Fuel Smarts

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November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Grocery Retailer Leases CNG Trucks to Replace Diesels

Grocery delivery fleet Tops Friendly Markets has signed a full-service lease agreement with Ryder System for 55 compressed natural gas trucks. The trucks are scheduled to be delivered to Tops in mid-2015 and will replace the company’s fleet of diesel-powered vehicles.

Tags: New York, Ryder System, CNG, Fleet Leasing, Delivery Fleets

November 25, 2014 - Product News

Graco Introduces DEF Pump Packages

Photo courtesy of Graco.

Graco Blue pumps are designed to help manage diesel exhaust fluids and reduce vehicle emissions in automobiles, buses, heavy-duty trucks, and off-road vehicles, according to the manufacturer.

Tags: Diesel Engines, DEF, Graco

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Remains Near Four-Year Low of $3.62

Diesel and gasoline prices keep moving lower while the price of oil has gained a little ground over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Miami Dade Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of Parker Hannifin

Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks. This purchase of 29 vehicles brings the total hybrid refuse fleet to 64.

Tags: Parker Hannifin, Miami Dade County, Hydraulic Hybrid, Refuse Trucks

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

Tags: Ford F-150, Full-Size Pickups, Fuel Economy, Ford, Aluminum, 2015-MY

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

Trillium Opens Public Access CNG Station in Louisiana

Image via Trillium CNG.

Trillium CNG and E-Z Mart Stores opened a public access, Class-8 accessible compressed natural gas fueling station at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop in Monroe, La.

Tags: Paper Transport, Louisiana, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas

November 19, 2014 - Industry News

Mansfield Clean Energy Opens Ga. CNG Station

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Bulk Tank Trailers, Mansfield Energy Corp.

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Oregon Seeks EPA Funding For Truck Replacement Program

Photo via Port of Portland

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.

Tags: EPA, Oregon, Ports, Oregon Trucking Association, Clean Diesel, Emissions, DERA, Federal Grants

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Two Fleets Accuse Pilot Flying J CEO of Fraud over Fuel Rebates

A federal lawsuit against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been amended, accusing the company's top executive of directing an alleged fuel rebate scheme.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Litigation

November 17, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Costs Resume Falling, Average Hits $3.661

The average price of on-highway diesel fuel moved lower over the past week, after seeing its first increase since June last week, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s weekly report on Monday.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 17, 2014 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Debuts CNG Filling Dispensers

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Sunoco Inc. have opened three compressed natural gas fueling dispensers at the Turnpike's New Stanton Service Plaza.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Pennsylvania Turnpike

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens New Mississippi Travel Stop

Love's 564 in Columbus, Miss.: Photo via Love's

Love’s opened a new travel stop in Columbus, Miss., at U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.

Tags: Truck Tires, Mississippi, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Brings Fleet Sustainability Program to Ohio

Photo: Clean Fuels Ohio

With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy coalition Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay's Ohio fleet now has 45 propane autogas-powered Ford E350 vans and five electric Newton delivery trucks.

Tags: PepsiCo, Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay, State Grants, Delivery Fleets, Clean Cities

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Newer Trucks Serving Port of L.A. Contribute to Overall Emissions Decline

The Port of Los Angeles.

Following the implementation of programs at the Port of Los Angeles to reduce emissions from trucks, ships, trains and other equipment, a new report shows the facility has made big strides in cutting back on air pollution.

Tags: Emissions, Port of Los Angeles, California, Diesel Emissions, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Launches Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

Screenshot via NGVAmerica.

NGVAmerica has launched an online tool that helps fleet drivers locate the nation's natural gas fueling stations.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, Online Tool, NGVAmerica

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Natural Gas Expected To Grow Despite Diesel Price Drop

Fueling a natural gas powered heavy truck.

Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.

Tags: Research, Heavy-Duty Trucks, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise, Midwest Region Skyrockets

Credit: U.S. DOE

The long ride of falling diesel prices has ended with the fuel posting its first weekly increase since late June, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Changes CNG/LNG Tax Measurement

At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.

Tags: CNG, LNG, Taxes, California

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Plans Fast-Fill CNG Station in Georgia

Love's is opening a CNG station in Thomson Georgia, in part to offer a reliable place to fill up for Werner Enterprises CNG trucks operating in the area.

Tags: Georgia, Werner Enterprises, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

November 7, 2014 - Product News

Prime Buys 2,500 TrailerTails from ATDynamics

Two Prime trailers equipped with TrailerTails: Photo via ATDynamics.

Prime ordered 2,500 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices from ATDynamics to be installed on its new Utility refrigerated trailers. It is the largest order in ATDynamics company history.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, ATDynamics, Prime Inc., Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestlé Waters North America unveiled five medium-duty beverage trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems: Photo via Roush.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Nestle, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Trillium Joint Venture Opens Texas CNG Station

Photo via ampCNG.

Amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, opened the first public access CNG station in Sweetwater, Texas, capable of accommodating all CNG vehicles including Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Texas, Trillium CNG, Dairy Farmers of America, CNG Fueling Stations

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Greenkraft Receives Grant to Develop CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Photo: Greenkraft

Greenkraft Inc. has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved Greenkraft’s and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.’s (EDI) joint application for a grant to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG)-hybrid electric vehicle.

Tags: PHEV, Greenkraft, CNG

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

McNeilus Expands CNG Fuel System to More Vehicles

Photo courtesy of McNeilus

The McNeilus Next Generation Compressed Natural Gas system, already available for refuse and concrete mixers, is now available on more vehicle types, including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets.

Tags: CNG Conversions, McNeilus, Refuse Trucks, Oshkosh

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

2014 Green Fleet Conference Wrap Up

Day 2's general session sat down (L to R) Tony Orta, Southern California Gas, Banny Allison, AmeriPride, and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio to talk about their experiences in the fleet world. Photo by Becky May

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo rallied its 550 attendees back together for day two of the alternative fuels conference.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Events, Alternative Fuels

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