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.
PLAINFIELD, IN — Aftermarket parts specialist Meritor Inc. has seriously cranked up its reman parts campaign
OTTAWA — The federal government is investing millions of dollars to help limit the emission of greenhouse gases during freight movement.
CALGARY — Alberta’s oilsands came under fire during the Copenhagen climate change summit in December, and the industry could be under the microscope again in 2010 as Canada prepares to host G8 and G20 summits.
TORONTO — Ontario truckers might be in for some government largesse come this summer, if, that is, they prove to Queen’s Park that they’re making their fleets greener.
OTTAWA — Despite impressive improvements in fuel and engine efficiency over the years, truck-generated emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are still an important area for policy attention, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Webasto Product North America wants to see a greener continent, but says there are too many roadblocks currently in the way.
TORONTO — The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) recognizes efforts made by the trucking industry to reduce fuel consumption and identifies the need for the government to provide incentives to make further energy conservation investments.