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General Motors Plans 3,000 Hires for EV Development

A charging plug is connected to a GM Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. is going on a hiring binge to accelerate its development of electric vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Bendix Expands Goals to Fight Climate Change

Bendix exhibit John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it is committing to cut its carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2021.

November 6, 2020
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DeKalb County Transitions to Natural Gas for Economic Advantage

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Dekalb County started with a simple idea to convert methane into usable natural gas, and it turned the idea into an economic winner that increased the efficiency and productivity of their operations.

November 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Recognizes 75 Freight Industry Leaders for Environmental Performance

Truck on road with fall colors vitpho/Getty Images

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored 75 carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW CEO Diess Says Existential Electric Race Awaits After Pandemic

VW CEO Herbert Diess said that when it comes to electric cars, "if you're not fast enough, you're not going to survive." VW CEO Herbert Diess said that when it comes to electric cars, "if you're not fast enough, you're not going to survive." (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess vowed to pursue a sweeping transition to electric cars, declaring it a matter of survival even as the coronavirus risks upending business in the near term.

November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Plans to Sell First Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks in December

Volvo Trucks North America announced Nov. 5 that it will begin sales of the VNR Electric model on Dec. 3. Volvo Trucks North America announced Nov. 5 that it will begin sales of the VNR Electric model on Dec. 3. (Patrick Daly/Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it will begin selling its Volvo VNR Electric model Dec. 3 as production at its New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., is slated for early 2021.

November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Looks to Advance Tech With Venture Capital Fund

Ryder truck RyderVentures will focus on e-commerce fulfillment, asset sharing, next-generation vehicles, automation and data analytics. (Ryder System Inc.)

Ryder System Inc. is working to advance its technology and forge new partnerships with the launch of its corporate venture capital fund, the company detailed Nov. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton Exceeds Own Expectations as Net Income, Revenue Fall

Eaton plant worker A worker wearing a protective mask assembles truck transmissions at the Eaton Corp. manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg)

Eaton Corp. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter, but called it a stronger than expected performance.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC President Says Saudis, Russia Push to Delay Supply Hike

OPEC The OPEC Secretariat building. (Stefan Wermuth — Bloomberg News)

Algeria, which this year holds the OPEC presidency, said that both Saudi Arabia and Russia were pressing fellow members to prolong the current oil-supply cuts into next year, rather than tapering them as planned. Algeria supported the proposal, the first country to publicly do so.

Grant Smith and Javier Blas | Bloomberg News
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Allows Private Sales of Electricity as Motor Truck Fuel

Volvo A Volvo VNR Electric truck model being charged. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it, and other industry associations and companies, helped facilitate the modification of California utility rules to give private entities the ability to sell electricity as a motor fuel at publicly accessible charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020

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