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Telsa has opted to move the launch of its electric truck back two weeks in order to focus on fixing Model 3 production issues and assist with power grid repair efforts in Puerto Rico. Image via Tesla

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Tesla Delays Electric Truck Launch Again

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the company was pushing back the launch of its electric truck in order to help stabilize the power grid in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

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Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

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GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

The new Volvo FH. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Launches Natural Gas Trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks has introduced two natural gas heavy-duty trucks to the European market that the OEM claims can cut CO2 emissions by 20% to 100%.

Photo via Reddit

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Possible Photo of Tesla’s Electric Truck Leaks on Reddit

A post on the Tesla "subreddit" of Reddit.com shows a concept vehicle that appears to be Tesla’s unannounced electric road tractor.

Photo: Pilot Flying J

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Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Large Stake in Pilot Flying J

Warren Buffet’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway has made a significant minority investment in truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with plans to become the majority stakeholder by 2023, the companies announced.

This clear cover illustrates the attaching mechanism. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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New Wheel Covers Hide Fasteners for Optimized Aerodynamics

Deflecktor has designed a new generation of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says offer a more aerodynamic shape because the fastening system is entirely contained behind the smooth, aerodynamic wheel cover face.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.

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Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Photo: FlowBelow

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FlowBelow Offers Quick-Release Aerodynamic Fairing Option

FlowBelow has announced a new quick-release fairing option for the company’s Tractor AeroKit system, allowing fleets to quickly remove fairings for easier access.

Cummins showed off its new electric concept truck at the NACV show. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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