United Auto Workers-represented workers at Mack Trucks could strike as soon as Monday if no deal is reached to replace their four-year contract.
Startup Flipturn really was named for the swimming maneuver. Now it wants to make trucking electrification just as smooth.
Hyzon Motors agreed to pay a $25 million fine to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission fraud case.
Daimler Truck set a record for a zero-emission hydrogen-powered fuel cell truck, traveling 650 miles on a single fill of liquid hydrogen.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom sided with autonomous technology developers over organized labor and his own party in vetoing AB 316.
Stack AV founder Bryan Selesky is keeping most of the details of his autonomous trucking startup to himself for now.
Volvo Group had scant interest in producing fuel cell trucks five years ago. Now they play a role in the pursuit of zero-emissions trucking.
Swedish startup Einride reduces the carbon footprint of its trucking customers by matching electric trucks with available chargers.
Startup software developer Waabi, a late entry to autonomous trucking, has a 10-year deal to haul on the Uber Freight network.
Special purpose acquisition company executives who brought Nikola Corp. public now oversee three top roles at the electric truck maker.
Small fleets can get a voucher twice the standard $120,000 when purchasing an electric truck. And they don’t even have to purchase it.
Nikola asks customers with electric trucks under recall for potential battery fires to return them to its plant.
The timing in promoting its growing patent portfolio could suggest TuSimple is trying to find a buyer for its U.S. business.
Amid a contraction of autonomous trucking firms, the founders of self-driving startup Argo AI are launching a driverless trucking startup.
Using water emitted from fuel cells for a car wash is part of Toyota’s first all-renewable-energy vehicle processing center.
Daimler Truck, Paccar and Cummins are forming a joint venture with a Chinese battery maker to onshore battery cell production in the U.S.
Tyson Foods has signed a three-year contract to use Gatik autonomous trucks to move its protein products on the middle mile.
Class 8 truck orders crossed a seasonally adjusted 20,000 units in August for the fourth consecutive month.
Mack Trucks filed a recall for 27,418 heavy-duty trucks because their turn signal visibility does not comply with a federal safety standard.
Workhorse Group stockholders approved a proposal to more than double the number of authorized shares, one of few paths to new capital.
Ree Automotive tested its Reecorner by-wire technology for months before getting precertification that moves it closer to production.
Workhorse Group fell short in its first try to get shareholders to more than double the number of outstanding shares in the electric step van maker.
The governor of California appears to favor supporting autonomous trucking technology over labor objections.
Just as scaling McDonald’s was more about real estate than hamburgers, electric truck charging is as much about land as it is about the grid.
Ignition switch corrosion leading to stalling and failure to start prompts a recall by Japanese truck maker Isuzu.
Veteran business leader Steve Girsky acknowledges challenges but points to Q4 as the culmination of fuel cell truck startup Nikola’s efforts.
Lightning eMotors has enough parts to build electric vehicles through the end of the year, but it needs new capital soon to stay in business.
Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum will add the role of CFO while the Supervisory Board searches for a permanent replacement for Jochen Goetz.
A Dana Inc. supplier used non-conforming rolled metal tubes in two lots of drive shafts, leading to Daimler Truck and Navistar recalls.
Hino Motors trucks have been recalled because of inaccurate readings on how much fuel remains in 70- and 90-gallon tanks.
Nikola is recalling about 209 Class 8 battery electric trucks following 2 battery fires, but the trucks can stay in service pending a fix.
The inevitable dilution from a recent increase in authorized shares has led former and current Nikola executives to sell.
Moves similar to blackjack tactics describe how cash-poor transportation startups are grasping for new capital.
Electric bus and battery maker Proterra Inc. won’t fight an Aug. 17 delisting from the Nasdaq as it works on a bankruptcy reorganization plan.
Hyliion Holdings has enough cash and investments to run its business through 2024 without raising new capital.
Hyzon Motors is willing to consider selling itself or merging to keep making progress on its fuel cell system.
Workhorse Group claims business progress, but it needs approval for new shares to raise capital to make electric trucks and drones.
Cash-strapped electric bus and battery maker Proterra Inc. sought bankruptcy protection Monday and plans to operate during reorganization.
Most Volvo and Mack electric trucks built since 2019 will get new batteries because of a fire risk caused by loose material in the batteries.
Asset sales in Q2 helped Nikola add cash to its balance sheet, but losses widened as ramp-up of fuel cell trucks consumed cash.
Steve Girsky, the man responsible for bringing Nikola public three years ago, is taking over as CEO — the third chief executive in a year.
Could Kodiak leverage some of the work Navistar has in on a redundant chassis for a Class 8 autonomous truck?
Class 8 truck orders rose in July, but they are still in the summer doldrums and trail replacement demand.
Years before it ever built a fuel cell truck, Nikola claimed it had 14,000 reservations. But 202 orders is a good sign nonetheless.
Like other trucking OEMs, Daimler Truck rode higher prices to solid second-quarter results while incoming orders fell.
J.B. Hunt Transport is helping Nikola reduce its inventory of battery-electric trucks and adding to the order bank for fuel cell models.
Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 63,095 vehicles because the windshield wiper motor may fail, limiting visibility in rainy conditions.
Investor confidence coincidentally clashes with an executive’s stock sales at autonomous trucking developer.
Navistar saw a big drop in orders, but deliveries of new International trucks helped parent Traton to strong second-quarter results.
Rush Enterprises posted strong Q2 sales and profits, relying on its parts and services business amid trucking headwinds.
A Nikola truck damaged in a June 23 fire at company headquarters reignited, raising questions about a reported battery pack defect.
Other charging infrastructure startups have more resources but WattEV has an early advantage in making charging available.
Trailer orders hit their monthly low for the year in June, but seasonality had more to do with it than a lack of demand.
Kodiak Robotics and Drivewyze are working with Texas authorities to make it easier for autonomous trucks to bypass weigh stations.
Nikola won’t need any more shareholders to vote for a share count increase because a Delaware rule change lowers the threshold.
Volvo Group posted record second-quarter profits but accepted fewer orders and shed market share during the quarter.
The production of electric trucks is still so small that it’s easy to overlook the hundreds subject to recall campaigns.
Robert Bosch expects $5.3 billion in sales by 2030 from building equipment that makes and uses hydrogen.
In its first meeting with analysts since going solo, Daimler Truck projected revenue growth of 40%-60% in the second half of the decade.
Nikola is still short of votes to double its outstanding shares, but Delaware’s governor can give the company what shareholders have not.
Prices realized for newer truck models in auctions and trade-ins are falling because of high use during the pandemic.
After months of carping, California and engine makers agree to flexibility on emissions but hold to the state’s tough mandates.
Class 8 orders in June remained muted as manufacturers focused on reducing their backlogs of unbuilt trucks.
Less than a year after purchasing Romeo Power to secure its battery supply, Nikola is liquidating the subsidiary.
After months of turmoil and an inability to regain meaningful momentum, TuSimple looks at selling its U.S. operations.
Hydrogen’s historical link to the Hindenburg disaster is receding as its use as a transportation fuel grows.
After originally working with TuSimple, Loadsmith picks Kodiak Robotics for autonomous driving systems.
The end of a 40-year economic boom cycle and America military strategy are combining to make China less fearsome than global impressions.
Paccar Inc. is recalling 4,914 Peterbilt Model 579 Class 8 trucks because a misplaced fastener can chafe alternator insulation to catch fire.
Battery chemistry will play a critical role in advancing electric trucking beyond regional and drayage hauling.
Autonomous trucking software developer TuSimple completed a driverless truck pilot on a U.S. highway in 2021. Now it has done it in China.
Hyzon Motors is not out of the woods yet, but it is current on required financial filings and has streamlined its fuel cell business.
Lightning eMotors identifies electrifying small school buses and shuttle vans as its niche. Scaling depends on finding new capital.
Navistar Inc. is recalling an additional 22,684 trucks and buses for a brake fluid leak that can lead to an under hood fire.
Megawatt charging is too much for pretty much every electric truck save for the purpose-built Tesla Semi. But that is slowly changing.
The outcome of Nikola’s bid to double the number of authorized shares in the company could determine its ability to survive.
Navistar Inc. is recalling more than 92,000 trucks and buses because an antilock brake system warning light may not work.
May’s Class 8 truck orders rose, but a truer measure of manufacturing health is the industry’s still-elevated backlog-to-build number.
Federal safety regulators have opened a preliminary evaluation of automatic emergency braking in Freightliner Cascadias.