There are many unanswered questions regarding Oshkosh Defense’s $6 billion contract with USPS, including whether an electric prototype or a “swappable” drivetrain even exists. Yet there are ways to achieve electrification of the USPS fleet and avoid living with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ham-handed decision for decades to come.
March 31, 2021
Work Truck Week 2021: While the path to EVs looks promising, fleet operations must carefully evaluate many factors and navigate challenges before reaching a 100% conversion.
March 10, 2021
The Bobit fleet team got a chance to climb through a test version of the all-electric pickup at Lordstown Motors’ new facility in Irvine, Calif.
January 19, 2021
Interested in electric trucks? You might want to research the related charging infrastructure long before they roll off an assembly line.
October 22, 2020
How fuel-cell-equipped trucks could put to work otherwise unexploited clean energy.
October 19, 2020
Recently, UPS dipped its toes a little deeper into the electric truck market with the acquisition of a Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric Class 8 truck.
August 20, 2020
Meritor's T.J. Reed, global vice president of electrification, talks to HDT about the company's recent acquisition of TransPower and the state of electric commercial vehicles.
January 23, 2020
XOS cofounders Dakota Semler and Gio Sordoni share their fleet origin story, the company’s purpose-built battery tech, and the right applications for truck electrification today.
December 24, 2019
And why it doesn’t matter if many people buy it.
November 22, 2019
An up-close dose of Tesla’s Cybertruck from last night’s reveal in Hawthorne, Calif. answers some initial questions on whether it can function in a traditional fleet capacity.
November 22, 2019
Rick Mihelic, director of future technology studies for the North American Council of Freight Efficiency (NACFE), talks with Equipment Editor Jim Park on the economics of truck batteries.
October 22, 2019
Find out why an electric truck or van may be on your comparative shopping list in the near future.
October 17, 2019
Thinking of going electric? There's more to worry about than the price of the trucks and the weight of the batteries.
October 9, 2019
At its Technology Summit, Volvo Trucks North America highlighted a number of new products and upgrades, including a glimpse of an all-electric Class 8 VNR slated for production next year.
September 12, 2019
A. Duie Pyle is one of the first motor carriers in the U.S. to add all-electric Fuso eCanter medium-duty trucks to its fleet. HDT talked to the Northeast LTL about why these trucks are a great fit for its Bronx Service Center.
May 21, 2019