CCJ Top 250
Knight-Swift receives first battery-electric Kenworth
The truck will be used in the fleet's SoCal port operations. Also: Proposed legislation would change driver age requirements around port operations; Yellow graduated 1,000 students in 2022; new Women in Trucking leadership; more.
January 23, 2023
More testing needed with all-electric trucks and vans
Will two all-electric Freightliner eCascadias recently delivered to a retail fleet in Michigan reveal some of the same findings the author experienced with a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning?
January 19, 2023
SOLD! panelists debate the heavy-duty powertrains of the future
The development and implementation of several alternative powertrains were addressed during an engaging panel at SOLD! Tuesday during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW).
January 17, 2023
As we start spending billions of dollars on new systems to responsibly keep our freight moving into the future, expect that tradeoffs and compromises will occur.
January 17, 2023
Michigan-based grocery chain testing EVs in cold weather
Grocery retailer Meijer is running two Freightliner eCascaida battery-electric trucks and keeping track of the impact of cold weather on their performance. Also: Cross-border freight up year-over-year in October; Driving Dynamics acquired; more.
January 10, 2023
NYC electric truck scores big on trash collection but 'conks out' while snow plowing
New York City Department of Sanitation reported that their Mack LR Electric performed 'extremely well' at refuse pickup but failed hard at required snow plowing.
January 9, 2023
Flatbed carrier adding Nikola BEV to fleet
PGT Trucking will use the battery-electric truck for a specific customer, operating on local, dedicated routes. Also: DOT raising fines for regs violations; Roadrunner announces latest transit time improvements; WIT seeks gender diversity feedback.
January 6, 2023
Amazon drivers 'love' electric vans co-designed with Rivian
A close collaboration between Amazon and Rivian is paying off as drivers and Amazon delivery service partners praise the high-tech electric vans for comfort and safety.
January 3, 2023
Move to electric trucks presents numerous infrastructure challenges
The results of recent ATRI research turned up three key infrastructure-related challenges that will impact truck electrification: U.S. electricity supply and demand, electric vehicle production, and truck charging requirements.
December 23, 2022
The long road to electric trucks
The long road to the electrification of trucking will see new cities start, while others become ghost towns or isolated spots.
December 22, 2022
Vehicle sustainability overview
If 50 Class 8 tractors were on peak charge at the same time, they would use 9 MW of electricity – the equivalent of the power used for the Empire State Building.
December 20, 2022
Cold weather is zapping electric truck range
As more electric trucks — namely pickups — make their way into the market, feedback on cold weather performance has been pretty chilling.
December 9, 2022
Schneider adding nearly 100 electric trucks to SoCal intermodal fleet
The carrier had previously reported orders for 62 Freightliner eCascadias and now plans to deploy an additional 30 BEVs from DTNA. Also: Chemical supply chain firm Quantix acquires Mid-States Packaging; Forward Air increasing rates.
December 9, 2022
Fleets willing to go green are eligible for billions in grants
Grants have accelerated EV adoption, but navigating the eligibility benchmarks isn't easy, and bleeding-edge tech is often a hunting ground for fraudsters.
December 9, 2022
Volvo delivers seven electric VNRs to Ryder
Ryder will use its new electric trucks to support routes between Volvo's Pennsylvania assembly operations. Also: Detroit produces millionth engine at Redford, Michigan, facility; SoCal police warn of CPC theft; Sysco opens 10th driver training facility.
December 8, 2022
DHL honing in on charging options following E-Transit partnership with Ford Pro
DHL signed up for 2,000 electric Ford E-Transits and is working with Ford Pro to help determine their best charging options.
December 7, 2022
Tesla delivers 'the most badass rig on the road' to Pepsi
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday night handed over his company's first production electric Semi trucks to PepsiCo.
December 1, 2022
Winter battery management key to maximizing EV range, charge times
Electric vehicles do not require as much maintenance as their internal combustion counterparts, but when winter comes calling, effective battery management is key to battling range loss and improving charge times.
November 23, 2022
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Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
More than 50% of respondents to a recent CCJ driver survey said their carrier had raised pay at least twice since 2020.
House bill offers recruiting and retention incentives, grants to truck drivers
U.S. Xpress names Julie Van de Kamp president of dedicated
Supply chain correction helps put the 'worst of the inflation crisis behind us'
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