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The Foton Motors Auman EST super truckn. Photo: Foton Motors

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Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

Ploger Transportation’s diverse customer base provides a mix of light and heavy loads, many multi-stop routes and high exposure to urban environments. Photos: Ploger Transportation

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Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

Ploger is a diverse carrier hauling mostly high-cube multi-drop loads to customer retail locations in urban areas predominantly east of the Mississippi.

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Not Much Activity in Diesel Prices, OPEC Teases Crude Deal

The price of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, continuing a 5-week streak of nearly flat prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Many of Odyne’s hybrid systems go into utility service trucks, where they work cleanly and  silently on job sites. Public utilities, municipalities and other high-profile fleets are still interested in cutting emissions and fuel use, the manufacturer says. Photo: Odyne Systems

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What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems

Interest has waned in the face of low fuel prices, but ‘price points’ are lower and the business remains active.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Photo courtesy of EDI

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EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show on Tuesday with the debut of its Urban eTruck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

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California, Cummins to Develop Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Engine

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide tailpipe emissions.

Image via Clean Trip

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New Orleans Port Offers Incentive to Get Rid of Older Trucks

The Port of New Orleans has launched its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, providing incentives for local, short-haul truck owners to voluntarily replace 20 Class 8 drayage trucks from model years 1993-2006 with 2012 and newer models.

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Average Diesel Prices Fall 1 Cent

The price of diesel fuel fell by a small amount for the fourth straight week, maintaining a downward trending, but nearly-flat pattern for the past month.

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