October 10, 2013 - Industry News
J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. annouced the expansion of its CNG powered fleet and the building of a second CNG station in Ft. Myers, Fla. The company will receive 10 new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with the new Cummins-Westport ISX 12G engine and the Allison 4000 HS automatic transmission by January 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Allison, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, J.J. Taylor, Cummins-Westport
A new forecast is calling for lower fuel prices, due in large part to lower prices for crude oil.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
October 9, 2013 - Industry News
The umpteenth lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J in the wake of a federal investigation into the company going public in mid-April following a raid on the company’s headquarters by the FBI.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
Achates Power, Inc.—developer of internal combustion engines that increase fuel efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost—announced growing market traction for its opposed-piston engine technology with the addition of $35.2 million in Series C financing.
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas, UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleets
AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.
Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
The cost of diesel in the United States has moved lower for the fourth straight week.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Heavy Duty Trucking has extended its deadline for fleets to complete a survey about their "green" activities in order to be considered for inclusion in our November issue on Top Green Fleets.
Tags: MPG, SmartWay, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
Minnesota is moving toward increasing the amount of biodiesel that’s blended into diesel fuel sold in the state during the warmer months of the year.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Diesel Prices
October 6, 2013 - Industry News
Tenaska is launching a marketing and development company in response to the growing use of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas, together NG fuels, in the transportation sector and among industries using high-horsepower engines.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Tenaska
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
Omnitek Engineering Corp. has appointed Chesapeake, Virginia-based TFC Recycling as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems in the region.
Tags: CARB, EPA, CNG Conversions, Omnitek
Securing America’s Future Energy recently recognized Cummins Westport Inc., General Motors, Nissan, and Shorepower Technologies as the winners of its Advanced Technology Award for their leadership in driving fundamental improvements to America’s energy security.
Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, General Motors, Cummins Westport, Shorepower Technologies
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Fleets that want to use an even "greener" alternative fuel than natural gas can now purchase renewable natural gas fuel, made from methane that comes from landfills, large farms and other waste streams, from Clean Energy.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, California, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012 and this spring the company became one of Kenworth’s first customers to run CNG-powered Kenworth T660s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine, according to the company.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Natural Gas Vehicles, Paper Transport
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference on Tuesday.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Engines, Westport Innovations
American Natural Gas is currently developing a heavy duty, fast-fill compressed natural gas facility in Kirkwood, N.Y.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, ANG, CNG Fueling Stations
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
PHOENIX -- What should you expect in President Obama's second term? A single word: gridlock. The current government shutdown is just one more symptom of a Congress that hasn't passed a budget since 2007. Yet that might not affect green fleets' investments in clean-burning and alternative fueled vehicles as much as you might think.
Tags: Regulations, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.
Tags: Chevrolet, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, GMC Sierra, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Silverado
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
The price of oil keeps edging toward going back below the $100 per barrel mark, bringing fuel prices along for the ride. Crude lost 54 cents in trading in New York on Monday, settling at $102.33 per barrel, hitting near a three-month low
Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
“Embarrassing” and “humbling” is how embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam described the past few months since federal agents served a series of search warrants against the company, as part of an investigation into allegations of cheating trucking companies out of rebates.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Diesel Prices
The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1, and for the first time features a truck track aimed at medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. If you plan to attend, here is a list of key things to remember.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Arizona, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
September 27, 2013 - Industry News
Fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles could be reduced by more than a third by 2025, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, if the next phase of greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards pushes improvements in areas such as trailer aerodynamics and waste-heat energy recovery.
Tags: MPG, Fuel Efficiency, Trailers, Aerodynamics
The California Air Resources Board announced millions more in funding for state programs to help truckers comply with the state's emissions regulations through its Truck Loan Assistance Program and its Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
September 23, 2013 - Industry News
The price paid at the pump for diesel is down due to a drop in oil prices.
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