August 29, 2014 - Industry News
One practical result is that trucks could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, DEF, EPA, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, DEF tanks
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has fined the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and DBI Beverage Inc. for environmental violations relating to their diesel fleets.
Tags: CARB, Fines, Air Pollution, California, Emissions, Food & Beverage Fleet
To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.
Tags: Hino 195h, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Cab-Over Truck, Medium-Duty Trucks
August 26, 2014 - Industry News
If you have been enjoying the recent drop in fuel prices, expect it to continue into next year, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook.
Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Department of Energy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
There seems to be no letting up when it comes to recent declines in the average price of on-highway diesel, with it hitting its lowest level since July 2013.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Truckstop electrification services provider IdleAir reports it continues to grow its number of locations since reopening under a new owner about four years ago.
Tags: Truckstops, IdleAir, Idle Reduction
August 22, 2014 - Industry News
This year’s Green Fleet Conference will include a series of sessions aimed specifically at trucking fleets called the Heavy Duty Green Symposium.
Tags: Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Heavy Duty Green Symposium, Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
As part of its 2014 User Conference, PeopleNet spent Tuesday evening recognizing the top innovators among its client base, fleets that have demonstrated exceptional leadership over the past year by using PeopleNet products and services to create unique solutions that accelerate and drive return on investment.
Tags: PeopleNet, Industry Event, Awards, Fleets, Telematics
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
The deadline to nominate a fleet for Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 50 Green Fleets has been extended through the end of the month to Friday, August 29.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Top 50 Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. continues slowly moving lower, posting its seventh consecutive weekly drop, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Blu has launched a new gas recapture system for its LNG fueling station in Nampa, Idaho.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu, LNG Fueling Station, Natural Gas, Idaho
Cummins announced that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board, meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III standards.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, California, Ram, California Air Resources Board, Engines
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, I-75, I-80, Florida, Iowa, Truckstops
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo announced several enhancements to the 2016 VN Series highway tractors designed to improve fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Powertrains
FleetCor Technologies, a provider of fuel cards and workforce payment services, has signed an agreement to purchase electronic payment services provider Comdata for $3.45 billion.
Tags: Comdata, Fleet Card, FleetCor Technologies, Mergers & Acquisitions
The House and Senate have bills that would raise federal truck weight limits to accommodate the heavier fuel systems of natural gas vehicles.
Tags: Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, Truck Weights, Legislation
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo (GFC) announced its schedule for the annual event Oct. 29-30 in Schaumburg, Ill. The 2014 keynote speakers are Mark Smith from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and John Viera from Ford Motor Co.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Efficiency
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The average cost of diesel keeps moving lower, hitting its lowest level since last mid-November, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
While Congress is out on vacation, one lobby group is reminding lawmakers while they are out talking with voters back home that a large majority of Americans favor requiring truck manufacturers to increase the fuel economy of large trucks, at least according to its poll.
Tags: Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has selected a company to install a catenary system, essentially overhead electrical lines, which supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets, while still offering the same flexibility as diesel trucks.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Diesel Emissions, Port Trucking, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, Port of Los Angeles, California
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.
Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company, Class 7, Class 8
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has declined another half-cent from last week to $3.853 per gallon, its lowest price since late last November.
A federal judge has ordered mediation for a half-dozen lawsuits by trucking companies remaining against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, LNG, Cummins Westport, CNG, Vocational
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