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battery-powered trucks

GSC Logistics, Port of Oakland's largest motor carrier, will begin testing battery-powered trucks at the Northern California seaport this fall. The three-year trial with a heavy-duty, all-electric truck is part of a statewide-effort to determine the feasibility of zero-emission freight hauling.

GSC Logistics said its trucks will shuttle import containers from Port of Oakland marine terminals to a nearby yard. The rig has a 160-kilometer (100-mile) battery range, and the port will have charging stations installed to plug in the trucks on-site.

Read more: California Port Tests Battery-Powered Trucks

refrigerated trailer

The California Air Resources Board has scheduled workshops to discuss limiting the operating time of refrigerated trucks and trailers while at certain facilities, including grocery stores, distribution centers and cold storage warehouses.

California has recently set new targets for reducing air pollution, including decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and cutting petroleum use by cars and trucks by up to half from 2015 levels by 2030. In order to address air pollution around freight corridors and near distribution centers, California is considering an operation limit for Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs).

Read more: Refrigerated Trailer Operation Limits Being Discussed in California

National Truck Driving Championship

Arkansas sent nine drivers representing five different carriers to compete at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Orlando, Aug. 9-12.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors the annual championships, known as the "Super Bowl of Safety," to recognize industry leadership in safety and to promote professionalism among truck drivers.

Read more: National Truck Driving Championship in Orlando

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

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