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August 28, 2015 - Product News

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.

Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Injuncts Ridge Corp.’s Green Tail Aero-Device Business

TrailerTail panels fold out to reduce aerodynamic drag. Photo: ATDynamics

Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell of the United States District Court for the Central District of California on August 24 granted Stemco subsidiary ATDynamics’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction against Ridge Corporation’s Green Tail aerodynamic-device business.

Tags: Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

August 27, 2015 - Press Release

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

Tags: California, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

Anheuser-Busch Converts St. Louis Fleet to CNG

Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch has replaced all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled tractors, the brewing company announced. By transitioning to CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Missouri, CNG, Anheuser-Busch, CNG Conversion

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Leaders to Share Insight at Trucking Efficiency Workshop

Photo: Freight Efficiency

The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

American Natural Gas Building Ky. CNG Station

The American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) announced the construction of a public compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Georgetown, Ky., with Bestway Express serving as the station's anchor tenant.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Kentucky, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop as Oil Hits 6-Year Lows

Amidst some of the lowest crude oil prices since 2009, the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued its more than 2-month streak of price drops.

Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices

August 24, 2015 - Industry News

Allison Celebrates 100 Years by Promoting Today’s Products

Red tractors have Allison transmissions, white ones have competitors’ products. Visitors can experience the difference. Photo by Tom Berg.

The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Company Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automatic Transmissions

August 23, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

When there's no work to do, an unladen axle is just fuel-sucking dead weight. Volvo gets it up and out of the way when it's not needed. Photo by Jim Park.

Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Economy, Tires and Wheels

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

REG Acquires Wash. Biodiesel Refinery

Photo courtesy of Renewable Energy Group.

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including the 100-million gallon nameplate biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash., the company announced.

Tags: Biodiesel, Washington, Renewable Energy Group, Biofuels, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Predictive Cruise Control in Production for Kenworth Trucks

Image via Kenworth

Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines.

Tags: Kenworth, Driver Training, Fuel Economy

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio

Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.

Tags: Honda, Ohio, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Port of Virginia Relaunches Clean-Diesel Incentive Program

The Port of Virginia has relaunched its Green Operator Program, which provides up to $20,000 toward the purchase of clean-diesel trucks that service the port and up to $6,000 toward the purchase and installation of retrofit devices, announced Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Virginia, Virginia Clean Cities, Incentives, Clean Diesel

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Suit Alleges Defective CNG Equipment Caused Truck to Burn

The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Fires, Cummins Westport, Agility Fuel Systems, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, GHG, EPA, NHTSA

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Nearly Flat for the Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel showed only a slight fluctuation for the week, barely extending a 12-week streak of falling prices, while gasoline prices in the Midwest spiked 30 cents due to a recent refinery shutdown.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Oklahoma

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Tulsa, Okla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

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

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

CNG Station Opens on Tenn. Trucking Corridor

Photo courtesy of Trillium CNG.

amp Trillium, LLC, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Newport, Tenn.

Tags: Tennessee, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

Photo by Jim Park

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

California Grants $4.1M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Tags: California, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Kansas Public CNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Liberal, Kan., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

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

August 13, 2015 - Product News

Propel Offers Renewable Diesel HPR in Southern California

Photo via Propel Fuels

Propel Fuels is offering its Diesel High Performance Renewable fuel at locations across Southern California, the company announced.

Tags: Biodiesel, Propel Fuels, Clean Diesel, CARB

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Photo courtesy of Greenkraft Inc.

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Class 4, Class 5

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Gain Opens Public CNG Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DuBois, Pa., announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

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