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Class 8 Orders Show Signs of Slowing

Class 8 Orders Show Signs of Slowing

| January 5, 2019

Data Suggests Class 8 Orders Slump 43% Over Year Ago December Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 21,300 units in December, down 24% sequentially from November and 43% from year-ago December. Finmal industry data is expected out mid-January. “For all of 2018, Class 8 orders totaled 490,100 units, far […]

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Spot Truckload Rates Rise at Year End

Spot Truckload Rates Rise at Year End

| January 3, 2019

Spot Truckload Rates Rise as 2018 Draws to a Close The number of spot truckload freight posts declined 21% during the week ending Dec. 29, not an unusual figure when you compare a holiday-shortened workweek to a full one. But when loads did need to go, capacity was hard to find. Truck posts were down 47% […]

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Is TomTom Telematics About to be Acquired?

Is TomTom Telematics About to be Acquired?

| January 3, 2019

New reports from Europe suggest that Michelin and Bridgestone may be poised to acquire the TomTom Telematics business unit, owned by the Dutch company TomTom. According to the Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Michelin is circling in. Also in the running is Pamplona Capital Management, which already holds a sizable stake in another telematics […]

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Mitsubishi Reports Best Annual Sales since 2007

Mitsubishi Reports Best Annual Sales since 2007

| January 3, 2019

If you thought the auto business was rolling backwards, take a look at Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) which closed the 2018 calendar year with its best sales since 2007. It’s powering forward, with 118,074 vehicles sold, total 2018 sales represented an increase of 13.9 percent over calendar year 2017. This marks the sixth […]

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Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

| June 20, 2018

Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), the public transportation provider in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and XL, a player in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced a successful deployment of six hybrid-electric (HEV) passenger vans in RVTD’s paratransit fleet. Using regenerative braking and electric assist during driving, the XLH electrification technology increases fuel […]

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German Government to Offer Subsidies for Electric Trucks

German Government to Offer Subsidies for Electric Trucks

| June 20, 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) has submitted a subsidy policy for environmentally friendly trucks, which has been published in the Federal Gazette at the beginning of June. According to Dr. Lorenzo Grande of IDTechEx, “Both battery-powered and fuel cell-powered electric vehicles are eligible, as long as they are intended for goods transport. In […]

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ClipperCreek Announces Simple Access Control for HCS

ClipperCreek Announces Simple Access Control for HCS

| June 14, 2018

EV charging station leader, ClipperCreek, has unveiled the HCS Series with ChargeGuard at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo recently. The ChargeGuard is an affordable access control solution designed for fleet, workplace, multi-tenant, hospitality and residential charging applications. The ChargeGuard option, priced at an affordable $78, delivers reliable key-based access control for the Level 2, […]

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WWF to Help Freight Companies Reduce Emissions

WWF to Help Freight Companies Reduce Emissions

| June 1, 2018

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is working to change the trucking industry, launching a new transport decarbonization tool at the Movin’ On by Michelin conference in Montreal. The tool, available at www.sciencebasedtargets.org, is designed to help companies involved in the movement of freight to set ambitious environmental goals that align with the Paris Climate Agreement […]

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HART to Demo Electric Bus in Downtown Tampa

HART to Demo Electric Bus in Downtown Tampa

| May 30, 2018

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will be demonstrating electric battery-powered bus with Proterra, Inc., and Hillsborough County to highlight what it calls “the cleaner, more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly transit option for Tampa.” “Creating opportunities for people to step inside of a  Proterra Catalyst 40-foot zero-emission transit vehicle, ask questions and see the technology […]

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DAF Trucks and VDL Groep Partner On A Fully Electric Class 8 Truck

DAF Trucks and VDL Groep Partner On A Fully Electric Class 8 Truck

| May 30, 2018

The competition in electric class 8 trucks is quickly heating up in response to Tesla’s Semi reveal last year. This time, DAF Trucks has revealed its new CF Electric class 8 truck that it developed in partnership with VDL Groep. The Eco-friendly truck boasts a 100 kilometer range with fast charging, and has a quick […]

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