November 9, 2015 - Industry News
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
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, 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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.
October 17, 2015 - Product News
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
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
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
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
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.
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