Fuel Smarts

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September 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

Platooning is one of the steps toward autonomous trucking, but still requires drivers in all trucks, NACFE says.

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Truck Platooning, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar SuperTruck Beats DOE Efficiency Goals, Hits 13 MPG

The CatalIST SuperTruck Image courtesy of Navistar

Navistar has revealed that its SuperTruck program demonstration vehicle, CatalIST, exceeded the improvement goals set by the Department of Energy for the SuperTruck program.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Freight Efficiency

September 28, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Shows More Efficient Bearings at IAA

Mahle is working on a camshaft technology that will replace conventional bearings with wear-free roller bearings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Emissions Reduction, Mahle, GHG emissions

September 27, 2016 - Industry News

Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

The Foton Motors Auman EST super truckn. Photo: Foton Motors

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

Tags: Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Foton Motor, Super Truck, Global, IAA

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Not Much Activity in Diesel Prices, OPEC Teases Crude Deal

The price of diesel fuel fell slightly last week, continuing a 5-week streak of nearly flat prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 22, 2016 - Product News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler AG, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 22, 2016 - Global News

EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Photo courtesy of EDI

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Investors, China

September 21, 2016 - Global News

Daimler Shows Off Vision of Future at IAA Show

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show on Tuesday with the debut of its Urban eTruck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler Trucks kicked off the IAA international Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, by focusing on the future of the urban city, with the unveiling of its Urban eTruck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks, Concept Vehicles, Future Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

September 20, 2016 - Industry News

California, Cummins to Develop Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Engine

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide tailpipe emissions.

Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, California Energy Commission, State Grants

September 20, 2016 - Industry News

New Orleans Port Offers Incentive to Get Rid of Older Trucks

Image via Clean Trip

The Port of New Orleans has launched its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, providing incentives for local, short-haul truck owners to voluntarily replace 20 Class 8 drayage trucks from model years 1993-2006 with 2012 and newer models.

Tags: Emissions, Vehicle Replacement, Clean Truck Program, Drayage

September 19, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Fall 1 Cent

File photo

The price of diesel fuel fell by a small amount for the fourth straight week, maintaining a downward trending, but nearly-flat pattern for the past month.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

Image courtesy of UPS.

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

Tags: UPS, Emissions Reduction, U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Vehicles

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Invests in Oklahoma City Facility CNG Infrastructure

Photo: FedEx Freight

FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas powered tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve its CNG fleet in Oklahoma City Service Center.

Tags: LTL, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, FedEx Freight

September 13, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo's SuperTruck is unveiled in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jim Park

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck, Volvo Trucks North America

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Stay Mostly Flat for Third Week Straight

The price of diesel fuel dropped less than a cent last week and has remained relatively unchanged for the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 6, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Flat After Small Increase

The average price of diesel fuel last week remained relatively flat after a small increase in the week before, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

September 2, 2016 - Global News

Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

Photo: Nissan

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

Tags: Nissan, Vehicle-to-Grid Technology, Nissan NV200, Denmark

September 1, 2016 - Global News

BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

Photo: BYD

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

Tags: China, Sanitation, BYD, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Detroit Adds Analytics to Suite of Connected Vehicle Services

"Detroit Connect Circle of Connectivity" Image: Detroit

Detroit has introduced Detroit Connect Analytics as part of its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, to give customers “important insights about their vehicles to help them make critical business decisions.”

Tags: Detroit, Daimler Trucks North America

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

New Freightliner Cascadia 126” BBC 72” Raised Roof Sleeper Cab shown with AeroX and Elite exterior appearance package. Photo courtesy Freightliner.

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, 2018-MY

August 31, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, DOE, Volvo Group, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck

August 31, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Wants Better Incentives to Create Alternative Fuel Corridors

NATSO is urging the Department of Transportation to work closely with private, exit-based businesses to improve incentives for establishing alternative fuel corridors on our nation’s highways.

Tags: DOT, Federal Incentives, Alternative Fuels, NATSO

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s to Expand Corporate HQ

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has purchased the building and land south of its main corporate campus on Pennsylvania Avenue that was previously occupied by The Hertz Corporation.

Tags: New Facility, Love's, Truck Stops, Office Expansion

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Trucks are new but their engines are "pre-emission" -- a plus for buyers of gliders but a minus in the eyes of regulators. Photos: Tom Berg

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

Tags: Emissions, GHG, Glider Kits, EPA, Regulations, GHG Phase 2

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