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BYD Delivers Battery-Electric Truck to California Port

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has delivered a battery-electric 8TT truck to the Port of Oakland. The Class 8 truck was grant-funded by CARB and will be part of a three-year feasibility study to determine whether zero-emission trucks could replace diesel trucks in port operations.

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CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

VW's New California Port Should Lower Order-to-Delivery Times

Volkswagen Group of America has begun delivering vehicles through a port of entry in northern California that's expected to improve vehicle delivery times in the area, the company announced.

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

Calif. Streets Riddled With Potholes

Though California's recent storms have helped replenish the state's snowpack and water supply, they've also left roads riddled with potholes. Video courtesy of CBS Los Angeles Channel 2. For safety tips on how to avoid pothole damage, click here.

Impacts of Politics on Fleet Management

The modern fleet manager and the companies that serve them need to keep an eye on the political process. They need to watch not just the economic trends, but the political ones as well. Those trends are going to determine what vehicles are available and what they cost.

How to Drive in the Rain

In this video, The Los Angeles Times pokes fun at both California drivers and PSAs but also manages to share some practical tips on driving in the rain. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Japanese Companies to Analyze California EV Use

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company Kanematsu Corporation have announced they have been officially selected by tNEDO, Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, to analyze electric vehicle use patterns in Northern California.

Delivery Fleet Gets $23K for Hybrid Truck

Through a California hybrid incentive program, this nursery supply business received a $23,000 voucher to put toward a new Hino hybrid truck.