August 13, 2014 - Industry News
The House and Senate have bills that would raise federal truck weight limits to accommodate the heavier fuel systems of natural gas vehicles.
Tags: Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, Truck Weights, Legislation
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo (GFC) announced its schedule for the annual event Oct. 29-30 in Schaumburg, Ill. The 2014 keynote speakers are Mark Smith from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and John Viera from Ford Motor Co.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Efficiency
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The average cost of diesel keeps moving lower, hitting its lowest level since last mid-November, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
While Congress is out on vacation, one lobby group is reminding lawmakers while they are out talking with voters back home that a large majority of Americans favor requiring truck manufacturers to increase the fuel economy of large trucks, at least according to its poll.
Tags: Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has selected a company to install a catenary system, essentially overhead electrical lines, which supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets, while still offering the same flexibility as diesel trucks.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Diesel Emissions, Port Trucking, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, Port of Los Angeles, California
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.
Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
August 6, 2014 - Industry News
Sales of diesel particulate filters for commercial trucks and buses in California increased at the end of 2013 and in the first half of 2014 compared to the first half of 2013, according a survey released by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF, Aftermarket, Diesel Particulate Filter
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company, Class 7, Class 8
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has declined another half-cent from last week to $3.853 per gallon, its lowest price since late last November.
A federal judge has ordered mediation for a half-dozen lawsuits by trucking companies remaining against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and a few private utilities are urging other electric utilities to more than double their current investments in electric fleet vehicles. Both groups have taken steps to support utilities working to achieve this goal.
Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Class 5, Battery-Electric Vehicles
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, LNG, Cummins Westport, CNG, Vocational
Love’s Travel Stops will expand its CNG fueling stations, adding locations in Ardmore and Webbers Falls, Okla., by spring 2015.
Tags: Truckstops, CNG, Love's Travel Stops
Trillium CNG has completed construction of a new public access Class-8-accessible compressed natural gas fueling station on the southwest side of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tags: North Carolina, Trillium CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas, CNG
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The cost of on-highway diesel has fallen for the fourth straight week, hitting its lowest level since last November, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. has fallen for the third consecutive week, hitting its lowest level since late November, according to new U.S. Energy Department numbers.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions
Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.
Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research
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.
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
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