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Amazon adds nearly 50 Volvo VNR Electric trucks

The fully electric trucks are expected to drive over 1,000,000 miles each year through first- and middle-mile operations.

Sustainability, technology take center stage at ATA MCE 2023

Battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell and diesel trucks lined the halls of the association’s fall show.

Volvo to supply 20 heavy-duty electric trucks to Amazon in Germany

Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel.  Heavy goods vehicles and other commercial vehicles make up around 36% of Germany’s domestic transport emissions, which makes

Verizon Connect, AWS collaborate on full cloud migration

Verizon Connect recently migrated Verizon Connect Reveal, a fleet management software platform, entirely to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS). Verizon Connect, now fully on AWS, utilizes the AWS multiple Availability Zone (AZ) architecture for solutions that are secure, scalable and reliable, and also enable continued growth for Verizon Connect, the company noted. Verizon Connect Reveal

Amazon Web Services announces AWS IoT FleetWise

Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced AWS IoT FleetWise, a new service that the company says makes it easier and more cost-effective for automakers to collect, transform and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near-real time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, automakers can collect and organize data in any format present in their vehicles (regardless

Amazon begins testing electric vans in San Francisco

One year after announcing the purchase of 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles, Amazon has begun testing its electric vans on delivery routes in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is one of 16 cities where Amazon will be using these vehicles for customer deliveries in 2021. Amazon says the city was chosen because of

Torc Robotics makes Amazon Web Services cloud provider for its self-driving truck fleet

Torc Robotics has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc. as its preferred cloud provider to handle the scale and speed needed for data transfer, storage, and compute capacity as the company prepares to deploy its fleet of next-generation self-driving test trucks in New Mexico and Virginia. With the growth in test fleet size, number of

Is an electric delivery truck revolution coming?

With support from Amazon and Ford, Rivian gets set to roll out all-electric delivery trucks and vans.

Amazon orders 100,000 electric vehicles from Rivian

Amazon announced that it has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian. Amazon notes that this is the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles, which the company plans to have out on the roads delivering packages in 2021.

Uber for trucking? Separating the dream from reality

“Uber for trucking.” It’s been an industry buzz term for a while now. Seeing the meteoric rise of companies like Uber and Lyft in the passenger car segment has made trucking technology companies wonder: What if we could do this for freight? Could this be trucking’s next technology breakthrough? It’s an exciting prospect, but while