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Wabash Launches Acutherm Product Portfolio

Wabash Acutherm technology image Wabash

Trailer maker Wabash announced a sub-brand product portfolio called Acutherm, a proprietary system of components, products and solutions.

September 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Advances in Analytics Help Fleets Translate Information Into Action

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Technology adoption in the trucking industry has given freight transportation companies access to an abundance of data. The question now is how best to use it.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
September 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hydrogen Rises as Alternative Fuel, but Check the Feedstock

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Hydrogen is rising as an eventual clean alternative option for fueling trucks but the feedstock used to produce it — by steam methane reforming, using coal or with solar panel-generated electricity — affects its carbon impact.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Industry Shows Interest in Cummins’ Hydrogen Engines

Cummins logo signage Cummins' 6.7-liter and 15-liter hydrogen engines target markets including on-highway, construction and agriculture. (Cummins Inc. via Twitter)

Cummins Inc. is developing two hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines that are scheduled for production in 2027, but fleets and others are already signing up for them.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

ATRI’s Annual Top Industry Issues Survey Underway

Getty Image of a truck driver in his cab According to ATRI's 2021 report, concerns over the driver shortage garnered more than four times as many first-place votes as the No. 2 issue. (vitpho/Getty Images)

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its annual Top Industry Issues Survey, asking stakeholders to rank their top concerns along with potential strategies for addressing them.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mercedes, Rivian Partner on Electric Vans in Cost-Saving Bid

Mercedes, Rivian The Mercedes and Rivian logos. (Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz AG and Rivian Automotive Inc. plan to jointly manufacture electric vans in Europe as both companies try to share the rising costs of churning out battery-powered vehicles.

September 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Jeep Plans Four Electric SUVs, Including a New ‘Brother’ for the Wrangler

Wagooner A Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The fully electric Wagoneer S will also be available in 2024. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Jeep, the rugged American SUV brand owned by Stellantis NV, is expanding its lineup to meet more-stringent emission rules and catch up to rival automakers.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2022
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders in August Mark Year’s High Point

Line workers at Navistar's San Antonio plant Line workers assemble a vehicle at the Navistar San Antonio plant. Class 8 orders in August were 21,600, based on preliminary data, compared with 11,025 in July. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Class 8 orders in August climbed to the highest level in 2022 as they rebounded smartly from July’s low point of the year, yet still trailed far behind the year-ago level.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Public Comment Mixed on FHWA’s Electric Charging Infrastructure Proposal

electric charger An electric vehicle charging station on the side of a road. (Photography By Tonelson/Getty Images)

Public comment on a proposed federal regulatory and funding road map for setting up a national electric charging station infrastructure received mixed comments from a wide variety of interested parties.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Yellen to Speak at Ford Electric Vehicle Center

Ford Rouge plant The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will deliver an economic speech Sept. 8 at Ford Motor Co.’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2022

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