With each passing month comes more news from the growing world of electric trucks. Here’s a refresher on the latest in medium- and heavy-duty electrification. Hino In early October, Hino Trucks announced “Project Z,” outlining its plans to develop and release several zero-emissions vehicles over the next few years. The project includes both battery electric
Kenworth Truck Co. has won a new, four-year Cooperative Government Purchasing Contract with Sourcewell. The cooperative contract expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 5-8 chassis to more than 77,000 Sourcewell members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sourcewell creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies, which include government, education and
Here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.
CSM Companies Inc., a network of commercial vehicle and automotive dealerships, has acquired three Kenworth of Central Florida locations. This acquisition will allow CSM to provide better service to existing customers transporting in Florida, the company says. These locations will be renamed “Florida Kenworth” effective immediately. The Tampa and Orlando locations are full-service dealerships with
It was a good problem to have. With a rapidly growing trucking company, Nick Beck, owner of Beck Trucking, knew he had to streamline communication with drivers and customers. “We were steadily adding trucks, so checking in with drivers by phone was no longer efficient,” he says. “At times we were spending hours just waiting
All throughout September and October, the Fleet Future podcast from FE has been focused on electrification, speaking with people throughout the industry on the details of electrification, the trucks that are coming to market and what interested fleets will need to know. Brush up on your electric truck knowledge below with all seven episodes of
If you’ve been following electric truck development news over the last few years, you likely heard that Kenworth was focusing its efforts on hydrogen fuel cell trucks, rather than battery electric power. So it may have come as a surprise in early September when Kenworth announced the availability of the battery electric K270E and K370E
If you have ever found yourself with your hands on your knees, nose three inches from a model ship in a glass bottle, you have no doubt silently contemplated the same question everyone else has in this position – how did they possibly build that? It begins with preparation. As each combination of ship, bottle
Kenworth has announced a battery electric version of its Class 8 T680 truck, now available for order. The Kenworth T680E will enter into production in 2021, the company said. The zero-emission Kenworth T680E has an estimated operating range of 150 miles, depending on application, the company says. The T680E uses a CCS1 DC fast charger
Following last month’s announcement that two Kenworth battery electric medium-duty trucks, the K270E and K370E, are now available for order, FE connected with John Luoma, director of product planning at Kenworth, to get additional details about these trucks, from the specs to the applications they are best suited for. Listen to the interview below: This
The Reyco Granning 79KB suspension will be the standard offering on the Kenworth K270E and K370E battery electric vehicles, the company announced. Available for Class 5 through 8 trucks, Reyco Granning says the system is available in a variety of capacities with options that include a stabilizer bar, taper leaf springs, helper springs, shock absorbers
For Newman Carriers, safety of equipment and well-trained drivers are among the keys to ongoing success.