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October 23, 2013 - Industry News

New York State Considering LNG Permitting

New York could see LNG filling stations under new proposed regulations.

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

October 23, 2013 - Industry News

SmartTruck Refutes Recent Test Results

SmartTruck said a recent third-party computational fluid dynamics study conducted by CD-adapco showed SmartTruck’s UT6 trailer aerodynamics system reduces drag by more than 10%, translating into highway fuel savings of approximately 7%

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

Diesel Prices Stable as Oil Falls Below $100

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, Clean Energy Form Alliance to Accelerate Adoption of Natural Gas

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

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

Wisconsin Hosts Workshops on Idle Reduction Technologies

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

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Execs Share Successes, Peek into Future

From left, Martin Daum, Wolfgang Bernhard, and new Daimler global communications director for commercial vehicles, Florian Martens. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

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

Federal Court Rules Against Engine Makers Over EPA’s Navistar Decision

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

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

PIT Compares North American and European Volvo Truck Models

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

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

New Fleet Of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrives In Charleston

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

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Waste Management to Build Renewable Natural Gas Facility

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

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Fuel Price Report Back, Diesel Keeps Falling

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.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

NFI, Lowe's Partner for Texas LNG Fleet

These 17 trucks are looking to fuel about 500,000 DGEs of LNG/year, which is expected to equate to a greenhouse gas reduction of 860 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of removing 200 passenger cars from the road each year.

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

Fleet Plans Use of More Dual-Fuel Systems After Successful 18-Month Test

Bestway Express is participating in a demonstration program, converting several of its trucks to burn compressed natural gas with diesel fuel.<br />

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

Minnesota Summit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens October 17

The Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas In Trucking Opens Oct. 17.

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

About 50 Pilot Flying J Customers Opt Out of Settlement

About 50 companies have opted out of a settlement with Pilot Flying J over fuel rebates. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

Alternatives Available for Fuel Price Info as Weekly DOE Report is Suspended

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.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Attorney Who Promised More Pilot Flying J Lawsuits Files Amended Complaint

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Legislation Expected Increasing Pennsylvania Speed Limit to 70

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

Fuel Price Report Cancelled by Government Shutdown

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

October 10, 2013 - Industry News

J.J. Taylor Announces Fleet Expansion

J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. annouced the expansion of its CNG powered fleet and the building of a second CNG station in Ft. Myers, Fla. The company will receive 10 new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with the new Cummins-Westport ISX 12G engine and the Allison 4000 HS automatic transmission by January 2014.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Allison, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, J.J. Taylor, Cummins-Westport

October 10, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Forecast to Average $3.76 in 2014

Credit: DOE/EIA

A new forecast is calling for lower fuel prices, due in large part to lower prices for crude oil.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

Ohio Carrier Latest to Sue Pilot Flying J, More Litigation Expected

Photo: Evan Lockridge, eelcom, inc.

The umpteenth lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J in the wake of a federal investigation into the company going public in mid-April following a raid on the company’s headquarters by the FBI.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation

October 9, 2013 - Industry News

Achates Power Raises $35.2 Million in Series C Financing

Achates Power, Inc.—developer of internal combustion engines that increase fuel efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost—announced growing market traction for its opposed-piston engine technology with the addition of $35.2 million in Series C financing.

Tags: Engine, Achates Power

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Adding to Natural Gas Fueling Network, Adding More Tractors

UPS LNG tractor being refueled. Photo: UPS

UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.

Tags: Natural Gas, UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleets

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

AMP-Dairy Deal Will Increase Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure in Texas

AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG

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