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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Roush Gets Electric With Ford F-650

Roush ACT Expo 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Roush CleanTech unveiled its all-electric technology in a Ford F-650, marking an expansion of its alternative-fuel market beyond propane autogas and compressed natural gas.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ENow Shows 53-Foot Trailer With Solar-Based Refrigeration

eNow refrigerated trailer eNow

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Solar technology provider eNow unveiled a 53-foot refrigerated trailer with solar panels mounted on its roof, calling it the first such all-electric solar-based refrigeration system to be deployed.

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May 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

April Class 8 Orders Miss Historic Mark

Volvo truck bodies Volvo truck bodies at the company's plant in Virginia. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Class 8 orders in April cleared 34,000, while the swollen backlog from months of strong demand kept them from going even higher, according to ACT Research Co., and others pointed to a parts supply chain under strain.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Nation’s First Self-Driving Car Service for the Public Coming to Texas

Drive.ai

FRISCO, Texas — The nation’s first self-driving car service for the public will begin here in July.

Valerie Wigglesworth | The Dallas Morning News
May 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Paccar Increases Quarterly Dividend

Paccar trailer Truck PR

Paccar Inc. declared a 12% increase to the regular quarterly cash dividend.

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May 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Dodge’s and Chevy’s Deep Discounts Portend Old-Pickup Price War

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and General Motors Co. have trimmer, high-tech trucks coming this year that will fetch top-dollar prices. For now, the automakers are dialing up discounts on outgoing models.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Fifty-Mile Drone Flights Beckon as Industry Pushes FAA on Rules

Claude Paris/AP

Retailers, railroads and electricity companies are pressing for U.S. government approval to fly drones longer distances. Regulators, geared to an aviation industry that can take five years to get a new jetliner in the air, are struggling to adjust to the breakneck pace.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt Displays All-Electric Class 8 Truck

Peterbilt all-electric truck Peterbilt Motors Co.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed its all-electric Model 579 day cab tractor at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, which was held April 30-May 4.

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May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana, Workhorse Focus on E-Drive Axle

Dana Matt Petit

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Dana Inc. and Workhorse Group Inc. showed a concept model medium-duty truck designed for city delivery featuring Dana’s Spicer Electrified, an integrated e-drive axle whose lighter weight allows for higher payloads.

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May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

PepsiCo to Add Stemco’s Fuel-Efficiency Devices

Stemco TrailerTail Stemco TrailerTail/Stemco via YouTube

Stemco Products Inc. announced that PepsiCo Inc. will update 1,600 of its trailers with the company’s TrailerTail and EcoSkirt products to support its corporate sustainability targets.

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May 7, 2018

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