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April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Up Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.

Tags: California, EPA, GHG Emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Invests in Platooning Technology

Photo: Peloton

A Volvo Group subsidiary is investing in Peloton Technology, which is working on a truck "platooning" system that would save fuel and reduce congestion by allowing trucks to travel in a close-following "platoon" on the highway.

Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology

April 24, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

Photo: Jim Park

The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.

Tags: CSA, Highway Trust Fund, ELDs, Highway Bill, FMCSA, Regulations, American Trucking Associations

April 24, 2015 - Product News

Kalmar, Orange EV Collaborating on Electric Terminal Tractor

The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal tractor. Photo via Orange EV

Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.

Tags: Kalmar, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Terminal Tractors

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom

Love's opened a fast-fill CNG station in Willis, Texas. Photo courtesy Love's.

Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.

Tags: ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 22, 2015 - Product News

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage packages. Photo: Freightliner

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

Photo: Ford

In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Public Funding Leads to CNG Build Out in Pennsylvania

Photo courtesty of Penske

More than $1 million in public grants has funded 23 compressed natural gas trucks and a new Trillium CNG fueling station in Pottsville, Pa., set to open on Earth Day.

Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Grants, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

Photo courtesy of Penske.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Post First Jump in 6 Weeks

Following some gains in oil prices over the past week, the average cost of on-highway diesel has recorded the first increase in its nationwide average cost in six weeks, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Minn. Truckers File Suit Against Biodiesel Mandate

The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.

Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Litigation

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Awards Open for Nomination

Nominations are open for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency. The awards will be presented at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo

April 14, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Hires TruStar to Install CNG Fueling Stations

Photo courtesy of UPS.

TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Delivery Fleets

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price at Lowest Level in More than 5 Years

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

Alliance Debuts Propane Autogas System for F-650/750

Ford F-650 featuring a bi-fuel AutoGas system conversion. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750

April 10, 2015 - Industry News

National Renewable Energy Lab Offers Online CNG Tool

Photo : NREL

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

Tags: Fuel Economy, NREL, CNG, Online Tool, CNG Fueling Stations

April 10, 2015 - Industry News

IdleAir at 5 Years Post-Purchase: Growing, Changing

IdleAir's overhead truss system. Photo courtesy IdleAir

Convoy Solutions officials told reporters at the Mid-America Trucking Show they've learned a lot about the idle-reduction business in the five years since they resurrected IdleAir.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Mid-America Trucking Show, IdleAir, MATS

April 9, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds LNG Versions of Model 579 and 567

Photo courtesy of Peterbilt

Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, LNG, Model 567, Going Green, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 9, 2015 - Product News

APG Dual Fuel System Takes Wellhead Gas

Freightliner glider kit with APG's dual fuel system. Photo: APG

The Harrison Truck Centers Severe-Duty Glider Kit for the Freightliner 122SD makes use of an APG Fueled By Flare dual fuel system designed to work with wellhead gas.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, APG, Dual Fuel System, Bakken Oil Fields

April 9, 2015 - Industry News

AmeriGas Adds 50 Propane Autogas F-550 Trucks

Photo by AmeriGas.

AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-550, Propane Autogas, AmeriGas, ROUSH CleanTech

April 8, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Expected to Move Slightly Lower Before Increasing Next Year

Photo by Jim Park

The U.S. Energy Department has downwardly revised its expectations for on-highway diesel prices this year, but expects prices to move higher in 2016.

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

April 8, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio Drops Biofuel Mandate for State Fleet

File photo

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $7 billion state transportation budget drops long-running requirements for the use of biodiesel and ethanol in the the state's vehicle fleet.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ohio, Biofuels, Elected Leaders

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting

April 6, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price Falls to Lowest Level in 5+ Years

On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.

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