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October 2, 2013 - Industry News

ANG to Build CNG Fueling Station in Kirkwood, N.Y.

American Natural Gas is currently developing a heavy duty, fast-fill compressed natural gas facility in Kirkwood, N.Y.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, ANG, CNG Fueling Stations

October 1, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference: Gridlock, Obama, and What it Means for Green Fleets

The attractive price of natural gas fuel, like that used in this bi-fuel Ford F-550, could put pressure on other "green" alternatives.

PHOENIX -- What should you expect in President Obama's second term? A single word: gridlock. The current government shutdown is just one more symptom of a Congress that hasn't passed a budget since 2007. Yet that might not affect green fleets' investments in clean-burning and alternative fueled vehicles as much as you might think.

Tags: Regulations, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 1, 2013 - Industry News

GM to Expand CNG Offerings in Vans, Pickups

With the 2015 Silverado 3500 customers can chose from gasoline, CNG or diesel power.

General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.

Tags: Chevrolet, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, GMC Sierra, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Silverado

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

Oil and Fuel Prices Continue Recent Declines

Credit: DOE/EIA

The price of oil keeps edging toward going back below the $100 per barrel mark, bringing fuel prices along for the ride. Crude lost 54 cents in trading in New York on Monday, settling at $102.33 per barrel, hitting near a three-month low

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Appears Before Reporters

“Embarrassing” and “humbling” is how embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam described the past few months since federal agents served a series of search warrants against the company, as part of an investigation into allegations of cheating trucking companies out of rebates.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Diesel Prices

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference This Week in Phoenix

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1, and for the first time features a truck track aimed at medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. If you plan to attend, here is a list of key things to remember.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Arizona, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

California Governor Signs Clean Transportation Funding Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.

Tags: Emissions, Legislation, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 27, 2013 - Industry News

Study: Fuel Consumption of New Trucks Can Be Reduced by More

Truck, engine and trailer makers already are investigating some of these fuel-saving technologies through the SuperTruck program.

Fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles could be reduced by more than a third by 2025, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, if the next phase of greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards pushes improvements in areas such as trailer aerodynamics and waste-heat energy recovery.

Tags: MPG, Fuel Efficiency, Trailers, Aerodynamics

September 27, 2013 - Industry News

California Adds Funding for Cleaner-Burning Trucks

The California Air Resources Board announced millions more in funding for state programs to help truckers comply with the state's emissions regulations through its Truck Loan Assistance Program and its Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel and Oil Prices Decline Over Last Week

Credit: DOE/EIA

The price paid at the pump for diesel is down due to a drop in oil prices.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 23, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium Building CNG station in Kirkwood, N.Y.

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., will build a new high-volume, fast-fill compressed natural gas public access station in Kirkwood, N.Y., to meet the fueling needs of Willow Run Foods Inc., a regional foodservice supplier and other local fleets.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium CNG Opens its Second CNG station in Brown County, Wis.

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., officially opened its new compressed natural gas station at 1121 Radission St., Green Bay, Wis., site of Bay Beach Shell.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, Intergrys Energy Group, CNG Fueling Stations

September 20, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Makes First Public Comments in Months on Rebate Allegations

Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam made a rare public appearance this week, some five months after the company was raided by federal agents, but it’s only one of the latest developments for the truckstop chain that's facing a myriad of legal problems.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fraud

September 19, 2013 - Industry News

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

Tests show trailers with side skirts consumed almost 7% less fuel than trailer without skirts

User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage aerodynamic devices.

Tags: PIT, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Fuel Savings, PIT Undertray

September 19, 2013 - Industry News

California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Upheld

A three-judge federal panel on Wednesday upheld California’s controversial and first-in-the-nation law requiring fuel-makers to reduce carbon, that detractors say will lead to higher prices for diesel and gasoline.

Tags: CARB, ATA, California, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

September 18, 2013 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, GE Join Forces

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, GE Ventures and GE Energy Financial Services announced a consortium to jointly deliver liquefied natural gas in the United States.

Tags: GE, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Fueling Station, Eagle LNG, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Average Cost of Diesel Edges Slightly Lower

Credit: U.S. DOE

After pausing last week, the average cost of diesel in the United States has resumed falling.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Trillium CNG Opens Second CNG Station in Wisconsin

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., opened its new compressed natural gas station in Green Bay, Wis. It is Trillium's second CNG station in Brown County; the first, which opened in 2012 in De Pere, Wis.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Expansion, Trillium CNG, Integrys Energy Group, CNG Fueling Stations

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking Set For Oct. 17

The Minnesota Trucking Association believes strongly in natural gas as a clean fuel for trucks. In fact, the support is so strong that it has planned the region's first industry-wide summit directed at those who own and maintain fleets of trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas, Minnesota, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Events

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines, Reps Say

Tampering attempts have become more desperate and damaging since 2002, when exhaust-gas recirculation equipment first appeared on diesels, and 2007, when particulate filters were required.

How much tampering with exhaust emissions equipment goes on out there? No one knows for sure, but panelists at a session of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s fall meeting in Pittsburgh last week said they had seen some flagrant cases.

Tags: Emissions, TMC, DPF, Engines

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

ATA and NATSO Blast Interstate Toll Study

ATA and NATSO say the public dislikes tolls, and for good reason. (Photo by Jim Park)

Two trucking organizations have slammed a new study that calls for placing tolls on the nation’s Interstate system as a way to pay for improvements and repairs, calling tolling "a wildly unpopular concept" and just another name for a tax.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Road Construction, Infrastructure Funding

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt Showcases SuperTruck During Energy Summit

Peterbilt Motors Co. showcased advanced technologies, including the SuperTruck developed to optimize commercial vehicle fuel efficiency during the annual Energy Summit & Fair held on the campus of the University of North Texas, home of the Paccar Technology Institute.

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, SuperTruck, Energy Summit

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Increases Fleet Of All-Electric Delivery Trucks in N.Y.

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is adding 20 electric vehicles to its fleet in upstate New York, along with 20 innovative and enhanced electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: New York, Frito-Lay, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid all-electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado and California.

Tags: Boulder EV, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EVs

September 11, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Makers to Give Update on Green Vehicles at Green Fleet Conference

A panel of heavy-duty truck maker representatives will discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more at the Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

Tags: Natural Gas, Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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