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Nikola Unveils its 1,000-hp Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News, Technology
Nikola Unveils its 1,000-horsepower Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

Nikola Motor Co. unveiled its highly anticipated Nikola One electric semi-truck at an invite-only event late week at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of [...]

FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

In a note to its subscribers, FTR foresees limited short-term impact to the overall economy — and the transportation industry in particular — as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then [...]

Survey: Truck Drivers Embracing Technology on the Highway

October 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
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A survey of 401 professional truck drivers shows most are more connected through technology and social media than ever before, and a good number of them say they are also increasingly health-conscious. The new survey, conducted by King of the Road for Atlas Van Lines, provides insights from the moving [...]

Omnitracs’ Zombie Dispatch Spotlights Tech Role in Trucking

October 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
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Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has launched a new web-based game called Zombie Dispatch, designed to recognize the important role of trucking and truck drivers in our economy. In addition, the game is aimed at illustrating technologies and solutions to help truck [...]

U.S. Freight Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Trucking

October 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
U.S. Freight Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Trucking

The American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its look into the future of freight transportation — the U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2027 — showing growth in both overall freight volumes and in the amount of goods moved by truck. “As we continue to see growth in the [...]

New ATA President Outlines His Vision for Trucking Industry

October 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations
New ATA President Outlines His Vision for Trucking Industry

In his first State of the Industry address, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear made a case for industry unity and called on ATA to move forward and lead on a host of issues, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology to funding the nation’s infrastructure — despite gridlock [...]

International Rolls Out All-new LT Series Class 8 Trucks

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
International Rolls Out All-new LT Series Class 8 Trucks

International Truck last week launched the International LT Series — its new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed through driver-centric design and featuring advanced technologies that the truckmaker claims deliver fuel efficiency, uptime and driver appeal. Bill Kozek, president of truck and parts for Navistar, said, “This new [...]

Iveco Presents its Z Truck Concept at IAA Trade Show

September 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Iveco Presents its Z Truck Concept at Germany’s IAA Trade Show

Iveco, a European truck manufacturer and a brand of CNH Industrial, this week presented its world premiere Iveco Z Truck at the 2016 IAA Show in Hannover, Germany. IAA is the commercial vehicle industry’s leading international trade show. This long-haul concept truck breaks away from every constraint to be a [...]

Volvo’s SuperTruck Improves Freight Efficiency by 88%

September 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Volvo’s SuperTruck Improves Freight Efficiency by 88%

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator with a combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies that achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 88 percent — exceeding the 50 percent improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program. From the top-of-cab solar panels [...]

Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Feds Push for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways. The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), [...]