Fuel Smarts

A parade of about 40 hybrid- and electric-drive trucks enters a parking lot at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn to start a ride-and-drive function at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum. (Photo by Tom Berg)


HTUF's 10th Meeting a Big Draw

Hybrid Truck Users Forum's 10th annual meeting in late September in Dearborn, Mich., was its largest ever, with close to 700 attendees.


Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 100 Million Miles of Service, Save 4 Million Gallons of Fuel

Eaton Corporation says that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, and have cumulatively saved 4 million gallons and 40,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions


Vedder Transport to Take 50 Westport HD LNG Trucks

Vedder Transport Ltd. of Abbotsford, British Columbia has issued a purchase order for 50 Peterbilt 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks powered by Westport HD LNG-powered engines


BAE Systems Announces Development of HybriDrive Parallel Propulsion System for Trucks

BAE Systems is developing a parallel hybrid propulsion system designed for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications. The parallel system is the latest version of the company's HybriDrive green propulsion system


Vacuum Truck Features Natural Gas

Freightliner Trucks delivered what it calls the first turnkey natural gas truck upfitted with a vacuum body

Schneider says its efforts over the years have led to fuel savings of almost 49 million gallons a year.


Going Green: For Schneider National, Fuel Efficiency's Old Hat

Schneider National has been tending its fuel economy garden for more than 30 years and has long since picked the fruit within easy reach

Crescent Crown's fuel savings with diesel-electric hybrids are even better than projected, once they got them broken in, on the right routes and got drivers trained


Going Green: Crescent Crown Tests Hybrids, Other Sustainable Technologies

Crescent Crown Distributing is one of the five largest beer distributors in the country, delivering more than 26 million cases a year in Arizona and Louisiana. As a leader in the industry, company officials believe it's their job to take the lead in sustainability initiatives as well

Groupe Robert plans to be the first true for-hire, long-haul fleet to be powered by natural gas in North America.


Going Green: Canadian Fleet Investing in Natural Gas

What prompts a very successful and highly visible carrier to wade deeply into uncharted territory and invest millions in yet-to-be proven technology? "It's the right thing to do and the right time to do it," says Claude Robert, president of privately held Groupe Robert in Boucherville, Quebec


New Jack Roush Venture, CleanTech, Drives Propane Vehicle Power

Motorsport legend Jack Roush is bringing his trackside know-how to the alternative fuels market with a new venture called Roush CleanTech, that will develop and market liquid propane injection powered vehicles

Special lettering and lack of tailpipe are all that visually distinguish this Transit Connect Electric from Ford's gasoline-powered version. (Photo by Tom Berg)


Test Drive: The Transit Connect Electric

We were stopped at a red light on 11 Mile Road, a broad, eight-lane boulevard in Oak Park, Mich., northwest of Detroit, and I eyed the cars and trucks alongside us.

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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