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Mack has plans to deploy an electric LR model in New York City by 2019. Photo: Mack Trucks

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Mack Plans for Electric Refuse Truck in NYC by 2019

Mack Trucks has announced plans to deploy a Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated electric drivetrain in the New York City Department of Sanitation fleet by 2019.

Amp Americas' new CNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, is a public station that is used to fuel US Foods' fleet of 50 CNG trucks. Photo: Amp Americas

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Amp Americas Opens 20th CNG Station Location

Amp Americas has announced the opening of its new public-access Amp CNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.

CPS Energy has purchased 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks. Photo: XL

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Texas Solar Fleet Adds Plug-In Hybrid F-150s

CPS Energy has announced the purchase of 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks, the largest purchase of plug-in F-150s by any utility or private company to date, according to CPS.

The Starship is a highly aerodynamic demonstration truck developed by Shell and Airflow  to test how existing technologies and innovative design can improve trucking efficiency. Photos: Jim Beach

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Shell Explores the Limits of Fuel Efficiency at Eco-Marathon

On a weekend where Shell Lubricants hosted an eco-marathon challenge, the company showed off its Starship concept truck, aiming to push the limits of fuel efficiency with current technology.

The 1983 introduction of the Integral Sleeper inspired a design revolution for conventional model trucks. It was also colloquially known as the conventional-cabover. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Celebrates 35 Years of Innovative Truck Design in North America

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American conventional truck model to offer a modern, streamlined design and a fully integrated sleeper compartment.

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency. Photo: Stemco

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Stemco Strips the Risk from TrailerTail Ownership

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150, which achieves up to 25 mpg combined, courtesy of Ford.

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Diesel F-150 Reaches 30 MPG Highway

The 2018 Ford F-150 fitted with its first 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine will deliver EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg combined.

The California Truck and Bus emissions regulation requires fleets to verify that all hired or dispatched trucks are compliant air pollution standards. Photo: Jim Park

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CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

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Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

A new memo issued by the FHWA clarifies current weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks nationwide. Photo: Freightliner

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FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a new memorandum to help clarify weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks.

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