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Biden to Tour Detroit Auto Show

Joe Biden behind wheel 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., in 2021. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The White House said President Joe Biden will tour the Detroit Auto Show next week — his first return to the show since 2017.

Melissa Nann Burke | The Detroit News
September 7, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Adopting a Driver-First Mindset

The past few years have taught us that truck drivers don’t just deliver essential goods, they are essential workers themselves. It’s time to recognize that, and adopt a driver-first mindset.

Frank Hurst | President, Roadrunner
September 7, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Building A Realistic Bridge to Alternative Energies For U.S. Long Haul Transportation

Companies are interested in adopting zero-emission (ZET) alternatives, but there remain significant concerns for the near-term. This report discusses what we know today, details the pros and cons of alternative energies, and reviews what transportation fleets are doing to help ensure they are ready for the future.   

September 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Safe and Reliable Battery Systems for Electric Trucks


BYD electric trucks are hard at work across North America, moving freight at ports and railyards, making deliveries, and collecting refuse. BYD trucks are environmentally friendly with zero harmful emissions while also providing the reliability and performance you need. Our truck’s safe and reliable battery technology improve your bottom line with lower fuel and maintenance costs. 

September 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Bosch to Spend $200 Million to Make Its First US Fuel Cell Stacks

Bosch plant in Anderson, S.C. Bosch started producing fuel rails at its Anderson, S.C., plant in 1985. (Bosch Group)

Bosch Group will invest $200 million to build fuel cell stacks in Anderson, S.C., its first such effort in the U.S.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Venture Starts Building Battery Cells at New Ohio Factory

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DETROIT — General Motors said Aug. 31 that a new electric vehicle battery plant built in Ohio has started producing cells, which could help customers get federal tax credits.

August 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

EV Makers Lucid, Nikola Plan for Stock Sales

Lucid A Lucid Motors Air Grand Touring electric vehicle at the company's showroom in New York. (Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News)

It was probably a case of now or never for the latest pair of electric vehicle makers to announce fundraising plans as they burn through cash.

Drew Singer and Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabash Adds Two Large Dealers in East

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Wabash announced it added two large dealers to its North American dealer network: Bergey’s Truck Centers and Allegiance Trucks.

August 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

West Michigan International Adds State's First Public Fast Charger

Minnesota The ribbon is cut at the charging station. (West Michigan International)

West Michigan International announced the grand opening of Michigan’s first public electric commercial vehicle charging station at its Kalamazoo location.

August 29, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

N.J. Gasoline Tax to Drop 1 Cent on Better-Than-Forecast Demand

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New Jersey is cutting an automotive fuel tax by 1 cent per gallon after consumer demand was higher than projected, state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio announced.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2022