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November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel courtesy of GM.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

Tags: Diesel Engines, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

November 9, 2015 - Industry News

Alkane to Build Alternative Fuel Trucks at New Facility

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.

Tags: Class 7, New Facility, Alternative Fuels, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company

November 5, 2015 - Press Release

Franz Bakery Expands Propane Delivery Trucks to Fleet

The 20 additional propane autogas vehicles will be converted in the next year. (PHOTO: Franz Bakery)

Franz Bakery, a long-time advocate for alternative fuels, will add 20 more propane autogas vehicles to its fleet this year.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleets, Franz Bakery

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements

Urge to Move feature in an UltraShift Plus vocational gearbox allowed easy starting of this 125,000-pound GCW rig on 8 and 15 percent upgrades at Eaton's Proving Grounds.

The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Cummins ISX15, Automated Transmissions

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Long Beach Switching Heavy Fleet to RNG From LNG

Photo of LNG-powered sweeper courtesy of City of Long Beach.

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.

Tags: RNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Fuel Management, Street Sweepers

November 3, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler: Tests Show Integrated Approach Ups Fuel Efficiency

Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.

Tags: Emissions, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Efficiency, Daimler Trucks, Germany

November 3, 2015 - Industry News

Fleets to Test Westport's Natural Gas Injectors in 2016

Photo courtesy of Westport Innovations.

Westport Innovations Inc. has updated its roll-out schedule for its second-generation HPDI 2.0 natural gas vehicle engine injectors with plans to deliver the components to manufacturers in early 2016 and begin testing with fleet customers by the middle of the year, the company announced Nov. 2.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Westport, Fuel Injection

November 2, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Week

For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 30, 2015 - Product News

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

Tags: Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Distributors, Westport

October 30, 2015 - Industry News

NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks.

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.

Tags: CNG, Volvo Trucks, Food and Beverage Fleets

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.

Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Downspeed

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

Photo of E-100 truck courtesy of Workhorse Group.

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

Tags: UPS, DOE, Federal Grants, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Repairs, Medium-Duty Trucks, Repair Shops

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Approach 2015 Lows

Continuing a downward trend, the price of a gallon of diesel gasoline hit near year-low levels last week, according to the latest report from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 22, 2015 - Product News

Odyne's Hybrid System Receives CARB Exemption

Photo: Odyne Systems

Aftermarket hybrid system manufacturer, Odyne Systems, has received an exemption from the California Air Resources Board permitting the installation of the company’s hybrid systems on certain medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles.

Tags: CARB, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Odyne Systems

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems Opens Manufacturing Facility in N.C.

Agility executives, Board of Director members and company founders cut the ribbon that officially opens the new Salisbury, N.C. facility. Photo: Agility Fuel Systems

Agility Fuel Systems has opened a new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, N.C., celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tags: New Facility, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

Photo courtesy of DHL.

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Tags: DHL Express, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, LPG, EPA SmartWay, EPA

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

Canadian PIT Group Opens U.S. Offices

Photo: PIT Group

The Canada-based trucking industry engineering and research firm, PIT Group, will open a U.S. office to increase its presence in the country.

Tags: Canada, Research, Vehicle Testing, PIT

October 19, 2015 - Press Release

WEX to Acquire Fuel Card Provider

WEX Inc. is moving to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS) for $1.1 billion and 4 million shares of common stock that will be issued to investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, EFS’ current owner.

Tags: WEX, Fuel Cards, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Weekly Diesel Prices Fall Once Again

After rising for two weeks in a row, the average price of diesel fuel dropped again, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 17, 2015 - Product News

SmartTruck Introduces LeadEdge Trailer Fairing to Manage the ‘Gap’

Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.

Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, ATA MC&E

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

PG&E to Invest $100M in EVs, PHEVs

Photo of Class 5 PHEV courtesy of PG&E.

Pacific Gas & Electric will invest $100 million to purchase battery-electric vehicles and gasoline-electric hybrids over the next five years to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, the nation's largest utility announced Oct. 15.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, PG&E, Vehicle Purchasing, Emissions Reduction

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Horsefly drone teams with E-Gen van, but roof support equipment can be installed on any walk-in van, Workhorse says. Photo: Workhorse Group

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Commercial Drones, Delivery Fleets, USPS

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Isuzu Cabover Shown

Photo courtesy of PERC.

The Propane Education and Research Council showed a propane autogas-powered Isuzu NPR-HD cabover equipped with a Campbell-Parnell bi-fuel system at an industry trade show, the council has announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Isuzu NPR, Cabovers, Bi-Fuel Propane

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up for Second Straight Week

Photo: ConocoPhillips

The average price of diesel fuel was up for the second straight week following months of downward movement, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

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