MONTREAL, QC – More than 30 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Class 8’s could be on the road in Canada as soon as 2019.
Three companies – including Canadian grocery and pharmacy giant Loblaw Companies – have wasted no time in making the move to the newly launched trucks.
Tesla showcased the new Class 8 vehicles with an unveiling event in California last Thursday. Loblaw, J.B. Hunt, and Walmart announced Friday they each had secured pre-orders with the company.
Although a final price for the trucks hasn’t been listed yet, Loblaw put deposits of $5000 per truck on 25 of the vehicles, currently set to be released sometime in 2019.
Walmart is also reporting a buy-in of 15 trucks, 10 of which will go to its Canadian operations, while the others will go to operations in the United States.
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Shell is on a mission to explore fuel economy improvements that might be realized in decades to come. And some of the ideas are now taking physical shape in the form of a prototype tractor-trailer known as the Starship Initiative.
TORONTO, ON – The Government of Ontario is seeking input on a proposed program that will provide rebates to fleets towards the purchase of alternative-fuel trucks and fuel-saving technologies.
The Green Commercial Vehicle program (GCVP), a part of the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan introduced in 2016, would provide up to $170 million for electric and natural gas-powered commercial vehicles, infrastructure and temperature controlled trailer technology – as well as tractor-trailer aerodynamic devices and anti-idling devices.
OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance’s bid to restore Federal Excise Tax refunds failed to find a place in the government’s report on pre-budget consultations, but it was raised in the official opposition’s dissenting report to the Finance Committee.
PORTLAND, OR – Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) new environmentally friendly corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon, has earned the company LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Ear worms are funny things. You know them. They’re the songs that invade your thoughts. The one ringing through my head right now is crooned by none other than Kermit the Frog. Yep. The Muppet. The one who taught us, “It’s not easy being green, having to spend each day the color of the leaves.” If you want to know how tough it is to be green, look no further than the environmental rules and regulations affecting today’s trucking industry.
ATLANTA, GA- Trucking, parcel and logistics service provider UPS has won a Climate Leadership award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
TORONTO – Here’s part one of a two-part look at the emissions regimes we have now and what sort of dust-ups we can expect in the not-distant future.
ARLINGTON, Va. — After you read this story, print it off, make a bunch of copies and hand it out to anyone who tells you heavy-duty trucks are hard on the environment.
OAKVILLE, Ont. — After achieving a carbon neutral footprint through their in-house Vision Green program, Lakeside Logistics has launched the second phase of their program and is urging other industry players to follow suit.
WASHINGTON — A new report released last week says we’re headed for an energy crisis, unless we take practical steps to address energy issues, including increasing demand for oil, higher fuel prices, and diminishing oil supplies.
VANCOUVER — Westport Innovations has partnered with Wal-Mart to introduce four liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Peterbilt 386 trucks into service for the department store’s fleet.
WASHINGTON, DC – The trucking industry is buzzing with talk of yesterday’s announcement, made by U.S. President Barack Obama, of the next phase of truck fuel efficiency standards. And not everyone’s seeing eye to eye.
VANCOUVER — It’s not an easy task lowering air emissions when you’re dealing with three different modes of transportation, but Port Metro Vancouver has exceeded their own expectations.
NASHVILLE, TN – SmartWay program is expanding to include refrigerated trailers and is accepting more testing methods from suppliers who want to get their fuel-saving technologies verified by the agency.