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Zero-emissions truck count: 1,215 deployed in U.S.

Calstart published an inventory of Class 2b-8 zero-emission trucks (ZETs) in the U.S. “Zeroing in on Zero-Emission Trucks.” As of December 2021, 145 ZET models across 30 manufacturers are available for purchase, an increase of 625% from 2019 according to CALSTART’s Zero-Emission Technology Inventory. “The actual number of deployed vehicles is still quite low, and

Fullbay Cares initiative supports charitable organizations

Fullbay continued its practice of providing educational resources, marketing support and nearly $30,000 in donations to deserving charitable organizations through its Fullbay Cares initiative in 2021. Established in 2020 as a way to give back to the heavy-duty community, Fullbay Cares chooses one organization per month to not only provide a monetary donation, but also bring more

FleetPride acquires Nationwide Truck Service location

FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Nationwide Truck Service of Louisville, Ken. Founded in 1989 and owned by Eric Adkins, Nationwide Truck Service offers a wide range of repair services from its 21-bay facility and mobile repair units in addition to 24/7 roadside support. The Service Center at 355 Farmington Ave. will team up with the existing FleetPride

ZF’s WABCO Service Partner program’s 100th service location

ZF announced its 100th service location in the WABCO Service Partner (WSP) program in North America. ZF also plans to add 150 new independent locations to the program in 2022 to further expand coverage and reach a goal of 1,000 partner locations by 2025 within the region, the company noted in a press release. The

Mack Trucks launches Vehicle-as-a-Service program

Mack Trucks and Mack Financial Services (MFS) launched an all-inclusive Vehicle-as-a-Service (VaaS) program to help simplify the purchase process and help customers better manage expenses associated with acquiring the Mack LR Electric battery electric vehicle (BEV). VaaS includes the vehicle chassis, the refuse body, applicable taxes and a comprehensive vehicle protection plan-the Mack Ultra Service Agreement-for the Mack LR

BYD introduces Type A battery electric school bus

BYD introduced its Type A battery electric vehicle, a zero-emission school bus that combines design, performance and safety together in a package built to meet the needs of students and administrators. The BYD Type A offers innovative vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. The

Volvo Trucks named first certified EV dealer in Central Valley

Volvo Trucks North America has designated Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, Calif., location as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes. Located in the heart of

Stemco announces Discover XR wheel seal as standalone product

Stemco, an Enpro company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has launched its the new Discover XR wheel seal. This wheel seal solution was previously only available as a part of the Trifecta pre-adjusted hub assembly, but is now available as a standalone product. The Discover XR seal features exclusive GlideLock

Navistar president, CEO to deliver keynote at ACT Expo

Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo announced Mathias Carlbaum, president and CEO of Navistar Inc., as a keynote speaker at this year’s show, which is returning to the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California from May 9-12, 2022. Carlbaum will share his perspectives on the rapid changes taking place across the fleet transportation sector, including

EV Connect introduces EV charging solution for fleets 

EV Connect announced the general availability of its Fleet Charging Management Platform. As a lead customer, the City of Porterville now leverages the EV Connect Fleet solution for advanced capabilities such as real-time charger and vehicle data, automatic and manual charging prioritization, and energy management to help mitigate on-peak energy costs. The City of Porterville, Calif., located in

Hyliion announces Jay Craig to join board of directors

Hyliion Holdings Corp. has announced that Jeffrey A. Craig will join its board of directors. Craig oversaw the advancement of Meritor’s product portfolio during his tenure as chief executive officer, where he guided the development of a multitude of electrification products—some of which are now used on the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX. Craig also worked closely

Ascend acquires Dedicated Transportation Solutions

Ascend LLC, a dry van, full truckload carrier announced it has acquired Dedicated Transport Solutions (DTS), of Greenville, S.C. The acquisition of DTS expands Ascend’s dedicated contract carriage business and further broadens the company’s footprint while building network density. The addition of DTS strengthens Ascend’s coverage of the southeastern seaboard in North Carolina, South Carolina,