December 30, 2014 - Industry News
Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.
Tags: Congress, Taxes, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel continued falling into final week of 2014, down significantly from its high for the year and hitting its lowest price since December 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
December 24, 2014 - Industry News
December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.
Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Fuel
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction, Legislation
President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards, President Obama, Tax Incentives, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Legislation
Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.
Tags: OPEC, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Oil Prices
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
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, Food and Beverage Fleets
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, City of Kansas City, CNG Fueling Stations
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
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.
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 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
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.
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
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, Terminals
December 8, 2014 - Industry News
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 5, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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, Legislation
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
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
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
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