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Highway funding, infrastructure challenges await as EVs become more popular
An already struggling Highway Trust Fund will face more shortfalls without some kind of use-tax on electric cars and trucks. As the U.S. moves toward more electric vehicles, the country will have to address its current electricity infrastructure.
October 14, 2021
Cummins set to debut 15-liter natural gas engine
Currently, Cummins Westport's ISX12 G and ISX12N are the largest displacement natural gas engines available, kicking out up to 400 hp and 1450 lb-ft of torque. The segment is otherwise comprised of 6- and 9-liter models.
October 14, 2021
Chip shortage not expected to impact ambitious commercial EV goals but government might
During an online presentation dubbed the Big Leap, Volvo Trucks pushed for companies and policy makers to help pave the way for zero-emission trucks while an industry insider advised to keep a watchful eye on government intervention.
October 12, 2021
Texas goes on the offensive, bans vaccine mandate | Transition Trucking military vet award finalists named
Three military veteran rookie truck drivers from Stevens Transport, Prime Inc., and Knight Transportation are finalists for the award. Also: Navistar to deliver five medium-duty electric trucks to Penske; Tennessee's top driver named.
October 12, 2021
Tesla's Musk 'hopeful' Semi production starts in 2023
Citing supply chain challenges, Elon Musk said even if Semi was ready for production "we would not be able to make it."
October 8, 2021
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New Mack maintenance program prioritizes uptime, cost of ownership
Mack's new Mack Premium Service Agreement is available to Anthem, Pinnacle, Granite, TerraPro and LR owners. Also: First battery-electric Peterbilt 579EVs purchased in Canada; fleet receives first production Peterbilt Model 536 medium-duty truck.
September 17, 2021
How fleets can adapt to inevitable proliferation of electric, alt-fuel trucks
With electrification of the U.S. commercial vehicle market imminent, the total cost of ownership of electric trucks is falling. There are also other opportunities available to fleets to help reduce the initial cost of purchasing electric trucks.
September 16, 2021
Knight-Swift to test electric Kenworth at SoCal ports
The nation's fourth-largest fleet placed an order for a battery-electric Kenworth T680E. Also: FMCSA tasks Medical Review Board with addressing CPAP recall for drivers; DAT adds Loadsure cargo insurance to load board; medium-duty Macks recalled.
September 14, 2021
TMC introduces EV tech training task force to write RP
TMC has started development of a recommended practice for electric vehicle technician training that hopes to include guidance regarding battery service, testing, charging, shipping and handling, tool requirements and more.
September 13, 2021
NACFE has estimated that if every Class 8 vehicle produced today was magically a ZEV, it would still take 15 to 20 years to migrate them into 100% replacement of the existing vehicles.
September 7, 2021
Drivewyze demonstrates automated roadside inspections
The e-Inspections would automate many parts of a normal roadside inspection, saving time for fleets and drivers. Also: Nikola partners with Bosch for fuel-cell production; Bison adds two BEV trucks for cross-border operations.
September 3, 2021
First all-electric fleet and supporting service center becoming a reality for NFI Industries
With its plans to acquire 30 Volvo VNR Electric trucks and 30 Freightliner eCascadias for its warehouse in Ontario, Calif., NFI becomes the first fleet in the nation to fully commit to using zero-emission trucks at a single location.
September 1, 2021
Schneider places big electric Freightliner order | Hino debuts fuel cell Class 8
50 BEVs headed to Schneider's SoCal operations. Also: In October 2020, Hino unveiled its Project Z – a development path to zero emissions Class 4 through Class 8 trucks; Barr-Nunn Transportation is expanding its Assured Pay fleet offering.
September 1, 2021
International rolls out new electric medium duty model
Available in 217-inch, 236-inch, 254-inch and 272-inch wheelbase, the eMV's battery electric motor provides peak power of over 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts.
August 31, 2021
Toyota heavy-duty fuel cells coming in 2023
Toyota said its manufacturing plant in Kentucky will being producing fuel cell modules for Class 8 trucks in 2023.
August 25, 2021
Port fleet moves toward electric with new Peterbilt 579EVs
Drayage fleet Shippers Transport Express took delivery of 10 Peterbilt 579EV tractors for operations at the Port of Oakland. Also: Goodyear partners with autonomous developer Plus; recalls for medium-duty Peterbilt, KW trucks and Wabash reefers.
August 24, 2021
How to build a future-proof truck stop or freight facility in 2021
Nobody knows which alternative fuel type will ultimately win out, but if you're turning dirt on a new facility in 2021, this is what you need to know about the future of fueling freight.
August 23, 2021
Electric may never compete with diesel in long-haul
While the push for zero emissions rolls on, Shell Starship and DOE SuperTruck show diesel can deliver better freight efficiency in long-haul than electrification.
August 20, 2021
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GPS leads driver to high-grade rail crossing, into path of train
A car hauler in Oklahoma made national news after his rig was smashed by a train. He had been following a GPS detour that came up from nearby road construction.
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