May 6, 2015 - Industry News
United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.
Tags: UPS, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, RNG, Delivery Fleets
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, McNeilus, Vehicle Inspection
California's Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.
Tags: Legislation, California, Greenhouse Gas
Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Rush Enterprises, Vocational Trucks
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
May 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford, 2016-MY
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.
Tags: Texas, Heavy-Duty Trucks, LNG, Freightliner Cascadia, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.
A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.
Tags: California, EPA, GHG Emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association
A Volvo Group subsidiary is investing in Peloton Technology, which is working on a truck "platooning" system that would save fuel and reduce congestion by allowing trucks to travel in a close-following "platoon" on the highway.
Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
Tags: CSA, Highway Trust Fund, ELDs, Highway Bill, FMCSA, Regulations, American Trucking Associations
April 24, 2015 - Product News
Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.
Tags: Kalmar, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Terminal Tractors
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 22, 2015 - Product News
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."
Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500
More than $1 million in public grants has funded 23 compressed natural gas trucks and a new Trillium CNG fueling station in Pottsville, Pa., set to open on Earth Day.
Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Grants, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.
Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
Following some gains in oil prices over the past week, the average cost of on-highway diesel has recorded the first increase in its nationwide average cost in six weeks, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Litigation
Nominations are open for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency. The awards will be presented at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo
April 14, 2015 - Industry News
TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Delivery Fleets
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.
Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750
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