Category Archives: Industry News

Coming to America

Make America Great Again. By and large this is the phrase that registered with voters across the country as they selected reality television star and real estate mogul Donald Trump to the White House. For most of the election just … Continue reading

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Diesel Powered Backups

If you have it a truck brought it. This is a popular saying among the trucking community and one that is very true. Nearly every item purchased in the United States reaches consumers on the backs of trucks. With another Black … Continue reading

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Vaporware No More?

Could this really be happening? Is it is possible the Nikola One is something more than just vaporware? In this fast page age of ours product announcements come and go in the blink of an eye. It’s rather easy to … Continue reading

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Volvo Super Truck

There has been plenty of big news regarding the future of Class 8 trucks in North America recently will the release of the new Freightliner Cascadia, the impeding reveal of “Project Horizon” by International and now the Volvo Super Truck. … Continue reading

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International Trucks Project Horizon

The reveal of International’s new class 8 truck, as of this post, is a mere 10 days away. Dubbed as the world’s most driver centric truck we can assume this vehicle will be the successor to ProStar. Back in 2013 … Continue reading

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Volkswagen to Purchase 16.6% Stake in Navistar

For nearly as long as this website has been around Navistar, maker of International Trucks and IC buses, has been a prime candidate for merger, partnership, or direct takeover by a European truck builder. I speculated as much in 2011 … Continue reading

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The New Freightliner Cascadia

Truck spotters study the photo below, you’re bound to see many of these on the roads very soon, it’s the new Freightliner Cascadia. Faced with ever stifling EPA emission and fuel economy mandates truck builders have no choice but to … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Truckers

Silicon Valley has gone crazy for trucks. Recently we read about a group of former Google Maps engineers building Otto, a retrofitted Class 8 truck capable of autonomous interstate highway driving but utilizing a variety of off the self components. Not content … Continue reading

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Trucknet

Far in the distant future ( but closer than you might think) the roads of America and the likely the world will be covered in autonomous vehicles of all sizes. Google is already hard at work with self driving passenger … Continue reading

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The MBT-40 for Western Star Trucks

There was plenty of head scratching around this site back in late January when the Western Star 6900HD seen below rolled onto the Tracey Road Equipment lot. It wasn’t so much the truck that caused confusion but the interesting Palfinger … Continue reading

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