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NACFE ACT Expo

Key Takeaways from ACT Expo and the NACFE Workshop

June 1, 2022Mike Roeth highlights the excitement of commercial truck electrification seen at this year's NACFE ACT Expo workshop.

North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

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Einride Debuts Autonomous-Optimized Electric Trailer

May 31, 2022Swedish truck OEM Einride debuted an electric long-haul trailer optimized for use with both autonomous and electric truck vehicle platforms.

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EMA Lawsuit: CARB Emissions Rule Violates Clean Air Act

May 31, 2022The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association has sued the California Air Resources Board, saying the agency has not provided enough lead time for truck and engine makers to meet its latest emission standards due to go into effect in 2024.

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Futurist: Battery-Electric Trucks Are a ‘Fantasy’

May 26, 2022BEVs could have their day, but if the industry’s focus is on decarbonization, fuel cells are trucking’s future, according to a transportation futurist, who laid out the case for hydrogen.

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Volvo Introducing Fossil-Free Steel in its Trucks

May 25, 2022The world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks, which will be produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and will be first included in Volvo’s heavy-duty electric trucks.

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Report: Schneider Ahead on 2025 Emissions Per Mile Target

May 25, 2022Transportation and logistics provider Schneider is more than halfway to one of its emission-reduction per mile targets, according to its second annual corporate responsibility report.

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Volvo LIGHTS award winners

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Volvo LIGHTS Project Wins SCAG Sustainability Award

May 24, 2022The Southern California Association of Governments recently awarded the Volvo LIGHTS project with its 2022 Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability award.

Volvo LIGHTS

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Experts Urge Preparation Now for Transition to EVs

May 24, 2022Sometime in the 2020s or early 2030s a growing number of traditional longhaul trucks could be running on hydrogen fuel cell systems while vans and trucks running regional and local routes will rely on battery-electric propulsion systems.

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Volvo LIGHTS

Lessons Learned from Volvo LIGHTS Leading the Charge Forward

May 20, 2022A recently released guidebook from the Volvo LIGHTS project is offering fleets insight into how to move forward with the wide-scale adoption of electric trucks.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

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Hydrogen’s Future in Trucking Has Steep Hill to Climb

May 19, 2022For hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to be adopted at-scale in the trucking industry, there are hurdles that must be overcome.

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‘Clean’ Trucking is Here to Stay

May 18, 2022While the industry waits for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to catch up with OEM production, commercial fleets are investing in a variety of technologies to help them improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

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Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks Are Hitting the Roads in California and Beyond

May 17, 2022Battery-powered big rigs are finally moving from tests to real-world rollouts for shorter routes.

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Big Rigs Going Electric As Navistar, Cummins, Daimler Rev Up Next-Generation Trucks

May 16, 2022The electric vehicle revolution is far bigger than Tesla and Ford as the world’s top makers of heavy-duty trucks and powertrains including Navistar, Daimler, Cummins, Hyundai and Volvo also intend to shake up their industry with next-generation battery- and hydrogen-powered models that cut carbon and exhaust pollution.

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Fleets Share Progress, Frustrations on the Race to Cut Carbon Emissions

May 16, 2022Fleets will ultimately bear the brunt of efforts to reduce trucking’s impact on the climate crisis. And at the third and final Roundtable Discussion at ACT Expo, four fleets discussed how they’ve tackled the sustainability challenge — and the long road still ahead.

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Cummins CEO: Zero-Emission Future can be Profitable for Trucking

May 16, 2022In his ACT Expo keynote, CEO Tom Linebarger calls on the trucking industry to work together to create and share a future that combats climate change and solves problems as it scales up decarbonizing solutions to bring adoption costs down.

via Fleet Owner

Navistar CEO Calls for Long-Term Commitment to get to Net Zero

May 16, 2022Taking the stage on the second day of ACT Expo as keynote speaker, Navistar CEO Mathias Carlbaum pointed out a newspaper article from 1912, with a scientist reporting that “coal consumption is affecting our climate.”

via Heavy Duty Trucking