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'Great interest' in fleet electrification as utilities swoon
While fleets take a closer look at how electric trucks can reduce their carbon footprint, utilities stand ready to help with infrastructure, charger, battery management, EV advice--nearly everything except EV sales.
June 13, 2021
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
Fleet executives from Ryder, Benore Logistic and Titan Freight to reveal their experiences and plans to adopt zero-emission trucks at the CCJ Symposium, August 9-11, in Birmingham.
June 10, 2021
Benore Logistic opens southeast to electric trucking
CCJ Top 250 carrier will use its new electric Peterbilt in South Carolina.
June 8, 2021
Tesla's trucking president has left the company
Freightliner expat joined Tesla following successful launch of Cascadia.
June 7, 2021
Electrification needs standardization
It is possible that a commercial vehicle could pull into a public charging station, be able to successfully plug the vehicle in, and still not be able to charge the batteries because of some interface detail or commercial agreement.
June 3, 2021
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Penske takes delivery of two Volvo VNR Electrics
The two battery-electric trucks will be used by two Penske customer consumer retail companies. Also: Knight-Swift acquires brokerage; Aurora, Embark join Self-Driving Coalition's Board; Waste Management wants to install pulsating brake lights on trucks.
June 3, 2021
Report: Battery-electric not slowing down after 'transformative' 2020
Battery-electric commercial vehicles advanced in 2020 and experts predict they will dominate the clean transportation segment.
June 2, 2021
Freight volumes slowed in April while rates hit record high
ATRI has selected its top research priorities for 2021, which also include the decriminalization of marijuana, the impact of driver-facing cameras and more. Also: Rates hit all-time high in April, according to ACT Research; truckload fleet recognized.
May 26, 2021
TuSimple says it has orders for nearly 7,000 driverless trucks
Also: Bendix gets FMCSA waiver. Forward Air growing in Kansas. SoCal fleet adds electrics.
May 11, 2021
Trucking calls on House Democrats to reject liability insurance hike
Trucking joins group petition asking members of the U.S. House of Representatives to reject an increase of motor carriers’ minimum liability insurance requirements. Also: Nikola expects to kick off BEV, fuel cell test with port partner.
May 7, 2021
Regs violations fines increased; thousands of Internationals recalled
DOT has increased fines across all agencies, including FMCSA, for regulations violations. Also: Navistar is recalling more than 10,000 International trucks; Daimler launching products, services to support electric truck buyers; more.
May 4, 2021
DOE announces SuperTruck 3 initiative
The SuperTruck 3 initiative includes a $100M funding opportunity for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, along with $62M for EV infrastructure and lower emissions for on- and off-road vehicles.
April 16, 2021
California foodservice fleet ordering 14 Volvo VNR Electric trucks
Quality Custom Distribution will deploy 14 Volvo VNR Electric models in its Southern California last-mile delivery routes over the next two years, representing the largest single purchasing commitment of the Volvo electric trucks to date.
April 14, 2021
Diesel cylinder deactivation reduces NOx by 74%
As emissions rules tighten, diesel cylinder deactivation testing by Cummins and Tula shows big NOx reductions and double-digit gains in fuel efficiency.
April 13, 2021
July's Operation Safe Driver Week looking for speeders
CVSA has scheduled the week-long enforcement spree for July 11-17, when officers will be paying extra attention to unsafe driving behaviors. Also, Paccar to use Romeo Power as battery supplier for BEVs.
April 7, 2021
Freightliner electric trucks now available for order
Nearly 750,000 collective miles have been accumulated on the early Freightliner electric fleet to-date.
April 6, 2021
Environmental pressures change freight bid strategies
Biofuels are helping carriers be more competitive in freight bids from shippers with sustainability goals for their supply chains.
March 26, 2021
EVs are not one size fits all
While zero-emission commercial electric vehicles promise a much lower total cost of ownership, they come with a unique set of challenges that will require considerable time and money.
March 22, 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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