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    Natural gas truck sales spiked in February: ACT

    May 1, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas retail truck sales surged in February, up 44% from January, but were still down 12% year-to-date through the first two months of 2019. ACT Research reported year-to-date sales are down 24%. “Bucking the early decline

  • News Equipment

    California ports to deploy 38 battery-electric terminal tractors

    April 25, 2019 9:58AM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Meritor has been selected to supply all-electric drivetrain systems for 38 terminal trucks at the Ports of Long Beach and Oakland. The company says the 38-truck order is one of the largest ever, for battery-electric vehicles.

  • News Equipment

    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of

  • Nikola to open world’s most advanced fuel cell lab

    March 29, 2019 7:31AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola says it will announce a world class fuel cell lab at its upcoming Nikola World truck debut. The company signed a US$16-million order to purchase equipment for the first phase of its fuel cell development laboratory.

  • AMTA gets funding for truck electrification project

    March 12, 2019 4:30PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Part of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $100 million investment into clean technology projects will be put into the province’s trucking industry. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will receive over $7.3 million for the Alberta Zero Emissions

  • Power up

    March 5, 2019 3:13PM by James Menzies

    Electric trucks are all the rage, but now the focus turns to charging requirements

  • Conference addresses various modes of transportation to service Canada’s north

    March 5, 2019 11:44AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Accessing Canada’s northern communities is changing along with the region’s climate. With trucks traveling on ice roads and other cargo coming in by aircraft, additional ways to open northern communities to the south has never been more

  • Investing in people

    January 31, 2019 12:44PM by Derek Clouthier

    Gary Coleman helps make post-secondary education a reality for inner-city kids

  • A full plate for 2019

    January 29, 2019 5:44PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA highlights top issues it will advocate for in coming year

  • News Equipment

    Goodyear experimenting with soybean oil in tire production

    January 29, 2019 4:22PM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – Goodyear is working towards replacing conventional oil with soybean oil in production of some its truck tires. The company is already producing several consumer tires with soybean oil, which offers performance benefits in cold weather. Mike Kerns,

  • Natural gas truck sales down in 2018

    January 28, 2019 12:15PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but slid 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research. Year-to-date sales in November 2017 were up 9%. “On

  • OTA briefs Environment Minister

    January 25, 2019 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently met with Environment Minister Rod Phillips to discuss how the trucking industry can contribute to cleaner air and a reduction in carbon emissions. The meeting included OTA vice-chairman Wendell Erb, OTA

  • CNG filling stations opened along Hwy. 401

    December 14, 2018 2:39PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Three trucks tops along Hwy. 401 in Ontario now have compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations for heavy trucks. The stations were installed by Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership and Clean Energy Fuels. They’re located at Windsor

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • Ryder places order for 1,000 electric vans

    November 20, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced today it has placed the largest commercial electric vehicle order in the U.S. The company ordered 1,000 medium-duty electric panel vans from Chanje Energy, and will supply FedEx with leasing and preventive maintenance services