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When decarbonizing a diesel truck means removing the diesel fuel

The trucking industry is starting to come to terms with the idea that there’s no decarbonization magic bullet. Just as there’s no one-size-fits-all truck spec, there’s no all encompassing zero-emissions technology that’s going to meet all application and duty cycle demands. For fleets serious about decarbonization, it means finding the right mix of technologies they

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ACT Expo: A recap podcast, part 2

It’s time for part two! For those who missed it, the last episode of Fleet Future featured Editor Jason Morgan, Senior Editor David Sickels and yours truly, Managing Editor Alex Crissey, recapping September’s zero-emissions focused ACT Expo. Jason attended the show, but David and I did not, so we peppered him with questions for enough

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Fleet Advantage on the impact of decarbonization, GHG regulations and electrification on truck lifecycles

FE caught up with Fleet Advantage to talk about the latest developments in the truck market, how electrification and emissions goals will affect truck lifecycles, and a few other topics at the TMC Fall Meeting in Cleveland in September. Below is our Q&A with Al Barner, senior vice president of business development at Fleet Advantage.

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Hyzon Motors to provide hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty truck for trial with Total Transportation Services

Hyzon Motors Inc.‘s hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck will hit the road soon in California in its first customer trial in the U.S. Hyzon signed a trial agreement with Total Transport Services Inc (TTSI), a port trucking company in Southern California, to provide a Class 8 heavy-duty fuel cell electric truck to TTSI for a 30-day

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

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Hyliion touts strong fleet test case results on hybrid CNG solution

Hyliion has announced positive initial results from a truck loan program launched in conjunction with Portland-based natural gas provider NW Natural, which featured Hyliion’s hybrid CNG solution.  As part of the program, Hyliion collaborated with NW Natural to equip a Freightliner Cascadia day cab with their Hybrid compressed natural gas (CNG) solution, a self-charging powertrain that boosts

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Michigan, Ohio, Pacific propane gas associations offering rebates

Propane gas associations in Michigan, Ohio and in the Pacific region are offering rebates to fleets who buy a new propane vehicle or get a propane vehicle conversion. Michigan Michigan truck and bus fleets are getting $4,000 rebates when they buy a new propane vehicle or get a propane vehicle conversion. Propane vehicle rebates are

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What barriers will your fleet face in the transition to zero emissions?

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have the potential to offer several benefits to operators: lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance costs, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). However, there are still several barriers that must be overcome before the industry sees full adoption of BEVs and their benefits. These barriers include: Limited range Higher upfront cost

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Hyzon Motors appoints new chief administrative officer

Hyzon Motors Inc., a supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has appointed Adam Kroll as chief administrative officer, effective immediately. Kroll brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience to Hyzon, the company says. Most recently, he served as interim chief financial officer for UPG Enterprises. Prior to his tenure at UPG,

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REG: A look at renewable diesel vs. biodiesel

Renewable diesel has gotten a lot of attention from fleets over the past few years, and for good reason: It’s a drop-in replacement to petroleum diesel that offers excellent performance and cuts emissions. But what some fleets don’t realize is that the same description applies to biodiesel — and in some cases, biodiesel gives fleets

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NACV Show 2021 registration opens

Organizers of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show), which includes Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), have announced that registration is now open to attend the show in Atlanta, which will take place Sept. 28-30. This year’s NACV Show is on track to feature more than 5,000 fleet professionals attending and 332,700 square feet of

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Daimler Truck AG, Volvo Group create fuel-cell joint venture: cellcentric

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have completed their transaction to form their previously announced fuel-cell joint venture. The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the partnership interests in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG. The companies say their goal is in manufacturing fuel cells is to help the world

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