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Season 7 Episode 4: Electric Trucks Are Producing Some Interesting Partnerships

With medium- and heavy-duty truck electrification, we’re seeing a unique alignment of traditional truck manufacturers, tier-1 suppliers and start-up companies. As a group, they are simultaneously competing and collaborating on the advancement of truck electrification. Can all these diverse interests play together in the same sandbox?

July 28, 2021

Season 7 Episode 3: Getting Back to the Basics on Electrical Maintenance

Are fleets doing enough to keep their technicians ahead of the rapidly steepening technology learning curve? Larry Rambeaux of Purkeys Fleet Electric in Rogers, Arkansas worries truck fleets could soon face a skills deficit as truck electrical systems grow ever more complex.

July 28, 2021

Season 7 Episode 2: Learn to Master the Downsped Driveline

Engine downspeeding is an elegant way of reducing fuel consumption, and thus CO2 emissions. But if drivers don’t embrace it or won’t use the technology properly, nobody sees its full benefit. Jamie Hagen of Hell Bent Xpress in Aberdeen, South Dakota is an expert on the gear-fast, run-slow concept. He shares his experience learning to love trucking at 900 rpm.

July 28, 2021

Tesla Semi Delayed Again

Tesla Semi Delayed Again

Companies such as UPS and FritoLay will have to wait a little longer for their all-electric Tesla Semi Class 8 trucks, as a second-quarter earnings report pushed production out to 2022.

July 28, 2021

Netradyne Adds Fleet Safety, Driver Performance Features

Season 7 Episode 1: GHG Phase 2 Will Change How We Build Diesel Engines

Phase 2 of the EPA and NHTSA Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations will change the way fleets spec heavy trucks. The rule calls for a reduction in carbon emissions, or a boost to fuel economy, of 25% by 2027. Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, the Eaton Vehicle Group’s director of Technology Planning and Government Affairs, joins us to explain some of the advanced technologies we’ll need to meet the requirements, and how they work.

July 27, 2021

New Tactics in the Fight Against Nuclear Verdicts in Trucking
ELMS, Thermo King Partner on Delivery Reefer Prototype
Global News Roundup: HD Truck Manufacturers Team Up For Electric Charging
Hyundai to Deploy Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Trucks in California

Hyundai to Deploy Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Trucks in California

Hyundai is bringing more than 30 of its hydrogen fuel-cell electric heavy-duty trucks to California as part of two publicly funded demonstration projects, which it says will be the largest deployment of Class 8 hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks in the country.

July 26, 2021

Canada Adds Third ELD Certification Body

Canada Adds Third ELD Certification Body

Although there are still no certified electronic logging devices available to meet new Canada’s new ELD mandate, its government has added a third body approved to do those certifications.

July 26, 2021

Cummins, Air Products Team up to Accelerate Hydrogen-Truck Adoption
CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

It will be impractical to have autonomous trucks pull into inspections stations, so CVSA and the industry are examining alternatives to traditional vehicle inspections.

July 26, 2021

[Infographic] Sunsetting 3G: The Clock is Ticking on Trucking

[Infographic] Sunsetting 3G: The Clock is Ticking on Trucking

The nation's familiar 3G wireless communications networks are shutting down by the end of 2022. All truck fleets that leverage remote-monitoring and telematics-based applications will need to prepare for this generational change in technology. This infographic offers some high-level information on how to keep up with technology evolution.

July 26, 2021

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