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November 25, 2015 - Industry News

Waste Fleet Adds CNG Trucks to Further Emissions Goals

Photo: Republic Services

Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.

Tags: Republic Services, Waste Fleet, Emissions Reduction, CNG

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Kathleen Ligocki Photo: Agility

Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.

Tags: Natural Gas, People, Manufacturing, Agility Fuel Systems

November 24, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Yearly Low Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

House Bill Would Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies

Rep. Debbie Dingell and Sen. Gary Peters touring Leggett and Platt Commercial Vehicle Products plant in Taylor, Mich. Photo: debbiedingell.house.gov

A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Gas Rental Program Lets Customers Try CNG Trucks

Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.

Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue to Fall

Photo by Jim Park

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall last week, but the weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut caused crude oil prices to jump.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Begins Using RNG in California

Photo courtesy of Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels Corp., LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Ryder System Inc.

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

Photo courtesy of C2ES

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

Tags: Fleet Management, Clean Energy Fuels, NGV, CNG Fueling Stations

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels

November 13, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

Photo courtesy of ARB.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

Tags: CARB, EV Charging Station, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Kane Orders 30 Clean Diesel Kenworth T680 Trucks

Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 30 Kenworth T680 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Clean Diesel Vehicles

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

Westport's Propane Autogas F-150 to Use CleanFuel Injection

Photo courtesy of Westport.

CleanFuel USA will provide its Liquid Propane Injection technology for Westport Innovations' propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150 pickup for the fleet market.

Tags: Ford F-150, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, 2016-MY, Westport

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

Worthington Expands CNG Offering with Acquisition

Photo: Worthington Industries

The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Mergers & Acquisitions, CNG, Worthington Industries

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Price of Diesel Rises After 3-Week Slide

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel has increased, ending a three week streak of declining prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel courtesy of GM.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

Tags: Diesel Engines, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane to Build Alternative Fuel Trucks at New Facility

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.

Tags: Class 7, New Facility, Alternative Fuels, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company

November 5, 2015 - Press Release

Franz Bakery Expands Propane Delivery Trucks to Fleet

The 20 additional propane autogas vehicles will be converted in the next year. (PHOTO: Franz Bakery)

Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleets, Franz Bakery

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements

Urge to Move feature in an UltraShift Plus vocational gearbox allowed easy starting of this 125,000-pound GCW rig on 8 and 15 percent upgrades at Eaton's Proving Grounds.

The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Transmissions

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Long Beach Switching Heavy Fleet to RNG From LNG

Photo of LNG-powered sweeper courtesy of City of Long Beach.

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.

Tags: RNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Fuel Management, Street Sweepers

November 3, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler: Tests Show Integrated Approach Ups Fuel Efficiency

Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.

Tags: Emissions, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Efficiency, Daimler Trucks, Germany

November 3, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets to Test Westport's Natural Gas Injectors in 2016

Photo courtesy of Westport Innovations.

Westport Innovations Inc. has updated its roll-out schedule for its second-generation HPDI 2.0 natural gas vehicle engine injectors with plans to deliver the components to manufacturers in early 2016 and begin testing with fleet customers by the middle of the year, the company announced Nov. 2.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Westport, Fuel Injection

November 2, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Week

For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 30, 2015 - Product News

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

Tags: Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Distributors, Westport Innovations

October 30, 2015 - Industry News

NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks.

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.

Tags: CNG, Volvo Trucks, Food and Beverage Fleets

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.

Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Downspeed



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