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Meritor Fiscal Q4 Earnings Cut by Falling Demand

Meritor booth at industry show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. reported lower fiscal fourth-quarter net income and revenue, pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on customer demand.

November 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Announces CEO Succession Plan

Meritor Craig (left) and Villavarayan via Meritor; base photo of a Meritor product at an industry show via John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced Jay Craig, CEO and president, will transition to the role of executive chairman of the board of directors on Feb. 28, 2021. Chris Villavarayan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will succeed him in both roles, and will join the board.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

October US Trailer Orders Soar to Third-Highest Level Ever

Hyundai Translead trailer Hyundai Translead

U.S. trailer orders for October soared to 54,200, the third-best in industry history, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ preliminary market estimate.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Panel Discusses What’s Ahead for Greener Diesel

Trucks fueling up Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J in Virginia. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

Diesel can play a central role for the transportation sector as it moves toward a more sustainable future, a panel of experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

ZF Steers Course Deeper Into Commercial Vehicle Opportunities

ZF truck and trailer ZF Friedrichshafen

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is looking to nearly double its 2019 revenue from its commercial vehicle segment, which now includes its $7.1 billion acquisition of Wabco Holdings Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

October Class 8 Sales Underscore Replacement Demand

Western Star 49X Western Star 49X Logger. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in October remained 18.4% below year-ago levels and closed in on 19,000 to signal replacement demand is strong, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA D13 Turbo Compound Engine Now Standard in Three Models

Volvo truck Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America announced it made the latest generation D13 turbo compound engine standard in all VNL 740, 760 and 860 models.

November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Assesses 3D Printing for Production Parts

Eaton Corp. building Eaton is among the companies looking into the capabilities of quickly advancing 3D printing technology.(Eaton Corp.)

Eaton Corp. is evaluating 3D printing technology that could broaden the power management company’s application of it to include production parts, an executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Plus, FAW Self-Driving Truck Passes Certification Test in China

Plus Plus

Self-driving truck startup Plus announced that a commercial truck equipped with its automated driving technology has passed a national certification test and met all safety and performance requirements to begin on-road operation in China.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

COVID-19 Jolts Workhorse Production; Year-Over-Year Losses Widen

Workhorse van More than 36% of Workhorse's production staff is currently out with COVID-19. The electric vehicle maker's net loss grew to $84.1 million in Q3 from $11.5 million in the same quarter a year earlier. (Workhorse Group)

A COVID-19 outbreak has upended production at electric truck startup Workhorse Group as nearly 40% of the company’s factory workforce have become infected or exposed to the virus.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2020

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