Fuel / Technology: Efficiency

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What is the carbon footprint of a truck?

April 9, 2021According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere to keep the planet warm, but too much can lead to global warming. These gases can take thousands of years to leave the atmosphere, making it vital to manage our individual...

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Major fleets to test if Hyliion Hypertruck is in it for the long haul

April 8, 2021With the formation of the Hypertruck Innovation Council, Hyliion is ready to test how far its Class 8 battery/natural gas hybrid can go to cut fleets’ carbon footprint and fuel costs.

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The key things to know about Biden’s EV infrastructure plan

April 7, 2021Within President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — the American Jobs Plan — unveiled last week, the White House is proposing a massive $174 billion investment “to win the EV market.”

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Palermo school buses go electric with funding and 50% lower electricity rate from AMPLY Power

April 7, 2021Adding another school district fleet electrification program to its growing list of customers, AMPLY Power has been selected to manage the charging of electric school buses for the Palermo Union Elementary School District in Northern California.

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Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

April 7, 2021Electric-assisted cargo bikes (e-cargo bikes) have an electric motor, which means that couriers such as Rosal don’t need to be in shape for the next Tour de France or RAGBRAI in order to haul more freight or travel challenging distances.

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EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study

April 6, 2021Schneider could save $554,813 in annual fuel costs by electrifying its 42-truck fleet based out of Stockton, California, according to a study prepared by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates funded by the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Hydrogen benefits highly utilized trucks

April 6, 2021There is no denying the move towards alternative fuel solutions is gaining momentum with hydrogen and battery electric each surfacing as leaders depending on the use cases.

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Embark standardizes self-driving tech for major truck OEMs

April 5, 2021Autonomous truck developer Embark launched the Embark Universal Interface (EUI), a set of standardized self-driving components and the flexible interfaces necessary for major truck OEMs to more easily and robustly integrate Embark’s autonomous technology onto their vehicle platforms.

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U.S. airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

April 5, 2021Airlines for American (A4A), a trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, said on Thursday that its member carriers will work within the industry and with government leaders to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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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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Peterbilt releases EV operating cost calculator

March 29, 2021According to the company, the calculator compares a variety of variables such as mileage per year, charging stations, vehicle price, and more, allowing for a detailed summary that will outline total electric costs and operating cost per vehicle.

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Geotab Extend: Focus on EVs

March 26, 2021Fleet electrification has been a focus at Geotab Extend, a virtual learning and networking event for fleet professionals and industry partners, with executives discussing resale value, battery health, total cost of ownership, and cost of tracking.

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As EV economics improve, trucking may be the ‘next big frontier’ for clean transportation

March 26, 2021Transitioning all of the United States’ medium- and heavy-duty trucks to zero-emissions vehicles by 2040 would lead to cumulative pollution-related savings of $485 billion by 2050, according to Jennifer Helfrich, senior manager of state policy at Ceres.

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Azuga Adds AI-Based Fleet Risk Assessment

March 26, 2021Azuga’s SafetyIQ uses Machine Learning algorithms to analyze vehicle telematics data to mitigate risk, reduce the number of claims filed and lower insurance costs.

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Coalition Asks Biden Administration to Reduce Truck Emissions by Fall 2022

March 25, 2021A wide-ranging coalition of business, science and environmental groups is calling on the Biden administration to within the next 18 months set “multi-pollutant climate and clean air standards” that will eliminate particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions from new freight trucks and buses.

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Canada’s Carbon Tax Upheld by Top Court, Cementing Green Agenda

March 25, 2021Canada’s efforts to combat climate change scored a major victory after the country’s top court ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is constitutional.

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