Ryder Sues Chinese-Backed Truck Maker

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Ryder Truck Rental Inc. has filed a $3.7 million federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Chinese-backed truck maker failed to make good on promises to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles, some of which Ryder said it partially paid for in advance.

In a civil lawsuit filed last month in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, Ryder said its deals with Chanje Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Ltd., dated to 2017 when Ryder placed an order with Chanje for 125

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New $724K pumper truck at Superstition Fire and Medical District

Superstition Fire and Medical District recently added a Pierce Velocity Pumper to its fleet.

READ: An audit of Superstition Fire and Medical District out-of-court settlements

“Moving to a clean cab design, larger compartment space was added outside of the cab for equipment. Inside the cab, we added extra compartments for body armor and ballistic vests. On the roof of the vehicle, there is a 120-volt air-conditioner to keep the vehicle cool in the heat,” SFMD said in a March 11 Facebook post

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Toyota, Isuzu, Hino Join Truck Technology Partnership

In this file photo, a man walks past the Isuzu logo during the launch of Isuzu MU-X SUV in New Delhi, India.

AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota, Isuzu and Hino said Wednesday they are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in electric, hydrogen, connected and autonomous driving technologies.

Under the deal, Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s top automaker, and truckmaker Isuzu Motors will each take a 4.6 percent stake in each other, the three companies said in a joint statement. Hino Motors is Toyota’s truck division and had been Isuzu’s rival. The

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Lawmaker pressures FCC to rethink proposal affecting truck platooning

A top transportation lawmaker is pressuring the Biden administration to reconsider a proposal that trucking advocates say could hinder the deployment of truck platooning and other connected-vehicle automation.

In a letter sent Thursday to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, warned that the independent agency’s decision last year to share the 5.9 GHz frequency band with unlicensed Wi-Fi could hinder progress on so-called vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, which is essential to platooning automation.

“The parameters in the FCC’s First Report and Order (R&O) will make V2X communications vulnerable to harmful interference and leave V2X

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Two killed after truck pursued by troopers crashes into uninvolved vehicle, Oklahoma Highway Patrol says | Local News

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Every Big Vehicle Should Look Like the Weird New USPS Truck

This quirky design will save lives.
Photo: Courtesy of USPS

A duck. A modified Popemobile. A Richard Scarry rendering. The Pixar-created star of Cars 5? Over the past 24 hours the internet has exhausted itself creating memes for the United States Postal Service’s new mail-delivery vehicle, which, with its exaggeratedly tall glass cab and stubby extra-low bumper, does look — well, now that you mention it — kind of a lot like a duck. The truck, which is actually more like a minivan, is the first of many different vehicles expected in a next-generation USPS

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