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NACFE chooses 13 fleets and BEVs for Run on Less Electric

April 1, 2021The third Run on Less event will feature battery-electric trucks and vans Classes 3-8 in a wide variety of applications that will provide greater insights into the nascent industry.

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Last-Mile Delivery Fleet Takes Delivery of Volvo VNR Electric

April 1, 2021Quality Custom Distribution, a national food service logistics provider, recently took delivery of a Volvo VNR Electric — the first zero-emission, battery-electric truck to be deployed in QCD’s fleet of more than 700 vehicles.

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Autonomous vehicles poised to solve long-term industry ills

April 1, 2021Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic in the transportation industry for years. As technology continues to evolve and regulation talks take off among lawmakers, special purpose acquisition companies seem to be shifting their financial focus away from electric vehicles and toward self-driving truck startups.

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Lightning eMotors Secures Zero-Emission Delivery Truck Order from Fluid

March 31, 2021Lightning eMotors, a provider of purpose-built commercial electric vehicles for fleets, says Fluid Truck has ordered 40 additional zero-emission delivery trucks for its New York City fleet. The vehicles will be utilized by XPO Logistics and NAL Group in their support of IKEA Retail U.S. last-mile delivery efforts.

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IKEA U.S. to Convert New York Last-Mile Delivery Fleet to EVs by May 2021

March 31, 2021IKEA U.S. announced that it’s on track to have a fully operational fleet of 40 electric vehicle last-mile delivery trucks to service all five boroughs of the New York City market by May 2021. The fleet is currently operating at roughly 35% capacity and trucks are being delivered on an accelerated production schedule to meet...

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PepsiCo’s next act: Moving beyond the electric pilot

March 31, 2021Over the next decade, beverage giant PepsiCo will need to convert a large portion of the 27,000 trucks and vans that move its products — from bags of Cheetos to bottles of Mountain Dew — to electric and other zero-emission technologies.

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Trucking’s EV endgame still far off, experts agree

March 31, 2021The road to electrification is wrought with complexity and opportunities, a panel of fleet experts found on a recent EV webinar.

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What’s Driving Electric Trucks?

Webinar Date: April 20, 2021 at 10:00am PSTJoin the first webinar in the Electric Truck Bootcamp series on April 20 at 10 am PT, hosted in partnership with NACFE and RMI.

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Does Your ‘Zero-Emissions’ Vehicle Really Offer the Lowest Emissions?

March 30, 2021A recent study is making fleet owners think twice about the common perception that electric vehicles offer the lowest emissions.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

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U.S. Gain, AJR Trucking Partner to Build California RNG Fueling Station

March 30, 2021AJR Trucking has partnered with U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Compton, Calif., near the port of Long Beach.

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Volvo partners with Aurora for hub-to-hub autonomous trucking

March 30, 2021Volvo Group (OTC: VLVLY) will partner with Aurora Innovation OpCo Inc. for hub-to-hub autonomous trucks in North America, aligning with the same startup working with rival PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR).

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Biden’s infrastructure plan could pave trucking’s zero-emissions future

March 30, 2021The president will unveil a multi-trillion-dollar spending package on Wednesday that’s expected to focus on traditional infrastructure investments, domestic manufacturing, and a plan for how the transportation industry would help combat climate change.

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Truckers Speak Out at CARB Workshop on Tough Smog Test Proposal

March 30, 2021California environmental regulators gave motor carriers a look at a tweaked heavy-duty vehicle smog inspection and maintenance program proposal that will require motor carriers to “smog test” their fleets quarterly, rather than current requirements for an annual inspection.

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UPS Signs CNG, RNG Supply Agreement with Hexagon Agility

March 29, 2021Hexagon Agility, a provider of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles, has signed a master services agreement with UPS to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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MHX Leasing Orders 10 Tesla Semi And Two Megachargers

March 29, 2021Tesla has just got another customer for its upcoming electric truck, as MHX Leasing has been awarded with $1.9 million grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) to deploy 10 Tesla Semi.

via Inside EVs

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TICO partnership: Electric terminal tractors in the pipeline

March 29, 2021Terminal Investment Corp. (TICO), a fleet and terminal service provider and tractor manufacturer, is working on its first electric terminal tractor with the help of Volvo Penta and Cummins.

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