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HDA Truck Pride Hires Bryan Funke for Key Post

HDA Truck Pride store Midwest Wheel Cos. in Davenport, Iowa, an affiliate of HDA Truck Pride. (HDA Truck Pride)

Aftermarket parts supplier HDA Truck Pride announced the appointment of Bryan Funke as chief operating officer.

November 18, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider Donates 10 Tractors to CDL Schools

Schneider A Schneider truck on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Schneider is donating 10 gently used, late-model trucks to select CDL driver training programs at community or technical colleges throughout the U.S., the company said in a news release Nov. 15.

November 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Cummins Promotes X12 for New Market

Cummins engines Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc. announced its X12+Endurant powertrain is available for customers in regional haul applications, delivering what it termed as the lightest solution to this market with industry-leading maintenance intervals.

November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Uber Freight Subsidizes Geotab ELDs

Uber Freight A trucker looks for loads using the Uber Freight app. (Uber Technologies Inc.)

Uber Freight has partnered with fleet-management services provider Geotab to offer small carriers electronic logging devices and one year of service.

November 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Reports Higher Q3 Net Income, Lower Revenue

Eaton Corp. building Eaton Corp.

Eaton Corp. reported higher net income in the third quarter amid lower revenue as its electrical segments led the gains.

November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Consumer Reports Finds Vehicle Redesigns Come With Glitches

2019 Mazda CX-5 at the New York Auto Show The 2019 Mazda CX-5 at the New York Auto Show on April 17, 2019. Consumer Reports found Mazda to be one of the most reliable brands. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

DETROIT — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Sales Show Capacity Expands

A Volvo truck on road next to water A Volvo VNL760. Volvo Trucks North America was the one truck maker that saw year-over-year sales increase in October, though just slightly, from 2,215 to 2,248. (Volvo Trucks)

Class 8 sales for October, a month after setting the all-time record, failed to match that heady pace but cleared 23,000, reported, in a sign capacity continues to grow.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Boeing Scuttles Use of Robots for Fuselage Work on 777, 777X Jetliners

Boeing Boeing employees perform quality checks. (Alex FLynn/Bloomberg News)

Score one for the humans. After four years of trial and error, Boeing Co. is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version known as 777X.

November 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Chattanooga, Tenn., Electric Vehicle Facility

Breaking ground for Volkswagen facility in Tennessee Officials with the state of Tennessee, city of Chattanooga and Volkswagen at the groundbreaking event for the Volkswagen electric vehicle facility Nov. 13, 2019. (Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via Associated Press)

Marking construction of an electric vehicle facility in Chattanooga, Volkswagen of America today broke ground on an $800 million expansion that will add more than 700,000 square feet of new space to its plant.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Makes Gains With Hybrid Electrification

Hyllion truck A Hyliion truck at the company's 80,000-square-foot plant in Austin, Texas. (Hyliion)

Hyliion CEO and founder Thomas Healy said the company anticipates receiving more investment funds soon. It built an 80,000-square-foot plant, and trucks with its e-axle have accumulated more than 1 million miles of real-world travel as fleets begin to see hybrid-electric powertrains as a timely choice for improved fuel efficiency. And yet, he sometimes feels as if he is on the industry sidelines.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019