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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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Jacobs Prepares for Tougher Emissions Standards

Jacobs Vehicle Systems demo truck Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is taking to the road to demonstrate its latest technologies directly to fleets and others as the company retools how it wants to be viewed — as a provider of emissions technology, not just the place for engine brakes.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Economist Noel Perry Sees US Recession Looming in Late 2020

Trucks Getty Images

In the trucking, freight and logistics industry, when economist Noel Perry talks, people listen.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 13, 2019
Business, Equipment

DTNA Adds Alliance Parts Locations

Alliance Parts Daimler

Daimler Trucks North America announced its Alliance Parts brand expanded its retail footprint to 15 new locations during October and November.

November 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Sells Shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup

Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant The GM plant in Lordstown. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup formed specifically to save a shuttered Ohio car factory, has acquired the highly politicized plant from General Motors Co.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Elon Musk Schedules ‘Blade Runner’-Inspired Pickup Truck Unveiling for Nov. 21

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk set a date for the debut of the electric-car maker’s first pickup and further tied the truck to the famous sci-fi movie that inspired its design.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Titanium Reports Softer Q3 Earnings

Titanium Transportation Group trucks For the 11th year in a row, Titanium was named one of Canada’s Fast-Growing Companies on the Growth 500 list, which ranks the top private and public companies based on five-year revenue growth. (Vision Group)

Titanium Transportation Group was profitable in the third quarter of 2019, but earnings were below 2018’s strong numbers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

Wabash Posts Higher Q3 Earnings, Record Revenue

Worker at Wabash National plant Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Wabash National Corp. reported higher earnings and record third-quarter revenue, citing growth in final-mile and commercial trailer products, and higher sales prices.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

Meritor Offers New e-Axles for Global Market

Meritor EX+LS Meritor displays its new EX+ LS air disc brake at NACV in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Meritor Inc. announced it expanded its electric drivetrain business and developed friction material with reduced levels of copper ahead of the regulatory deadline, launched an air disc brake package and enhanced certain axles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Orders Highest in 11 Months

Kenworth trucks on a lot Kenworth trucks on a lot. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Preliminary net Class 8 orders for October, a bellwether month, were 22,100 and the highest in 11 months, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019

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