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Portland is Getting an “Electric Island”

Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric are teaming up to create an “Electric Island” in Portland, Oregon. The large charging station will be the first of its kind in the U.S. and will charge medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The “Island” is currently under construction near DTNA’s headquarters in…

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Freightliner Reaches Milestone with Electric Trucks

A 38-vehicle fleet of Freightliner eCascadias and eM2s have collectively driven over 500,000 miles out there in the real world. This fleet consists of heavy- and medium-duty battery-powered trucks and are providing real-time information for lowering emissions. NFI and Penske Truck Leasing are the major operators with 30 of the…


Tyson Foods is Trying out Cameras Instead of Mirrors

The trucks running for Tyson Foods will be using a new camera system to replace the rear and side mirrors. The Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor system will be the mirror replacement on 55 of Tyson’s trucks. This system has been put through a 9-million-mile evaluation period and Tyson is the…


Autonomous Vehicles are Rolling Through Ohio

Ohio has teamed up with Pennsylvania and Michigan to allow the running of autonomous trucks on its highways. The autonomous trucking company Locomation made a successful run from Pittsburgh to Detroit. In both trucks, drivers were in control on regular roads, but once they hit the highways, the autonomous platooning…



You can now Order Kenworth’s new Electric Truck

Kenworth has launched its first-ever electric truck, the Kenworth T680E. This battery-electric Class 8 zero-emission truck can now be ordered and production will begin in 2021. In its almost 100 years in business, this is Kenworth’s flagship electric model and will help leave less of an emission footprint out there….



Walmart Canada Puts in Order for 130 Electric Tesla Semis

Walmart Canada is doing its part to lower the emissions put out by 18-wheelers and is committed to finding alternative powers to keep its supply chain rolling. They have announced the reserving of 130 electric Tesla Semi trucks. This is part of the $3.5 billion investment Walmart Canada put out…



Electric Truck Placement and Making it Fit

Electric trucks are making their way to our busy roads but making sure they start out where they are needed most and that there is a framework in place is important to know. This is what the North American Council on Freight Efficiency and the Rocky Mountain Institute have put…