Industry News

May 26, 2018
Image from HDT Trucking Article: Can Shorter Truck Lifecycles Save Fleets Money?

HDT Trucking asks “Can Shorter Truck Lifecycles Save Fleets Money?”

With diesels, yes. But with electric trucks, expect longer asset life and lower operating costs. The HDT Trucking article “Can Shorter Truck Lifecycles Save Fleets Money?” […]
May 20, 2018

“American Trucker’s” look at electric Class 8 trucks on the horizon

Orange EV shines as the only OEM with commercially deployed class 8 trucks that are all electric. This American Trucker article notes: “While the all-electric Tesla […]
January 4, 2018
Yard Dogs: Keep trailers moving in the yard with specialized equipment. Article and image from todaystrucking.com

Yard Dogs: Equipment to Keep Trailers on the Move

A recent article from Today’s Trucking notes that yard trucks “…seem to be a perfect application for an electric powertrain….” It goes on to say: “To […]
November 20, 2017
Health Risk Assessment for Diesel Exhaust, from Health Canada, March 2016

Health Risk Assessment for Diesel Exhaust Finds Significant Health Impacts

The report “Human Health Risk Assessment for Diesel Exhaust” (March 2016) from Health Canada “…is a comprehensive review and analysis of the potential adverse health effects […]
November 15, 2017
California Tax Update 11/1/2017

California Increases Taxes on Diesel Fuel

Effective November 1, 2017, California increased both the Excise Tax and the Sales and Use Tax on diesel fuel.  The Excise Tax is now 36 cents/gallon, […]
November 15, 2017

California Ports Approve Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update which “provides high-level guidance for accelerating progress toward […]