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May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Peapod Adds Lightning Hybrids to Fleet

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

Tags: Workhorse, Walk-In Van, Lightning Hybrids, Delivery Fleets, Grocery Fleets

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Jumps 6 Cents In A Week

The average price of diesel fuel jumped again, increasing for the seventh week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 23, 2016 - Product News

CarriersEdge Offers Fuel Efficiency Training

Image via CarriersEdge

Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.

Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, CarriersEdge

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Testing Hybrid Drayage Truck at SoCal Ports

Mack's hybrid drayage truck is based on the Pinnacle daycab model. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Ports, Hybrid Trucks, Drayage, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California, Emissions

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.

Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, NOx, Diesel Emissions

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Trucking Can Play a Big Role in Energy Security

Image via SAFE

The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.

Tags: Congress, Oil, Alternative Fuels, Truck Platooning

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Proposes Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

Chart courtesy of EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Standard

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Westport's CNG Transit Van

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford Transit van courtesy of Westport.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Ford Transit, CARB Certification, Westport Innovations, Natural Gas Vehicles

May 16, 2016 - Industry News

Another Hike in Diesel Prices, Oil Nears $50 Per Barrel

The average price of diesel fuel increased once again last week continuing a streak of price hikes that began in February.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 16, 2016 - Product News

Cummins Filtration Revamps Website Search Tool

Screenshot via CumminsFiltration.com

Cummins Filtration has launched a new website with a faster search tool to make it easier to find Fleetguard filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions and industrial applications.

Tags: Cummins, New Website, Filters, Cummins Filtration

May 13, 2016 - Industry News

PIT Group Expands Energotest Road-Test Program

Photo: PIT Group

PIT Group has expanded its spring 2016 Energotest event with an invitation-only VIP Day for select Canadian and U.S. trucking operations and a Fleet Forum for invited participants and PIT Group fleet members.

Tags: Fuel Economy, PIT Group

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Tour Heads East

On May 11 the propane autogas Ford F-150 visited the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.

Tags: Ford F-150, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 11, 2016 - Product News

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

 Notice the how smooth the surface of the water is? This photo was taken in the truck equipped with the Equal Flexx balancing compound. Photo by Jim Park

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Expands San Antonio Fleet, Adds CNG Tractors

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Tags: UPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

Feds Predict Higher Fuel Price Increases

Federal officials have raised their expectations for diesel and gasoline prices this year and are predicting even larger hikes coming for 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

Specialty Firm Announces New Electric Road Tractor

Nikola One's components sit low on the frame and at the wheels for excellent stability, the company says. Composite body panels offer strength and are light in weight. Image: Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Tesla, New Vehicles

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Plateau, Crude Oil Decreases

The price of diesel fuel plateaued last week, increasing by less than a cent nationally, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: TravelCenters Posts Near $10 Million Loss

Lower fuel prices propelled truckstop operator TravelCenters of America from a profit to a loss in the first quarter of the year, but that’s not keeping it from going ahead with expansion plans.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Petro Stopping Centers, Truckstops, Travel Centers of America, Earnings

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Day-Cab Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Photo: Peterbilt

Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction, Aerodynamics, NACFE, Day cabs

May 5, 2016 - Industry News

AMP Americas Launches Biogas Division

AMP Americas has launched ampRENEW, a biogas division dedicated to the company’s growing renewable fuel business that has entered into fueling agreements with Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, Dillon Transport, AMP Americas, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas

May 4, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards $23.6 Million for Electric Drayage Trucks

California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.

Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Trailer Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Photo: Uniroyal Tire

Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance

May 3, 2016 - Product News

Partnership Offers Combined CNG Vehicle and Fueling Solution

Photo: Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Mainstay Fuel Technologies have announced a partnership combining Spire’s fueling station offerings with Mainstay’s CNG vehicle fuel system business.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Mainstay Fuel Technologies

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