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.
October 12, 2015 - Industry News
The data coming from a truck's engine computer may not be the most accurate gauge of fuel economy according to a new report.
Tags: Fuel Economy, FPInnovations, Big Data
Santa Clara County in California cut the ribbon for its $1.5 million public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Oct. 8.
Tags: Santa Clara County, Public-Private Partnership, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
In order to provide uninterrupted service during the several weeks it took to complete pipeline testing, PG&E used trailers to deliver LNG and CNG to the injection sites.
Tags: Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.
Tags: PHEV, CALSTART, Medium-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Greenkraft, CNG, Class 4, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas Engines, EPA, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, Emissions
The price of diesel fuel increased last week, breaking a three-week streak of average price decreases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
October 5, 2015 - Press Release
Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.
Tags: California, Propel Fuels, Renewable Diesel, Fueling Stations
TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste Inc. in Hartford, Conn., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Connecticut, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
October 4, 2015 - Industry News
“We do not think economic conditions have to be amazing to have a good trucking industry," said a Freightliner executive, predicting strong truck orders into 2016.
Tags: Freightliner, Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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