February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME
A trio of Texas grant programs that funded the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles produced major economic benefits for the state, according to a new study.
Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Florida
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.
Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
Pueblo County, Colo., is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will be used to fuel county and state fleet trucks and will also be open to the public.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, State Grants, Natural Gas Vehicles
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has relocated Rush Truck Center – Cleveland to Parma, Ohio from Oakwood Village.
Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Commercial Vehicle Dealearships
President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which Congressional Republicans had sent to the White House earlier today.
Tags: President Obama, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Economic Conditions
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has increased for the third straight week since hitting a five-year low early this month, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY, Landi Renzo, Work Truck Show
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive Efficiency
Shell Rotella has a new website, WhatisPC11.com, to help educate people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11).
Tags: Shell Rotella, PC-11, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil
February 18, 2015 - Press Release
Comdata Inc., has reached an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network.
Tags: Comdata, Fuel Cards, QuikTrip
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.
Tags: Delivery Truck, Federal Regulations, Commercial Drones, AMP Electric Vehicles, Workhorse
Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Technician Training, CNG, LNG
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.
Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE, Technology & Maintenance Council
One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.
Tags: Emissions, Truck Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir, Air Pollution
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Lancer Automotive will add XL Hybrids' electric drive system to its roster of alternative technologies to provide a full spectrum of fuel efficiency improvement solutions for commercial fleets.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
ATD's trailer aero devices will complement Stemco's tire-inflation products, executives say.
Tags: ATDynamics, Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wheel Ends, Aerodynamics
February 11, 2015 - Product News
Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.
Tags: Glider Kits, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Freightliner, Dual Fuel System
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
Despite the first upturn since November in average diesel prices this week, expect prices to move slightly lower at least for a while longer, according to the U.S. Energy Department and its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Wednesday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Forecast, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.
Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, I-40, Truckstops
The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Emissions, Regulations
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its first price increase so far this year, but remains well below the level from the same time a year ago.
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