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  • Bendix reduces waste, energy consumption

    February 13, 2018 7:00AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it has diverted 96% of the waste created at its plants in 2017, while also reducing its energy usage by seven million kilowatt hours over the past three years. The company is on target

  • Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

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    Nikola to manufacture trucks in Arizona

    January 30, 2018 1:17PM by Truck News

    BUCKEYE, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company today announced it will build its hydrogen-electric semi-trucks in Buckeye, Ari. It has chosen a new 500-acre, one million sq.-ft. facility on the west side of Phoenix, where it says it will add more

  • Report recaps a year of carbon taxation in Ontario

    January 30, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner said the first year of Ontario’s carbon cap-and-trade system went well, but that more needs to be done. “A price on carbon pollution is a crucial tool we need to slow climate change,” said

  • Ontario expanding 60-ft. trailer trial

    January 29, 2018 6:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – For-hire carriers will be allowed to participate in an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) trial using 60-ft. trailers. Changes to the trial, which previously only involved the retail sector, include: broadening of the trial to include other

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    Natural gas-fueled truck sales rise

    January 26, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Demand for natural gas-fueled trucks in the U.S. and Canada rose 9% year-to-date through November, according to the most recent data from ACT Research. “Despite the uncertainty spurred by the current climate of changing environmental winds and

  • CTA concerned about carbon pricing scheme

    January 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has expressed concerns about a national carbon pricing system, which could give U.S.-based carriers a competitive advantage over those from Canada. The draft legislative proposal was issued for public comment today. Public

  • NRCan updates SmartDriver for Highway Trucking

    January 9, 2018 6:40AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has updated its popular SmartDriver for Highway Trucking program, to help commercial truck drivers achieve better fuel economy. The program was developed in consultation with the trucking industry, NRCan reported, providing drivers will

  • Cummins Westport natural gas engine gets key emissions certifications

    January 4, 2018 5:28PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins Westport’s 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine has been certified by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). The ISX12N meets ARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction

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    Wabco takes stake in Nikola

    December 20, 2017 8:20AM by Truck News

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Wabco has announced it has made a $10-million investment to acquire a 1% equity stake in Nikola Motor Company, in an agreement it says will “accelerate the development of industry-leading safety technologies specifically designed for

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    Ontario to subsidize electric trucks, other green vehicles

    December 18, 2017 7:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released details on the Green Commercial Vehicle Program, including heavy subsidies for electric trucks. The program will provide: 50% of the incremental cost for a new electric truck; 30% of

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    Chinese electric truck manufacturer may set up shop in Ontario

    December 13, 2017 9:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles is considering setting up a plant in Ontario, where it may produce electric-powered refuse and delivery trucks, among other electric vehicles. BYD Company officials recently met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

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    Oxford County adds CNG plows

    December 13, 2017 8:00AM by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. – Oxford County has added two compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered snowplows to its fleet. It believes it’s the first Canadian municipality to deploy CNG-powered snowplows, which were delivered on time for this winter’s plow season. “Anytime you can

  • Versatility a key feature for upcoming Sprinter van release

    December 4, 2017 6:21PM by Derek Clouthier

    STUTTGART, Germany – With the unveiling of its new Sprinter van on the horizon early 2018, Mercedes-Benz provided insight into how it developed what it called “the perfect solution to a new era of digital solutions.” Aiming to provide a

  • More Canadian fleets order Tesla Semis

    November 29, 2017 2:23PM by James Menzies

    New electric truck finding a following in various applications