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Amped at ACT Expo: Exciting trucking highlights from the show floor

I could try to tell you about every awesome truck, every mind-expanding technology, and every sustainability-driving service I saw at ACT Expo 2022, but it’s better if I show you. Or at the very least, hit the highlights. That was the goal connecting with David Sickels, editor of The Buzz EV News and my partner

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Inside a self-driving truck with Torc Robotics

What was once an abandoned Dodge dealership in Albuquerque, NM, has transformed into a hub for pioneering trucking innovation and technological advancements. At a glance, it might look like a typical fleet lot, but look closer and you’ll see a host of advanced sensors mounted on trucks and while there’s a driver in the seat

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Daimler Truck, Cummins partner on hydrogen fuel cell Freightliner Cascadia

Cummins Inc. and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) are collaborating to upfit and validate Freightliner Cascadia trucks with a Cummins hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for use in North America. Freightliner will leverage Cummins’ fourth generation fuel cell powertrain, which provides improved power density, efficiency and durability. The joint effort will support both organizations’ goals to

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Photo Gallery: ACT Expo 2022

Surprises were around every corner at ACT Expo. Take the electric International RH truck above. It was hanging out at the Navistar Next technology trailer. No announcement, and International was tight-lipped about the equipment details, but it was there. And here’s a look under the hood. A pretty cool tease, and hopefully we’ll hear more

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Freightliner details production eCascadia electric truck specs

At ACT Expo, held in Long Beach, Calif., Daimler Truck North America detailed the production series eCascadia, its battery electric Class 8 truck aimed at short-haul routes that allow for depot-based charging, examples of which include last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, drayage and warehouse to warehouse applications. Freightliner noted that the typical range

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EV charging infrastructure installation case study: Daimler Truck North America

We’ve talked enough about electric truck charging infrastructure installation. It’s time that we see it in action. That’s why Amped Host David Sickels and I connected with Nate Hill, director infrastructure and eConsulting, Daimler Truck North America, who talked with us from DTNA’s Electric Island, a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric

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Torc Robotics collaborates with logistics companies on autonomous trucking

Torc is now cooperating with U.S. logistics companies to further develop the real-world applications for autonomous trucking. To that end, Torc has established the Torc Autonomous Advisory Council (TAAC) with key freight industry players to incorporate deep industry insights into its development process. Council members such as Schneider, Covenant Logistics, Penske Truck Leasing, Ryder System

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EV maintenance—what we’ve learned so far

Electric trucks, with fewer moving parts and fluids, as well as the elimination of exhaust aftertreatment systems, are widely expected to reduce equipment service needs. Likewise, routine maintenance for things likes brakes are anticipated to drop as well. Still, with electric commercial vehicles increasingly being operated across North America, fleets are on an EV learning

What does today’s truck data access mean for future truck connections?

While the trucking industry has talked broadly of “connecting to the truck,” relating it to the same way a smartphone operates, the truth is that it’s been somewhat limited, either by hardware or platform or the opportunity to physically connect to a truck. Now, Daimler Truck North America is signaling a future where connections are

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Easing truck data integration headaches: Inside the DTNA, Platform Science Virtual Vehicle

I’ll be the first to admit that we talk about truck data integrations too broadly. We toss around terms like API and cloud access, but fleets know that getting data from one company and into the hands of another is easier said than done. Truck data integrations can be painful. They’re complicated to start with,

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Balancing today’s diesel truck demands with tomorrow’s EV potential

“If you can’t get excited about the future of trucking, you must be dead.” Daimler Truck N.A. CEO and President John O’Leary has a point. Every aspect of trucking is exciting right now, but that excitement is spread across the emotional spectrum. Electric and automated trucks awaken the imagination as fleets usher in the beginning

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Penske, Freightliner look at the next level of EV operation

Penske has been battling for pole position as a top commercial electric vehicle operator since well before orders for electric trucks opened, jockeying with other big names like NFI,  Knight-Swift, Schneider, Ryder, J.B. Hunt, and UPS. The truck rental and leasing giant was part of Freightliner’s Electric Innovation fleet, influencing design and product development decisions

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