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Medium-duty hybrid trucks, such as this one, are expected to gain even more traction in the years ahead.  (Photo by Eaton)

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Frost & Sullivan: Medium-Duty Market Will Lead the Growth in Hybrid Trucks

Demand for hybrid trucks is expected to grow over the next six years across North America and Europe, and the medium-duty market will likely be the leader, with significant penetration into the hybrid secto

Built for New York City's sanitation department, American La France Condor has a Cummins ISM and Rexroth hydraulic hybrid system. It was smooth and quiet. (Photo by Tom Berg)

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Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show

Well-attended educational sessions and an ever-larger trade display marked the National Truck Equipment Association's annual meeting and Work Truck Show, held in March at the St. Louis Convention Center

(Photos by Tom Berg)

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Navistar's Electric Truck Named 'eStar,' Production Begun in Indiana RV Plant

Navistar International's electric truck is called "eStar." It's being assembled by its Monaco RV subsidiary in Wakarusa, Ind., and it's priced at $150,000, less various government monetary grants meant to encourage purchases of the non-polluting vehicle

Over the next 25 years, rising oil prices and worries about climate change will prompt more use of alternative fuels, such as biodiesel.

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EIA Projects Greater Use of Renewables By 2035

Over the next 25 years, energy consumption is expected to grow, but there will also be a greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation secto

With the new hybrids, Tropicana expects to achieve an additional 35 percent improvement in fuel economy over its diesel-powered trucks.

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Tropicana Puts Peterbilt Hybrids Into Service

Tropicana, a division of PepsiCo, has taken delivery of two new hybrid diesel-electric medium-duty Peterbilt trucks, which service downtown Chicag

Mats Franzen at Volvo Trucks looks ahead.

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Volvo Goes With Gas in Diesel Engines

Which fuels will replace oil? Nobody yet knows the answer. However, in order for the manufacturers to be able to offer vehicles that the market will want in the future, strategic decisions have to be made today

The goal of Werner's Earth Day event was to educate employees on the company's green initiatives, in hopes of getting people involved. (Photo courtesy of Werner Enterprises)

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Werner Takes Fuel Efficiency Message to Employees on Earth Day

On Earth Day last Thursday, 600 employees of Werner Enterprises lined up outside its Omaha, Neb., headquarters to get educated on the company's sustainability initiatives and strategies

Eaton's hydraulic hybrid system is ideal for use in refuse applications.

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HDAW Session Highlights Hybrids

Diesel-electric hybrids are proving ever more popular in vocations such as utility trucks and pickup and delivery

For years, Frito-Lay used 24-foot Class 6 straight trucks for urban grocery store deliveries. It recently found they could use a 20-foot Class 5 straight truck to do the same job, with a fuel savings of roughly 10 percent.

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Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

Medium-duty trucks, identified as Classes 3-6, are the workhorses of the American economy

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T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

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