SEC smackdown and SuperTruck news overwhelm convention dispatches  

The annual Work Truck Week and American Trucking Associations Maintenance & Technology Council pile on stakeholder-specific dispatches each March. But this week bigger stories originated outside the convention halls in Indianapolis and New Orleans.

The Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington is as good a starting point as any.

Lordstown Motors gets an SEC comeuppance

Nearly three years after Hindenberg Research set its sights on Lordstown Motors Corp., accusing the former special purpose...

3 legacy manufacturers unveil medium-duty electric trucks

The medium-duty field for electric trucks grew by four new entries on Wednesday as Mack Truck, Isuzu and Hino Trucks revealed battery-powered models.

All three made their announcements at the NTEA Work Truck Week industry trade show in Indianapolis.

For Mack, the MD electric joins its lineup of Class 6-7 medium duties it assembles in Roanoke, Virginia, where Mack reentered the medium-duty market in 2020 after a two-decade hiatus. Mack builds a Class 8 LR Electric refuse hauler in Pennsylvania.


Is Lordstown Motors giving up on Endurance electric pickup?

Lordstown Motors (LMC) issued its first recall, covering 19 Endurance commercial electric pickup trucks because they can stop running without warning. It plans a second recall to address issues resulting from its brake part supplier failing to source components to specifications.

“Our team has also worked closely with our supplier network to root-cause the other post-launch quality issues and develop and implement corrective actions, which have included part quality corrections, part design...

Fresh start or folly? Lordstown Motors tries to thread electric pickup needle

Beleaguered startup Lordstown Motors Corp., facing federal investigations and  production costs for a commercial electric pickup truck that exceed the price it can get for the vehicle, is gamely showing up at industry events focused on the future rather than its ignominious past.

Despite more setbacks than successes, including an ousted founder in the crosshairs of Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department probes and financial challenges that led the company to officially...

Truck Tech: Workin’ for a livin’ edition

This week, unmasked in Indy with snowplows, dump trucks, cranes and lots of step vans with an electric undercurrent; “EV-ready” tires; and Locomation keeps its biggest customer in the fold.

Not counting air travel to the Work Truck Week event in Indianapolis, the event was a maskless affair. While COVID impacts continue to snarl supply chains and spike commodity prices, the well-attended event focusing on Class 2-6 trucks at the Indianapolis Convention Center exhibited only a few individual...

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