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Alan Adler

Alan Adler is the Midwest Bureau Chief for FreightWaves. An award-winning journalist, Alan worked for The Associated Press in a variety of roles from Michigan News Editor to National Automotive Writer. He later was an automotive writer at the Detroit Free Press before spending two decades in domestic and international media relations and executive communications with General Motors. Alan returned to full-time journalism in 2018 and joined FreightWaves in July 2019. He and his wife, Deb, live in Nunica, Michigan. They have three adult children.

Opposition grows to speedy electric truck transition

Alan Adler Friday, May 17, 2024

Regulators pushing to make the electric truck transition go faster are getting pushback from a range of industry stakeholders.

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Unraveling the mystery of electric trucks’ residual values 

Alan Adler Friday, May 10, 2024

Fleets have practically no idea what electric trucks will be worth when it is time to trade them, one of the reasons for cautious adoption.

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Really cold hydrogen could bring driving range parity with diesel

Alan Adler Friday, April 26, 2024

A startup named for science fiction author Jules Verne is closing in on cryo-compressed hydrogen fuel for greater energy density.

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Switcheroo: EV Realty secures electricity before launching charging sites

Alan Adler Friday, April 19, 2024

EV Realty flips the electric truck charging script: It buys future charging sites with power already there.

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Autonomous trucking may descend the rabbit hole of local politics

Alan Adler Friday, April 12, 2024

Autonomous trucking regulation is already a state-by-state issue. In California, it may become a community-by-community matter.

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Renewed: Nikola and Trevor Milton’s soap opera 

Alan Adler Friday, April 5, 2024

The soap opera that is Nikola Corp. has been renewed for a new season with the company taking aim at convicted founder Trevor Milton.

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