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PG&E Electrifies Its Sustainability Efforts
By Adam Pringle
PG&E has proposed the building of 25,000 public EV chargers throughout California. Along with San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison, it is waiting for approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.
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CNG: From an Idea to a Solution
By Stephane Babcock
Before starting down the path of alternative fuels Ryder System had the benefit of a deep understanding of diesel technologies, which led them to research some alternatives.
While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation, report high levels of success with the fuel.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend
By Jim Park
While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation, report high levels of success with the fuel.
Rolling two-lane roads are no place for a downsped driveline. If you’re considering a downspeeding axle spec, application and terrain must be considered. Photo: Jim Park
Axles Go High-Tech
By Jim Park
New downspeeding solutions deploy technology to limit driveline damage and improve fuel economy.
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The Electric Truck Future
By Rolf Lockwood
We’ve been flirting with electric trucks for an awfully long while now but they remain limited in applications. This is not to say the electric truck idea is dead. Far from it.

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Waste Management Opens CNG Facility in Louisiana
Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.
Photo courtesy of Orange EV.
Orange EV Expands Operations
Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.
Photo: Jim Park
Diesel Price Drops Again for Third Week
The price of diesel fuel fell again for the third straight week, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Department.
Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped
Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.
2015 Top 50 Green Fleets Deadline Extended
Heavy Duty Trucking is extending the deadline for nominations to be a part of the 2015 Top 50 Green Fleets to Oct. 6.
Image: California State Transportation Agency
CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules
By David Cullen
The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.
Photo courtesy of VNG.
Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.
Photo courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas.
Waste Management Launches Public CNG Station in N.J.
Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.
EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules
By Tom Berg
The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.
Photo courtesy of Advanced Disposal.
Georgia Refuse Company Launches CNG Station
Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.


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FlowBelow AeroKit Designed for Tanker Industry FlowBelow Aero’s tractor-mounted Tank Truck AeroKit system is designed specifically for tank truck applications.
AeroFlap Accommodates Wide-Base Tires Fleet Engineers has released the AF-19, a 19-inch wide version of the AeroFlap mud flap which is sized to accommodate wide-base tires.
Racor Fuel Cart Filters Diesel Fuel The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin’s CLEANDiesel Fuel Cart is designed for pre-filtration and transfer of diesel and biodiesel fuels.
DTech Adds Two Diesel Fuel Additives DTech’s DieselMax and DieselBoost fuel additives are designed to improve lubricity in diesel fuel for all makes and models of diesel trucks.
Worthington Introduces Lightweight Large Diameter CNG Cylinder Worthington Industries' lightweight, large diameter 26.2-inch compressed natural gas cylinder is designed to extend route length for refuse trucks.
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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