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Xos, Allison to Partner on Classes 7-8 Electric Vehicles

Xos The Xos HDXT is a Class 8 heavy-duty electric tractor designed for regional-haul fleets. (Xos Inc.)

Xos Inc., a manufacturer and services provider of Classes 5-8 battery-electric vehicles, powertrains, charging infrastructure and fleet management software, announced a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission Inc. to jointly develop heavy-duty Classes 7-8 commercial electric vehicles.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hexagon Composites Acquires Stake in Cryogenic Tanks Company

Cryoshelter tank Hexagon Agility

Hexagon Composites, a designer and manufacturer of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles, announced it signed an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Cryoshelter, an Austria-based company specializing in the development of cryogenic tank technology for liquid renewable natural gas and liquid hydrogen.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Blue Birds to Add Classes 5-6 Commercial Vehicle Chassis

Blue Bird Blue Bird unveiled an electric Class 5-6 custom chassis at ACT Expo to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market. (Image provided by Lightning eMotors via Blue Bird)

Blue Bird Corp. announced it is building on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Penske, Shell to Bring EV Charging to Leasing Sites

L2 charger with Penske van Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing and Shell Recharge Solutions North America announced a joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle charging at Penske locations.

May 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Cruise, BrightDrop Explore Self-Driving Electric Vans

BrightDrop van BrightDrop

Cruise, the self-driving startup controlled by General Motors Co., is working with the automaker’s BrightDrop electric van business on a plan to develop autonomous delivery vehicles, people familiar with the matter said.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Transport Topics Collects Three National Azbee Awards

2022 ASBPE Azbee Awards Transport Topics' three national award-winning entries. Wheels of Justice article is one installment from the print series.

Transport Topics has received three national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, honoring TT’s “Wheels of Justice” series for the second year in a row.

May 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Hyundai Expected to Announce $7 Billion EV Plant in Georgia

Hyundai marque SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

ATLANTA — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week that it is building an electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Ga., according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement.

Jeff Amy and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press
May 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone Introduces New Tire Tread With Improved Wear Life

Bridgestone The Bandag B713 FuelTech footprint. (Bridgestone Americas Inc.)

Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of a new drive tire tread that is engineered to increase retread value for fleets.

May 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

More Steps Needed to Reach Zero-Emission Future, Executives Say

Neandross, Voorhoeve, Robinson, Vallely, and Rose. From left: Neandross, Voorhoeve, Robinson, Vallely and Rose. (NHOUSE Photo Services for Gladstein Neandross and Associates)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Top executives at some of the largest companies in trucking said many factors must come together before the industry can fully advance toward a zero-emission future.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Congress Kicks Off Final Negotiations on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Bill

Cantwell Sen. Maria Cantwell, tasked with organizing the final bill, at a past hearing. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Bloomberg News)

Congressional policymakers formally kicked off negotiations on comprehensive legislation meant to facilitate domestic production of semiconductors and improve the movement of freight at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2022