February 6, 2015 - Industry News
Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) to better compete with diesel with taxation based on energy output rather than per gallon.
Tags: Diesel, Fuel Tax, Excise Taxes, LNG, U.S. Congress, Fuel and Oil
Agility Fuel Systems and Clean Energy Fuels announced a joint CNG fuel system sales program to reduce the incremental cost of heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Under the program, Agility and Clean Energy will work with trucking customers and offer CNG fuel systems installed at a substantially reduced cost when there is a natural gas fueling agreement.
Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.
Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks
Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.
Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Brakes, Lightning Hybrids, Medium-Duty Trucks
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling in most of the country, declining another 3.5 cents over the past week.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
Replacing Green Fleet Conference & Expo traditionally held in October, the first annual Fleet Technology Expo is for all fleet types looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, Green Fleet Conference, Fleet Technology Expo, Events, Fleet Events
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.
Tags: Class 7, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Freightliner S2G, Delivery Fleets
With the price of oil being highly unpredictable it only makes sense for commercial and government fleets to choose natural gas-powered vehicles, according to NGVAmerica President Matt Godlewski.
Tags: Oil Prices, NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles
January 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new TA location opened in Columbia, South Carolina, announced truckstop chain TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands.
Tags: South Carolina, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Interstate 20
New York is ending a more than 40-year ban on LNG storage by adopting stringent regulations for LNG distribution permits, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Environmental Regulations, LNG Fueling Station, LNG, New York
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.
Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
Fuel prices are showing no signs of throttling back from their large and recent declines that started months ago, with oil nearly hitting a six-year low on Monday.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Following years of litigation a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday gave preliminary approval to settlements with more than two-dozen oil companies and fuel retailers over claims of selling “hot fuel.”
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Litigation, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Truckstops
January 23, 2015 - Industry News
Several motor vehicle industry associations including the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association pledged to reduce the amount of copper in brake pads.
Tags: EPA, HDMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Environmental Regulations, Air Disc Brake Pads
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.
Tags: Oil, Ryder System, Low-Viscosity Oil, Preventive Maintenance
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
Constellation will acquire seven compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Indiana and Ohio under an agreement with CNG Fuel, Inc., the company has announced.
Tags: Ohio, Indiana, CNG Fueling Stations
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
Fuel prices continue a big decline with diesel posting its biggest weekly drop in recent memory, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.
The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG
January 19, 2015 - Industry News
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett awarded $7.3 million in funding to 18 companies, organizations and partnerships to make the switch from natural gas for their heavy-duty fleets.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Conversions, LNG, Bi-Fuel Conversions, State Grants
January 15, 2015 - Industry News
Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Tags: Biodiesel, EPA, U.S. Congress
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Tags: Ford F-450, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Ford F-650, CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford E-450
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
In the wake of diesel prices falling from an average of more than $4 per gallon nearly a year ago the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration has lowered its price forecast from last month’s prediction.
Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Forecast, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Large Pickups
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