Equipment


  • An outside photo of the California State Capitol.
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    The image by Jim Bowen is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    California’s AV bill advances as industry, legislators clash on safety issues

    If the proposed law passes, a human operator could need to be onboard heavy-duty trucks in the Golden State until at least Jan. 1, 2029.

    By June 5, 2023
  • A Freightliner Cascadia truck driving on the road.
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    Courtesy of Daimler Truck
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    Freightliner Cascadia drivers report truck randomly slamming on brakes

    The allegedly faulty system involves 2017–2022 trucks, potentially affecting 250,000 vehicles.

    By Updated 16 hours ago
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    The Trucking Outlook for 2023

    Driver shortages, M&A and the need to replace aging fleets are among the topics that are top of mind for trucking executives.

    By Transport Dive staff
  • Two Locomation trucks travel across a bridge in Pittsburgh.
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    Courtesy of Locomation
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    The risks and rewards of AV investment by trucking firms

    Success could radically transform an industry, but multiple self-driving tech companies have had to sell assets and drastically cut staff.

    By June 5, 2023
  • A Werner tractor-trailer on I-95 in Virginia in May 2023.
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    David Taube/Transport Dive
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    Werner turns to auxiliary power units to help fuel efficiency

    The carrier installed APUs on 50% of its new trucks placed in service in Q1, part of a cost-savings push.

    By June 1, 2023
  • Tractor-trailers on a highway.
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    Bendix patents tractor-trailer cybersecurity tech

    Tankers and road trains can be especially vulnerable, NMFTA Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer Ben Gardiner said.

    By May 26, 2023
  • Kratos to deploy more autonomous platooning trucks in Midwest

    Platooning technology is allowing lower-cost entry to the autonomous space, rather than focusing solely on “customers who can afford to buy new trucks,” the defense and tech company says.

    By May 26, 2023
  • Black smoke from a truck's exhaust is shown near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
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    Mark Wilson/Getty Images via Getty Images
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    House passes resolution to halt new EPA heavy-duty trucking emissions rule

    The measure to roll back 2027 model-year standards had already passed the Senate. It is likely headed for a presidential veto.

    By May 23, 2023
  • A Lion Electric reefer truck.
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    Courtesy of Lion Electric
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    California truck emissions rules appear poised to spread across North America

    EV truck makers Hyliion and Lion Electric believe many states will adopt similar regulations to those drawing industry concerns.

    By May 17, 2023
  • A Volvo Trucks hydrogen-powered truck.
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    Courtesy of Volvo Trucks
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    Volvo Trucks tests hydrogen-powered trucks on public roads in Sweden

    The OEM tested the vehicle in the Arctic Circle to see how its fuel cell system performed in icy and cold conditions.

    By May 16, 2023
  • Old Dominion truck outside a service center
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    Courtesy of Old Dominion Freight Line
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    LTL carriers split over whether to cut capex in soft freight market

    Some are reducing 2023 spending plans, while others forge ahead with their originally announced investments.

    By May 15, 2023
  • A Heliox electric charging port connects to a Mack Electric heavy-duty vehicle
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    Waste industry braces for ‘bumps and bruises’ in EV rollout as California sets the pace

    Haulers and vehicle manufacturers at WasteExpo said they expect a potential collision between regulation-fueled demand and limited supply of battery-electric trucks. Charging infrastructure is also a growing concern.

    By Jacob Wallace • May 12, 2023
  • A Nikola Tre BEV electric truck in a city.
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    Courtesy of https://nikolamotor.com/newsroom
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    Nikola pauses EV truck production in Arizona

    The move comes as the OEM sells its stake in a joint venture in Europe to focus on the North American market.

    By May 10, 2023
  • An XPO truck drives in Dallas.
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    Courtesy of XPO
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    XPO orders EV trucks for California

    The order primarily consists of straight trucks as Class A vehicles face mileage and charging infrastructure challenges, said CEO Mario Harik.

    By May 9, 2023
  • Mary (left) and AnnaLeah (right) capturing themselves on camera outside.
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    Permission granted by Karth family
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    10 years after trucking crash killed 2 girls, mother sees hope for change

    Over the years, safety reform has lagged, but companies such as J.B. Hunt and Stoughton Trailers pushed ahead of regulations, the victim-turned-advocate says.

    By May 5, 2023
  • Walmart Cummins CNG natural gas
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    Provided by Cummins Inc.

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    Walmart, Cummins partner on CNG-powered trucks

    The retailer says incorporating alternative fuel vehicles and EVs is a step toward its goal of reaching zero emissions by 2040. 

    By May 2, 2023
  • Kodiak Robotics is developing an autonomous electric truck.
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    Courtesy of Kodiak Robotics
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    Kodiak introduces autonomous electric truck

    A truck envisioned for short-haul and drayage use is helping show the potential of the concept to scale, the tech company says.

    By May 2, 2023
  • A Covenant Logistics Group truck and trailer.
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    Courtesy of Covenant Logistics Group
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    Covenant buys Arkansas-based poultry carrier for $100M

    The carrier bought Lew Thompson & Son Trucking and its approximately 225 trucks, with plans to expand the company's service reach.

    By May 1, 2023
  • An outside photo of the California State Capitol.
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    The image by Jim Bowen is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    California lawmakers advance bill to restrict driverless autonomous trucking

    The measure, if passed, would require a human operator in the vehicle for testing and deliveries.

    By April 26, 2023
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    Jaroslaw Kilian via Getty Images
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    NHTSA seeks input on side underride guard regulation

    The agency will assess public comments on the benefits, costs and other effects of a potential requirement for the safety equipment.

    By April 25, 2023
  • The Navistar company logo hangs above the company's corporate headquarters on April 17, 2018 in Lisle, Illinois.
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    Scott Olson via Getty Images
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    Navistar recalls nearly 45K trucks over fire risk concerns

    The recall affects mostly 2016-2020 International DuraStar and WorkStar models.

    By April 24, 2023
  • Multicolored DAF trucks are in a production facility in 2013 in the Netherlands.
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    Michel Porro via Getty Images
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    Paccar to pay $600M for follow-up lawsuits over EU price fixing

    The expense relates to settlements and legal judgments against the OEM, following a 2016 European Commission ruling against truck manufacturers.

    By April 19, 2023
  • Schneider National hauled Frito-Lay North America's first third-party EV shipment, the companies announced.
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    Courtesy of Frito-Lay, Schneider
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    Schneider touts Frito-Lay as first customer to use EV trucking service

    The carrier’s Freightliner eCascadias will initially handle drayage hauls for the snack giant in Southern California.

    By April 17, 2023
  • Aurora's terminal in Texas.
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    Courtesy of Aurora
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    Aurora touts its first Texas AV truck terminal as expenses mount

    The company is preparing to haul freight autonomously without vehicle operators between Dallas and Houston in 2024.

    By April 14, 2023
  • Trucks on the road and a bridge by snow-covered areas.
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    shaunl via Getty Images
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    EPA proposes tougher emission rules for heavy-duty trucks

    The agency wants electric trucks to make up a quarter of new sales by 2032 as part of new regulation that quickly drew concerns from the industry.

    By Updated April 13, 2023
  • XPO driving instructor Don Giffin drives a truck at the company's Hagerstown terminal.
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    Colin Campbell/Transport Dive
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    Driver-facing camera footage often exonerates truckers: ATRI

    The group’s report offers more than a dozen recommendations for fleets, whether or not they use the devices.

    By April 12, 2023