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Alm: Heavy-Duty EV Adoption Must Include Carbon Pricing

May 24, 2024Expediting adoption of heavy-duty battery-electric trucks is a multifactor conundrum, but the answer must include a price on carbon dioxide emissions, Volvo Trucks President Roger Alm said.  

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J.B. Hunt President: Cutting Carbon Emissions Now — Without Electric Trucks

May 24, 2024Electrification is not trucking’s best decarbonization option right now, says Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

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Volvo Answers Questions About its New Autonomous Truck

May 24, 2024Volvo gives additional details on its newly announced autonomous truck, and the technology behind it.

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Study Shows Increasing Complexity of Adding Electric, Alternative Fuels

May 24, 2024The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo commenced Monday with the release of a comprehensive report on medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle adoption of zero-emissions and low carbon technologies that indicates much confusion amid $32 billion in funding opportunities.  

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Truck Maker Execs Hopeful on BETs Despite Slow Adoption

May 24, 2024Battery-electric truck adoption rates surprised to the downside over the past five years, a panel of the most powerful executives at America’s truck manufacturers told ACT Expo 2024 attendees, but they say there is no going back.  

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Ryder: Can we Bridge the Cost Parity Gap Between Electric and Diesel Truck Operations?

May 24, 2024The business case for electric trucks is more expensive for fleets than first anticipated, according to Robert Sanchez, Ryder System’s CEO and chairman.

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Oregon School District, First Student Win Fleet Awards at ACT EXPO

May 24, 2024Beaverton School District in Oregon and Contractor First Student were recognized on the ACT EXPO stage for their commitment to cleaner emissions.

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Pilot’s Wright: Companies Must Lead Sustainability Movement

May 24, 2024To provide a better understanding of the drive for innovation of alternative fuels and electrification, Pilot CEO Adam Wright told a story of his family vacation at a water park.

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Tesla Semi Update Still Leaves Questions

May 24, 2024Like Moses coming down from The Mount, Dan Priestley, head of the Tesla Semi program, strode onto the stage at ACT Expo in Las Vegas to hoots and cheers from a few dozen fanboys sitting at the back of the room. Most of the audience just clapped politely.

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Can Hydrogen Actually Work for Trucking Operations?

May 17, 2024FirstElement Fuel, Bosch Rexroth, and OEMs are all playing a part in the development of hydrogen-powered vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure development—but their processes all vary. Here are their differences.

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Spate of Self-Driving Probes Points to Higher Safety Bar

May 17, 2024Companies offering driver-assistance systems and developing autonomous vehicles are entering a new phase of more exacting oversight, with the top U.S. auto safety regulator investigating four of the industry’s most prominent companies in rapid-fire fashion.

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17 States Sue to Block California’s Advanced Clean Fleets Rule

May 15, 2024A group of states that loosely parallels those that filed suit last year to stop California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule have taken similar action against the state’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, seeking to stop the ACF while it awaits a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Amazon Building Electric-Truck Fleet in Southern California

May 15, 2024Amazon is building a fleet of Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 heavy-duty battery-electric trucks operating at and around the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach — the e-commerce giant’s largest electric truck fleet yet.

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Daimler Truck North America Invests in Clean Transportation Tech in Portland, Oregon

May 14, 2024DTNA has two new investments at its headquarters complex on Swan Island: a new electric vehicle supply equipment training center near Electric Island and a new engineering facility at its campus.

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Smarter Vehicles Could Mean Big Changes for Traffic Lights

May 14, 2024As cars and trucks get smarter and more connected, the humble lights that have controlled the flow of traffic for more than a century could also be on the cusp of a major transformation.

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What are Scope 3 Emissions and Why Should Trucking Companies Care?

May 13, 2024The key for trucking in this discussion is that a fleet’s Scope 1 emissions are part of a shipper’s Scope 3 emissions. And large companies, for many reasons, are looking to reduce those emissions.

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