Q&A with Stack AV autonomous trucking founder Bryan Salesky
Stack AV founder Bryan Selesky is keeping most of the details of his autonomous trucking startup to himself for now.
Stack AV founder Bryan Selesky is keeping most of the details of his autonomous trucking startup to himself for now.
The governor of California appears to favor supporting autonomous trucking technology over labor objections.
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.
Unprecedented high prices for used trucks a year ago have plummeted as new truck production moved past supply shortages.
As electric trucks get most of the attention, Peterbilt’s devoted fans celebrated a new version of an historic oil-burner.
Predictive maintenance analytics for autonomous trucks could provide a reverse benefit for human-driven trucks.
Aurora Innovation says being “feature complete” on its autonomous truck software puts it on target for driverless runs in 2024.
A faulty Bendix brake part led to a Paccar Inc. recall of 8,008 Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty trucks.
El problema se debe a un soporte insuficiente del soporte del eje
Three rollover crashes of Peterbilt refuse trucks over eight model years led to the recall of 16,033 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.
Big numbers tied to electric infrastructure released this week reinforce the chicken-and-egg cliche about electric trucks.
Peterbilt parent Paccar Inc. agreed to pay $150,000 to a worker fired after he complained about COVID safety in a Texas plant.
Driver-facing cameras are seen as intrusive and an invasion of privacy in the truck-driving community. Yet fleets are rapidly adopting them.
Paccar Inc. is recalling late-model Kenworth and Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks because the digital dash system can freeze.
Romeo Power founder Michael Patterson shares what happened at the startup battery maker as a cautionary tale for other SPAC-backed startups.
Volvo Trucks North America is making vehicle as a service mandatory for buyers of its Class 8 electric trucks.
How is it that California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state most autonomous trucking startups call home, refuses to allow commercial testing of the technology?
Paccar Inc. recalls 54 Peterbilt and Kenworth models from the 2022-2023 model years because of faulty steering gear assembly.
Class 8 truck orders fell in May for seasonal reasons and because manufacturers kept a tight lid on bookings.
Menos del 1% de ciertos camiones que cubren 3 años de modelo podrían tener la condición
Paccar Inc. is recalling 17,641 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks from the 2018-2020 model years because of a steering part defect.
Q1 sales and earnings at the parent of Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF Trucks posted records despite persistent supply chain issues.
TuSimple’s stock price has tanked in recent weeks, and a published report says the autonomous truck developer may sell its China business unit.
A joint venture focused on automated manual transmissions is responsible for the practical end of manual gearboxes in heavy-duty trucks.
Entre sus características se incluyen el “impulso de movimiento” y la carcasa de embrague integrada para mejorar la durabilidad
With its new TX-18 automated manual transmissions, Paccar looks to make off-highway and severe service easier on the driver.
Paccar Q4 new truck deliveries were up 45% over Q3, suggesting some easing of supply chain disruptions and semiconductor shortages.
Fuel savings realized from the SuperTruck II program could translate to less battery mass and greater driving range for electric trucks.
Aurora Technology pledges to be first to take the driver out of an autonomous truck in late 2023, but its freight ambitions are modest at present.
In the disruptive world of autonomous trucking, TuSimple says it has to haul freight to prove the technology works.
With 14,200 reservations for its autonomous trucking software, Embark Trucks predicts it will surpass the first-year revenue target.
The semiconductor shortage takes a 7,000-truck toll on Paccar in Q3 with no sign of relief in sight.
New-generation autonomous trucks are losing their Frankenstein’s monster image thanks to better-packaged technology designs.
The fusion of Aurora Driver with Uber ATG autonomous software brings the technology developer closer to commercialization.
Cervus Equipment is set to be acquired by Brandt Tractor in a $240 million deal that will take the Canadian Peterbilt dealer private.
Experiencing the view from the passenger seat of a PlusDrive-equipped truck navigating a northern California rush hour.
This week: Pilot gifts throwback Peterbilt to driver with sterling record of safe driving, AIT Worldwide Logistics stays committed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and J.B. Hunt gives additional $5 million to Arkansas Children’s health care initiatives.
Three years after winning an exemption to use cameras instead of ungainly outside mirrors on semi-trucks, Stoneridge Inc. is winning over fleets.
Despite supply chain constraints, Tier 1 driveline supplier Dana beat analyst expectations for Q1 and raised full-year estimates.
PACCAR puts up strong Q1 numbers, including record parts sales that suggest the new truck backlog is boosting aftermarket sales.
Incentives help make Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks affordable for a food logistics supplier, whose 14-unit order benefits from a $3.9 million grant.
PACCAR siblings Kenworth and Peterbilt regularly yield the spotlight to each other when it comes to product reveals.
The Women In Trucking Association’s partnership with Girl Scouts of America enables local transportation companies and troops to plan a “Trucks Are For Girls” Event with the purpose of obtaining a Transportation Badge.
Kenworth and Peterbilt avoid downtime from semiconductor shortage by parking unfinished trucks and getting back to them later.
Self-driving technology startup Embark Trucks develops a universal autonomous driving system that will work in semis from the four largest manufacturers.
Waymo is leveraging software lessons from its autonomous ride-hailing pilots to Class 8 trucks, applying fifth-generation software that debuted on a Jaguar.
PACCAR’s Columbus, MIssissippi engine plant’s proximity to nearby colleges and universities creates jobs at the $400 million facility where 250,000 engines have been manufactured in 10 years.
Manufacturers take varied approaches to avoiding the chicken-and-egg conundrum of electric trucks. PACCAR is selling and financing them with leases for battery-powered trucks.
Kenworth and Peterbilt climbed Pikes Peak with Class 8 electric trucks, then descended the 12-mile course of switchbacks and twisting turns to show the range-extending value of regenerative braking.
Volvo Trucks North America will begin building Class 8 VNR Electric day cab trucks in Virginia in December, continuing an industry surge in bringing battery-operated commercial vehicles to market.
All stakeholders are experiencing used truck momentum despite and because of the lingering pandemic.
Diesel engine leader locks up engine supply agreement with Navistar through 2026.
Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, plant marks its 40th anniversary, evidence of the adage that everything is bigger in Texas — or grows to become that way.
PACCAR won’t rush in bringing battery-electric trucks to market, saying it will have them when customers ask. But it contends hydrogen fuel cells are five to 10 years away.
The largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks puts worker protections in place as it tries to make up for production lost to the coronavirus pandemic.
PACCAR Inc. posted decent first quarter earnings despite shuttering its plants in late March because of the coronavirus pandemic. While truck orders cooled, parts sales set a record as the truck maker tries to build on 81 consecutive profitable years.
Growing awareness of a 12-year-old relief fund for semi-truck drivers is attracting more and bigger donations as the coronavirus pandemic highlights health risks to truckers hauling critical freight.
Major truck manufacturers extend production suspensions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. J.P. Morgan upgrades PACCAR and holds a neutral rating on Navistar.
All four major heavy-duty truck manufacturers now have suspended production for at least two weeks, with market leaders Daimler Trucks North America and PACCAR Inc. the latest to stop building trucks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Diesel-electric hybrids get less attention than pure electric Class 8 trucks, but niche leader Hyliion Inc. is selling them to Penske Truck Leasing with partner Dana Inc.’s Spicer Electrified components.
Volvo Trucks North America and its sibling Mack Trucks later this year will allow individual truck drivers to schedule over-the-air updates typically handled by fleet managers.
Swollen inventories of heavy-duty trucks must shrink or manufacturers will need to cut production further to keep the industry order bank from declining further, ACT Research says.
As Daimler and Volvo leverage their global capabilities for battery-powered trucks in California, PACCAR picks Dana and Meritor as systems suppliers for its medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks.
As more of its drivetrain business moves to electrification, Meritor focuses on integrating recent acquisitions TransPower and AxleTech.
After making four investments totaling $12 million in electric truck systems supplier TransPower, Meritor is acquiring the rest of the company.
Add Werner Enterprises to the parade of companies testing battery-powered heavy-duty trucks in California.
Just in time for the holidays, Paccar declared a special dividend of $2.30 a share for stockholders of record by Dec. 20.
Volvo Trucks North America will lay off about 700 workers in January, extending an industry pullback in production to match slowing orders of new Class 8 trucks.
The number of used Class 8 trucks for sale continues to grow as new equipment deliveries drain the backlog created during a 2018 order binge.
The traditional ordering season for new Class 8 trucks opened in October with the highest activity in 11 months. Still, the number of orders placed was the weakest for an October since 2016 — and 51% below October 2018.
The color of the Mack Trucks bulldog carries special meaning. Gold means all of the key components were homemade. Chrome says others’ parts are on board. Now, it comes in black.
Daimler Trucks North America, the industry sales leader, is not sweating the loss of big chunks of heavy- and medium-duty market share trucks through the first nine months this year.
Paccar Inc. delivered 31,000 trucks in the third quarter, helping the parent company of Kenworth Truck Co. , Peterbilt Motor Co. and DAF beat earnings estimates.
Preliminary Class 8 retail sales for September set an all-time record, but large fleet deliveries likely inflated the results that erased the previous record set in December 2006. Meanwhile, the backlog of trucks waiting to be built is falling, which is leading to layoffs..
Four of six major truck makers are reducing production line speed and/or laying off manufacturing workers. Market leader Daimler Trucks North America will cut 900 jobs in North Carolina on Oct. 14.
The civil equipment industry is thriving in the face of an overall manufacturing and industrial slowdown with demand for 5G fiber-optic cable installations and state-funded infrastructure projects among the main reasons.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing is no longer a fad in truck making. Companies are making greater use of the technology to save time and money although the technology itself is still expensive.
Fuel cell startup Loop Engency received a cash infusion from engine maker Cummins Inc. on Sept. 18. It was Cummins second investment in fuel cells this month.
Preliminary used Class 8 truck sales fell for the 10th consecutive month in August as used trucks hit the market in bigger numbers because of new truck deliveries from record orders placed in the latter half of 2018.
FreightWaves chief analytics officer Dean Croke – who has also driven more than 2 million miles behind the wheel of heavy-duty trucks – previews Copilot by Pronto.