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Where is electric truck charging energy coming from?

The headline asks an important question that may feel too early in the zero-emissions vehicle adoption cycle to ask. As first-adopting fleets do their parts to field electric trucks, install charging infrastructure and start working through the electric truck operation wrinkles, the fact is that sustainability is larger than just OEMs manufacturing electric trucks and

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Volvo LIGHTS project team wins 2021 Climate Leadership Award

Volvo Trucks North America recently accepted a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project in Southern California. The “Innovative Partnership” award was presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) to showcase and recognize exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in

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Kenworth Chillicothe plant earns EPA award

The Kenworth Chillicothe manufacturing plant recently received the 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence “E3” Platinum Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in Ohio that demonstrate commitment to exceed regulatory compliance and attain exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. Kenworth Chillicothe was one of three companies in Ohio

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Cummins talks hydrogen generation, the Daimler medium-duty engine deal (plus more outtakes from our executive interview)

There was a lot to talk about with Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins president and chief operating officer, during our interview for our executive story on diesel, decarbonization and the path forward for Cummins. There were a number of interesting power-driven topics that we couldn’t cover in that story that found their way here. You can read

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Diesel, decarbonization, and the path forward for Cummins

The trucking industry is moving toward greater decarbonization and taking its first steps into electrification that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels, so what does this mean for the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturer? Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Rumsey took the time to sit down with me for an exclusive interview focused on

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Volvo Trucks announces zero-emissions transportation effort to New River Valley plant

The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, will be deployed on local logistics routes servicing the company’s New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly operations in Dublin, Va., by end the end of 2021, the OEM announced during ACT Expo 2021. Working with local suppliers and carriers, Volvo

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ACT Expo live blog: Day one (Updated!)

Electrification of the trucking industry is happening. There’s no greater proof that the buzz of activity at this year’s ACT Expo held in Long Beach, California. That’s right, an actual, real-life trade show with approximately 4,000 registered attendees. I’m on the show floor, kicking the tires on the latest zero-emissions technologies and talking with the

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Cooper Tire launches new Pro Series Long Haul Steer 2 tire

Cooper Tire has launched its new Pro Series Long Haul Steer 2 tire that replaces its predecessor, the Cooper Pro Series Long Haul Steer tire, and is available now in size 295/75R22.5 (load range G and H), with additional sizes becoming available in October. The Cooper Pro Series Long Haul Steer 2 tire features a shoulder decoupling rib on

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Growing hybridization options and their role in electrification

With electric trucks available for order and fleets that fit the application profile talking with utility companies about electric charging infrastructure, there’s a conversation percolating under the surface of early electrification adopters that revolves around the question: Where does the energy come from? That’s the fun part about electric powertrains: You can generate the energy

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Peterbilt highlights EV cost calculator

One of the biggest questions fleet have after figuring if electric trucks fit their applications is, “How do I get started?” For its part, Peterbilt launched an EV operating cost calculator in March for those interested in adding adding Peterbilt EV models to their fleets. The EV operating cost calculator outlines total electric costs and

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Cummins, Chevron announce hydrogen collaboration

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Cummins Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a strategic alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternative energy sources. The MOU provides the framework for Chevron and Cummins to initially collaborate on four main objectives: advancing public policy that promotes hydrogen as a decarbonizing

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Three truck market takeaways from Fleet Advantage

Fleet business analytics provider Fleet Advantage shared three areas of focus for the heavy-duty truck market following its fiscal year ending June 30. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. economy is expected to grow 6.9% this year, a staunch increase from the 3.5% contraction in 2020. This has resulted

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