Month: June 2018

Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have set the stage for a great first half of 2018,” Skoog said during a market…



more safety tech, a volume knob

The refreshed 2019 Honda Pilot and HR-V crossover SUVs were revealed Thursday with more standard active safety features, an updated infotainment system, and smoother powertrains. The Pilot and HR-V will go on sale July 16 and July 24, respectively. The Japanese automaker’s second-largest people mover—the title of largest goes to the Odyssey minivan, obviously—receives an…



Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according to company officials who took the trucking press on a tour of the facility. Paccar…



Aston Martin Superleggera – could this be the ultimate British grand tourer?

One of our favourite things about the launch of a new Aston Martin is the gushing prose that tends to accompany it. There are only so many ways to describe a car (something we know better than most) so it’s always a delight to see brands reach new levels of hyperbole when introducing their latest…



It’s impossible to keep a good company down

NISKU, Alta. — Resiliency. There’s no better way to describe Frank Guy, John Kilmochko, and Rory Hellings of SKS Logistics. After being laid off in 2007 after their branch was closed during an economic downturn, the ball was in their court, and the choice whether to find another job or start their own trucking company dangled…



Fortigo’s Demangos named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

TORONTO, Ont. — Fortigo Freight’s president, Elias Demangos, has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. The recognition is given to entrepreneurs that are under 40 with exceptional achievements in the country. Elias Demangos Demangos was chosen from over 800 nominees by an independent advisory board, comprising more than 20 business leaders…



Trump’s tariffs would hit Fiat Chrysler hard

More than 100,000 Italian-built Jeep Renegades were sold last year in the U.S. MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would take big hit if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on cars exported to the U.S. from global markets. A 25 percent tariff on imports would reduce Fiat Chrysler’s profits by up to 743 million euros ($866…



ZF outlines vision for the future

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – The future of trucking is driverless and electric if you ask the visionaries and executives of ZF. At its Technology Day at its global headquarters in Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 27  Wolf-Henning Scheider, the company’s CEO, said automation will have a bigger role to play in commercial vehicles earlier than the passenger market….



4C Coupe gone, hello RWD Stelvio

The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is dead, long live the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Recently rejuvenated Italian luxury brand Alfa Romeo has announced some changes to its 2019 lineup of cars and SUVs, including package and pricing changes for the Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan, as well as a simplification of the 4C sports car….



Driving an electric Peterbilt 579

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Driving a fully electric Peterbilt 579, everything is different, from the pre-trip inspection requirements to the driving experience itself. The company has partnered with TransPower to electrify a Model 579 tractor and 520 refuse truck. The 579 was recently available for short test drives at the new Paccar Innovation Center in Silicon…