August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company, Class 7, Class 8
June 20, 2014 - Industry News
Revival in construction activity is driving healthy sales of vocational trucks, a recently launched highway tractor has become a “home run,” and interest in natural gas power should cause that segment to grow to 15-20% of heavy truck sales by 2020, Kenworth Truck Co. representatives said at a briefing for reporters Friday morning.
Tags: T880, T680, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Chillicothe, Natural Gas
May 7, 2014 - Industry News
The State of Oklahoma, its agencies and the City of Dallas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas or gasoline, according to Ford, which also said that demand for gas is growing strongly.
Tags: Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Oklahoma, Ford, CNG, Compressed Natural Gas
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport Innovations, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI
March 17, 2014 - Industry News
More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.
Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, Natural Gas, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
Refrigerated carrier C. R. England has announced it will replace some existing diesel trucks serving the southern California market with LNG powered rigs.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, C.R. England, Fleets, Cummins Westport, LNG, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Blu, LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Representatives Lee Terry, R-Neb., and Sam Graves, R-Mo., have introduced a trio of bills to promote the use of natural gas in long haul trucking.
Tags: Natural Gas, Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, U.S. House of Representatives
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins says it has “paused” work on its 14.9-liter natural gas engine because of “uncertainty” of the demand for such power plants amid the expense of fueling stations and on-board tanks.
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, Cummins ISX15, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Engines
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Agility Fuel Systems, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Cummins Westport, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
June 26, 2013 - Industry News
United Parcel Service is so committed to using low-emissions fuels that all of the 700 Class 8 vehicles it has ordered for delivery late this year and into 2014 will run on liquefied natural gas.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, ACT Expo, Natural Gas, UPS
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
Figuring out what fuel saving technology is right for your fleet and getting a chance to test drive some of the latest in these innovations was the focus of the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday.
Tags: CALSTART, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, EVs
March 27, 2013 - Industry News
Mack Trucks and sister company Volvo Trucks announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial vehicles.
Tags: Natural Gas, Volvo Trucks, Shell, Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas
March 22, 2013 - Industry News
In his first official outing as Navistar International's new president and COO, Troy Clarke jumped right in Friday morning by assuring the audience of supplier executives that "Navistar's not going anywhere but up."
Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, China, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDMA
March 21, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vocational, Liquefied Natural Gas, Transmissions, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Engines, Suspensions, Heavy Haul
March 6, 2013 - Industry News
A university center for automotive innovation has partnered with a company doing advanced technology research and development to advance commercial availability of natural gas engine systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks.
Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Dual Fuel, EcoDual Inc.
January 24, 2013 - Industry News
Omnitek Engineering, San Marcos, Calif., is moving into a new facility that's double the size of its current location, in anticipation of strong domestic demand for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions, as well as continued international market growth
Tags: Industry, Natural Gas, Omnitek
December 27, 2012 - Industry News
Last week, we brought you the first three of our (reverse order) picks for the top trucking-related stories and trends of the past year. Today, the next three on our list of 2012's biggest news
Tags: Industry, Navistar, Driver Shortage, Natural Gas
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