrogen-powered tractors.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
December 14, 2020
Business, Equipment

Strick Deepens Cooper Tires Partnership

Strick Trailers announced all of its trailers will be equipped with Cooper Tires PRO Series LHT Trailer tire beginning in 2021. The tire is part of Cooper’s line of fuel-efficient SmartWay verified tires and meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions requirements.

December 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

DTNA Says Portland Plant Will Be First to Achieve Carbon-Neutral Production

Daimler Trucks North America plant in Portland, Ore. DTNA's truck manufacturing plant in Portland, Ore. The plant reduced its energy consumption from vehicle manufacturing with equipment replacement and facility upgrades. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced its truck manufacturing plant in Portland, Ore., will be the first to achieve carbon-neutral production in the global Daimler Trucks network — meeting green production this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2020
Business, Equipment

SelecTrucks Prepares for Wave of Cascadia Models to Reach Used Market

Freightliner on the sales lot at SelecTrucks A Freightliner on the sales lot at a SelecTrucks dealership. Among the next wave of pre-owned trucks coming soon to lots will be DTNA’s Freightliner Cascadia models from 2018 and 2019. (Daimler Trucks North America)

The used Class 8 sleeper market is showing signs of a rebound, said Mary Aufdemberg, president of Daimler Trucks Remarketing.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in November Slip

Western Star trucks Western Star trucks on a sales lot. Year-to-date, 170,498 Class 8 trucks have been sold, 32.7% below the 253,266 through November 2019 of last year. (Peach State Freightliner)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in November reached 17,803, down 4% compared with 18,545 a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2020

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