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VTNA Supplies QCD With VNR Electric

Volvo VNR Electric The Volvo VNR Electric will be operating various nightly last-mile delivery distribution routes, each totaling nearly 100 miles round trip(Volvo Trucks North America via YouTube)

Food service logistics provider Quality Custom Distribution recently took delivery of a Volvo VNR Electric, the first zero-emission, battery-electric truck to be deployed in QCD’s fleet.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo CEO John Krafcik to Step Down, Become Adviser

Former Waymo CEO John Krafcik speaks during a conference in California in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Former Waymo CEO John Krafcik speaks during a conference in California in 2018. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

John Krafcik stepped down as chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving vehicle division, and will stay on as an adviser to the business, the company said in a memo.

Mark Gurman and David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF Announces Air Disc Brakes Delivery

Schuster The delivery was made to refrigerated carrier Schuster Co. (Schuster Co.)

ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Americas announced the first delivery of Navistar International LT series trucks equipped with its Wabco Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Great Dane Launches FleetPulseGO

Great Dane A Great Dane trailer highlights FleetPulse at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Great Dane announced it launched FleetPulseGO, a low-cost GPS-only solution for pre-owned trailers.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Deliveries Smash Expectations on Reception in China

A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. A customer sits inside a Tesla Model Y vehicle at the automaker's showroom in Shanghai. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. delivered more cars than expected in the first quarter, a strong start to a year in which CEO Elon Musk will be scaling global operations and building two more factories.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EV Provider Arrival Goes Public

Arrival An Arrival van. (Arrival via YouTube)

Electric vehicle provider Arrival announced it became a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

April 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Sues Chinese-Backed Truck Maker

Ryder rental tractor Ryder Rental Truck Inc.'s lawsuit alleges Change Energy Inc. failed to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles. (Ryder System Inc.)

Ryder Truck Rental Inc. has filed a $3.7 million federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Chinese-backed truck maker failed to make good on promises to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biden’s Biggest-Ever Investment Plan for US Still Trails China

President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on March 29. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on March 29. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

What President Joe Biden touted as a historic U.S. federal investment program that will position the country to win the global innovation race still leaves it well behind China’s continuing, giant infrastructure upgrading campaign.

Tom Hancock | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

EV Stocks Climbing Back on Biden’s ‘Green Tidal Wave’

A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Electric vehicle stocks, which were hit hard this year as investors shifted out of growth industries, are getting a boost as President Joe Biden mounts a major push to accelerate the adoption of battery-powered cars, and Chinese peers report strong March sales.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2021
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Connecticut Plan Outlines Strategies for Connected, Automated Vehicles

Volvo connected truck A Volvo Connected Truck at a trade show in 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Autonomous delivery services — and the challenges they present — are included as a consideration in the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s recently released strategic plan for connected and automated vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 1, 2021

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