Volkswagen owned truck manufacturer Scania is betting on solar energy to reduce fuel consumption in its trucks. The company is testing a concept of a solar cell clad trailer to power a plug-in hybrid truck.
Industry Trends & Drivers
Green technologies in the trucking industry bring many promises, including the potential for lower costs. A big piece of learning about the technology is determining total cost of ownership, or TCO, to justify the expenditure. For this, there are many factors to take into consideration.
As the maintenance pool diminishes and modern vehicles become more complicated, augmented reality creates a different way to look at fleets.
Scania commercially launches its range of electric trucks, a milestone in its aim to be leading in the transition to a sustainable transport system. The high-performance plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks initially focus on urban applications, including distribution to retailers.
A good maintenance program needs to ensure that your trailer is up to snuff. But because trailers are often out of sight, out of mind, there are several areas that are often overlooked.
A pilot project between autonomous trucking start-up Locomation and U.S. fleet Wilson Logistics has gone so well, that Wilson said it will convert 1,120 of its trucks to the system.
Volkswagen’s VWAGY truck arm Traton SE recently entered into a global partnership with TuSimple for developing self-driving trucks.
Lion Electric has reached a deal to delivery 10 battery-electric trucks to Amazon, with the first two to be delivered this year.
Despite the many unexpected challenges that 2020 has brought to every industry, progress towards electrification continues in the trucking industry.
Scania, a Traton brand, has officially launched its range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks with a focus on last-mile operations.
Electrification experts from UPS, Volvo Group and Shell map out a beginner’s strategy to building an EV fleet.
Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC) wants to make it easier for fleets and owner-operators to plan for and accomplish basic maintenance tasks with proactive advice on tire and brake systems in time for this year’s International Roadcheck.