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June 22, 2022


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Truck dealers zero in again on federal excise tax

American Truck Dealers is holding a meeting now in Washington for a legislative "fly-in" to strategize over the group’s No. 1 priority—repeal of the excise tax—and to discuss a new "Clean Trucks Plan."


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CARB showcases zero-emission vehicles

The event in Fontana let operators drive the latest in zero-emission technology. The vehicles were made possible by the government agency's voucher initiative.

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Cenex knows fuels and lubricants

The experts at Cenex understand the impact of the proper use of fuels and lubricants on today’s diesel engines. Learn from these experts in their blog, Shifting Gears, in partnership with Fleet Owner.

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Volvo showcases hydrogen trucks

Betting big on hydrogen's future, Volvo Trucks expects to have the electric vehicles available the second half of this decade. Daimler AG and Volvo have partnered to mass-produce hydrogen fuel cells.

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The 2022 CV Electric Adoption Report

Following up on its benchmark 2021 survey, a new Endeavor Business Intelligence report documents the evolving fleet expectations for commercial electric vehicle adoption in the U.S.

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Battle Motors accelerates EV expansion

The electric truck manufacturer announced it was on track to almost double the size of its New Philadelphia, Ohio, factory by the end of 2023.

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FedEx receives first 150 BrightDrop electric delivery vehicles

Last-mile delivery step vans mark milestone for parcel delivery giant, which seeks to make its PUD fleet all-electric by 2040. FedEx plans to eventually incorporate 2,500 BrightDrops into its operations.


Freightliner customers have been making deliveries in two all-electric vehicles, the eM2 box truck and eCascadia Class 8 truck (pictured), in conjunction with two pilot programs, Innovation Fleet and Customer Experience Fleet. Fleet maintenance facilities looking to service BEVs do need to think about on-site charging infrastructure.

Leveraging BEV benefits on urban routes

City delivery is the ideal application for fleets to begin making the migration to battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Shorter routes and slower speeds are among the many reasons why.

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As technicians retire, training is more important than ever

The average age of technicians is dropping as seasoned workers age out. With the ongoing technician shortage, ensuring that veteran technicians pass on knowledge to the younger generation of techs will be essential to maintaining your fleet.


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