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  • GMs new SURUS vehicle General Motors Co. Unveils SURUS, a Fuel Cell Chassis for Autonomous Work and Military Vehicles (11/6/2017) - The zero-emissions platform could pave the way for greener heavy duty applications. Dubbed the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), this machine doesn’t just generate electric power. It also supports self-driving operation. SURUS is designed to produce instant torque, traverse off-road terrain and “minimize logistical burdens as well as human exposure to harm,” according to
  • A trolley using a caternary system How Old Trolley Technology is Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow (10/17/2017) - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach team up with Siemens to create a zero-emissions future for transit. Keeping electric semis charged to work continuously remains one of the most vexing problems of green shipping and logistics. Air quality officials in California believe they might have found a possible solution for the twin ports
  • Navistar heavy duty truck Volkswagen and Navistar Partner on New Electric Truck for 2019 (10/4/2017) - The pair competes alongside Nikola, Tesla and others to create an electric semi. Executives from the companies said they would jointly produce a new medium-duty truck powered by batteries by the end of 2019, according to Reuters. They also said they would be manufacturing next-gen “big bore” diesels. The two joined forces last year when Volkswagen
  • Freight semi trucks parked in lot Trucking Industry Revenues Reached $675 Billion in 2016 (8/17/2017) - The ATA’s recent American Trucking Trends report details the industry’s earnings, employment figures and more. Arlington, Va. – The American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of “ATA American Trucking Trends 2017,” the annual compendium of data about the field. Among the findings in this year’s “Trends” is that sector revenues in 2016 totaled $676.2 billion. “The
  • Diesel Road Train Transport Big Future for Mega Trucks Predicted (8/1/2017) - Global road train demand to go full throttle, according to recent findings. A significant increase in the sale and use of mega trucks, or road trains as they’re called, is being predicted in a new study of industry trends. The Global Mega Trucks Market Forecast to 2025 was completed by research firm Frost & Sullivan. It says worldwide
  • Volvo VNL truck gets unboxed Volvo Sets Guinness World Record at VNL Launch (7/18/2017) - Three-year-old big rig enthusiast unboxes the mint tractor-trailer. Volvo Trucks unveiled the new VNL heavy duty truck for over-the-road operations by boxing it up like a toy and letting a toddler open it for a Guinness World Record. The unboxing may have been a slick publicity stunt, but the technology under the hood of this
  • Daimler semi tractor-trailer Truck-Lite Achieves Standard Position with Daimler Trucks in North America (7/5/2017) - Freightliner’s Cascadia semi will host three Truck-Lite parts as core equipment. Truck-Lite, a worldwide leader in heavy duty lighting, wire harness and visibility systems, has achieved standard position on the new Cascadia, one of the top-selling Class 8 trucks on the road. For the 2018 model year, Freightliner’s flagship vehicle will feature three Truck-Lite components
  • Hand Cleaner by E-ZOIL Eco-Friendly Hand Cleanser and Shop Wipes Launch (6/7/2017) - Designed for technicians, E-ZOIL’s latest product arrivals remove impurities with a green formulation. E-ZOIL, manufacturer of performance-enhancing fuel additives and solvents, has introduced Hardy Hands, a skin cleanser for professional technicians. Using a formula that contains walnut shell scrubbers, it eliminates shop stains from the hands. It also boasts six lotions that leave them soft and clean
  • Google Logo Google Alleges Uber’s Otto Stole Trade Secrets to Develop Autonomous Trucks (5/19/2017) - In an ongoing lawsuit, a federal judge issued an injunction against Otto and parent company Uber, ordering both to submit any stolen files that may exist to Google’s self-driving vehicle venture Waymo and the court. Autonomous truck technology company Otto, that’s already performed two on-highway demonstrations of an autonomous tractor-trailer, has found itself embroiled in an
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