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March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Increases Again Since Hitting 5-Year Low

Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

March 2, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Energy Fuels Sales Jump

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Despite lower diesel prices potentially making natural gas less attractive as a fuel, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold more of its alternative to trucking’s main fuel last year while reporting mixed financial numbers.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Earnings, CNG Fueling Stations, Equity Markets

March 2, 2015 - Product News

Mack Offers Natural Gas Pinnacle with UltraShift Plus and Collision Tech

Mack Trucks now offers its Mack Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology. Photo courtesy of Mack

Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Awards $20 Million Contract For Emissions Research

Southwest Research Institute will conduct analytical services in emissions and fuel consumption on light- and heavy-duty vehicles and components under a five-year, $20.1 million contract from the EPA. Photo via Soutwest Research Institute

The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.

Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

California Approves DME for Use as Vehicle Fuel

Graphic via Oberon

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.

Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

Texas NGV Grants Produce Economic Benefits

A trio of Texas grant programs that funded the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles produced major economic benefits for the state, according to a new study.

Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Public CNG Station Opens in Northeast Florida

Jacksonville’s First Public Access CNG Station Photo: Ken McCray Photography

The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.

Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Florida

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Wins EPA’s Climate Leadership Award

Photo via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction

February 25, 2015 - Industry News

Colo. County Builds CNG Station, Adds Trucks

Photo via Flickr/Scott Lowe

Pueblo County, Colo., is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will be used to fuel county and state fleet trucks and will also be open to the public.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, State Grants, Natural Gas Vehicles

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Truck Centers Moves Northeast Ohio Facility

Photo: Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has relocated Rush Truck Center – Cleveland to Parma, Ohio from Oakwood Village.

Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Commercial Vehicle Dealearships

February 24, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which Congressional Republicans had sent to the White House earlier today.

Tags: President Obama, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Economic Conditions

February 23, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Increases for Third Straight Week to $2.90

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has increased for the third straight week since hitting a five-year low early this month, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

February 20, 2015 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG 2016 F-650 Truck

Photo of 2016 F-650 by Chris Brown.

Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY, Landi Renzo, Work Truck Show

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive Efficiency

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

New Shell Website Explains Upcoming Oil Category

Shell Rotella has a new website, WhatisPC11.com, to help educate people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11).

Tags: Shell Rotella, PC-11, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil

February 18, 2015 - Press Release

QuickTrip Fuel Stations to Offer Comdata Card Discounts

Photo via QuikTrip

Comdata Inc., has reached an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network.

Tags: Comdata, Fuel Cards, QuikTrip

February 18, 2015 - Industry News

Ryder Training All Its Technicians on NGV Maintenance

Ryder has CNG and LNG vehicles deployed in customer fleets in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Georgia and Louisiana. Photo courtesy Ryder.

Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Technician Training, CNG, LNG

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Rises for Second Straight Week to $2.86

Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

New Report Says Fleets Missing Out on Fuel Savings Through Engine Settings

Photo by Jim Park

Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE, Technology & Maintenance Council

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

IdleAir Plans Shifting Into Higher Gear

Photo: IdleAir

One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.

Tags: Emissions, Truck Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir, Air Pollution

February 13, 2015 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Enters Partnership With Alt-Fuel Converter

Lancer Automotive will add XL Hybrids' electric drive system to its roster of alternative technologies to provide a full spectrum of fuel efficiency improvement solutions for commercial fleets.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers

February 12, 2015 - Industry News

Stemco Buys ATDynamics, Integrates Product Lines

A trailer with an ATDynamics TrailerTail. Photo via ATDynmaics.

ATD's trailer aero devices will complement Stemco's tire-inflation products, executives say.

Tags: ATDynamics, Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wheel Ends, Aerodynamics

February 11, 2015 - Product News

Freightliner Dealer to Build APG Dual-Fuel Vocational Trucks

Photo courtesy of APG.

Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.

Tags: Glider Kits, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Freightliner, Dual Fuel System

February 11, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Forecast to Move Lower in the Short-Term

Despite the first upturn since November in average diesel prices this week, expect prices to move slightly lower at least for a while longer, according to the U.S. Energy Department and its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Wednesday.

Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Forecast, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

February 10, 2015 - Industry News

Love’s Offers 99 Cent Per Gallon CNG

The Choctaw, Okla., Love's with fast fill CNG. Photo courtesy of Love's.

Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.

Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, I-40, Truckstops

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