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Apr 3, 2018
Date: April 2, 2018
A class action lawsuit alleging that FCA and Cummins used emissions defeat devices on 6.7-liter diesel-equipped 2007-2012 Ram 2500 & 3500 trucks has been dismissed by a federal judge.
Citing insufficient evidence, judge Terrence Berg for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted FCA’s motion for dismissal for a lawsuit filed in late 2016 by law firm Hagens Berman.
Berg notes that while the lawsuit refers to European diesel emissions tests, >Read more
Mar 27, 2018
Date: March 26, 2018
"Things continue to hum [and] everything is working in the economy,” noted Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Mack Trucks, and that’s putting what he dubbed “significant upward pressure” on Class 8 orders.
He explained during a press conference here at the Mid America Trucking Show that the U.S. economy continues to display “good momentum” in 2018 with 2.88% gross domestic product (GDP) growth expected this year compared to 2.3% in 2017. As a result, strong freight >Read more
Mar 9, 2018
MOSCOW--This year, the Moscow Boat Show looks sad. It uses only one hall in Crocus Expo fair center here, down from two or three halls few years ago.
The show runs March 8-11, and show organizers say more than 20 000 visitors are expected to attend and more than 250 companies from around the world will take part, but those estimates may be high.
There is only one flybridge yacht (Polish Galeon 460) and one Italian Azimut Atlantis 43 on display. It’s all that can be considered as luxury boats. Less than a dozen boats above 10 meters in length are here. All leading >Read more
Mar 8, 2018
Tesla’s new electric semi truck makes its debut delivery
By Trevor Mogg | Digital Trends
Tesla caused quite a stir with its all-electric semi truck when it unveiled the vehicle in November.
Boasting 0 to 60 mph in a zippy five seconds (sans trailer) and a range of 500 miles, as well as autonomous driving features and a design unlike any truck that’s gone before, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes the Tesla Semi will one day transform the long-haul trucking industry.
On Wednesday, Musk posted a photo showing a couple of the trucks >Read more
Feb 23, 2018
Renault Trucks to Begin Selling Electric Trucks in 2019
Renault Trucks has announced that it will launch a range of all-electric trucks designed for use in urban and peri-urban areas.
January 31, 2018
Renault Trucks has announced that it will launch a range of electric vehicles in 2019. This range capitalizes on the experience gleaned from 10 years of testing electric trucks in real-life conditions with its customer-partners. These all-electric trucks are designed for use in urban and peri-urban areas, and will be produced at the Renault Trucks >Read more