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  1. GM will build electric pickup for Nikola under partnership Hannah Lutz, Automotive News / September 8, 2020 DETROIT -- General Motors is taking an 11 percent stake in startup electric truckmaker Nikola Corp. under a partnership that calls for GM to engineer and assemble Nikola's first vehicle, the companies said Tuesday. Under the agreement, which is expected to close this month, GM will build the Nikola Badger, an electric and fuel cell pickup planned for production in late 2022, using GM's proprietary Ultium batteries. "This strategic partnership with Nikola, an indu
  2. Farley wants Ford to run like a Deere with commercial trucks Reuters / September 8, 2020 DETROIT -- From the moment he was named COO and heir apparent to the top spot at Ford Motor Co. in February, Jim Farley has touted the growth potential of its commercial vehicles. But it's not just more trucks and vans that Farley wants to sell. As Farley prepares to takes over as CEO on Oct. 1, he is betting Ford can transform its commercial vehicle business to generate recurring revenue through sales of services that take advantage of the software, data and connectivity in its F-Series
  3. Wall Street Journal / September 8, 2020 General Motors has agreed to help Nikola engineer and build its electric pickup truck in exchange for an 11% stake.
  4. Power, durability, maneuverability: the Ford Trucks model 4142D 8x4 twin-steer vocational chassis has everything you need to succeed in construction. #SharingTheLoad #FordTrucks .
  5. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/140354-international-turbostar-1968-gas-turbine-prototype/
  6. Bloomberg / September 4, 2020 Volkswagen Group's heavy-truck business plans to make a fresh push to acquire Navistar International Corp. after talks were put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. VW’s Traton is seeking to restart negotiations this month to win over Navistar’s management and the main shareholders, including billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The German company’s truck unit in January offered to buy the rest of Navistar for $35 a share in cash, or $2.9 billion, to secure a bridgehead in the U.S. heavy-truck market and step up its challenge to Daimler and Volvo AB
  7. That pickup truck cab was cramped, particularly with the large steering wheel.
  8. #ThrowbackThursday - Check out this #Autocar Truck classic! #VintageTrucks .
  9. Scania Group Press Release / August 12, 2020 PepsiCo in Brazil has acquired 18 compressed gas vehicles from Scania, the largest order to date of gas trucks in the country. The trucks – ten Scania G 340 4x2 and eight Scania R 410 6x2 – will be deployed for PepsiCo’s product deliveries throughout Brazil. Among PepsiCo’s brands, one of the world's leading food and beverage companies, is Pepsi, 7UP, Lay’s, Doritos, Tropicana and Gatorade. The goal is to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions across PepsiCo’s value chain by 20 percent by 2030. “We needed to see substantially redu
  10. Scania Group Press Release / August 19, 2020 When this season ends in November, captain Reino Nurmi will have transported some 450,000 cubic metres of wood in Finland’s Lake Saimaa with his faithful tugboat M/A Olli. That equals some 8,000 truckloads. During Nurmi’s 46th season, Olli’s Scania 16-litre V8 DI16 engine will accumulate more than 3,000 operational hours. “M/A Olli is quite agile and tows well. It’s also good in shallow places when vessels cannot have much draft,” says Nurmi. Timber rafting was the principle mode of transporting logs in Finland until the 1960s, wh
  11. International Trucks Press Release / August 26, 2020 Uptime is more than a word in the development of the LT Series, it’s an unwavering commitment to deliver a truck that is as reliable and easy to service as the road is long. .
  12. Sailor under investigation for arson in USS Bonhomme Richard ship fire Jennifer Kastner, ABC10 News / August 26, 2020 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A Navy sailor is under investigation in connection with the fire that caused extensive damage to the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego. Multiple sources with close ties to Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) say investigators determined the July 12 fire may have been set intentionally. Investigators identified a sailor as an arson suspect in their probe. Multiple search warrants were executed at the sailor’s home a
  13. Garrett Motion Exploring Options to Restructure Balance Sheet Dow Jones Newswires / August 26, 2020 Garrett Motion Inc. (Symbol GTX) on Wednesday said it is working with its financial and legal advisers to explore options for a restructuring of its balance sheet, a move it warned could wipe out current shareholders. The Switzerland-based transportation-systems company warned that any actions it might take could materially reduce the value of its common shares, dilute existing holders or result in the cancellation of its existing common stock. (Note that Garrett domiciled
  14. With a mere 2-3 percent U.S. market share, they wouldn't invest in a Western Star-specific cab.
  15. Per ReelNostalgia, the Duplex Truck Company was a prominent builder and supplier of trucks to private companies as well as government agencies during the years between 1916 and 1955. In 1955, Warner and Swasey Company purchased the Duplex Truck Company, and the Duplex division closed in 1975. According to Fire Wiki, Duplex was purchased by the Simon Group of the UK in 1986 and renamed Simon-Duplex Inc. This was around the same time that Simon also purchased LTI, creating Simon-LTI. Simon-Duplex LTI built complete pumper and aerial apparatus using the Olympian chassis. The Simon Group sold
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