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Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales gained 19% YTD through May

For the first five months of 2021, U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales rose 19% year-to-date against a “somewhat unfair comparison of the same time period in 2020,” as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) recently released by ACT Research. For context, total U.S. Class 8 sales were

Old Dominion Freight Line adds new, expanded service centers in six markets

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has grown its service center network with six new and expanded facilities since February 2021. The company introduced new service centers in Benicia, Calif.; Phoenixville, Pa.; and Kenosha, Wis.; bringing its total count to 248 service centers, and relocated and/or expanded three more facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Milford, Conn.;

What’s that liquid? Tips to tell if a truck is leaking coolant

If your driver is out on the road and notices liquid is leaking from the engine area, they might suspect it’s a coolant leak, but how can he or she know for sure? Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Complicating matters is

Charging infrastructure Q&A with Volvo Trucks

Transitioning all or part of your fleet to battery electric trucks can seem intimidating, because the process affects not only the trucks themselves, but also the bigger business picture. Dwell time, PMs, fuel costs, even your fleet’s physical site – it’s all going to change. You might be confident that your choice of electric trucks

Watch: The real first step for efficiently putting truck service data to work

If you’re relying on pen and paper or digital spreadsheets instead of service dashboards, you’re missing out on important data that can have an important impact on your service processes. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: A fleet manager relying on pen

Daimler Trucks N.A. on electric truck charging infrastructure basics

So, the time has come for your fleet to go battery electric. You’ve done the research to determine the right battery electric trucks for your fleet, but equally as important is knowing your charging needs. What are the space requirements to build out the charging station infrastructure on-site? How efficient do you need your charging

Hyliion, FEV partner on Class 8 electric truck development

FEV, a vehicle and powertrain development company, has entered a long-term agreement with electrified powertrain systems provider Hyliion to support design, development, integration and production validation of the company’s electric range extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications. Hyliion says it is striving for the ultimate solution for sustainable, heavy-duty transportation through its Hypertruck ERX

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The (ever-evolving) list of battery commercial EV charging station OEMs (Updated!)

EV charging stations are a huge business. Some reports expect the market will be worth as much as $103.6 billion by 2028. That means there are dozens of options when it comes to finding a partner to help develop a charging station infrastructure for your fleet. Below, we’ve rounded up as many OEMs that we

Samsara, EVgo partner to accelerate the transition to EVs

Samsara has partnered with EVgo, a public fast-charging network for EVs, to help customers accelerate their transition to electric, with EVgo becoming the first electric vehicle partner on Samsara’s Experts Marketplace, which the company says is a network of trusted, certified implementation experts. As a certified partner on Samsara’s Experts Marketplace, EVgo can now serve

Watch: Summer heat is the real killer of truck batteries

If you want to avoid dealing with dead battery headaches when the weather gets cold, you need to focus on your battery maintenance and service processes as the mercury rises. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: There’s an old adage in the

Goodyear airless tire spec’d on JTA autonomous shuttles

Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The company says for the past three years, Goodyear and Local Motors have tested an Olli shuttle supported by the NPT at Goodyear testing facilities and

FleetHunt Technologies partners with Drivewyze for PreClear weigh station bypass integration

FleetHunt Technologies, a provider of fleet management systems, GPS tracking and ELD solutions, has partnered with Drivewyze to offer its ELD solutions with Drivewyze PreClear’s subscription-based weigh station bypass service and Drivewyze Safety+. Drivewyze provides FleetHunt Technologies customers the ability to receive bypass opportunities at more than 800 locations in 47 states and provinces, plus