Business, Equipment

Safer, Cleaner Power for your Reefer

Purkeys by Mission Critical Electronics

Anti-idling regulations for reefers are becoming increasingly important in heavy-duty trucking. In an industry that uses high-voltage power, it can be challenging to find solutions that protect personnel, property, and the environment.

June 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Put Your Idling and Battery Woes on the Backburner

Xantrex by Mission Critical Electronics

Having reliable power as a long-haul truck driver is crucial while parked during downtime and relying on standard batteries and APUs can be inconvenient to provide power to hotel loads for long periods of time. Learn how to power hotel loads inside the cab, even when the engine is turned off. 

June 1, 2022
Business, Fuel

Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana EV Battery Plant

The Stellantis sign in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Stellantis sign is seen outside the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

KOKOMO, Ind. — A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indiana that will employ up to 1,400 workers and become the company’s second such factory in North America.

May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden’s Team Puts Up Over $3 Billion to Boost Battery Output

A bottle of nickel sulfate, right, on display at the InterBattery exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. A bottle of nickel sulfate, right, on display at the Electric Vehicle and Battery Expo in Seoul, South Korea, in March. About $3.16 billion in grants will be made available to produce key metals like nickel in the U.S. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration will spend more than $3 billion to support the domestic manufacturing of advanced batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage, officials said May 2.

May 2, 2022
Business, Technology

Transform Your Trailer Assets and Save Time and Money


The Bennett Family of Companies improved its trailer tracking ability by ditching battery-operated devices for SkyBitz’s solar-powered, real-time tracking platform. And saved $1000 per week in labor costs! Discover how in this success story.   Get Your Copy Now! 

May 1, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Boost EV Battery Production

Biden Economic Bill Pushed to 2022 Amid Democrats’ Discord In addition to EV batteries, the directive also would apply to large-capacity batteries. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The Biden administration announced it will invoke Cold War powers to boost domestic production of materials for batteries needed to power electric vehicles and the transition to renewable energy, a move intended to improve U.S. competitiveness in a market dominated by China.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

LG Plans Battery Plants for Canada, Arizona

Stellantis and LG logos Stellantis by Carlos Osorio, AP; LG by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

LG Energy Solution will invest around $2 billion on increasing output in North America as the South Korean battery maker ramps up production to meet rising demand for electric cars.

March 23, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Redwood Materials Works With California on Used Battery Collection

mineral mine A miner peers into a rare earth mineral mine in Mountain Pass, Calif. Battery recycling could reduce the growth rate of new mines needed to feed the electric vehicle market. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Redwood Materials announced a used battery collection program for California, with Ford and Volvo as project-launch partners.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

GM to Resume Bolt Production as Fix Found for Battery Fires

 A Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle in West Bloomfield, Mich. A Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle in West Bloomfield, Mich. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. will resume production of the Chevrolet Bolt and larger Bolt EUV electric vehicles in April after the automaker and its battery partner, an LG Group company, found a solution to its manufacturing gaffes.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2022
Business, Safety, Fuel

GM Says Production Starts on Replacement Batteries for Bolts

An unsold 2022 Bolt electric vehicle An unsold 2022 Bolt electric vehicle at a Chevrolet dealership in Englewood, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

General Motors said Sept. 20 that production has resumed for battery modules used in recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, and customers could start getting replacement parts by mid-October.

David Koenig | Associated Press
September 20, 2021