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A new standard for diesel power is set in California

In 2021, California was the sixth fastest growing state for registrations of these new technology trucks, adding nearly 30,000 new units since 2020.

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Daimler Truck expands carbon-neutral energy supply at production sites

By 2039, the company aims to achieve CO₂-neutral production in all plants and business units worldwide.

Discussing the lubrication needs of internal combustion engines

Natural gas and hydrogen combustion engines need lube love too.

The biggest truck technology stories of 2022

Technology is changing the way all things operate. In the world of heavy-duty trucking operations, fleets are constantly looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. Now, technology is supporting processes that are automated, instantaneous and increasingly available to the trucking industry. With all of the developments, integrations, partnerships and product advancements, looking into technology progression

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Thermo King transitioning refrigerant that will emit less CO2

Thermo King, a transport refrigeration brand of Trane Technologies, announced it will transition to a lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant as standard in its truck and trailer units. This will reduce the carbon footprint of refrigerants used by its customers’ long-haul, middle-mile and last-mile delivery fleets by nearly 50% or approximately 650,000 metric tons

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Volvo delivers electric trucks with fossil-free steel to customers

Volvo has begun using fossil-free steel in its trucks. The first electric trucks with fossil-free steel are now being delivered to customers. In September this year, Volvo Trucks started series production of heavy-duty electric, 44-ton trucks, as the first global truck manufacturer to achieve this. Some of the electric trucks will also be the first

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Penske Truck Leasing opens first full-service rental and leasing LEED-certified facility

Penske Truck Leasing has recently opened a new facility in Akron, Ohio. Located at 937 E Waterloo Road this new facility is Penske’s first-ever, full-service rental and leasing facility that is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified, highlighting Penske’s environmentally sustainable building design, construction and operation. At this location, Penske offers consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract truck

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Renewable diesel fuels in internal combustion engines deliver major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

Use of low-carbon renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels are delivering significant greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions reductions in California, and hold expanded opportunities for reducing carbon emissions from the trucking sector in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and six other Northeastern states. According to new GHG emissions inventory released by the California Air Resources Board

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ACT Expo opens registration

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo announced the opening of registration. Now in its 12th year, ACT Expo is the official annual meeting place for fleet transportation executives focused on achieving both economic and environmental sustainability. More than 8,500 attendees are anticipated to participate as the event moves to the Anaheim Convention Center in

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Report: Global electric truck market size to reach 1,413,694 units by 2030

Due to the rising emissions levels and increasing prices of petroleum, along with petroleum’s limited availability, there has been a growing demand for zero-emission fuel vehicles, noted a new report from MarketsandMarkets, a company that provides B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies’ revenues. This

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Alternative Fuel Tax Credit retroactively extended for propane autogas vehicles

The Propane Education and Research Council is encouraging propane autogas fleet operators to take advantage of the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit, which was recently passed by the U.S. Congress as part of the Inflation Reduction Act 2022. Propane autogas fleet operators who apply for the tax credit will be able to claim a credit for

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CALSTART call for transition to 100% new zero-emission truck sales

Noting the climate, air quality, environmental justice, clean energy and energy cost benefits, CALSTART, its Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign (Drive to Zero), and 16 leading nations are encouraging nations worldwide to adopt a 100% zero-emission truck sales target by the year 2040. The call to action—presented in the form of a public