ACT Expo

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hydrogen Likely to Be Next Fuel for Trucking, Panelists Say

Hydrogen fuel cell panelists at 2022 Act Expo Panelists (from left: Pablo Koziner of Nikola Corp., Cody Bateman of GenH2, Eric Guter of Air Products and Kim Okafor of Trillium. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hydrogen fuel cells are being adopted in transit fleets, and trucking is poised to be the second mover with the fuel — and ultimately see a price at production comparable to diesel, experts said at ACT Expo.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2022
Business, Technology

Early Adopters Urge Carriers Not to Delay on Electric Trucks

NFI truck (North American Council for Freight Efficiency via Twitter)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Companies considering transitioning to electric trucking need to start now rather than continuously research the process or wait for a wider selection of vehicles from truck builders.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Blue Bird to Add Classes 5-6 Commercial Vehicle Chassis

Blue Bird Blue Bird unveiled an electric Class 5-6 custom chassis at ACT Expo to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market. (Image provided by Lightning eMotors via Blue Bird)

Blue Bird Corp. announced it is building on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.

May 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

More Steps Needed to Reach Zero-Emission Future, Executives Say

Neandross, Voorhoeve, Robinson, Vallely, and Rose. From left: Neandross, Voorhoeve, Robinson, Vallely and Rose. (NHOUSE Photo Services for Gladstein Neandross and Associates)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Top executives at some of the largest companies in trucking said many factors must come together before the industry can fully advance toward a zero-emission future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Developers Take Varied Paths to Autonomous Trucking

Autonomous Einride builds electric, heavy-duty freight pods that can move goods within an industrial site. (Einride)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Autonomous trucking is branching into multiple approaches and each has a different route to commercialization.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, For-Hire

VTNA Gets Orders for 90 More VNR Electric Trucks

Volvo VNR Electric Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 by VTNA

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America announced NFI Industries and Quality Custom Distribution, between them, placed orders for an additional 90 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Survey Cites Fleets’ Growing Acceptance of Alt Fuels, Sustainable Tech

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates' sustainable fleets report cover image Gladstein, Neandross & Associates via Twitter

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Overall use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing, according to a recent survey of 250 public, private and municipal fleets. But industry experts added that many thorny issues remain.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

OEMs Outline Vision for EV Transition Phases, Targets for Next 20 Years

Electric truck and charging pump Many U.S. corporations are striving to meet zero-emission sustainability goals, including electrifying vehicles, in the next two decades. (Getty Images)

LONG BEACH, Calif.— Truck maker executives said they are preparing for when broader support for zero-emission vehicles will come and sales will climb. For now, financial incentives, sell-side rules and the promise of corporate sustainability goals are supporting the medium- and heavy-duty truck electrification market.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Clean Technology Mix for Fleets Is Coming, Upstart Companies Say

Panelists at innovators session during ACT Expo 2021 Innovators session panelists (from left): Patrick Duan, BYD North America; Gilbert Passin, Wrightspeed Inc.; Pablo Koziner, Nikola Motor Corp.; Craig Knight, Hyzon Motors; and Thomas Healy, Hyliion Holdings Inc. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The uncertain residual value of emerging zero-emission trucks is a concern of prospective buyers. But Craig Knight, CEO of fuel cell technology provider Hyzon Motors Inc., is offering reassurance to his customers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

VTNA Plant to Be Supplied Using VNR Electric Trucks

VNR A VNR electric truck. (Volvo Trucks North America)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, will be deployed on local logistics routes servicing the company’s New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Va., by the end of 2021, the company announced.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2021

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