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Using data provided by Geotab, nonprofit The Ray will be able to determine the optimal locations and design for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and help make EVs more accessible. Photo: Geotab The Ray, a nonprofit testbed for sustainable transportation, has announced a fleet electrification study to analyze the movement patterns of medium- and heavy-duty
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WorkHound’s mid-year report of driver feedback revealed that drivers, technicians and office workers at trucking companies prefer smaller companies. File Photo: Lytx Drivers, technicians and office workers in the trucking industry are more likely to be satisfied at small- or medium-sized companies, according to WorkHound’s mid-year report. WorkHound’s mid-year report results, presented during a Truckload Carriers
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator Meera Joshi will address critical safety and productivity issues facing the trucking industry at the Women In Trucking Association’s Accelerate! Conference. Photo: USDOT The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced that Meera Joshi, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be the closing keynote
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With chilly months on their way, help keep your vehicle on the road and operating safely with this advice for wheel-ends, air systems, and electronics. Photo: Unsplash/Katie Doherty Like it or not, winter is coming. You know the drill: falling temperatures, snow, and ice hitting large swaths of North America, presenting challenges for trucks and
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Aon will work with Locomation and insurance carriers to assess the autonomous technology risks and align them with insurance industry best practices. Photo: Locomation Autonomous truck technology company Locomation announced it will collaboration with risk solution firm Aon to develop a risk management plan as the company develops its autonomous freight transport technology and backend platform for
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Western Star’s 47X in Photos – Equipment – Trucking Info 0/16 October 1, 2021 Photo Gallery View Photo Gallery On Sept. 23, 2021, Western Star introduced the 47X vocational truck, a lighter-weight complement to the Western Star 49X. The introduction extends the Western Star X-Series into entirely new vocational applications. Create your free Bobit Connect
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Each charging station will deliver 1-megawatt of power from roadway-embedded charging pads, stationed at designated facilities in Seattle and Portland, to a specially equipped Kenworth T680 next-generation battery-electric vehicles. Photo: Kenworth Kenworth and Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE), a developer of high-power inductive charging solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, will participate in the U.S.
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For refrigerated haulers, telematics introduces a first-ever capability — the ability to monitor and control transport refrigeration equipment from a central location. Photo: Thermo King For refrigerated haulers, telematics introduces a first-ever capability — the ability to monitor and control transport refrigeration equipment from a central location, including changing cargo temperature profiles and setpoints, and
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Daimler Truck and Torc Robotics are in their third year of partnership, and are working toward commercialization of the first scalable, profitable Level 4 autonomous truck. Photo: Daimler Daimler Truck and Torc Robotics are in their third year of partnership, and are working toward commercialization of the first scalable, profitable Level 4 autonomous truck. This
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Nussbaum Transportation (417 drivers) won Best Overall Fleet in the large carrier category Photo: TCA During the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, TCA and CarriersEdge named Illinois-based Nussbaum Transportation and Massachusetts-based Boyle Transportation the Best Overall Fleets in the Best Fleet to Drive For contest.  The Best Fleets to Drive For contest, now in its 13th year,
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Gatik’s medium-duty fleet will deploy Goodyear SightLine tires using connected tech to improve stopping distances in commercial AVs and monitor tire pressure in real time. Photo courtesy Gatik Goodyear and Gatik announced a multi-year collaboration to advance the development of mobility solutions for the autonomous B2B short-haul logistics industry. The news release on Sept. 28 says that the
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Paccar’s autonomously-enabled trucks configured with the Aurora autonomous Driver platform will haul FedEx loads between Dallas and Houston along the I-45 corridor. Photo: Aurora Paccar has teamed up with Fedex and Aurora to launch a commercial pilot of autonomous trucks in linehaul trucking operations. Paccar’s autonomously-enabled trucks configured with the Aurora autonomous Driver platform will
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With the shorter hood and a wheel cut up to 50 degrees, the 47X further optimizes maneuverability for work on construction sites or operation in congested urban environments. Photo: Western Star Western Star introduced the 47X vocational truck, a lighter-weight complement to the Western Star 49X. The introduction extends the Western Star X-Series into entirely
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Larger fleets, even though many have been encouraging drivers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, are concerned about a new mandate. Photo: Christian Emmer It’s no secret that the trucking industry is heavily regulated by an alphabet soup of government agencies, including FMCSA, EPA, and NHTSA, to name a few. But an emergency regulation regarding COVID-19
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Toyota and Kenworth have been jointly developing hydrogen fuel cell technology for Class 8 trucks since 2017, putting Toyota hydrogen fuel cells in Kenworth T680 truck chassis. Ten second-generation prototypes are being built, with the first five already operating with fleets in port drayage in southern California as part of a demonstration project called Shore-to-Store.
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Ryder plans to serve as Embark’s transfer point operator, managing the logistical operations throughout the yard, performing pre- and post-trip inspections, and providing maintenance services for the vehicles, as well as the autonomous hardware. Photo: Ryder Ryder System and autonomous technology company Embark Trucks have formed a partnership to launch a nationwide network of up to
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HDT Graphic Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors are looking for under-40 trucking fleet leaders to honor as 2021 HDT Emerging Leaders in the December issue. The award honors leaders who are making a difference in both the trucking industry and within their work for a for-hire, private, government, or vocational fleet. These leaders are influential in
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American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5% in August after falling 1.1% in July. Graph: ATA American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5% in August after falling 1.1% in July. In August, the index equaled 110.3 compared with 109.8 in July. “August’s monthly gain, while
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NACFE’s Run-on-Less-Electric demonstration has shown that millions of trucks could be practically electrified today, saving more than 100 million tons of CO2. Photo: NACFE The North American Council on Freight Efficiency continues to strip away some of the mysteries surrounding truck electrification. The recently completed Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E) real-world technology demonstration verified
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The agreement will allow technical development to expand the operating range at which emissions reductions can be achieved when CDA and DSF technology is combined. Photo: Jacobs Vehicle Systems Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Tula Technology have signed an agreement to accelerate the development of Jacobs cylinder deactivation (CDA) valve actuation technology in conjunction with Tula’s dynamic skip
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