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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
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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
‘Game changing’ Toyota solid-state battery lighter, much more powerful than current lithium-ion
To further vehicle electrification, Toyota announced its development of a lighter, more powerful solid-state battery to be released in the next few years.
January 11, 2021
Ford unveils 2022 E-Transit with 40% reduction in total cost of ownership
Ford continues to embrace California’s zero-emissions policies and the Paris Agreement with its reveal of the 2022 E-Transit van. Details here on CCJ.
November 13, 2020
From maintenance to charging, fleets detail experiences so far with Class 8 battery-powered trucks
Class 8 electric tractors are quietly making history in California though predictably, as with most cutting-edge technology, there’s been some bumps along the way.
November 3, 2020
On ‘Battery Day,’ Tesla announces potential of new long-range battery for Semi
Tesla revealed three new battery plans at its 2020 Annyal Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day event. Learn more about what this means for the Tesla Semi on CCJ.
September 24, 2020
Electric vehicles charging the value equation of fleet telematics
Telematics providers are developing new features to monitor data points for electric vehicles. How will these changes impact fleets? See CCJ for more info.
September 17, 2020
A utility provider turned electric truck marketing guru — the new norm under shifting fuel landscape?
Southern California Edison offers a program for fleets in a state where OEMs must begin selling zero-emission commercial trucks and vans by 2024. More on CCJ.
September 15, 2020
Bill Gates nixes electric long-haul, supports alt fuel
In a recent blog post, Bill Gates explained the impracticality of electric vehicles for long-haul trucking and the need for bio-fuels instead. Details on CCJ.
September 10, 2020
New Samsara report helps fleets build case for electrification
According to a survey, fleets who own EVs indicated they have a more economic resilient fleet. Ninety six percent feel prepared to weather a recession.
May 20, 2020
Samsara adds EV reporting to fleet management platform
Samsara's new dashboard has features that give electric vehicle (EV) customers insights to state of charge, charging infrastructure and efficiency.
March 3, 2020
New Geotab assessment tool helps fleets accelerate uptake of electrics
Geotab's new Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment tool gives fleets the data to determine which gas and diesel-powered vehicles they can convert to electric.
January 16, 2020
48-volt hybrid systems offer fuel savings, emissions reductions
Learn how a 48-volt system works with a commercial truck's existing system, how it contributes to fuel savings and helps reduce emissions on CCJ today.
January 15, 2020
Daimler delivers first two eCascadias
Fourteen months after announcing its intent to develop a Class 8 electric truck, Daimler Truck North America officially delivered the first two Freightliner eCascadia models to representatives from Penske Truck Leasing and NFI at a ceremony in Yountville, Calif.
August 21, 2019
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New tech creates 'sharing economy' for fleets
Fleets are using new online platforms to collaborate, even with competitors, to find new markets for unused trailer space and equipment.
Digitizing paper for trucking success
The toughest 15 states for lights violations, one of the 2021 Roadcheck emphases
Pete's refreshed 579 all-in on aero, tech
Goodyear Introduces Tire Management, Improving Efficiency for Fleets
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Take Control of Toll: How Violations Work and How to Minimize Fleet Impact
With the rapid adoption of cashless tolling across the country and the associated benefit in transponder deployment for operations and the company’s bottom line, it is now more important than ever for fleets to develop an informed toll management strategy