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AdTra Aims to Unite Zero-Emissions Fuel, Funding and Infrastructure

Electric charging port An electric charging port. AdTra says it is willing to work with large or small fleets in their transition to zero-emissions alternatives. (NACFE)

With little promotional fanfare so far, privately held AdTra intends to offer fleets its platform of fueling technology and fuel.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Navis to Acquire Assets From Biarri Rail

Navis has reached an agreement to acquire assets from freight railroad software developer Biarri Rail, the company announced Feb. 20.

February 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Launches Top Customer Service Designation for Dealers

Peterbilt truck on highway Peterbilt Motors Co. via YouTube

Peterbilt Motors Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced the first 71 dealers to earn its Platinum Service Center certification.

February 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Kenworth, Meritor Partner on Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks

 Kenworth T680E Kenworth T680E by TruckPR via flickr

Kenworth Truck Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced it will collaborate with Meritor Inc. on electric powertrain development for its T680E model Class 8 battery-electric vehicles.

February 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Officials: Progress Continues on ELD Enforcement, Proposed HOS Changes

Regulations panel at Omnitracs’ Outlook 2020 user conference PMTC’s Mike Millian (from left), FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo, CVSA’s Kerri Wirachowsky and Omnitracs’ Mike Ahart provide an update on ELD and hours-of-service regulations. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Enforcement of the federal electronic logging device mandate is progressing, and regulators are working to finalize a proposal to add flexibility to driver hours-of-service rules, government and industry officials said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Europe Floors It in Race to Dominate EV Batteries

The construction site in Germany for a new battery plant run by the Chinese company CATL in October 2019. The construction site in Germany for a new battery plant run by the Chinese company CATL in October 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Outside the German town of Arnstadt, workers for China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) are hustling to build Europe’s biggest electric-car battery plant.

February 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Omnitracs Targets Lower Hardware Costs, Faster Replacement Cycles for Onboard Tech

Greer Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer speaks at the event. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Omnitracs is aiming to shorten the replacement cycle for onboard technology in the trucking industry, in part by driving down the cost of telematics hardware while easing the migration to new systems.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Outrider Gets $53 Million to Automate Truck Yards

Outrider av Outrider

Technology company Outrider closed out an early stage of financing with $53 million to automate truck yards, the company announced Feb. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NFI Motivated to Move Forward on Electric

eCascadia Andreas Juretzka, DTNA’s head of electrification engineering, shows off the eCascadia. (Jerry Hirsch/Transport Topics)

CHINO, Calif. — For-hire carrier NFI is planning broader adoption of electric Class 8 trucks after six months of testing the Freightliner eCascadia in Southern California, the company said.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric Trucks Must Reap Financial and Environmental Benefits, Execs Say

VNR trucks Dependable Supply Chain Services and NFI Industries are piloting Volvo's VNR battery-electric heavy-duty trucks. (Volvo LIGHTS Project)

FONTANA, Calif. — The financial case must be just as sound as the environmental argument if electric trucks are to succeed in the marketplace, stakeholders said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 19, 2020

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