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
How efficient is an all-electric Class 6 delivery truck in its regular duty cycle with payloads up to 11,000 lbs.? Weight is less of an EV range inhibitor than you’d think.
March 29, 2021
A Department of Energy representative laid out how fleets can thrive in an alternative energy transportation future during a Work Truck Show digital presentation.
March 10, 2021
As fleet operators adjust duty cycles for commercial electric vehicles, they must consider weight, vehicle modifications, environment, and EV-specific factors. How will published and projected specs compare to the real world?
February 15, 2021
With BrightDrop, GM is creating a new business to develop the commercial electric vehicle ecosystem. This includes a new electric delivery vehicle and support for infrastructure, logistics, and service planning — as well as an entirely new sales and service network.
February 1, 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
The Class 1 commercial vehicle from Electric Last Mile Solutions pushes the concept of an efficient, connected, electric last-mile van into daily reality.
January 4, 2021
Where does Knorr-Bremse, the parent company of Bendix, fit in on the path to future trucks, as trends drive further toward advanced safety systems, electrified vehicles, and autonomous technology?
December 16, 2020
ZF says its acquisition of Wabco will create “a leading global integrated systems provider for commercial vehicle technology.” But what does that mean for North American fleets? Find out in this interview with HDT.
December 11, 2020
Ford wants to make commercial vehicles a larger part of its business, and Ford CV leader Ted Cannis explains how the company is turning to things such as electrification and connectivity to make it happen.
December 6, 2020
How are trucking trends going to affect the commercial tires you buy in the future?
December 6, 2020
With the coming blitz of electric trucks and van models, understanding the meaning of “in production” can help fleets with their EV purchasing decisions.
November 26, 2020
In what has felt a bit this year like a headlong rush toward zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles, are we overlooking other potential environmental impacts?
November 20, 2020
Twenty companies illustrate how trucking can take the lead in sustainability in HDT's annual Top Green Fleet awards, honoring strategies such as electric vehicle and alternative fuel adoption, fuel-saving techniques, and green facilities.
November 16, 2020
Fleet adoption of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles means more than just acquiring the trucks. It also means having places to charge those trucks — and it’s not as simple as plugging a Nissan Leaf into a port in your garage or a parking space at Whole Foods.
October 26, 2020