Fuel Smarts

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October 12, 2015 - Industry News

Accuracy of Truck Fuel Usage Data Called Into Question

The data coming from a truck's engine computer may not be the most accurate gauge of fuel economy according to a new report.

Tags: Fuel Economy, FPInnovations, Big Data

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

PG&E Drivers Travel Over 100K Miles to Deliver LNG/CNG

Photo courtesy of PGE Currents. The drivers and loaders operated five portable compressors, 32 tankers, and three vaporizers, according to the company.

In order to provide uninterrupted service during the several weeks it took to complete pipeline testing, PG&E used trailers to deliver LNG and CNG to the injection sites.

Tags: Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

Image via Estes YouTube

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation

October 6, 2015 - Industry News

EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.

Tags: PHEV, CALSTART, Medium-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Greenkraft, CNG, Class 4, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Westport's Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Certified

A Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

Tags: CARB, Natural Gas Engines, EPA, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, Emissions

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Driven Up by Regional Increases

The price of diesel fuel increased last week, breaking a three-week streak of average price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 5, 2015 - Press Release

Propel Expands Renewable Diesel in California

Photo courtesy of Propel.

Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.

Tags: California, Propel Fuels, Renewable Diesel, Fueling Stations

October 5, 2015 - Press Release

TruStar Opens CNG Station for Connecticut Refuse Fleet

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste Inc. in Hartford, Conn., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Connecticut, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

October 4, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Quality, Fuel Efficiency to Drive Strong Orders into 2016

Model year 2017 Cascadia Evolution trucks spec’d with DT12 automated transmissions will see 7.15 mpg, Freightliner says.

“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.

Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 2, 2015 - Press Release

Waste Management Opens CNG Facility in Louisiana

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.

Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

Orange EV Expands Operations

Photo courtesy of Orange EV.

Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price Drops Again for Third Week

Photo: Jim Park

The price of diesel fuel fell again for the third straight week, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped

Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.

Tags: Florida, LNG, Alternative Fuels

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Top 50 Green Fleets Deadline Extended

Heavy Duty Trucking is extending the deadline for nominations to be a part of the 2015 Top 50 Green Fleets to Oct. 6.

Tags: Green Fleets, Survey, Awards, Top 50 Green Fleets

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

Image: California State Transportation Agency

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

Tags: GHG, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, CARB

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

Photo courtesy of VNG.

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

Tags: Colorado, Propane Autogas, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

September 24, 2015 - Press Release

Waste Management Launches Public CNG Station in N.J.

Photo courtesy of New Jersey Natural Gas.

Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.

Tags: Waste Management, New Jersey, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules

The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GHG emissions, Technology & Maintenance Council

September 22, 2015 - Press Release

Georgia Refuse Company Launches CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Advanced Disposal.

Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Georgia, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 22, 2015 - Press Release

Mississippi's First LNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy Fuels.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station in Mississippi, the company announced.

Tags: Mississippi, Clean Energy Fuels, LNG Fueling Station, LNG

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Decline Further

Photo: Jim Park

The prices of diesel and gasoline fuel dropped further for the week amid a volatile crude oil market, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Affect U.S. Production

An oil well in North Dakota. Photo: ConocoPhillips

Crude oil prices are moving higher amid concerns that low prices have led to too many crude production cuts.

Tags: Oil Prices, Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Awards $55M to Boost PHEVs, Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Proposal More Stringent than Originally Believed

Daimler says its $30 million SuperTruck does not meet EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction demands. Photo by Jim Park

Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.

Tags: DTNA, EPA, GHG emissions

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

DHL’s Aggressive Fleet Greening Plan

Photo courtesy of DHL Express.

As part of a global, company-wide initiative, DHL Express has replaced approximately 75 percent of its 3,100-vehicle U.S. fleet with new, more fuel-efficient vehicles in 2014 and 2015, the parcel delivery company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets



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