Category: News & Events

Electric Skeptics

Are you an “electric skeptic?” Someone who the attention given to electric cars and trucks is just hype or somehow artificial? It’s understandable if you are. We live in an era of competing ideologies and persistent mistrust. Perhaps you think the cries of alarm over climate change are overblown. Or maybe you think there’s something [...]
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FCCC Launches Electric MT50e Walk-in Van

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has launched the MT50e, its all-electric, medium-duty Class 5 walk-in van focused on meeting the demands of last-mile delivery.   It's the latest addition to Daimler Trucks North America's overall electric vehicle portfolio, which includes the Freightliner  battery-electric eCascadia and eM2, as well as Thomas Built Buses’ Jouley school bus. To [...]
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Top 12 Tips for Bumper-To-Bumper Winter Prep

A winter prep routine can keep truck fleets on the road despite the ice, snow and dropping temperatures. Discover 12 winter prep tips focusing on three specific aspects of a truck’s operation. Wheel-Ends Lubricate Wheel-End Parts. Protect against wheel-end corrosion by lubricating cam tubes, clevis pin connections, automatic slack adjusters, etc. Examine Air Brakes. Check [...]
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Q&A: WiTricity CMO Amy Barzdukas on Wireless Charging for MD Trucks

Even in these early days of battery electric vehicles, charging cables are already proving to be potential problems. They can be heavy and unwieldly, they are trip hazards, and if it hasn’t already happened, drivers are bound to drive off without first unplugging, or just leaving the cable laying on the ground. To read the [...]
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How Will Utilities Deal with Electric-Vehicle Charging and Stressed Electric Grids?

A 2019 study by the U.S. Department of Energy estimated that increased demand for electricity — much of that for electric vehicles — could see a 38% increase in energy demand by 2050. And the Biden administration wants to build 500,000 EV chargers and "electrify thousands of school and transit buses across the country.” To [...]
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Protecting Your Drivers and Fleet with Video Telematics

Telematics plays a significant role in fleet management as the metrics they gather can be used to improve logistics; however, a growing trend among trucking industry professionals has been to employ telematics for fleet safety. Specifically, video telematics has become an essential tool for trucking safety professionals and managers who can use the data provided [...]
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