Today’s Pickup: Daimler develops spot freight app for its supply chain

Today’s Pickup: Daimler develops spot freight app for its supply chain

Even trucking original equipment manufacturers are not immune to spot freight volatility. Because of that, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), is working to shore up its supply chain relationship with contracted freight carriers through a new digital platform.

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Ontario to introduce healthy rebate to boost electric truck demand

Ontario to introduce healthy rebate to boost electric truck demand

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced an electric truck rebate of 60% of the incremental purchase cost compared to an equivalent conventional fuel vehicle, up to a cap of CA$75,000 per vehicle, under the new Green Commercial Vehicle Program.

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Today’s Pickup: Third-generation Sprinter leverages IoT

Today’s Pickup: Third-generation Sprinter leverages IoT

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Vans brand has introduced its third-generation Sprinter van at an event in Stuttgart, Germany. The van features many of the iconic attributes it always has, but has added new connectivity to further improve its utilization.

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Daimler’s E-Fuso electric prototype steals some of Tesla’s thunder

Daimler’s E-Fuso electric prototype steals some of Tesla’s thunder

Former Tesla shareholder Daimler seems intent on upstaging the upstart with its own electric truck program, reports Bloomberg. Weeks before Tesla is set to unveil its own electric vehicle, Daimler introduced its own model, the E-Fuso Vision One.

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Today’s Pickup: L.A. council to explore port ban on carriers using contractors

Today’s Pickup: L.A. council to explore port ban on carriers using contractors

The never-ending story of whether port truckers should be contractors or employees is facing a new battlefront as two councilmen for the city of Los Angeles have introduced a bill that would bar trucking companies from serving the ports if they use independent contractors.

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Today’s Pickup: C.R. England’s only union employees vote for decertification

Today’s Pickup: C.R. England’s only union employees vote for decertification

The only group of employees in C.R. England’s 8,000-plus workforce that is part of a union has voted to decertify Teamsters Local 705. Drivers in C.R. England’s Chicago Intermodal division, which represented less than 1% of the company’s employees, voted on Sept. 20 to leave the union.

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Daimler testing platoons on roads

Daimler testing platoons on roads

Daimler has been given permission by the Oregon Department of Transportation to test truck platooning on the roads of Oregon following successful trials in Madras, OR. The company has said it will first test the platooning technology on two connected heavy-duty Cascadias in the first step called “pairing.”

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Electric trucks are coming, says DTNA president

Electric trucks are coming, says DTNA president

A wide-ranging morning-television style event to kick off its participation in the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta ended with a bit of an electric vehicle tease from Roger Nielsen, president & CEO, Daimler Trucks North America.

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