November 6, 2013 - Industry News
The price tag for Pilot Flying J to settle lawsuits over allegedly failing to give rebates to trucking customers stemming from fuel purchases is close to doubling.
Officials with the truckstop chain, Travel Centers of America, indicated this week when they plan to open their first liquefied natural gas filling stations in cooperation with Shell targeting commercial vehicles.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Travel Centers of America, Shell, Petro Stopping Centers, Engines
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, South Carolina, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
Mack Trucks is continuing to work toward developing new ways to save energy at its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa.
Tags: Green, Mack Trucks
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel is down for the second straight week and is at it lowest level since early July.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
The national average price of DEF at truck stops islands was $2.79 per gallon in the U.S., a decline of one-cent from the month before.
Tags: DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
November 3, 2013 - Industry News
Ryder System Inc. announced today that Blu, an operator of liquefied natural gas refueling stations and provider of LNG technology solutions, has selected Ryder to provide LNG vehicles for Blu fleets in Utah and Georgia.
Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has placed a purchase contract on property where it hopes to build a liquefied natural gas fuel terminal in Jacksonville, Fla. This would be the first LNG facility on the Eastern seaboard to specifically supply LNG for the maritime, heavy-duty trucking and rail industries, according to the company.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Eagle LNG Partners, GE Ventures, GE Energy Financial Services, Ferus Natural
After a few weeks of relative quiet, things have started heating back up between Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that are suing the truckstop chain over allegations it cheated trucking companies out of fuel rebates.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Fraud
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas.
Tags: Green, Green Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, M&M Cartage
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., has signed a lease with The Radiant Group LLC to build a compressed natural gas station at Radiant' s GasKwick, 2605 N. 50th St., Tampa, Fla.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations
October 27, 2013 - Industry News
EPA is honoring 55 companies as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards. These awards go to companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in reducing carbon pollution and other harmful emissions as they move goods across the U.S. more efficiently.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, SmartWay Excellence Awards
New compressed natural gas fueling stations, which opened recently in three Indiana cities, will potentially displace an estimated six million gallons of traditional petroleum fuels annually, offering significant environmental and economic benefits.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
A new Federal Highway Administration research project will test "platooning" two trucks with the goal of saving fuel and decreasing traffic congestion. The team will research partial automation for two-truck platooning, integrating vehicle-to-vehicle communications with adaptive cruise control.
Tags: Vehicle Platooning, Smart Highway, FHWA, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks
New EPA statistics released resently show the biodiesel industry has cracked the 1 billion gallon mark for the third consecutive year, with several months of production remaining.
Tags: National Biodiesel Board, Biodeisel
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.
Tags: New York, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel and Oil
UPDATED -- Officials with SmartTruck fired back at testing results announced a month ago showing trailer undercarriage air deflectors result in fuel savings far less than some manufacturers are claiming, releasing its own third-party research at the American Trucking Associations' annual convention.
Tags: SmartTruck, PIT, Aerodynamics, MPG, Fuel Economy, Trailers, ATA 2013
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
After falling for five straight weeks the average cost of diesel remains the same this week from the week before, according to the U.S. Energy Department, the lowest price since mid-June.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
October 21, 2013 - Industry News
GE Capital's Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the conversion of heavy-duty trucking fleets from diesel to cleaner-burning, less-expensive natural gas.
Tags: GE Capital, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Fueling Station
The Wisconsin State Energy Office is partnering with Wisconsin Clean Cities to host a “Driving the Green Highway” workshop and expo for trucking fleets Friday, Nov. 1 in Pewaukee, Wis. It will focus on idle reduction technologies and funding opportunities.
Tags: Wisconsin, Idle Reduction
Although truck sales are not where they thought they would be a year ago, Daimler Trucks executives say they've achieved a list of goals and are solidly on top in U.S. market share – but they'd like to see the U.S. government take some steps to provide a more stable economic environment and incentivize the purchase of new, cleaner-burning trucks.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA2013
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.
Tags: Volvo, Navistar, Detroit Diesel, EPA, Mack, Engines, Damler Truck
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is conducting fuel consumption tests comparing European and North American Volvo Trucks models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, PIT, FPInnovations
Republic Services Inc. deployed 53 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Charleston metro area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks.
Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles
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