March 12, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE – The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes in its voluntary SmartWay program, including adding refrigerated trailers and accepting more testing methods from suppliers who want to get their fuel-saving technologies verified by the agency.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
Diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.92 per gal in 2013, are projected to average $3.85 this year.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Energy Department
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has resumed heading higher, after taking a one-week break, hitting its highest price in nearly a year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Oil Prices
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room announced the creation of “Trucking Efficiency,” an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of cargo movement.
Tags: TMC, Carbon War Room, Freight Efficiency, NAFCE, Fuel Efficiency, GHG
TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.
Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models
Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.
Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board unveiled proposed amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation. The amendments are designed to provide new flexibility to truckers working to clean up their aging diesel fleets while still protecting the important emission benefits the regulation provides. CARB members will consider the changes at the April 24 hearing.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, DEF, Truck and Bus Regulation
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, FET, Taxes, Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Congress, Legislation
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced fueling has begun at its Valdosta, Ga., and London, Ohio, America’s Natural Gas Highway stations to serve Raven Transport and Epes’ fleets of heavy-duty liquefied natural gas trucks.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, expansion, CNG, LNG
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- United Parcel Service will buy 1,000 propane-fueled "package cars" for use in rural areas following successful test in Georgia.
Tags: UPS, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, NTEA
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Westport Innovations Inc. announced a joint development agreement with Delphi Automotive to combine their intellectual propety to co-develop and manufacture high-pressure natural gas fuel injectors designed for multiple engine original equipment manufacturers.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Westport, Delphi, Natural Gas Injector
After moving higher for five consecutive weeks, the average cost of diesel is down, but only barely.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
A new fast-fill compressed natural gas station located at 2920 Silver Star Road in Orlando has recently opened its doors. The station is located at Lewis Petroleum’s Silver Star Fuelman in the Princeton Industrial Park, just two blocks from Frito-Lay North America’s Orlando plant.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG
Average prices for diesel exhaust fluid in both the U.S. and Canada increased for the second consecutive month, after declining steadily over the last six months, according to new figures from the group Integer Research.
Tags: SCR, DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
ACT Research Co. has released online fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.
Tags: ACT Research, DGE, CNG, LNG, Fuel Economy, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Fleets, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
Diesel has increased for the fifth straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department, adding 2.8 cents from a week ago, for a national average of $4.017 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group dedicated to the development of a market for natural gas powered vehicles has issued a call to action over possible changes in the way compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas are priced and sold.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, Weights and Measures
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group now offers a technology certification program that allows consumers to identify the fuel efficiency value of almost any fuel-saving technology.
The nation’s largest group of truckers is speaking out against President Obama’s Tuesday announcement ordering federal regulators to increase fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for trucks beyond the 2018 model year. Others say the plan will pay dividends in the trucking industry.
Tags: Regulations, ATA, Frost & Sullivan, Heavy-Duty Trucks, EPA, Fuel Economy, OOIDA, Diesel Technology Forum, NHTSA, President Obama
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and trailer's rounded nose hark back to previous times while at the same time evoking a "Jetsons" futuristic feel.
Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Walmart, Future Trucks, Concept Vehicle, Fuel Efficiency, Engines
The average cost of diesel has moved higher for the fourth consecutive week, according to new figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Department, while gasoline prices have also picked up and oil hit a high for the year.
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