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  • News Technology

    Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

    January 16, 2019 8:23AM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the

  • Freightliner shows first electric trucks

    January 9, 2019 11:04AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To build an electric Class 8 truck requires the same battery power as 32 electric Smart cars, but Daimler Trucks North America is forging ahead with an all-electric eCascadia, as well as an electric eM2 medium-duty

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

  • 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

  • Detroit expands analytics availability

    December 14, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has expanded its Detroit Connect Analytics to additional truck models. The analytics package can now be ordered on new trucks, or in the aftermarket, for the new Cascadia, the original Cascadia, and

  • News Equipment

    Finning to buy 4Refuel

    December 12, 2018 3:11PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finning International has announced an agreement to purchase 100% of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. 4Refuel provides mobile, on-site fueling and serves about 3,400 customers. The company refuels customer equipment on site, mostly

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Regional Run on Less demo to come

    November 28, 2018 7:12PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is taking to the road with another Run on Less demonstration – this time focusing on regional routes and equipment. The Run on Less 2 road show will define

  • 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

  • New report paves way to net-zero carbon emissions

    November 19, 2018 11:02AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) has suggested the heavy-duty transport industry can achieve net-zero carbon emissions at minimal costs to the global economy, through ambitious policy, accelerated innovation and investment. The report says

  • Nikola claims US$12 billion in hydrogen truck pre-orders

    November 15, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hydrogen truck maker Nikola says it has raised another US$210 million and now boasts US$12 billion in pre-orders. About $380 million of those were for the recently announced Nikola Tre European cabover. “Once the Nikola Tre arrives

  • U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

    November 14, 2018 7:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020.

  • Drivewyze to bring scale bypass to Ontario

    November 2, 2018 1:23PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Drivewyze has announced it’s bringing its weigh station bypass platform to Ontario. It will offer bypasses at 32 Ontario scales by the end of the year, the company told Trucknews.com at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference

  • OTA weighs in on new Drive Clean program

    November 2, 2018 9:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has given the province input on how its new Drive Clean program should look. It also wants incentives given to fleets who adopt low-emissions equipment. The Ontario government recently announced the cancellation