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Use of Bolt-on Hybrid Technology Broadens

Use of Bolt-on Hybrid Technology Broadens

| July 24, 2017

With a goal of saving fuel — particularly for stop-start commercial vehicles, such as delivery vans and urban transit buses — leading universities, municipalities and national parks are among the latest fleet customers to deploy bolt-on hybrid technology. On leader in fleet electrification, XL Hybrids, has recently announced that leading fleets are tapping its XL3 […]

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No Hands! Lyft to Advance New Self-Driving Division

No Hands! Lyft to Advance New Self-Driving Division

| July 24, 2017

Ride-sharing juggernaut Lyft has launched a new self-driving division and reportedly will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology. The company expects to expands hiring for the new division and press reports note that it has signed a lease for 50,000-square-feet on the first floor of a Palo Alto facility. There, it intends to build several […]

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Bulova Technologies Group Announces Acquisition of  New Jersey Trucking Company

Bulova Technologies Group Announces Acquisition of New Jersey Trucking Company

| July 24, 2017

Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. (BTGI) has announced the completion of the acquisition of Big Red LTL Transport, Inc., a New Jersey based trucking company with 27 trucks, 38 refrigerated trailers and 38 customers with hubs in both Netcong, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois. The purchase was financed by Peoples Bank, a new lender to the […]

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Call for Entries in National Faces of Transportation Photo and Video Contest

Call for Entries in National Faces of Transportation Photo and Video Contest

| July 24, 2017

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is accepting entries for the 12th annual competition in the national Faces of Transportation photography and video contest. “We hope this contest will give people a reason to stop and pay attention to the many ways transportation touches their lives,” said Lloyd Brown, AASHTO director […]

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FleetPride Opens First New Orleans Location

FleetPride Opens First New Orleans Location

| July 24, 2017

FleetPride, the nation’s largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, recently opened its first branch in the New Orleans metropolitan area. This branch is FleetPride’s third location in Louisiana, bringing its southeastern U.S. network to 64 locations. “Adding New Orleans to the FleetPride footprint represents our commitment to growth,” said Jason Price, […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Maker NAVYA to Open First U.S. Plant in Michigan

Autonomous Vehicle Maker NAVYA to Open First U.S. Plant in Michigan

| July 21, 2017

In a joint announcement, NAVYA with project collaborators Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Ann Arbor SPARK announce that its Michigan plant will be located in the city of Saline, Michigan with a 20,000+ sq. ft. facility. NAVYA plans to build approximately 25 of its ARMA fully autonomous shuttle vehicles at the plant before the […]

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