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Cummins commits to electrification and more
Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:55 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Cummins is pledging to launch a fully electrified powertrain in 2019, and a range-extended electric powertrain in 2020. But senior executives stress that these rollouts...
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Ryder to distribute, service Workhorse trucks
Monday May 8, 2017 1:41 PM
Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group to be primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-...
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Electric Semi: More sizzle than steak?
Wednesday May 3, 2017 4:24 PM
A few days ago we got our first glimpse of what might be Tesla's Electric Semi, as company CEO Elon Musk calls it. It looks futuristic, but it also looks like a high-roof over-the-road...
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IN PRINT -- A Changing Climate: Is there still a case for greener trucks?
Tuesday May 2, 2017 12:35 PM
Black smoke was once the inky signature of diesel engines everywhere. Now it has all but disappeared. A 1998 Model Year truck actually belched 35 times more smog-producing NOx and 60 times...
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Healthy start for natural gas Class 8 retail sales in 2017
Friday April 21, 2017 3:52 PM
COLUMBUS, IN – The first quarter of 2017 saw a healthy start for natural gas heavy duty retail sales, boosted primarily from refuse fleets, transit and school bus operators.
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Daum Reaches the Pinnacle
Thursday March 30, 2017 4:03 PM
I'm writing this issue of the newsletter in absentia, so to speak, as it will be published while I'm away from computers and unable to stay in touch. To be more precise, I'm...
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Ford expands modifier program for electrics, hybrids
Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:05 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ford is expanding its Qualified Vehicle Modifier program to include companies that develop and install electrified and hydraulic hybrid powertrains. XL Hybrids, Lightning...
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ConMet, Protean partner on electric drive wheel
Thursday March 9, 2017 9:08 AM
VANCOUVER, WA – ConMet and Protean Holdings, the maker of ProteanDRIVE, are joining forces to offer an electric in-wheel drive system for medium- and heavy-duty hybrids.
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