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
Waste Management announced it is building a facility that will create pipeline-ready natural gas from its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the pipelines of Ameren Illinois for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities.
Tags: Waste Management, Natural Gas Vehicles, Landfill gas, Renewable Landfill Gas, CNG Fueling Stations
One of the most closely watched surveys of fuel prices is back online following the end of the partial federal government shutdown and it shows fuel prices keep trending lower.
Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas, working with NFI. Lowe’s dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.
Tags: Natural Gas, Lowe's, Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 17, 2013 - Industry News
A fleet manager plans to install additional copies of an aftermarket dual-fuel diesel-and-natural-gas system following a successful 18-month test.
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region's industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Ryder, Natural Gas, Minnesota, UPS, Clean Energy, Daimler, Events, Cummins Westport, Kwik-Trip, MTA
October 15, 2013 - Industry News
Tuesday was the deadline for carriers to opt out of a settlement reached in July between some trucking companies and Pilot Flying J over allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel purchase rebates. About 50 of the truckstops’s 6,000 customers said they want no part of the agreement.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil
October 14, 2013 - Industry News
While trucking continues rolling during the partial shutdown of the federal government, an often used weekly roundup of fuel prices from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration has been sidelined due to a lack of funding, but there are other reports available to give you a read as to where diesel prices stand.
The attorney who filed a lawsuit on behalf of a trucking company against Pilot Flying J has followed through with a promise there would be more litigation, but that's only part of the latest talk about the truckstop giant.
There is a move to get Pennsylvania to join th majority of states when it comes to having higher speed limits.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Speed Limits
October 11, 2013 - Industry News
The government shutdown has forced the Energy Information Administration to cancel publication of its gas and diesel price update, a key index for trucking fuel surcharges.
Tags: Congress, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
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