A healthy U.S. economy has shipping rates headed higher, but an upcoming federal mandate to equip big trucks with electronic logging devices could disrupt the industry and pricing.
Daimler Trucks researchers have found that putting artificial daylight in truck cabs at night improved the performance and well-being of drivers. Daimler is looking how to add such a feature to its trucks.
The intricate relationship between U.S. automakers and their Mexican suppliers has created a murky future as the industry prepares for tariffs, taxes and new trade laws under the Trump administration.
Manufacturers show electric, liquid propone and hybrid vehicles at 2017 Work Truck Show but many fleet operators are reluctant to make big investments in alternative fuel technology.