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GM’s Cruise Unit OK’d for Automated Tests in San Francisco

The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s Cruise unit will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco without a safety driver, joining Amazon .com Inc.-backed Zoox Inc. and a handful of other self-driving startups.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Bollinger Motors to Build Battery Packs for Its Electric Trucks

The Bollinger battery pack Bollinger Motors has filed a patent for a streamlined battery pack. (PR Newswire)

Oak Park, Mich.-based electric-vehicle startup Bollinger Motors on Oct. 15 said it will produce its own battery packs for its vehicles according to a new design it developed and for which it has submitted a patent.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
October 15, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Appellate Court Overturns Convictions of Former Pilot President, Two Executives

Hazelwood Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (left) exited a federal courthouse with his wife after his trial. (Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel)

A federal appellate court has overturned the fraud convictions of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two ex-Pilot sales executives on the grounds that a lower federal court permitted use of evidence that should not have been admitted.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2020
Business, Fuel

US Oil Production Has Already Passed Its Peak, Occidental Says

The silhouette of a contractor is seen walking up stairs at an oil rig site in Colorado. (Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg News)

America’s oil production will never again reach the record 13 million barrels a day set earlier this year, just before the pandemic devastated global demand, according to Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Set to Produce 2021 EPA-Compliant On-Highway Engines Jan. 1

Cummins Endurant X12 Cummins X12 (Cummins Inc.)

Cummins Inc. announced its 2021 heavy-duty X12 and X15 series engines that are Environmental Protection Agency emissions-compliant are in limited production with full production scheduled for Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Average Nudges Up to $2.395 a Gallon for First Gain in Six Weeks

Truck fills up at Mobil gas station Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The national average price of diesel increased for the first time in six weeks, inching up eight-tenths of a cent to $2.395 a gallon, according to weekly data released by the Energy Information Administration on Oct. 13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Einride Readies US Test for Automated Podlike Truck

Einride next-generation podlike truck Einride is planning a U.S. test of its podlike autonomous trucks with Bridgestone. Einride's truck lacks a cab, windows and mirrors, meaning it weighs less than a comparative electric truck and has more room for cargo. (Einride)

Einride plans to expand its range of podlike self-driving trucks and launch a pilot program in the U.S. with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

REG to Expand Renewable Diesel Refinery Capacity

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced plans to expand capacity at its Geismar, La., renewable diesel refinery by between 250 million to 340 million gallons annually with construction expected to begin in 2021 with “mechanical completion” in 2023.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Sysco Tests Freightliner eCascadia in California

Sysco trucks Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Sysco Corp. announced it is testing in California an all-electric Freightliner eCascadia from Daimler Trucks North America.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Considerations for Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth Several Kenworth tractors with Toyota hydrogen-electric powertrains that are being deployed in drayage operations around the Port of Los Angeles. (John Baxter)

Hydrogen will likely end up as the dominant fuel for longhaul trucks one or more decades from now, according to experts at familiar component suppliers and truck manufacturers. Nikola Motor Co. agrees, as one of the first entrants into this arena, with a whole new vehicle architecture.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020

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