Medium and Heavy Vehicles
Apr 17, 2018
(Bloomberg)—Volkswagen's heavy-vehicle division is open to a takeover of U.S. affiliate Navistar International as the German company seeks scale to compete with global leaders Daimler and Volvo.
Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which is changing its structure to access capital markets in about a year, might consider boosting its existing stake of just under 17 percent of Navistar, though that could trigger a mandatory takeover offer, Chief Financial Officer Matthias Gruendler said >Read more
Apr 16, 2018
April 12, 2018 11:58 CET
TOKYO -- Volkswagen Group's Truck & Bus unit said it has agreed to form a strategic partnership with Japanese truck maker Hino Motors to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.
The two truck makers said they will consider cooperating in areas such as diesel and gasoline-electric hybrid engines, connectivity and self-driving technologies, adding >Read more
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 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