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Tern RC8

LAS VEGAS — Hino Trucks and Hexagon Purus launched a Class 8 battery-electric truck known as the Tern RC8 on May 20, with serial production set to begin in the fourth quarter.

DETROIT — Cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. keep getting older, hitting a record average age of 12.6 years in 2024 as people hang on to their vehicles largely because new ones cost so much.

LAS VEGAS — Expediting adoption of heavy-duty battery-electric trucks is a multifactor conundrum, but the answer must include a price on carbon dioxide emissions, Volvo Trucks' Alm says.

The Biden administration is putting its cache of 1 million barrels of gasoline on the market, after being ordered to liquidate the reserve by Congress.

SAN ANTONIO — The road ahead for fleets to convert to electric trucks is an expensive and challenging one, a panel of trucking experts told executives at ATA's 2024 Midyear Management Session.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia Ports Authority reported May 21 that April was its busiest month ever for automobile shipments at the Port of Brunswick.

Canadian National Railway made a revised offer May 16 to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, raising hopes of a settlement in a labor dispute.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California could eventually join the EU in requiring all new cars to alert drivers when they break the speed limit, a proposal aimed at reducing traffic deaths.

Dan Priestley

Tesla’s Priestley to EV Fleets: Now Is the Time to Scale

LAS VEGAS — In a rare trade show appearance for the company, the head of Tesla’s heavy-duty truck program stressed that electric truck technology is ready for prime time.

BNSF locomotive

Hundreds Warn EPA: Don’t Back CARB Ban on Diesel Locomotives

Government officials, public agencies and business interests warn EPA  that approving California’s rule to outlaw diesel locomotives will harm the nation’s interconnected rail system.

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Maximizing Efficiency: Strategic Technology Investment

Efficiency is the heartbeat of any successful transportation organization. In an industry where time is money, investing in the right technology becomes a strategic imperative.

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Flatbed trucks on the highway

Truck tonnage continued to experience year-over-year declines in April, American Trucking Associations reported May 21.

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SAN ANTONIO — American Trucking Associations has a new image campaign slogan: “Nothing Without Trucking.”

Fuel tanker at filling station

The national average diesel price continued to slide, shedding 5.9 cents to reach $3.789 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released May 20.

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