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Allison Gears Up for E-Axles

Allison Allison Transmission headquarters. (Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission Inc., widely known for its medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced the launch of eGen Power, its series of zero-emission electric axles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysts View Traton, Navistar Deal as Win-Win

An International truck Navistar reported a near 50% decline in truck sales in the third quarter. (Navistar)

Navistar International Corp. is on the verge of becoming a subsidiary of German truck maker Traton SE, a step analysts said is a positive development for both companies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

US Senate Committee Examines Freight Rail Operations

Train Tracks steverts/Getty Images

Freight and passenger rail executives are scheduled to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Leading in an Unprecedented Year

Last year, when I accepted my peers’ support to become the 75th chairman of American Trucking Associations, I had no idea what would be in store for me.

Randy Guillot | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM to Plan Third EV Plant in Big Plug-In Bet

An employee works on a Chevrolet Sonic vehicle at the GM plant in Orion Township, Mich., in June 2017. An employee works on a Chevrolet Sonic vehicle at the GM plant in Orion Township, Mich., in June 2017. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is investing more than $2 billion in six U.S. plants, including a makeover of a former Saturn plant in Tennessee into its third factory to produce electric models.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

RK Logistics Accelerates Silicon Valley Expansion Plans

RK Logistics Group is accelerating its expansion into Silicon Valley with new facilities, company leadership detailed Oct. 19.

October 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Awarded $21.7 Million in Grants to Deploy Electric Trucks

Volvo VNR Electric truck parade A Volvo VNR Electric recently led a clean-energy truck parade of Southern California fleet operators to commemorate the recent opening of the new Port of Long Beach bridge. (Volvo Trucks North America)

VTNA said it was awarded $21.7 million in federal and state grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage.

October 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla to Start Exporting China-Made Model 3 Cars to Europe

Tesla will begin shipping China-made Model 3s to Europe, the company said. A woman walks past a Tesla car being charged in Beijing, China, in January 2019. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc. will start exporting Model 3 cars made at its gigafactory on the outskirts of Shanghai to Europe later this month, the automaker said in a statement sent via WeChat.

October 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Lightning Systems to Supply Fluid Truck With Electric Rental Trucks

Fluid Trucks Lightning Systems

Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck placed an order for 600 Lightning electric vehicles that will be made available starting in the fourth quarter.

October 16, 2020
Business, Technology

Proterra Gets $200 Million From Private Equity Firms

Proterra Proterra's Catalyst bus. (Proterra)

Proterra, whose focus is on heavy-duty electric transportation especially for buses, announced a $200 million investment led by Cowen Sustainable Advisors along with supporting investments from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management and Broadscale Group.

October 16, 2020