Jason Cannon

Tesla unveils all-electric, semi-autonomous big rig with re-imagined truck design

After 15 months of much-hyped speculation and teases, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla on Thursday night debuted its Tesla Semi, a Class 8 truck that the company says offers a 500-mile range on a single charge and can tow up to 80,000 pounds.

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola starts rollout of hydrogen fueling network

Nikola Motor Company has tapped Nel ASA as equipment supplier to help the truck OEM to create the largest hydrogen fueling network in the world, covering more than 2,000 miles and 16 stations. Nikola has already kicked off two of the 16 stations with 14 more to follow immediately after installation.

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Court halts Obama-era emissions regs placed on trailers pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Friday paused implementing portions of tightened greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards that were set to take effect in January for trailers.

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Fuso unveils all-electric Class 8 tractor

A division of Daimler Trucks, Fuso unveiled its Vision ONE Class 8 concept truck at the Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight of 51,150 pounds and a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge when fitted with 300 kilowatt hour batteries. Vision ONE’s 11 ton payload is just two tons fewer than its diesel counterpart.

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ZF tech takes steering to new level

ZF’s latest steering system promises significant advances in autonomous technology, ease of driving and safety.

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Test drive: Mack composes its new Anthem

The Anthem will replace the Pinnacle axle-back models that have helped Mack carve out about a 2 percent share of the long-haul segment. While the exterior bears little resemblance to the model it will supplant, it does manage nods to Macks of years past

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Pete, Kenworth add new Eaton automated transmission as option

Eaton's new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission is now available on Kenworth's T680 and Peterbilt's models 579 and 567 spec'd with a Cummins X15 Efficiency series engine the truck makers announced Wednesday.

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Michelin updates XDA Energy tire with new compounds, new sidewall protections

The XDA Energy+ replaces XDA Energy, featuring the same tread design but with an improved tread compound. The XDA Energy + features wide circumferential grooves for efficient water evacuation and grooved, angled walls to help resist stone retention that can lead to stone drilling that potentially damages the casing.

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Goodyear debuts new Endurance long-haul tire

The Goodyear Endurance LHD contains several improvements over the G572A drive tire the company will phase out next year.

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Mack makes Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system standard on new Anthem tractor

Fusion provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

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