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DOE announces SuperTruck 3 initiative
The SuperTruck 3 initiative includes a $100M funding opportunity for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, along with $62M for EV infrastructure and lower emissions for on- and off-road vehicles.
April 16, 2021
California foodservice fleet ordering 14 Volvo VNR Electric trucks
Quality Custom Distribution will deploy 14 Volvo VNR Electric models in its Southern California last-mile delivery routes over the next two years, representing the largest single purchasing commitment of the Volvo electric trucks to date.
April 14, 2021
Diesel cylinder deactivation reduces NOx by 74%
As emissions rules tighten, diesel cylinder deactivation testing by Cummins and Tula shows big NOx reductions and double-digit gains in fuel efficiency.
April 13, 2021
July's Operation Safe Driver Week looking for speeders
CVSA has scheduled the week-long enforcement spree for July 11-17, when officers will be paying extra attention to unsafe driving behaviors. Also, Paccar to use Romeo Power as battery supplier for BEVs.
April 7, 2021
Freightliner electric trucks now available for order
Nearly 750,000 collective miles have been accumulated on the early Freightliner electric fleet to-date.
April 6, 2021
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Environmental pressures change freight bid strategies
Biofuels are helping carriers be more competitive in freight bids from shippers with sustainability goals for their supply chains.
March 26, 2021
EVs are not one size fits all
While zero-emission commercial electric vehicles promise a much lower total cost of ownership, they come with a unique set of challenges that will require considerable time and money.
March 22, 2021
Fleets can cash-in on their used EV batteries
Fleets that eventually exhaust their EV batteries can use them for back-up power or to charge other EVs, sell them as second-life power sources, trade them in for new batteries and eventually recycle them.
March 15, 2021
Is the BEV charging infrastructure better than we think?
Sergio Rodriguez capped a 3,000 mile trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean without a single drop of fuel in the tank.
March 9, 2021
Small-fleet owners charged for log app tampering, lying to investigators after fatal crash
Two owners of a small Massachusetts-based fleet were charged for tampering with logs and lying to investigators after a fatal crash. Also, CARB vouchers for three battery-electric Kenworth trucks; new freight on Loadsmart; and Averitt boosts driver pay.
March 4, 2021
TCA's annual convention rescheduled for later this year
Truckload 2021: Las Vegas will now be held in September instead of April. Also, Michigan enacted its spring weight restrictions on March 1; Dana acquired a software firm to boost electrification; Hydrogen fuel cell assembly line in the works; and more.
March 2, 2021
Daimler, Volvo fuel-cell joint venture underway
March 1, 2021
Fewer DPF regens with biodiesel and renewable diesel
In addition to lowering emissions, biodiesel and renewable diesel offer reduced DPF back-pressure and fewer regens.
February 25, 2021
DTNA putting millions into BEV powertrain
The company expects to invest upwards of $20 million in its Detroit, Michigan, manufacturing facility, which will serve as the source of Detroit ePowertrain components in North America when initial production begins later this year.
February 9, 2021
Nikola updates fuel-cell truck plans for North American market, FMCSA shuts down driver
An Idaho-based trucker was issued a shutdown order after a crash and subsequent breathalyzer tests leading to DUI charges. Also: Nikola unveils its plans for hydrogen fuel-cell electric trucks; and an HHG mover pleaded guilty to a scam conspiracy.
February 24, 2021
Grid vulnerabilities for commercial EVs are troubling
Electric trucks and vans have a much lower TCO than conventional but grid vulnerabilities demonstrated this week in Texas and other states could bring on serious setbacks for fleets that are eager to embrace all-electric powertrains.
February 18, 2021
Electric trucks run 'amazing' up Pikes Peak
Though it was 'not a competition,' all-electric Peterbilt 579EV and Kenworth T680 fuel cell deliver impressive and different results.
January 22, 2021
Kenworth testing Gen2 range-extended electrics
Kenworth recently delivered two prototype Kenworth T680 tractors, each equipped with a series hybrid-electric propulsion system, to Southern California drayage, warehouse and transportation company Total Transportation Systems Inc. (TTSI).
February 17, 2021
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GOP infrastructure plan is heavy on roads and bridges
The GOP plan earmarks more than 52% of its funds for roads and bridges.
Used truck market goes 'through the roof'
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Volvo truck union going on strike
Goodyear and ConMet to Offer Fleets the Commercial Tire Industry's First
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