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Sept. 18, 2019
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GTA offers vital resources to members on technologies to increase sustainability and efficiency.
Electric truck maker Rivian lands $350 million investment from Cox Automotive
All-electric vehicle maker Rivian is adding to its investor base, which currently includes Amazon and Ford Motor, providing additional support that the company could be formidable competition for Tesla and others. Rivian announced automotive services company Cox Automotive will make an equity investment of $350 million in the Plymouth, Michigan-based company. Full story

Lightning receives CARB Executive Order for Transit Bus Repower Powertrain
Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, received an executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Lightning Electric Transit Bus Repower, with CARB’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) approval expected in the coming weeks. Full story

New Mexico city to phase out gasoline-powered fleet vehicles
The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has added its first-ever electric vehicles to the city fleet, and Mayor Tim Keller has signed an executive instruction to shift all eligible vehicles to electric, hybrid, and alternative low-emission fuels, the city announced. Full story

Volvo bringing European tech to North America
Volvo Trucks is rolling out new technology in North America aimed at easing the wear and tear on drivers and increasing safety and fuel efficiency. Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS), Volvo Active Driver Assist 2.0 and the next generation of the OEM’s Turbo Compound engine will be in the OEM’s Class 8 trucks by next year. Full story

First 100% Electric Ford F-59 in production for SEA Electric
SEA Electric has marked a turning point in its company history with the first Ford F-59 100 percent electric van in production at Ford's Detroit Chassis Plant. The F-59 EV is being built on a Morgan Olson walk-in van body. Full story
GTA members achieving MVP status
NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) recognizes eligible companies in the work truck industry for outstanding business practices and successful implementation of quality standards.  View a list of current GTA members with MVP status . 
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Executive Leadership Summit
Oct. 15, 2019
Charlotte Marriott City Center | Charlotte, North Carolina (NEW location)
Advance pricing ends Sept. 23

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