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Oil That Cooked Fries Is Now Refueling Planes

Plane Engineers work on a passenger aircraft at Ciudad Real International Airport, in Ciudad Real, Spain. (Paul Hanna/Bloomberg News)

The world’s biggest maker of renewable diesel says it’s creating a new market for low-carbon jet fuel as passengers slowly return to the skies.

Kati Pohjanpalo | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

At Ford Visit, Biden Says Future of Autos Is Electric

President Joe Biden speaks at the Ford Rouge EV Center in Dearborn, Mich. President Joe Biden speaks at the Ford Rouge EV Center in Dearborn, Mich. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Without mentioning his predecessor’s name, President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump while visiting a Ford Motor Co. plant in Dearborn, Mich., on May 18, saying Trump’s rollback of fuel standards delayed an inevitable move to electric vehicles.

Todd Spangler and Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
May 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Biden Takes Spin in Ford’s Electric F-150

President Biden takes the electric Ford F-150 for a test drive President Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., May 18. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden made an unscheduled stop at a Ford Motor Co. test track outside Detroit on May 18, where he hopped into the company’s new all-electric F-150 pickup truck and took a spin.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment

Minnesotans Weigh In on Vehicle Electrification Priorities, Barriers

Image of metro Twin Cities (Great Plains Institute)

Electric vehicle charging opportunities should be prioritized as a strategy as Minnesota embraces transportation electrification, according to participants of a public engagement session held May 17.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2021
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Rise in April to Clear 19,000

Mack MD Mack MD Series by Mack Trucks

April U.S. retail sales in Classes 4-7 rose 23.9% to more than 19,000 vehicles, reflecting gains in all segments, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Ford Visit Offers Symbolic Backdrop for Biden’s EV Agenda

The 2021 Ford F-150 The F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for decades running. (Ford Motor Co.)

President Joe Biden’s planned visit May 18 to the Dearborn, Mich., Ford Motor Co. Rouge Electric Vehicle Center that will build an electric version of the F-150 pickup will showcase what experts say is a powerfully symbolic example of a zero-emission vehicle with mass market appeal, built in the U.S. by union workers.

May 17, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment

Advocates Seek Funding for California Hydrogen Infrastructure

California Gov. Gavin Newsom California Gov. Gavin Newsome (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

In a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, executives of 25 multinational companies — including cellcentric, Cummins and Nikola Motor Co. — called for major new investments in hydrogen infrastructure in California.

May 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Continental Marks 150 Years With Story of Its History

Continental Continental will be celebrating its history throughout the year with stories about its background and evolution. (Continental)

Continental announced it will be celebrating its 150th year in business later this year.

May 14, 2021
Business, Equipment

Organizers Postpone 2021 NACV Show

NACV exhibit floor NACV 2019 exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The North American Commercial Vehicle Show has been postponed for 2021, the organizers announced.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

As Canadian ELD 'Progressive Enforcement Period' Nears, Expert Urges Training

Driver using an ELD A driver uses an ELD app on his tablet to monitor hours of service. (J.J. Keller & Associates)

Although no devices have been approved for drivers, Canada’s electronic logging device mandate is less than a month away and fleets should prepare accordingly.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2021