21st Century Truck Partners

The 21st Century Truck Partnership is an industry-government collaboration among heavy-duty engine manufacturers, heavy-duty truck and bus manufacturers, heavy hybrid powertrain manufacturers, and four federal government agencies. The partners work cooperatively to develop a balanced portfolio of research aimed at achieving their research goals, coordinating their research activities as appropriate, and making effective use of the nation’s research universities and national laboratories. Proprietary research agreements between individual companies and federal agencies, which cannot be shared with industrial competitors, will continue to be funded appropriately. By sharing information across four federal agencies and sixteen private companies, research can be focused on selected projects that show the greatest likelihood of near-term success and fleet-wide effectiveness.

Industrial Partners

  • Allison Transmission
  • BAE Systems
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins Engine
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • Detroit Diesel Corporation
  • Eaton
  • Freightliner
  • Honeywell International
  • International Truck and Engine
  • Mack Trucks
  • NovaBUS
  • Oshkosh Trucks
  • PACCAR
  • Volvo Trucks North America

Federal Government Partners

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

In addition, the partnership draws on the technical expertise found in the participating national laboratories.

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories
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