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December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Beverage Industry, Food & Beverage Fleet

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Blu LNG Hires Industry Vet as Company President

James Edward Burns: Photo via Blu.

Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new President, to lead day to day operations and direct strategic focus toward expanding domestic use.

Tags: Leadership, People, Blu, LNG

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Bakery Company Unveils Propane Autogas Vehicles

Photo: H&S Bakery

H&S Bakery, a provider of hearth-baked goods, has unveiled its fleet of clean-operating alternatively fueled vehicles.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleet, Ford F-59

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Lowest in Nearly Four Years at $3.419

The average cost of on-highway diesel posted one of its biggest week-over-week declines of the year on Monday, hitting its lowest level since January 2011.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Researchers: CARB Regulations Accelerating Emissions Reductions

Photo: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

According to a group of collaborating researchers, emissions at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have decreased dramatically due to more stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation.

Tags: CARB, California, SCR, DPF

December 11, 2014 - Industry News

Achates Signs Development Contracts with 2 More Manufacturers

Photo via Achates Power.

Achates Power, the developer of modern two-stroke, opposed-piston engines, says it has secured another contract with a leading global original-equipment manufacturer. The company now has five customers for whom it is developing variations of its designs.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Opposed-piston diesels, Achates Power, Engines

December 10, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices in 2015 Expected to be Far Less Expensive

On-highway retail diesel are projected to average $3.07 per gallon in 2015, compared to this year’s expected average of $3.82 and 2013’s average of $3.92.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Opens IdleAir Facility at Texas Terminal

Photo via Con-way Truckload.

The IdleAir facility will provide drivers with in-cab services including air conditioning, heat, Internet connectivity, DirecTV and 120 volt electricity, to eliminate the need for idling.

Tags: Idle Reduction, IdleAir, Con-way Truckload, Fleets, Terminals

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Logistics Services Merges with Thomas Petroleum

Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum completed a merger which will combine both companies into Pilot Thomas Logistics. The merged company will be headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tags: Lubricants, Fuel and Oil, Mergers & Acquisitions

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Environmental Impact Report Released on Minnesota Road Project

An environmental impact report on the Highway 41 Minnesota River Crossing project is now available for review and comment.

Tags: Environmental Regulations, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Road Construction

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Rolls out New Efficiency Spec for ProStar

Image via Navistar.

Navistar's new ProStar ES package includes a choice of the Maxxforce N13 engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission, or the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain, and high-efficiency 6X4 or 6X 2 drive axles and fuel-efficient tires.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, MaxxForce 13, ProStar, Aerodynamics

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Fred Meyer, Oregon, LNG, Grocery Fleets, Delivery Fleets

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

Tags: Tax Incentive, U.S. Congress, Alternative Fuels

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

North America DEF Demand Approaching 1 Billion Gallons

Consumption of diesel exhaust fluid across North America has been rising in recent years and is set to hit a milestone of one billion gallons by 2019, according to the newly published DEF Market Dynamics Report by Integer Research.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Research, DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Republic Adds 20 CNG Refuse Trucks in Missouri

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services has added 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Mo., area, the waste management company announced.

Tags: Republic Services, Missouri, CNG, Refuse Trucks

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Hauler Leases 12 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Bulk-hauling, return-to-base operations like Mansfield’s are ideally suited for natural gas vehicles, Ryder said.

Tags: Ryder System, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, Full-Service Leasing

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Utilities Increase Commitment to Electric Vehicles

PG&E/Efficient Drivetrains Inc. Electric Hybrid bucket truck: Photo via PG&E

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities announced they will increase investment in electric vehicles for their fleets by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, starting in 2015.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Green Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Edison Electric Institute

December 3, 2014 - Global News

Westport Acquires Dutch Alternative Fuel Provider

Westport Innovations has acquired Netherlands-based Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. (Prins) for 12.2 million Euro (approximately $15.1 million).

Tags: Propane Autogas, Netherlands, CNG, LNG, Westport

December 1, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Decline as Oil Sinks

Fuel prices started off the final month of 2014 in the same fashion they have been during much of the second half of the year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 1, 2014 - Industry News

Golden State Foods Opens 'Green' Distribution Center

The SafeConnect electric standby connection system: Photo via Golden State Foods.

Golden State Foods opened a new 158,000-square-foot Chicago distribution center that is LEED Gold Certified for environmental efficiency and sustainability, a first for Golden State Foods and McDonald’s distribution.

Tags: Chicago, McDonald's, Distribution, Food and Beverage Fleets, Sustainability, Fleets, Trailers

November 28, 2014 - Industry News

Blossman Developing Propane Autogas Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Blossman Services.

Vehicle modifier Blossman Services Inc. will produce a Ford Transit van powered by propane autogas and available in January, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, Blossman Services, Propane Conversion, EPA Certification

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

Grocery Retailer Leases CNG Trucks to Replace Diesels

Grocery delivery fleet Tops Friendly Markets has signed a full-service lease agreement with Ryder System for 55 compressed natural gas trucks. The trucks are scheduled to be delivered to Tops in mid-2015 and will replace the company’s fleet of diesel-powered vehicles.

Tags: New York, Ryder System, CNG, Fleet Leasing, Delivery Fleets

November 25, 2014 - Product News

Graco Introduces DEF Pump Packages

Photo courtesy of Graco.

Graco Blue pumps are designed to help manage diesel exhaust fluids and reduce vehicle emissions in automobiles, buses, heavy-duty trucks, and off-road vehicles, according to the manufacturer.

Tags: Diesel Engines, DEF, Graco

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Remains Near Four-Year Low of $3.62

Diesel and gasoline prices keep moving lower while the price of oil has gained a little ground over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

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