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September Class 8 Orders Decline

Daimler A Freightliner truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. (Daimler Trucks North America)

North American Class 8 orders in September dropped 11.8% compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported, as truck makers struggled to match pent-up demand amid a badly out-of-kilter supply chain and a production schedule that continues to defy typical certainty.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

LG Energy Strikes Battery-Metal Deal With Sigma Lithium

LG battery cell An LG Energy Solution Co. battery cell for electric vehicles at the InterBattery 2021 in Seoul, South Korea, in June. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

LG Energy Solution, one of the world’s top electric-vehicle battery makers, has struck a supply deal with Sigma Lithium Corp. as demand for the metal soars.

Esteban Duarte | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Volvo Recalls 460,000 Cars After Air Bag-Rupture Fatality

Volvo sign Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News

Volvo Car AB is recalling more than 460,000 vehicles worldwide over risk an air-bag component that has bedeviled automakers for years could rupture into metal fragments and strike drivers.

October 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Many Tesla Short Sellers Are Giving Up

Tesla Workers unload Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles from a car carrier outside the company's delivery center in Marina Del Rey, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is inflicting more pain on short sellers, and many of them are giving up.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

DTNA, ACM Announce Collaboration

DTNA Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America announced a three-year, $3 million, first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Center for Mobility that will allow customers to experience DTNA’s in-vehicle technology at test sites on ACM’s 500-acre campus in suburban Detroit.

October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cooper Tire Announces Fuel-Efficient Tire for Longhaul Fleets

Cooper RM 832 Roadmaster RM832+ EM by Cooper Tire

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand unveiled a new tire for commercial longhaul fleets designed to balance fuel efficiency with long miles, the company announced Oct. 4.

October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Biden Signs Short-Term Highway Extension

Infrastructure Highway construction in Sandy Springs, Ga. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

Funding authority for the country’s highway networks remains active as a result of President Joe Biden signing an extension of a law central to federal surface transportation policies.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s Future EVs Get Range Boost With Wolfspeed Deal

Hummer EV GMC Hummer EV by GM

General Motors’ future electric vehicles will offer more range on a single charge and charge faster because of a new supplier agreement it announced with Wolfspeed Inc.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA Rejects 2019 Petition to Probe Tesla Battery Software

Tesla charging A Tesla vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger site. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected a 2019 petition to open a formal investigation into Tesla Inc.’s battery management software, according to documents posted to the agency’s website.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Roger Nielsen Joins SafeAI Board

SafeAI Inc., which is helping off-road industries including mining and construction move toward autonomy, announced that former Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen has joined its board of directors.

October 4, 2021