April 29, 2020

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Green Truck Association (GTA) offers vital resources to members on technologies to increase sustainability and efficiency.
COVID-19 updates
As the world responds to the implications of COVID-19, NTEA provides you with information, resources and regulatory updates, on the impacts to the work truck industry. Learn more
Volvo Group and Daimler Truck team up to focus on fuel-cell technology
The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck announced plans for a collaboration focusing on hydrogen fuel-cell technology, in the latest example of major transportation firms taking steps to push technology into the mainstream. The the two firms said they had established a 50/50 joint venture, looking to “develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Full story
Diagnostics could ease adoption of electric trucks
The advance of diagnostic programs has improved maintenance and uptime for diesel trucks, and it appears the same will be true for electric-powered vehicles. Full story

Lordstown Motors pushes electric pickup deliveries to 2021
Lordstown Motors Corp., an independent electric vehicle manufacturer, announced it is delaying plans to deliver the first units of its electric pickup truck as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the company. Full story

Clean Energy launches online fuel calculator
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. launched an online Cost Calculator that makes it quick and easy to estimate the cost of transitioning an individual vehicle or entire fleet from diesel fuel to natural gas, including the estimated carbon emissions reduction. Full story

Workhorse, UPS test drones to deliver medical supplies
Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) recently partnered with UPS’s drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) and drone technology companies DroneUp and Workhorse Group in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial systems can assist medical professionals in their fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Full story

Understanding your commercial vehicle footprint - Optimizing your energy use
Fleet professionals tend to think of vehicles as transportation devices, mobile tools and — in their connected world — data sources. There is a need to evolve the view of vehicles, visualizing them as energy users. Energy Information Administration (EIA) states: “Only about 12%–30% of the energy from the fuel you put in a conventional vehicle is used to move it down the road, depending on the  drive cycle ." Full story

NTEA electricification resources
In recent years, the intense focus on developing more efficient and sustainable vocational truck fleets has yielded some of the most innovative green technologies and industry practices. As the industry strives towards a more sustainable future, electrification continues to lead the way in the path to zero-emission commercial vehicles. NTEA is your resource for insight and data on this alternative fuel.   Learn more
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 .