November 25, 2015 - Industry News
Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.
Tags: Republic Services, Waste Fleet, Emissions Reduction, CNG
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.
Tags: Natural Gas, People, Manufacturing, Agility Fuel Systems
Diesel and gasoline prices decreased across the country in the week before Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Gas Prices, Diesel Prices
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.
Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.
Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall last week, but the weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut caused crude oil prices to jump.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels Corp., LNG Fueling Station, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Ryder System Inc.
A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.
Tags: Fleet Management, Clean Energy Fuels, NGV, CNG Fueling Stations
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels
California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
Tags: CARB, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 12, 2015 - Industry News
Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 30 Kenworth T680 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine.
Tags: Kenworth, T680, Clean Diesel Vehicles
CleanFuel USA will provide its Liquid Propane Injection technology for Westport Innovations' propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150 pickup for the fleet market.
Tags: Ford F-150, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, 2016-MY, Westport
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Mergers & Acquisitions, CNG, Worthington Industries
November 9, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel has increased, ending a three week streak of declining prices, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.
Tags: Diesel Engines, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.
Tags: Class 7, New Facility, Alternative Fuels, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company
November 5, 2015 - Press Release
Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleets, Franz Bakery
November 4, 2015 - Industry News
The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Transmissions
The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.
Tags: RNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Fuel Management, Street Sweepers
November 3, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.
Tags: Emissions, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Efficiency, Daimler Trucks, Germany
Westport Innovations Inc. has updated its roll-out schedule for its second-generation HPDI 2.0 natural gas vehicle engine injectors with plans to deliver the components to manufacturers in early 2016 and begin testing with fleet customers by the middle of the year, the company announced Nov. 2.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Westport, Fuel Injection
November 2, 2015 - Industry News
For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
October 30, 2015 - Product News
Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.
Tags: Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Distributors, Westport
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.
Tags: CNG, Volvo Trucks, Food and Beverage Fleets
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.
Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, DOWNSPEED
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