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Electric Truck Sales to Surpass a Third of a Million by 2026

January 3, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Electric Truck Sales Seen to Surpass a Third of a Million by 2026

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global annual electrified powertrain medium- and heavy-duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026. The report forecasts sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for each major world region — segmented by electrified [...]

Trucking Engine, Aerodynamic Fixes Could Boost Fuel Efficiency by 8%

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers have made a large number of modifications in response to future Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017 requirements, says a new study. And while most of these changes have involved revised powertrains, improved aerodynamics have been included. According to the North American On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook, published by [...]

Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Wabash Trailer Aerodynamics Boost Mileage on Navistar’s SuperTruck

Wabash National Corp., a leading North America’s producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has released details about its trailer that was part of Navistar’s SuperTruck combination vehicle. Wabash National’s trailer includes numerous aerodynamic trailer devices, three of which were based on the company’s commercially available Ventix DRS skirt, AeroFin [...]

Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Peloton Lauds Michigan Bill Backing Truck Platooning

Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company, has applauded Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of S.B. 995 into law. The legislation authorizes electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s required minimum following distance for commercial vehicles of 500 feet. “With the [...]

Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

December 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Bridgestone Developing New Tire Tech as Part of SuperTruck II

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is developing new tire technologies aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of the more than 3.5 million heavy-duty Class 8 long-haul tractor trailer trucks on the nation’s roads. Bridgestone will receive federal funding as a team member of the Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck II program. The U.S. Department [...]

Nikola Partners With Thompson Machinery on Hydrogen-electric Truck

December 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
From left are De Thompson V, Jeff Earle, Trevor Milton, Allan Wainscott, Steve Lainhart, Frank Young, Mike Thrower.

In February of this year, Caterpillar announced its departure from the on-highway vocational truck market as part of the company’s ongoing restructuring to align its businesses with existing conditions. Thus, many CAT dealers like Thompson Machinery that had invested heavily in capital assets and had many talented employees to service [...]

Nikola Unveils its 1,000-hp Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News, Technology
Nikola Unveils its 1,000-horsepower Hydrogen-electric Class 8 Truck

Nikola Motor Co. unveiled its highly anticipated Nikola One electric semi-truck at an invite-only event late week at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of [...]

AmeriPride’s F-59 Truck Fleet Gets Hybrid Electric Powertrains

December 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, Technology
AmeriPride’s F-59 Truck Fleet Gets Hybrid Electric Powertrains

XL Hybrids Inc., a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, said AmeriPride Services will take delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year. AmeriPride, which is a leader in sustainable practices in the [...]

Love’s Travel Stops Surpasses 400 Locations in U.S.

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Love’s Travel Stops Surpasses 400 Locations in U.S.

With the opening of a new Love’s Travel Stop in South Holland, Ill., Love’s celebrates surpassing 400 locations. The company reaches this milestone during a year of tremendous growth. This year alone, Love’s has opened 37 locations and added more than 2,200 truck-parking spaces across 15 states. Love’s is on [...]

TravelCenters Forms TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network

November 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
TravelCenters-TA-Petro

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has formed the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network. TA has been in the truck stop tire business for more than 40 years. The TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network allows TA to meet increased customer [...]