Fuel Smarts

Cryogenic saddle tank holds enough liquified natural gas to give a UPS tractor a range of 600 miles.


UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations

United Parcel Service has ordered 48 road tractors that will burn liquified natural gas while pulling trailers up and down Interstate 15 between southern California and northern Utah


UPS Clearing the Air with New LNG Tractors

UPS has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas, bolstering its continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward energy security


ARB Announces Second Year of Grants for Hybrid Trucks and Buses

Air Resources Board has initiated a second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program will provide vouchers to help California fleets purchase fuel-efficient hybrid trucks


Chevrolet and GMC Offer a Single-Source LPG Option for Cutaway Vans

General Motors embraces an established infrastructure by offering its customers a liquefied petroleum gas option for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 3500 and 4500 vans


Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates 1000th Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America is marking the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, NC plant. The 1,000th vehicle - a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid truck, manufactured at the Mt. Holly plant

LNG has the potential to serve as an important niche in the trucking marketplace, but it won't be suitable for every type of operation given the limitations on its distribution and the costs of purchasing LNG tractors.


Natural Resources Canada Releases LNG Deployment Roadmap

A report recently released by Canada's federal department of Natural Resources, entitled Natural Gas Use in Transportation Deployment Roadmap assesses of the potential benefits and the obstacles to liquefied natural gas as a fuel for trucking

GDiesel's maker sells directly to users, and to truckstops and fueling stations in northern Nevada. Customers say the gas-diesel blend burns cleaner than standard ULSD fuel.


Something New: Gassy Fuel

A refiner in Nevada has formulated still another alternative fuel, a mixture of natural gas and petroleum it calls GDiesel

Culver City, Calif., is replacing its original CNG trash collection trucks with new Autocars powered by Cummins Westport ISL-G engines.


What's Up With Alternative Fuels?

Although some researchers predict fuel prices won't spike again as they did in 2008, it's still likely that fuel prices will go up over time


Early Reaction to Fuel Economy Proposal Generally Positive

At first read, a new proposal to establish national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions appears to offer a workable approach for the trucking industry, said Glen Kedzie, vice president and environmental counsel for the American Trucking Associations

Ride and drive featured a Peterbilt 320 with Eaton's latest Hydraulic Launch Assist system (left), and all-electric walk-in van introduced by FCCC and Morgan Olson, right. (Photos by Tom Berg)


We Try Out Latest Electric, Hybrid Models at Hybrid Truck Users Forum

The Hybrid Truck Users Forum's 10th annual meeting in late September in Dearborn, Mich., featured a ride and drive of electric and hybrid trucks

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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