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Alternative Fuels

“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.

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Trends in State-of-the-Art Fleet Technology

Telematics, Big Data, AI, driver safety, and overall corporate sustainability goals are some major aspects of fleet that managers are continually assessing when considering the latest advancements in technology.

How Fleets Are Reducing Fuel Spend

Fleets continue to use tried and true methods to curb fuel spend, but as technologies evolve and new trends arise, staying on top of new developments in the industry becomes essential as well.

Electric Shock!

By the end of next year, there are supposed to be over 50 types of plug-in electric vehicles for sale in the U.S. At some point in the recent past, it appears that everyone decided the time is now for electric vehicles.

Controlling Fuel Costs as Gas Prices Rise

The cost of gasoline has been on the rise this year. These higher gas prices could pose a direct threat to a fleet’s overall costs. Implementing technologies and considering alternative fuel vehicles could help curb costs.

Cummins Introduced as Cummins Integrated Power

Cummins is repositioning itself as Cummins Integrated Power. The new name denotes both the company’s expertise in technology integration and its reach into different alternative fuel segments, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid and battery-electric.

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

Ready or Not, Electrification Is Coming

We’re not where we need to be with battery technology and the whole herd seems to be betting that a magical new solution will appear in time to save us all. I sure hope they are right.