CCJ Top 250
Battery electric: Page 2
Mack, Volvo ink EV infrastructure deal with Pilot
Mack and Volvo will provide industry insights, expertise and resources to develop a charging network at select Pilot and Flying J truck stops. Also: Former FMCSA employee charged with bribery, extortion; carriers set for Wreaths Across America convoy.
November 16, 2022
Trucking immersion therapy
My hat is off to those who drive 600 miles a day, five days a week. We don’t pay them enough for what they do to get us our materials.
November 11, 2022
Watch: Driving recap of Volvo's VNR Electric
Get a detailed breakdown on how you can tell the truck is ready to move in the absence of the familiar sound of a running diesel engine.
November 2, 2022
The state of trucking in the U.S. and around the world
Trucking leaders from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe talk workforce development, the environment, infrastructure and the supply chain.
October 31, 2022
EV range extended with low rolling resistance tires
Tire experts say to shop for low rolling resistance tires to add range to electric vehicles and to look for wear resistance performance characteristics since EVs wear out tires faster than internal combustion vehicles.
October 31, 2022
Trucking experts talk decarbonization, emissions reductions and sustainability planning
ATA Management Conference & Exhibition panel discusses challenges they’ve faced in confronting regulators and lawmakers that distorts the industry’s options in picking winning and losing technologies before they're proven.
October 27, 2022
Volvo unveils electromobility total cost of ownership tool
The tool helps customers understand and evaluate the full impact of purchasing and operating a zero-tailpipe emission battery-electric trucks. It is available now for Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealerships throughout North America.
October 24, 2022
Emissions regulations impact equipment, technology purchasing decisions
A panel of fleets and OEMs discuss the impact of zero-emission trucks at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Sunday.
October 23, 2022
Prepare for the electricity demand tsunami
The oncoming wave of electric vehicles could spark an electricity need far greater than the amount of power generated all of last year.
October 14, 2022
EV fires after Hurricane Ian have Florida fire officials on guard
A week following Hurricane Ian, fire officials in Florida were still battling EV fires that started from battery packs submerged in flood waters.
October 10, 2022
Watch: Navistar President and CEO Mathias Carlbaum talks electric trucks, regulations, fuel cell and more
Strategic partnerships, regulations and powertrain batteries are some of the topics Navistar President and CEO Mathias Carlbaum touched on during an interview with Commercial Carrier Journal.
October 7, 2022
Tesla boss Musk says Semi deliveries will start in December
Tesla plans to deliver its first all electric tractors to a private fleet. Also: The American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance penned a joint letter asking the U.S. to end COVID-related entry requirements; more.
October 7, 2022
CARB lays out plan to transition trucks to zero emissions by 2035
Transitioning to zero emission trucks and vans is no easy task. CCJ talked with the California Air Resources Board to see how they plan to roll out their 2035 zero emission deadline.
October 6, 2022
Electric fleets can benefit from vehicle-to-grid tech but challenges remain
Selling unused energy from an EV battery back to a utility, particularly one starved for energy during peak use times, sounds like a promising notion. Pilots are underway to better determine viability while challenges remain.
September 30, 2022
Volvo taking consultive approach to EV sales
The movement to zero emission will reinvent the business model of most heavy truck OEMs and deeper refine the fleet/dealer relationship.
September 29, 2022
Biden administration okays billions for EV infrastructure
The Biden-Harris Administration approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 states. Also: Ongoing wildfire emergency in Oregon prompts extension of HOS waiver; UPS gets waiver to train CLP holders on pulling doubles.
September 28, 2022
Summer growing pains for EV faithful in California and Texas
As rising energy costs and summer grid constraints create concerns around EV expansion, California and Texas can provide some important lessons moving forward.
September 22, 2022
Watch: Kenworth's chief engineer on new TX-18 transmission and all-electric trucks
Kenworth Chief Engineer Joe Adams talks to CCJ Senior Editor Tom Quimby about the new TX-18 automated transmission and explains how Kenworth can help fleets get behind the wheel of an electric T680E, K370E and K270E.
September 18, 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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