Trucking shouldn't waste time on pipe-dreams like platooning and autonomous trucks and instead focus on improving logistics and making the trade appeal to young people, said Hendrickson's Jeff Sass while speaking at the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange in Phoenix.
Nikola's new hydrogen-electric tractor features scads of new technology. It's truly new from the ground up and drivers assigned to such trucks certainly won't be suffering.
Nikola plans to make hydrogen the transportation fuel of the future. Plenty of hurdles remain to be overcome before that happens, but the strategy the company disclosed at Nikola World 2019 seems workable. One of the biggest challenges could be getting the rest of the world to see the solution as Nikola sees it.
Tire makers need to reduce tire rolling resistance to meet upcoming greenhouse gas rules. What does that mean for safety?
We sat down with Nikola Motor Co. CEO Trevor Milton at the Nikola World event in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the evening before he had introduced the Nikola Two hydrogen-electric truck to the world, to get his thoughts on the fueling infrastructure, the competition, hydrogen vs. electric trucks, and why he thinks truck drivers will be eager to switch from diesel.
How will the second phase of the greenhouse gas rules affect medium-duty vehicles?
EPA’s GHG Phase 2 rules are still a couple of years off, but tire makers are already designing and testing new ultra-low-rolling-resistance tires.
Hyliion’s hybrid-electric system makes the truck feel like you have only half a load in the box, says Equipment Editor Jim Park.
Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric vehicle sales. Does the grid have the capacity to handle it?
When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants, especially those that burn coal?