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First Peterbilt Model 220EV Goes to Anchorage

June 21, 2021Peterbilt Motors Company delivered the first production Model 220EV to the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) in Anchorage, Alaska during a celebration at Peterbilt of Alaska’s Anchorage facility.

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Canada Invests in Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Commercial Fleets

June 18, 2021The Canadian government is investing $2.3 million in the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Secures $2.5M to Advance Diesel-Free Truck Demonstration

June 18, 2021ClearFlame Engine Technologies has secured $2.5 million in additional financing from several investors, including the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations to help deploy pilot Class 8 trucks with its patented technology.

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9 Ways Innovative Fleets Save Fuel

June 18, 2021Fuel is by far the largest vehicle-based cost for motor carriers per mile, according to the American Transportation Research Institute, with costs ranging from about 34 cents per mile to nearly 65 cents per mile.

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Bridgestone Kodiak Investment to Enable Smart Tire Tech in Autonomous Trucks

June 17, 2021Bridgestone Americas is taking a minority investment in Kodiak Robotics, which will allow the integration of Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tire technologies and fleet solutions into Kodiak’s Level 4 autonomous trucks.

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Battle Motors, PositivEnergy Partner on Charging Network

June 17, 2021Battle Motors, the owner and manufacturer of Crane Carrier trucks and a developer of electric vehicle (EV) technology, has partnered with PositivEnergy to install charging stations at municipal accounts across North America, according to a June 1 press release.

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Electric Truck Bootcamp #7: Financing the Transition & Innovative Business Models

Webinar Date: July 13, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the seventh webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on July 13, at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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Why the Future of Long-Haul Heavy Trucking Probably Includes Lots of Hydrogen

June 15, 2021Technical experts and the climate-concerned public alike have long pushed the idea that the future will be one of clean electricity that powers just about all aspects of our life.

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ACT Expo’s Advanced Transportation Investor Summit to Highlight Incredible Industry Momentum

June 15, 2021ACT Expo’s Investor Summit offers attendees a full picture of the current state of the industry, as well as key trends and projections for the coming year.

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UNFI Refits With Electric TRUs in Southern California

June 14, 2021Wholesaler United Natural Foods Inc. announced it is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif., distribution center.

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Truck of the Future Project to Address Blind Zones in AI Pilot

June 14, 2021The Together for Safer Roads coalition, with Anheuser-Busch InBev, Republic Services, and the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, will work with a behavioral AI company to test ways to reduce blind zones around the truck as part of the new Truck of the Future project.

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ATA Unveils Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee

June 11, 2021American Trucking Associations announced the formation of its Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee, a group that will help shape ATA’s policies and actions on key environmental issues and will address topics such as fuels, carbon pricing and zero-emission vehicle development.

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Locomation and PGT Trucking Inc., agree to autonomous relay convoy deployment

June 11, 2021Locomation, the world’s first technology platform to offer human-guided autonomous truck convoying, announced a multi-year agreement with PGT Trucking Inc. to deploy Locomation autonomous truck technology for use on PGT Trucking routes.

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Hexagon Purus, VVG Partnership Electrifying California Medium-Duty Fleets

June 11, 2021Hexagon Purus, a provider of medium- and heavy-duty battery packs, has partnered with Velocity Vehicle Group, a group of commercial vehicle dealers in the U.S., to deliver battery packs and powertrain integration for medium-duty battery-electric trucks in California based on Freightliner’s Class 6 M2 platform.

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Are ‘Near-Zero-Emissions’ Diesel Trucks Delaying Electric Vehicle Adoption?

June 11, 2021The newest generation of diesel trucks provides measurable efficiency improvements and reductions in emissions, but experts who view electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles as trucks of the future worry that improved diesel technology could delay the adoption of EVs.

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J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

June 10, 2021J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

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