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CPS Energy has purchased 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 picukp trucks. Photo: XL Hybrids

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CPS Energy Buys 34 XLP Hybrid Ford F-150s

CPS Energy has announced the purchase of 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 picukp trucks, the largest purchase of plug-in F-150s by any utility or private company to date, according to CPS.

The Starship is a highly aerodynamic demonstration truck developed by Shell Lubricants and Air Flow Trucking to test how existing technologies and innovative design can improve trucking efficiency. Photos: Jim Beach

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Shell Explores the Limits of Fuel Efficiency at Eco-Marathon

On a weekend where Shell Lubricants hosted an eco-marathon challenge, the company showed off its Starship concept truck, aiming to push the limits of fuel efficiency with current technology.

The 1983 introduction of the Integral Sleeper inspired a design revolution for conventional model trucks. It was also colloquially known as the conventional-cabover. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Celebrates 35 Years of Innovative Truck Design in North America

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American conventional truck model to offer a modern, streamlined design and a fully integrated sleeper compartment.

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency. Photo: Stemco

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Stemco Strips the Risk from TrailerTail Ownership

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150, which achieves up to 25 mpg combined, courtesy of Ford.

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Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined.

The California Truck and Bus emissions regulation requires fleets to verify that all hired or dispatched trucks are compliant air pollution standards. Photo: Jim Park

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CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

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Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

A new memo issued by the FHWA clarifies current weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks nationwide. Photo: Freightliner

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FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a new memorandum to help clarify weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks.

Jesse Schneider, vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell tehcnologies at Nikola Motors. Photo: Nikola Motors

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Nikola Brings On Alt-Fuels Expert as Technologies VP

Nikola Motors has hired automotive industry alternative fuels expert Jesse Schneider as its vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

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Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

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