July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
Portland, Ore.-based Shorepower Technologies has taken full control of the U. S. Department of Energy funding grant and now plans to expand its network of truck stop pedestals.
Tags: DERA, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
Zenith Motors LLC, a manufacturer of electric vans, recently announced that it is the first auotmaker to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity for an electric commercial van.
Tags: Vans, EPA, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles
Navistar has started customer shipments of its International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with the company's 9.3-liter diesels fitted with selective catalytic reduction emissions-aftertreatment equipment.
Tags: SCR, MaxxForce, Fuel Economy, N9, N10, Navistar, Vocational, Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has declined for the second straight week, hitting $3.894 per gallon, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures, as oil prices are also lower.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution over allegations it cheated fleets out of fuel rebates, but the agreement does not mean individuals are off the hook.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
Alternative-fueled engine maker Power Solutions International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company's 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine can be used for on-highway applications.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Engines, Power Solutions International
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
Clean Energy Fuels plans to double the compressed natural gas station capacity at Saddle Creek Transportation's natural gas station in Lakeland, Fla., and has opened two new locations in separate states.
Tags: Florida, Natural Gas, Texas, Clean Energy Fuels, Kentucky, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
Optimus claims its Vector Vector bi-fuel conversion system can reduce fleet fuel costs up to 25% and lifecycle emissions up to 80% without the prohibitive start-up costs of compressed natural gas (CNG).
Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Optimus Technologies, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel
After barely moving higher last week, the average cost of on-highway diesel is the U.S. has reversed course over the past week.
July 2, 2014 - Industry News
Since the first clean diesel engines were introduced more than seven years ago, they now represent about one-third of all the trucks registered to operate on U.S. highways. The total population of in-service clean diesel engines now numbers about 2.8 million.
Tags: Diesel Technology Forum, Engines, Emissions, EPA 2010
July 1, 2014 - Industry News
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency helps fleets choose the right idle reduction solution for their operation. NACFE examines the pros and cons of 19 separate technologies, and provides a tool to help fleets compare different solutions.
Tags: Idle Reduction, NACFE
Overshadowed by the Hobby Lobby decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday turned aside a challenge to California's low carbon fuel standard, which a coalition of energy, farm and trade groups claimed illegally discriminates against fuel produced outside of the state.
Tags: California, Alternative Fuels, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Biofuels, Supreme Court, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
June 30, 2014 - Industry News
A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is running behind schedule for implementation.
Tags: Shell, Lubricants, API, Low-Viscosity Oil, Fuel Economy, Engines
This free webinar is the second in a series designed to help fleets take full advantage of this inexpensive, abundant and clean-burning fuel.
Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
Margin management and fuel invoicing were at the top of the list of business priorities in the second annual Eye on Energy survey conducted by FuelQuest.
Tags: Fuel Prices, FuelQuest, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Fuel and Oil
June 27, 2014 - Industry News
The plan allocates $85 million to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and freight movement.
Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, California Air Resources Board
While U.S. national truck stop prices have remained stable for the second consecutive month, the Canadian national average price at truck stops moved back to CA$0.80 per liter after settling at CA$0.81 during the past two months.
Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Emissions
June 26, 2014 - Industry News
Auditors have signed off on truckstop chain Pilot Flying J's math in determining whether it correctly calculated what it owed trucking company customers in a fuel rebate program that has been the focal point of a federal investigation.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
Blu partners with Comdata to deploy system that allows the trucking industry to use any fleet fueling card or major credit card at all Blu LNG fueling stations
Tags: Comdata Smart Solutions, Blu, Compressed Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Comdata
June 23, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved higher after falling for seven straight weeks. Trucking's main fuel is up 3.7 cents from last week at $3.919 per gallon. Compared to a year ago it is 8.1 cents higher.
June 20, 2014 - Industry News
Revival in construction activity is driving healthy sales of vocational trucks, a recently launched highway tractor has become a “home run,” and interest in natural gas power should cause that segment to grow to 15-20% of heavy truck sales by 2020, Kenworth Truck Co. representatives said at a briefing for reporters Friday morning.
Tags: T880, T680, Cummins Westport, Chillicothe, Kenworth, Natural Gas
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America said Thursday it has realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the SuperTruck program is an ambitious five-year research and development initiative focused on improving freight efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Class 8 trucks.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, celebrated the grand opening this week of what they say is the largest compressed natural gas fueling station in Wisconsin, located in Oak Creek, and the first to open in their partnership.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, EVO CNG
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