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Benore Logistic opens southeast to electric trucking
CCJ Top 250 carrier will use its new electric Peterbilt in South Carolina.
June 8, 2021
Tesla's trucking president has left the company
Freightliner expat joined Tesla following successful launch of Cascadia.
June 7, 2021
Penske takes delivery of two Volvo VNR Electrics
The two battery-electric trucks will be used by two Penske customer consumer retail companies. Also: Knight-Swift acquires brokerage; Aurora, Embark join Self-Driving Coalition's Board; Waste Management wants to install pulsating brake lights on trucks.
June 3, 2021
Freight volumes slowed in April while rates hit record high
ATRI has selected its top research priorities for 2021, which also include the decriminalization of marijuana, the impact of driver-facing cameras and more. Also: Rates hit all-time high in April, according to ACT Research; truckload fleet recognized.
May 26, 2021
Trucking calls on House Democrats to reject liability insurance hike
Trucking joins group petition asking members of the U.S. House of Representatives to reject an increase of motor carriers’ minimum liability insurance requirements. Also: Nikola expects to kick off BEV, fuel cell test with port partner.
May 7, 2021
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Regs violations fines increased; thousands of Internationals recalled
DOT has increased fines across all agencies, including FMCSA, for regulations violations. Also: Navistar is recalling more than 10,000 International trucks; Daimler launching products, services to support electric truck buyers; more.
May 4, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
Meritor readies electric axle production
February 3, 2021
Tesla Semi facing shortage of battery cells
Semi would use about five times more cells than a passenger car, yet would not retail for five times what a car would sell for, "so it kind of would not make sense for us to do the Semi right now,” said Tesla boss Elon Musk.
January 28, 2021
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Extending engine oil drains could be as simple as opening the owner's manual
Depending on engine OEM and duty cycle, recommended drain intervals have skyrocketed by more than 300% over the 25,000 mile benchmark.
Renewable natural gas gaining momentum with fleets
Can fleets escape the ‘last stronghold of dirty trucking’?
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
Truck-only miles tax passes Conn.'s legislature, amid road-funds debate
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