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Transport Topics
June 27, 2017
Government

Ohio EPA to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Output; Effort to Be Funded by $71.4 Million from VW

Ohio traffic Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Ohio expects to receive $71.4 million from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement between 2017 and 2027 to fund projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from commercial trucks and other sources in the transportation sector, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Equipment

Designers of Wave Piston Win 2017 Volvo Group Technology Award

Volvo Award Winners Volvo Group

Volvo Group awarded its 2017 Volvo Technology Award to the two engineers for their piston design.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
Equipment

State Winners Gearing Up for National Truck Driving Championships

Duck John Sommers II for TT

State-level championships are coming to a quick close with the winners poised to move on to the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Jump 24% in May to Nearly 18,000

Trailer orders rose 24% to push toward 18,000 in May, and expectations are for demand to stay strong, ACT Research Co. reported.

Orders reached 17,889, ACT said, citing a net total. That compares with 14,459 orders a year earlier.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

Scania PLatoon Scania

Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Business, Equipment

Stagnant Equipment Orders Signal Pause in Investment

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

A second straight month of stagnant orders for business equipment in April indicates investment in capital goods could slow in the second quarter, Commerce Department data showed May 26.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2017
Business, Equipment

Electric Trucks Make Inroads in Shorthaul Applications

Orange EV

Today, the use of electric trucks is confined mostly to niche specialty and shorthaul operations, but the advances made in those applications could carry over to the longhaul Class 8 market.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
May 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Zero Emissions, Potential Savings of Electrics Appeal to Some Carriers

Daimler Trucks

Nikola Motor Co. founder and CEO Trevor Milton said he has figured out electric power for longhaul trucks with his upcoming Nikola One, due in production in the 2020 timeframe.

Steve Sturgess | Contributing Writer
May 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Industry Looks Beyond Batteries to Power Longhaul Electric Tractors

Sturgess Associates

Technological advances soon could make electric Class 8 tractors feasible for longhaul applications, but rather than relying solely on plug-in battery systems, those trucks likely will incorporate other power configurations such as hybrid solutions and hydrogen fuel cells.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
May 19, 2017

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