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Tesla Semi Price Set

TESLA SEMI PRICES Tesla’s electric semi, the future-conscious company’s newly unveiled big-rig truck, will have a $150,000 base price. Tesla’s lowest-priced model is supposed to travel 483 km (300 miles) on one charge. The long-range truck will feature an 805-km (500-mile) range, priced at $180,000, according to a report by Business Insider. This is [...]

Tesla Semi Price Set2017-12-08T22:59:26+00:00

The Tesla Semi electric truck exceeds the hype

The much-awaited reveal of the Tesla Semi electric truck took place in Hawthorne, California, in typical Elon Musk style. Speculation prior to the presentation was substantially exceeded with its claimed range well beyond the 300 miles (500 km) expected and acceleration figures that place the unladen tractor unit in sports car territory. After the two [...]

The Tesla Semi electric truck exceeds the hype2017-11-19T06:29:21+00:00

Further thoughts on Tesla’s EV Truck announcement…from a former fleet owner

As described in Rei’s diary, Tesla’s truck announcement is hugely important. I wrote a comment that turned into a diary… So here’s my view as a former owner of a medium-sized regional distribution business and fleet owner: 1. My driver would take our (leased, more in a moment) semi rig to the Mobil-Exxon refinery in [...]

Further thoughts on Tesla’s EV Truck announcement…from a former fleet owner2017-11-18T06:02:46+00:00

Game Changer: Tesla unveils 500-mile-range Semi

Last night, AKALib wrote a diary liveblogging the reveal of the new Tesla Semi — but unfortunately it didn’t get the attention that it deserved. The importance of this vehicle — and how impressive it is — cannot be overstated. For years, as electric cars have steadily shown that they’re on a path to [...]

Game Changer: Tesla unveils 500-mile-range Semi2017-11-18T05:45:41+00:00

Self Driving Trucks

The Future of Self Driving vehicles is described in this article. Of particular interest to us is the notion of self driving trucks. The article claims that there is a shortage of drivers that are causing efforts towards autonomous trucks. In the near term, drivers will remain in the cab to go on and off [...]

Self Driving Trucks2017-11-07T18:17:39+00:00

Prosecutors: ‘Infection of fraud’ at Haslam truck stop chain

Federal prosecutors on Monday outlined their case against former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives as being the result of an "infection of fraud" at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lewen told jurors in his opening statement that the [...]

Prosecutors: ‘Infection of fraud’ at Haslam truck stop chain2017-11-07T04:45:04+00:00

Carriers rank driver shortage as chief concern, ahead of ELD mandate and hours regs

The availability of qualified truck drivers now ranks as the top concern for trucking companies, according to a report issued Monday by the American Transportation Research Institute, displacing the electronic logging device, which ranked No. 1 in 2016’s report, as the top issue. ATRI produces a Top 10 list of the trucking industry’s chief concerns [...]

Carriers rank driver shortage as chief concern, ahead of ELD mandate and hours regs2017-10-25T04:12:43+00:00

EPA plans to repeal emission standards for truck components

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to repeal tighter emissions standards for truck components, a rule adopted in the final months of the Obama administration aimed at controlling traditional air pollutants as well as greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who privately met in May with the manufacturer that stands [...]

EPA plans to repeal emission standards for truck components2017-10-23T22:15:22+00:00

Truck Platooning and Driverless Trucks are coming soon(?)

Are those 80,000 pound trucks tailgating each other? Soon it may be perfectly normal — and safe If you look to the next lane and see two 18-wheelers roar past at 70 mph with just 10 yards between them, you’ll probably think they are dangerously close. In this high-tech age, that may no longer [...]

Truck Platooning and Driverless Trucks are coming soon(?)2017-10-23T05:21:54+00:00