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The rEVolution will not be televised (or forced)
The high cost of diesel isn't going to drive trucking fleets to seek out electric options. It will drive them out of business first.
July 1, 2022
Trucking conditions climb | FedEx gets first BrightDrop EV delivery vans
ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit the second highest level since the pandemic started. Also: FedEx is on a path to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric by 2040; TruckPro acquires southwestern U.S. distributor.
June 22, 2022
Volvo invests in second-life battery energy storage company
The investment will further accelerate Volvo Group's battery business and sustainability opportunities, the company said. Also: Pilot expands into CNG business with new partnership.
June 20, 2022
DOT proposes ground rules for national network of EV chargers
Minimum standards will help ensure a user-friendly national EV charging network, accessible to all makes and models of EVs.
June 9, 2022
It’s a numbers game
As of Spring this year, there are reportedly more than 140,000 orders for zero-emissions Class 2b-8 vehicles, but as of last December, CALSTART reported there were only about 1,250 ZEVs of all classes registered in the U.S.
June 6, 2022
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Fleets share ride and drive impressions of zero emission trucks and vans
Fleets looking to shrink their carbon footprint provide feedback on zero emission trucks and vans from a recent ride and drive event at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California.
June 3, 2022
Technology may enable carriers to better meet ESG goals, but there's only so much it can do
Trucking companies have been investing in software technology to meet ESG goals, and there are many products on the market, but until hydrogen and EVs are widely available, there aren't a lot of options to make a dent in carrier emissions.
May 19, 2022
Examining the full life cycle emissions of 'zero-emission' powertrains
In this week's 10-44, a look at ATRI's latest report examining the full life cycle carbon dioxide emissions of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks.
May 19, 2022
3PL GoBolt expands to US with goal to reach 12.75M households with EVs
The company has ordered 170 electric vehicles to service its existing markets New Jersey and Los Angeles and its upcoming operations in Houston, Miami, Dallas, Austin and Atlanta. The company plans to eventually be in every major U.S. city.
May 17, 2022
Volvo rolls out latest VNR Electric and an autonomous diesel VNL
Volvo Trucks debuted an autonomous diesel VNL and a next generation VNR Electric this week at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
May 13, 2022
Regenerative braking: Catch up on the future of slowing down
As hybrid and electric truck adoption rates continue to grow, dealers and aftermarket operations soon will be exposed to a lot of unfamiliar systems and technologies they’ll be expected to maintain. One of those innovations is regenerative braking.
May 12, 2022
Freightliner unveils new electric eCascadia
The fully battery electric eCascadia originally made its debut in 2018 as a proof of concept before swiftly being handed off to demonstration fleets with almost 50 trucking customers running real freight in the real world.
May 9, 2022
Sales of NatGas trucks climb but infrastructure continues to lose ground to electric
The trend has favored an increase in electric charging stations, both existing and planned, with a continuing decline of total natural gas stations.
April 25, 2022
Let’s just get it done
Today we are facing global risks as challenging as World War II. Detroit and America are again being asked to completely retool to help save the planet — to electrify transportation.
April 17, 2022
Florida start-up places major bet on fleet of Tesla Semis
Orlando is not just home to the nation's most popular amusement parks, it's also home to a small start-up that's got big plans for an all-electric truck fleet that they hope to take across the country.
April 15, 2022
Electric vehicles' lack of fuel tax leaves highway funding in limbo
Meaningful action on EV's impact on the Highway Trust Fund is likely several years away.
April 12, 2022
Second largest utility in the U.S. debuts fleet EV transition consultancy
Southern Company seeks to analyze fleet vehicle data to identify key planning components such as a range of recommended EVs to replace internal combustion engine vehicles with similar specifications.
April 11, 2022
Experts say smaller fleets will lag in electric vehicle adoption
Daimler's Alex Voets said making it easier to apply for incentives can help with widespread adoption, but the application process needs to be easier.
April 7, 2022
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Service and repair
Maintaining proper tire pressure presents 'huge opportunity in today's volatile fuel market'
Aside from keeping an eye on the numbers at the pumps, tire experts advise keeping a close eye on tire pressure to help maximize fuel economy at a time when fuel prices have reached historic highs.
Supreme Court will not hear trucking's AB 5 case, law will take effect for industry
Growth of used truck values rival stock market from mid-2020 to mid-2022
Kenan Advantage Group acquires Louisiana petrochem company
USA Truck acquired by DB Schenker
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