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Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Waste Heat Recovery
By Rolf Lockwood
Waste heat recovery systems are being developed by engine makers but are they the worth the compromises they bring in the name of more efficiency?
The third generation of TransPower’s ElecTruck powertrain includes four large battery boxes hung from frame rails and another mounted behind the cab. 
Trading Diesel for Kilowatts
By Tom Berg
In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric heavy drayage and yard tractors.
Testing the engine as a component rather than separate from a vehicle could be a better solution for meeting strict emissions standards. Photo courtesy of Today's Trucking
Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: One Test or Two?
By Rolf Lockwood
Allowing a manufacturer to focus on improving an entire vehicle - instead of just the engine - could reduce operating costs while still meeting efficiency standards.
Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Photo via Freightliner
Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Apples and Oranges
By Rolf Lockwood
Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.
Photo: Evan Lockridge
Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Changing the Focus
By Rolf Lockwood
A great deal of controversy already surrounds this next phase of the fuel economy and GHG reduction effort, as President Obama demanded in February of last year.

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ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix
By David Cullen
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal tractor. Photo via Orange EV
Kalmar, Orange EV Collaborating on Electric Terminal Tractor
Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.
Love's opened a fast-fill CNG station in Willis, Texas. Photo courtesy Love's.
Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom
Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.
The Freightliner Cascadia is available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage packages. Photo: Freightliner
Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Photo: Ford
2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup
In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."
Photo courtesty of Penske
Public Funding Leads to CNG Build Out in Pennsylvania
More than $1 million in public grants has funded 23 compressed natural gas trucks and a new Trillium CNG fueling station in Pottsville, Pa., set to open on Earth Day.
Photo courtesy of Penske.
Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.
Diesel Prices Post First Jump in 6 Weeks
By Evan Lockridge
Following some gains in oil prices over the past week, the average cost of on-highway diesel has recorded the first increase in its nationwide average cost in six weeks, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Minn. Truckers File Suit Against Biodiesel Mandate
By Deborah Lockridge
The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.
Fleet Technology Expo Awards Open for Nomination
By Joanne Tucker
Nominations are open for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency. The awards will be presented at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

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Predictive Cruise Control Available on Model 579 and 567 Peterbilt's Predictive Cruise technology integrates powertrain, cruise control and satellite mapping to improve fuel efficiency based driving conditions.
Eco-Vent Filters Contamination from DEF Tanks The Racor Eco-Vent Filter prevents contamination from entering the DEF tank to protect the tank and other components.
Photo: Goodyear Goodyear Adds Retread for Fuel Max Long-Haul Tire Goodyear has introduced the precure Fuel Max LHD G505D retread, which is designed to extend the life cycle of the Goodyear Fuel Max LHD G505D long haul tire.
EcoFit Single-Module Exhaust Aftertreatment Cummins Emission Solutions is introducing the first of a next generation of compact, ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment systems, the EcoFit Single Module to be shown at next week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.
FleetAdvance App Finds Low Fuel Prices Comdata launched the FleetAdvance Mobile app to help drivers find the lowest fuel prices in the area or along a route.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
The Impact of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Cap and Trade Programs on California Retail Diesel Prices
A report done for the California Trucking Association examines the effects of the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Cap and Trade program.
Barriers to the Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies
A new fleet survey and research conducted by The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has identified what stands between fleets and better fuel economy.

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