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Alan Adler

Alan Adler is the Midwest Bureau Chief for FreightWaves. An award-winning journalist, Alan worked for The Associated Press in a variety of roles from Michigan News Editor to National Automotive Writer. He later was an automotive writer at the Detroit Free Press before spending two decades in domestic and international media relations and executive communications with General Motors. Alan returned to full-time journalism in 2018 and joined FreightWaves in July 2019. He and his wife, Deb, live in Nunica, Michigan. They have three adult children.

In electric infrastructure, what’s old is new again

Alan Adler Friday, April 28, 2023

Electric infrastructure and fuel cells are two areas where old ideas form the basis of new approaches.

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Forklift-fueling hydrogen network holds long-haul trucking potential

Alan Adler Friday, April 21, 2023

One of the drawbacks of hydrogen adoption as a transportation fuel is the lack of infrastructure. Guess what? A network of hydrogen fueling already exists.

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Sensor analytics for robotic trucks could provide reverse benefit

Alan Adler Friday, April 14, 2023

Predictive maintenance analytics for autonomous trucks could provide a reverse benefit for human-driven trucks.

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Startups struggling to make financial ends meet

Alan Adler Friday, April 7, 2023

Proterra Inc. and Ouster Inc. are just two of many technology startups and growth-stage companies struggling financially.

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Truck Tech: Who’s on first edition

Alan Adler Friday, March 31, 2023

TuSimple plans driverless trucking on a commercial basis in Arizona next year – without a manufacturing partner.

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Nikola matures as an electric truck manufacturer

Alan Adler Friday, March 17, 2023

Negative headlines about Nikola Corp.’s finances raise justifiable concern. Visiting its electric truck plant tells a different story.

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