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September 6, 2013 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Unveils New Eco-Friendly Expansion

Paccar Parts unveiled a newly expanded Northeastern Parts Distribution Center, located in Lancaster, Pa. The expansion facilitates future growth and parts availability with environmental and technological enhancements, including daylight harvesting and the latest Radio Frequency technology.

Tags: Expansion, Paccar Parts, eco-friendly

September 6, 2013 - Industry News

STEP Completes Deployment of 50 New Plug-In Locations

Cascade Sierra Solutions and Shorepower Technologies, recently completed installation of power outlets at 50 truck stops nationwide, electrifying 1,397 parking spaces in 30 states. Truckers now have more opportunities to plug in to run air conditioners, heaters or appliances and avoid idling main engines for power. Twenty-nine locations also provide 3-phase power for trailer Transport Refrigeration Units at the power stations.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Shorepower, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle reduction and tire inflation systems, according to a new report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Tags: Carbon War Room, NACFE, ICCT, Trucking Efficiency Summit, Idle Reduction, HTUF, Tires, CALSTART

September 4, 2013 - Industry News

Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Today

On Friday, Sept. 6, the $100 discount for early registration ends for the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo. The Conference is in Phoenix on Oct. 1-2.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Idle Reduction, MPG

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Oil Price Spike Translates Into Higher Diesel and Gasoline Costs

The average cost of diesel is up but is still lower thant he same time a year ago. Credit: DOE

The average cost of diesel has posted its biggest increase since near mid-February and is around a five-month high, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Carrier Claims Pilot Flying J Cost it More Than $70 Million

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A Tennessee-based carrier is the latest to file a lawsuit against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J while other legal wrangling continues.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Carrier Claims Pilot Flying J Cost it More Than $70 Million

A Tennessee-based carrier is the latest to file a lawsuit against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J while other legal wrangling continues.

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Carrier Claims Pilot Flying J Cost it More Than $70 Million

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A Tennessee-based carrier is the latest to file a lawsuit against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J while other legal wrangling continues.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Nopetro Reports CNG Usage at its Leon Facility 300% More Than Expected

Nopetro anticipated dispensing 100,000 gallons during the initial year. Instead the facility provided an estimated 400,000 gallons of CNG fuel to serve the needs of its growing clientele.

Rapid adoption of compressed natural gas usage by various organizations has led to an exponential increase in use at Nopetro’s Leon County-based fueling facility, announced company CEO Jorge Herrera.

Tags: Florida, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Nopetro

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Eaton Drops Hydraulic Hybrid System

Eaton's Hydraulic Launch Assist was well-suited to the refuse market, but natural gas seems to have overtaken hybrids in this market.

Eaton recently discontinued its Hydraulic Launch Assist system, a parallel hydraulic hybrid well-suited to the stop-and-go world of refuse trucks. That leaves the RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid drive system from Parker to serve the market, where both systems had built up some market share.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Eaton HLA, Eaton, Parker Hannifin, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 30, 2013 - Industry News

Report Concludes Zero-Emissions Trucking Feasible in Europe by 2030

A report commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation has found battery-electric and fuel cell electric trucks could be feasible in Europe by 2030. The report was produced by CE Delft in the Netherlands and the German Aerospace Centre and surveyed leading-edge zero-emissions technologies for both short- and long-haul on-road freight carriers.

Tags: Europe, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 30, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, has added a panel discussion of truck maker representatives to discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 29, 2013 - Industry News

IdleAir Accelerates Texas Expansion

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, continues to expand its fuel saving solution at travel centers and dedicated fleet terminals in Texas. Construction recently completed for IdleAir’s dedicated fleet facility with Transportation Services Inc., in Mesquite, and construction is underway for expansion in Laredo, on both the Flying J travel center and another major fleet terminal.

Tags: Expansion, IdleAir

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Crude Hits Highest Price Since May 2011

Photo: By Chad Teer, Coquitlam, Canada, via Wikimedia Commons

Following indications the United States will launch a military strike against Syria, the price of oil has reached a more than two-year high.

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

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

PIT Group to Host Fuel Consumption Test

Evaluations to include fuel consumption comparisons between North American and European truck models

Tags: Volvo, Fuel Economy, PIT, FPInnovations

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

ATDynamics to Export Transportation Technology to Mexico

ATDynamics has partnered with the Mexican firm Andromeda Business Solutions S.A. de C.V. to distribute ATDynamics’ TrailerTail technology in Mexico – one of several international introductions for TrailerTail technology in 2013.

Tags: ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Increases for Second Week

Credit: DOE

The average cost of diesel in the United States has increased for the second straight week, putting it just below where it was four weeks ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 26, 2013 - Industry News

First Public Access CNG Station Opens in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Trillium CNG and Golden Eagle Distributors Inc. opened Casa Grande's first public access heavy-duty compressed natural gas station.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Expansion, Trillium, Golden Eagle

August 23, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Group Challenges Insinuations in Pilot Flying J Case

The head of the Arkansas Trucking Association has responded to claims involving litigation against Pilot Flying J, while a judge on Thursday delayed a decision as to whether Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam will be forced to give a deposition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Questions about the role of a key player in the litigation against Pilot Flying J prompted a strong rebuttal from the trucking company group. Lane Kidd, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, said in a statement that he created National Trucking Financial Reclamation Services last April to seek justice for trucking companies that allegedly had been defrauded by Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

Smith Electric to Form Joint Venture in Taiwan

Smith Electric Vehicles has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corp. in Taiwan. Taikang Technology, a commercial vehicle manufacturer in Taiwan, has twenty-five years of automotive experience and has expertise in upfitting specialized municipal commercial vehicles.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions, EVs, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Global

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and greenhouse gas emissions for its November issue on Top Green Fleets.

Tags: Fleets, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, MPG, Emissions

August 20, 2013 - Industry News

Columbus to Build Second Publicly Accessible CNG Fueling Station

Officials from the City of Columbus and others break ground at the site of will be the City's second publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling station.

The City of Columbus plans to build a second compressed natural gas fueling station scheduled to open in March of 2014. The new station will service the City’s northern refuse fleet operation, which has more than 65 vehicles, its Planning & Operations Division, which has more than 45 vehicles, and other City divisions.

Tags: Fueling Station, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 19, 2013 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Turns Higher Over Weekly Oil Gain

Just as soon at it looked like diesel was starting to trend lower it has done an about face. The average U.S. price has increased 0.4 cents per gallon over the past week, registering $3.90 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

August 19, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Answers Common Questions Over Legal Settlement

Aubrey Harwell, senior partner of the law firm of Neal & Harwell, which represents Pilot Flying J, answers some common questions about the company's settlement with customers.

This week Pilot Flying J published an interview on its website with one of the attorneys representing the company, as the clock counts down toward key court dates in a settlement over allegations it withheld rebates and discounts on fuel.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

August 15, 2013 - Industry News

New Pilot Flying J Lawsuits Continue Despite Settlement

More lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J by fleets who aren't interested in the settlement agreement. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

While truckstop giant Pilot Flying J has reached a tentative settlement over claims it bilked trucking customers out of money due to them in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, it appears to have had little effect in stopping increasing litigation.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J

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