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The Case for On-Board Electrification in Class 8 Trucks
The Case for On-Board Electrification in Class 8 Trucks

February 20, 2018
On-board electrification can take some of the load off the main diesel engine, allowing for greater operational flexibility and efficiency.

Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?
Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?

February 19, 2018
Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric...

Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment
Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment

February 15, 2018
When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants,...

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?
How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

February 13, 2018
Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

What You Should Know About Aftertreatment System Maintenance
What You Should Know About Aftertreatment System Maintenance

February 13, 2018
We appear to be learning from our mistakes in aftertreatment system maintenance, but we still have a way to go before we’re at peace with the things.

Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van
Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

January 17, 2018
Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a...

The Future of Electrical Systems on Heavy Duty Trucks
The Future of Electrical Systems on Heavy Duty Trucks

January 16, 2018
Within a decade’s time we will probably have very different electrical systems on trucks than those in use today. The trucking industry is on the cusp of...

Making Tank Trailers Safer
Making Tank Trailers Safer

December 28, 2017
Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain...

Test Drive: International's A26 Engine
Test Drive: International's A26 Engine

December 27, 2017
With the industry’s appetite for smaller-displacement engines on the rise, International’s new A26 is nicely sized, and well positioned to pick up a good...

What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You
What You Don't Know About Your Wheels Can Hurt You

November 28, 2017
There’s much more to wheel installation — and many more pitfalls to taking shortcuts — than you may think. If you haven’t reviewed your wheel installation...

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