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New Mack maintenance program prioritizes uptime, cost of ownership
Mack's new Mack Premium Service Agreement is available to Anthem, Pinnacle, Granite, TerraPro and LR owners. Also: First battery-electric Peterbilt 579EVs purchased in Canada; fleet receives first production Peterbilt Model 536 medium-duty truck.
September 17, 2021
How fleets can adapt to inevitable proliferation of electric, alt-fuel trucks
With electrification of the U.S. commercial vehicle market imminent, the total cost of ownership of electric trucks is falling. There are also other opportunities available to fleets to help reduce the initial cost of purchasing electric trucks.
September 16, 2021
Knight-Swift to test electric Kenworth at SoCal ports
The nation's fourth-largest fleet placed an order for a battery-electric Kenworth T680E. Also: FMCSA tasks Medical Review Board with addressing CPAP recall for drivers; DAT adds Loadsure cargo insurance to load board; medium-duty Macks recalled.
September 14, 2021
TMC introduces EV tech training task force to write RP
TMC has started development of a recommended practice for electric vehicle technician training that hopes to include guidance regarding battery service, testing, charging, shipping and handling, tool requirements and more.
September 13, 2021
NACFE has estimated that if every Class 8 vehicle produced today was magically a ZEV, it would still take 15 to 20 years to migrate them into 100% replacement of the existing vehicles.
September 7, 2021
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Drivewyze demonstrates automated roadside inspections
The e-Inspections would automate many parts of a normal roadside inspection, saving time for fleets and drivers. Also: Nikola partners with Bosch for fuel-cell production; Bison adds two BEV trucks for cross-border operations.
September 3, 2021
First all-electric fleet and supporting service center becoming a reality for NFI Industries
With its plans to acquire 30 Volvo VNR Electric trucks and 30 Freightliner eCascadias for its warehouse in Ontario, Calif., NFI becomes the first fleet in the nation to fully commit to using zero-emission trucks at a single location.
September 1, 2021
Schneider places big electric Freightliner order | Hino debuts fuel cell Class 8
50 BEVs headed to Schneider's SoCal operations. Also: In October 2020, Hino unveiled its Project Z – a development path to zero emissions Class 4 through Class 8 trucks; Barr-Nunn Transportation is expanding its Assured Pay fleet offering.
September 1, 2021
International rolls out new electric medium duty model
Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of over 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts.
August 31, 2021
Toyota heavy-duty fuel cells coming in 2023
Toyota said its manufacturing plant in Kentucky will being producing fuel cell modules for Class 8 trucks in 2023.
August 25, 2021
Port fleet moves toward electric with new Peterbilt 579EVs
Drayage fleet Shippers Transport Express took delivery of 10 Peterbilt 579EV tractors for operations at the Port of Oakland. Also: Goodyear partners with autonomous developer Plus; recalls for medium-duty Peterbilt, KW trucks and Wabash reefers.
August 24, 2021
How to build a future-proof truck stop or freight facility in 2021
Nobody knows which alternative fuel type will ultimately win out, but if you're turning dirt on a new facility in 2021, this is what you need to know about the future of fueling freight.
August 23, 2021
Electric may never compete with diesel in long-haul
While the push for zero emissions rolls on, Shell Starship and DOE SuperTruck show diesel can deliver better freight efficiency in long-haul than electrification.
August 20, 2021
Owner-ops, small-fleet owners optimistic about business prospects down the road
Several small-fleet owners and owner-ops at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck show last month were encouraged by the ongoing strong freight market and felt good times would continue in the coming years. They were, however, wary of looming electrification.
August 19, 2021
First Volvo VNR Electric truck on the East Coast goes to beverage distributor
Volvo's delivery of its VNR Electric truck in New York City marks the first time that the truck manufacturer has entered the bustling East Coast market with a zero-emission truck--and more are on the way. Also: Nikola gets DOE grant; HOS relief in CO.
August 13, 2021
Solar-powered microgrid exceeds DHE's energy needs
As growing demand for electricity continues to tax existing grids, a solar panel microgrid at DHE in California is powering their building and battery-electric equipment including all-electric Volvo VNRs with plenty of power to spare.
August 11, 2021
Xos inks deal with FedEx Ground for electric trucks
Xos expects to deliver 120 zero emission electric trucks across 35 different FedEx Ground operators based in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Texas beginning this year. Biden wants stricter GHG regs on cars, trucks; more.
August 10, 2021
The truth about red herrings
We are continually assaulted by opinions and separating fact from fiction is challenging.
August 9, 2021
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Western Star debuts new, lighter X-Series model
The 47X is the younger and lighter sibling in Western Star's X-Series family, joining the 49X.
FedEx partners with Aurora, Paccar for self-driving hauls between Dallas and Houston
Spot load volume returns to pre-holiday levels
Joshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSA
Video-Based Safety: Myth vs. Reality
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