December 9, 2014 - Industry News
The IdleAir facility will provide drivers with in-cab services including air conditioning, heat, Internet connectivity, DirecTV and 120 volt electricity, to eliminate the need for idling.
Tags: Idle Reduction, IdleAir, Con-way Truckload, Terminals
December 8, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum completed a merger which will combine both companies into Pilot Thomas Logistics. The merged company will be headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tags: Lubricants, Fuel and Oil, Mergers & Acquisitions
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar's new ProStar ES package includes a choice of the Maxxforce N13 engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission, or the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain, and high-efficiency 6X4 or 6X 2 drive axles and fuel-efficient tires.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, MaxxForce 13, ProStar, Aerodynamics
Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Fred Meyer, Oregon, LNG, Grocery Fleets, Delivery Fleets
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.
Tags: Tax Incentive, U.S. Congress, Alternative Fuels, Legislation
Consumption of diesel exhaust fluid across North America has been rising in recent years and is set to hit a milestone of one billion gallons by 2019, according to the newly published DEF Market Dynamics Report by Integer Research.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Research, DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
Republic Services has added 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Mo., area, the waste management company announced.
Tags: Republic Services, Missouri, CNG, Refuse Trucks
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
Bulk-hauling, return-to-base operations like Mansfield’s are ideally suited for natural gas vehicles, Ryder said.
Tags: Ryder System, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, Full-Service Leasing
More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities announced they will increase investment in electric vehicles for their fleets by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, starting in 2015.
Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Green Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Edison Electric Institute, EDI
December 3, 2014 - Global News
Westport Innovations has acquired Netherlands-based Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. (Prins) for 12.2 million Euro (approximately $15.1 million).
Tags: Propane Autogas, Netherlands, CNG, LNG, Westport
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Fuel prices started off the final month of 2014 in the same fashion they have been during much of the second half of the year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Golden State Foods opened a new 158,000-square-foot Chicago distribution center that is LEED Gold Certified for environmental efficiency and sustainability, a first for Golden State Foods and McDonald’s distribution.
Tags: Chicago, McDonald's, Distribution, Food and Beverage Fleets, Sustainability, Trailers
November 28, 2014 - Industry News
Vehicle modifier Blossman Services Inc. will produce a Ford Transit van powered by propane autogas and available in January, the company announced.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, Blossman, Propane Conversion, EPA Certification
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
Grocery delivery fleet Tops Friendly Markets has signed a full-service lease agreement with Ryder System for 55 compressed natural gas trucks. The trucks are scheduled to be delivered to Tops in mid-2015 and will replace the company’s fleet of diesel-powered vehicles.
Tags: New York, Ryder System, CNG, Fleet Leasing, Delivery Fleets
November 25, 2014 - Product News
Graco Blue pumps are designed to help manage diesel exhaust fluids and reduce vehicle emissions in automobiles, buses, heavy-duty trucks, and off-road vehicles, according to the manufacturer.
Tags: Diesel Engines, DEF
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
Diesel and gasoline prices keep moving lower while the price of oil has gained a little ground over the past week.
Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3 hybrid refuse trucks. This purchase of 29 vehicles brings the total hybrid refuse fleet to 64.
Tags: Parker Hannifin, Miami Dade County, Hydraulic Hybrid, Refuse Trucks
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Fuel Economy, Ford, Large Pickups, Aluminum, 2015-MY
Trillium CNG and E-Z Mart Stores opened a public access, Class-8 accessible compressed natural gas fueling station at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop in Monroe, La.
Tags: Paper Transport, Louisiana, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas
November 19, 2014 - Industry News
The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Bulk Tank Trailers, Mansfield Energy Corp.
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.
Tags: EPA, Oregon, Ports, Oregon Trucking Association, Clean Diesel, Emissions, DERA, Federal Grants
A federal lawsuit against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been amended, accusing the company's top executive of directing an alleged fuel rebate scheme.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel fuel moved lower over the past week, after seeing its first increase since June last week, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s weekly report on Monday.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Sunoco Inc. have opened three compressed natural gas fueling dispensers at the Turnpike's New Stanton Service Plaza.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Pennsylvania Turnpike
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s opened a new travel stop in Columbus, Miss., at U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.
Tags: Truck Tires, Mississippi, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel
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