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While diesel and gasoline engines will still be the main power source for commercial vehicles for the next decade, fleets are now testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to a new study of fleet use of sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets, such as natural gas, propane, electric, and renewable fuels.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect the Development of Electric Trucks?

There has been some talk about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the development of alternative-fueled trucks, specifically commercial battery-electric vehicles. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency weighs in with this Guest Voices commentary.

How Two Fleets Set and Achieved Sustainability Goals

Sometimes, fleets pursue initiatives to make their operations more environmentally friendly. Other times, they’re tasked with this based on an order from management. Here’s how successful fleets achieve these goals

New Volvo Truck Range Focused on Drivers

After introducing electric and autonomous truck developments in 2019, Sweden's Volvo Trucks has unveiled four new truck models at once, squarely focused on the driver and productivity, meeting sustainability goals with more fuel-efficient internal combustion engines and alternative fuels.

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

3 Fleets Share Fuel-Saving Strategies

Sustainability and fuel savings strategies vary greatly depending on each fleet’s operations and applications. Some motor carriers may even need to adopt multiple strategies and specs for different parts of their fleet. Three fleets with different operations share their sustainability and fuel economy tactics.