27 Jun

Wabco shareholders approve company’s acquisition by ZF

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – Shareholders of Wabco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, have approved the company’s acquisition by the German group ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ZF announced on Thursday. The privately-held ZF is a…

25 Jun

Purolator to build $330-million ‘super hub’ in Toronto

TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator will build what it calls a national “super hub” in Toronto as part of a five-year, $1-billion investment plan announced on Tuesday. The $330-million, 430,000-sq-ft hub will be built on 60-acres, and will open in 2021,…

21 Jun

Volvo turns to AI to improve safety on the road

ONTARIO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has showcased a project designed to strengthen safety capabilities for the trucking industry through automation. The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with automated vehicle software provider Perceptive Automata and customer Dependable…

14 Jun

A look back at the PMTC annual conference

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference concluded in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday. Here’s look back at some of the events. Tom Moore, senior vice-president at the U.S. National Private Truck Council, announces…

14 Jun

Truck tech transforming the industry: Panel

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – New onboard technologies, from telematics and ELDs to collision mitigation systems and asset-tracking solutions, are revolutionizing the business of trucking for those who embrace them. A panel discussion during the annual meeting of the Private Motor…

13 Jun

Volvo’s Vera making driverless deliveries

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo’s driverless, cabless, electric truck has been put to work shuttling containers between a port and logistics center. Dubbed Vera, the truck is operating for ferry and logistics company DFDS. The objective is to put Vera into…

10 Jun

FCA US and Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The North American division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA US, is teaming up with startup Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles. Under a partnership announced on Monday, FCA US will integrate Aurora’s self-driving Aurora Driver platform…

07 Jun

Truck-Lite finalizes acquisition of TrackPoint Systems

FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite Co., a leader in heavy-duty and off-road lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has completed the acquisition of TrackPoint Systems, a supplier of asset management solutions. The two companies have been working together since…

29 Mar

UPDATED: Daimler takes stake in automated vehicle company

Plans to have SAE Level 4 autonomous trucks on the road within a decade

29 Mar

Detroit Connect integrates Zonar telematics platform

PORTLAND, Ore. – Detroit Connect has announced third-party telematics providers can now be integrated into its platform. This eliminates the need for additional hardware and allows customers to work with their telematics platform of choice. “Integrating the services of third-party…