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April 27, 2016

TRIAL BY FIRE

TRIAL BY FIRE

Daimler just released this quarter’s financial statements and profits were down 32% this year over last. Volvo reported that North American orders were down 54% and deliveries had fallen 33% year over year.  Despite these omens of the transportation sector’s worrisome condition, the Obama administration, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are proceeding as planned with the new Green-house Gas Emissions statute.  The regulations apply to tractor-trailers, large pickup trucks, vans, and all sizes of bus and work truck, and the EPA estimates improvements required to meet these standards will cost up to $12,000 for...

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April 11, 2016

TRUCKING THE GREEN WAY

TRUCKING THE GREEN WAY

Here at Hyliion, we know that being green isn’t at odds with putting green back in your pocket. That’s why we created our proprietary hybridized tractor-trailers: doing your part to save the environment can stash 30% of your fuel bill back in the bank where it can be mobilized to grow your business faster. Our conservationist philosophy encompasses all our business dealings, so our lease program costs less than your diesel savings each and every month. Saving the Earth and saving your wallet sounds like a win-win to us. Why does our environment matter?  It matters because: A recent MIT...

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April 11, 2016

CHARGING & COASTING

CHARGING & COASTING

Rumors are floating about that non-compliance with President Obama’s most recent GHG (Green House Gas) Emissions rules will be $28,000 per day per truck-trailer out of compliance. The timing is unlucky as just last week, orders for large trucks plunged 37% to the lowest level since 2007, while at the same time, the U.S. Government reduced its estimates for GDP growth from 1.6% to 0.1%, a slim margin removed from recession levels.  Wholesale inventories fell 0.5%, sales fell 0.2%, and people across the nation are looking for the "Dip Ahead" sign. $28,000 per day is a steep price to pay in a bear market,...

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January 15, 2016

GOVERNMENT MANDATES: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOU & HOW HYLIION CAN HELP

GOVERNMENT MANDATES: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOU & HOW HYLIION CAN HELP

January 15, 2016 – With another new year behind us, it is time to set resolutions for the future: governments around the world have already begun planning through the year 2027, and they’ve placed some hefty goals on all of us. These goals range in scope from fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to road-safety and public health, but here at Hyliion we’ve been monitoring their development to ensure that the Hyliion suspension system will exceed compliance standards. To start with, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have created medium- and heavy-duty...

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September 16, 2015

SAFETY MEASURES: SUSPENSIONS AND STABILITY CONTROL

SAFETY MEASURES: SUSPENSIONS AND STABILITY CONTROL

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today amended Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No 136 which was first established in June of this year. The standard is designed to ensure compliance of heavy truck tractors and large buses with new rules regarding Electronic Stability Control (ESC), hoping to reduce untripped rollovers and mitigate severe oversteer and understeer conditions which lead to loss of control. In a 2011 research note, the NHTSA found, based on the agency’s estimates regarding the effectiveness of ESC systems, the rule will prevent 1,424 to 1,759 crashes per year resulting in 505 to 649 injuries...

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