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Sustainability road trip! A logistics journey to renewable energy

Editor’s note: QCD has been a leader in electric truck adoption. The headlines and mile markers have been numerous. So when Shane Blanchette group vice president, continuous improvement, QCD, reached out to share the company’s sustainability journey, we jumped at the chance to hand him the proverbial editorial mic. So here’s Blanchette, take it away

The first EV application just happens to be the last mile

Given the range limitations, commercial EVs are primed for last-mile deliveries, and the headlines surrounding that application have been numerous: • Customers across the U.S. will begin to see custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian delivering their Amazon packages, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San

What’s the commercial EV reality?

This is the second time that Volvo Trucks North America’s Allison Athey has turned the tables on me. When she last took over the FE Unscripted hosting duties, we busted trucking spec’ing myths. This time, the Volvo Trucks North America product marketing manager has me in the hot seat to talk about the reality of

AxleTech and the coming expansion of electrified solutions

First came the electric trucks; both production models (Fuso eCanter) and concepts (Cummins, Telsa, Nikola and Kenworth). Now, the electrified components segment is charged with launch energy. At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, electrified solutions took center stage with Hyliion’s HE Drive Axle taking home the Jim Winsor

We drove an electric truck

Electric trucks are getting truckloads of headlines today, making electrification a reality in the near term. Though electrification is getting the spotlight now, it’s been on Fleet Equipment‘s radar for quite some time. Case in point—we hopped behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter seven months ago at the Work Truck Show. In case

Cummins reveals fully electric Class 7 truck, provides update on diesel engines

During an event at its technical center in Columbus, Ind., Cummins Inc. unveiled a fully electric Class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor, dubbed the Aeos (a reference to one of the four winged horses driving Greek mythology’s sun god across the sky). The truck includes a battery pack offering with a charge time of one