Jason Cannon

Nikola mulling per-mile pricing system for hydrogen-powered tractor, says testing to begin next fall

Nikola mulling per-mile pricing system for hydrogen-powered tractor, says testing to begin next fall

Nikola unveiled the 1,000-hp fully electric rig last year. The company says it produces no emissions and can operate up to 1,200 miles before its hydrogen fuel cell needs to be replaced.

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Tesla rendering teases electric big rig

“It’s meant to alleviate the heavy-duty trucking loads,” says Tesla's Elon Musk. “This is something which people do not today think is possible. The think the truck doesn’t have enough power or it doesn’t have enough range. With the Tesla semi, we want to show than an electric truck actually can out-torque any diesel semi.”

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Mack adds Super Ecodyne rating to direct drive AMT

Super Econodyne-rated Mack engines cruise at approximately 1,150 rpm – a reduction of 200- 300 rpm from a typical highway cruise rpm – which can result in an improved fuel efficiency of up to 3 percent.

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Pirelli debutes truck tire line

Pirelli debutes truck tire line

Pirelli took its next step into the U.S. commercial truck tire market Thursday with the debut of the company's TP Commercial Solutions lineup at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville.

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Navistar getting into ELD market with OnCommand Connection expansion

Navistar getting into ELD market with OnCommand Connection expansion

The first app available in OnCommand Connection Marketplace is the Android and iOS compatible driver log.

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New autonomous trucking tech startup looking at taking drivers out of trucks

New autonomous trucking tech startup looking at taking drivers out of trucks

San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics' system uses software, front- and side-facing radar and camera systems for autonomous highway driving like other autonomous companies, such as Otto and Embark, but it also puts drivers in an office where they can remotely control the truck from a terminal to its delivery destination.

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Navistar closes deal with VW, accepts $256M for 16% stake in company

Navistar closes deal with VW, accepts $256M for 16% stake in company

In the near term, the new partnership will focus on developing common power train systems that are set to be delivered to North American customers by 2019, according to the companies' original announcement in September.

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Another startup enters autonomous truck market with plans for retrofit system

A California-based upstart company has entered the autonomous truck ring with plans to develop an autonomous retrofit system for existing trucks that company co-founder Alex Rodrigues says should cost less than $50,000 per unit to deploy.

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Toyo adds to M-Line of commercial tires

Toyo adds to M-Line of commercial tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is expanding the size availability for the Toyo M920 drive tire and the Toyo M149 Super Single. The premium M920 drive traction tire, with its wide and staggered tread block, is designed for trucks that require all-season capabilities. Its two wide circumferential grooves are designed to shed water during wet conditions.  New sizes added to the M920 lineup include a 315/80R22.5 with a Load Index of L, also an 11R24.5 and a 285/75R24.5.  The total M920 size range ...

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Sleeper tractors lost about 30 percent of their wholesale value from January to December, compared to 23 percent through retail channels, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

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