Category: Education

Renewable Natural Gas: The Energy Source No One’s Talking About

Methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, was pegged by the Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources, and others as a more potent gas than carbon dioxide. A renewable and plentiful solution is using methane to fuel vehicles. It replaces other carbon-based fuels that produce their share of hydrocarbon emissions. One solution is using methane to [...]
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Cummins Announces Connected X15 Engine for Freightliner Cascadia

Cummins is bringing connectivity to the X15 Efficiency series engines and Endurant HD powertrains used in Freightliner Trucks. Buyers of the Freightliner Cascadia will get Acumen, an ECU that connects to Cummins’ technology platform, enabling direct access to over-the-air updates, digital apps and future service-related features. By expanding their line of connected vehicles, Cummins hopes [...]
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Electric Island to Showcase Electric Commercial Vehicle Charging

To help accelerate the development, testing and deployment of zero emissions (tank-to-wheel) commercial vehicles, Portland General Electric and Daimler Trucks North America are co-developing “ Electric Island” a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles expected to be the first of its kind in the United States. Adapted to support up [...]
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Electrified Trucking: Getting in Gear Should Begin Now

As more states establish mandates requiring trucking fleets to switch from diesel fuel to alternatives with less carbon footprints, interest in electrified heavy-duty trucks increases, fleet and sustainability managers may want to boost the benefits of going cleaner and greener. Get Rolling: Define the Fleet, Charging Needs With guidance from engineering and infrastructure experts, it [...]
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SCE Initiates Testing Battery-Electric Freightliner eCascadia

South California's leading primary electricity supply company, Southern California Edison (SCE) will initiate a three-month testing trial of the battery-electric Class 8 truck on Freightliner eCascadia from the Freightliner Customer Experience (CX) Fleet. SCE principal manager of Fleet Management, Todd Carlson mentioned, “SCE’s testing of the eCascadia is a major step down the path of achieving [...]
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Fleet Safety Management Issues in 2020

Commercial fleet managers are dealing with many new issues related to fleet safety as a result of COVID-19. A List of Safety Protocols Additional safety protocols for vehicles include: Following cleaning procedures, passenger limits and proper use of PPE. 1. Safety Training In-person training must have limited participants, socially distanced. Virtual trainings are ideal. 2. [...]
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Alt-Fuel as Sustainable Means To Cost-effective Carbon-free Transportation

During the NGV20 Annual Industry Summit, NGVAmerica revealed their significant findings on the relevance of using alt-fuel and the results of a multi-month study of public transportation subsidy programs  in the States of Texas and California. The State of Texas spent $561 million in public resources from 2005-2-19 to boost transition to cleaner vehicle technologies while the [...]
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Daimler Trucks, Waymo Team up to Tackle Autonomous Trucking

Daimler Trucks and Waymo share a common goal of improving road safety and efficiency for fleet customers. Cascadia is equipped with Waymo’s advanced AI system called the Waymo driver.  The chairman of the board of management at Daimler Trucks, Martin Daum, explains the strategic partnership with Waymo is a critical step on bringing production versions [...]
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Penske’s Journey to Learn More About Charging Electric Trucks

Penske and Daimler Trucks N.A. teamed up over two years ago amidst Penske's journey to figure out charging medium and heavy duty electric trucks. The first Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 106 trucks were delivered in 2018. Mike Barnes, the Senior Regional Facilities Manger for the western region for Penske Transportation Solutions, described what was learned. [...]
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