Phase 2 of the heavy-duty truck greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffice Safety Administration are projected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1.1 billion metric tons. Fuel consumption will decline as the new rules become tighter.
The number of models of zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road equipment available globally is expected to double between the end of 2019 and 2023, according to an analysis by Calstart. Medium-duty trucks have the most models available between now and 2023, and this segment is showing the fastest growth, with 81 electric MD trucks by 2023, 67 of which will be available in the U.S. and Canada.
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Although labor issues remain a significant challenge for respondents in the National Private Truck Council's annual survey, they continued to report retention and turnover performance far better than their for-hire colleagues.
Heavy-duty truck driver and tractor-trailer driver wages and employment rates vary greatly by state.
Looking at the average price of the benchmark sleeper tractor sold through the two largest nationwide no-reserve auction companies, Class 8 auction volume increased in June.
While both tractor and trailer sales saw a surge in October of 2019, those numbers quickly started dropping, with a COVID-19-related low in April 2020 of 1,680 tractors and 209 trailers.
EPA SmartWay data from 2018 shows Class 7, 8A, and 8B mileage-weighted miles per gallon data for each truck category for SmartWay program participants.
Spot rates were all about the old adage “what goes up must come down.” After strong growth in 2017 and 2018, rates in 2019 were sharply negative through mid-year before firming.
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