Navistar hit with 3 lawsuits over EGR-only engines as carriers claim defects, losses

| July 08, 2014

Three trucking companies have filed lawsuits against truck and engine maker Navistar, claiming its '11-'12 MaxxForce engines were defective and didn’t meet federal emissions standards. The lawsuits further allege Navistar knew its engines were flawed yet concealed that information.

Peterbilt, Kenworth loyalty cards have $4k in offers

| July 07, 2014

The Peterbilt Preffered Card and the Kenworth Priveleges Loyalty Card programs each feature offers that can save operators up to $4,000 a year on parts, accessories and service, the truck makers' parent company Paccar announced ...

Changing Gear: A potpourri from Phillips, Pegasus TransTech, Watson & Chalin, Supreme

| July 07, 2014

Earlier this year, Phillips Industries announced a distribution agreement with the Innotec Group that combined Innotec’s BoardFree lighting products with Phillips’ Sta-Dry trailer harnesses. The products available through the arrangement originally were available only to ...

Self-driving trucks are here: Daimler introduces ‘Highway Pilot’ autonomous truck

| July 03, 2014

Speculation about autonomous -- or "driverless" -- vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.

Grace and a glider kitImage Gallery

| July 03, 2014

David Adkins, following a diagnosis of terminal cancer less than a month ago, looks to sell his 2013 Coronado glider.

Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

| July 02, 2014

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the company’s trucks in the U.S.

New tech center part of Shell’s plan to tackle next-gen engine oils, future energy challenges

| July 01, 2014

Shell's new high-end research and development center serves two key purposes for the global oil marketer: Gaining traction in an emerging market and harnessing its research capabilities to produce next-gen engine oils and find answers to energy dilemmas facing the world in coming decades.

Changing Gear: Recapping a busy week of OEM, vendor announcements

| June 30, 2014

Someone must have been in the water last week in Detroit and at other manufacturing points far and wide. The news announcements from some of the nation’s top truck makers and equipment vendors came fast ...

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