July 22, 2020

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States join forces to accelerate truck, bus electrification
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia signed an agreement pledging to develop a plan to eliminate diesel emissions by 2050. The states agreed to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pickup trucks and vans, delivery trucks, box trucks, school and transit buses, and long-haul heavy-duty trucks. Full story
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DOE allots funding to support H2@Scale projects
The U.S. Department of Energy allotted approximately $64 million in the fiscal year funding for 18 projects that will support the H2@Scale vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution and use. One area of focus includes identifying durable and cost-effective fuel cell systems and components for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Full story

NGVAmerica launches NGV podcast
Titled 'Fast Fill' and hosted by Daniel J. Gage, president of NGVAmerica, the bi-weekly podcast will feature leaders in the natural gas industry to help educate those in and outside the industry on the latest developments for NGVs. Full story

Allison Transmission receives certification from CARB
California Air Resources Board certified Allison Transmission and Cummins Inc. for model year 2020 Allison Hybrid 40/50 Electric Propulsion system paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines used in transit buses and coaches. Full story

Odyne Systems, LLC celebrates 11 years in truck electrification/hybrid industry
Joe Dalum, president of Odyne Systems, LLC, noted, "We are pleased to have worked with so many utilities and government institutions over the years. Thinking back over 11 years, I have come to realize employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage." Full story
Upcoming webinars
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11-11:45 a.m. EDT
The addition of pusher and tag axles increases the load-carrying capacity of a truck, while remaining within axle limits for Bridge. This webinar covers the reasons for adding pusher and tag axles, as well as when and how to do so.
Presented by Martin Dammann, product & support director, TruckScience. Register

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 11:15 a.m.–noon EDT
Planned or unplanned, change is constant, yet people tend to retreat from it. Carrying out necessary change and navigating unpredictable circumstances are skills essential to business vitality. A seasoned leadership expert will share keys to leading employees successfully through change.
Presented by Doug Cartland, president, Doug Cartland Inc. Register  
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 current GTA members with MVP status .
Register for the next session
August 12, 2020, 11 a.m.-noon EDT