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March 12, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Would Hike New Hampshire Diesel and Gasoline Taxes

New Hampshire is the latest among many states that are looking at raising fuel taxes. Legislation that’s received initial approval in the House would increase the state's fuel tax by 15 cents a gallon. It would be phased in over six years for diesel and over four years for gasoline.

March 11, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel is down for another week, after hitting it’s highest level since August of 2008 two weeks ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Fuel and Oil

March 11, 2013 - Industry News

FedEx Improves Fleet Fuel Efficiency by 22% in Less Than 5 Years

FedEx has met its fuel use reduction goal ahead of its 2020 deadline, so the company has set itself a new goal for that year.

Tags: route optimization, FedEx

March 11, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins, Eaton to Offer Integrated ‘Powertrain Package’

SmarTorque2 ISX15 mates with Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated mechanical transmission via special programming to “downspeed” cruising RPMs and yield high efficiency, the companies say.

Cummins Inc. and Eaton Corp. have devised a fuel-saving, integrated engine-transmission combination that will rival proprietary offerings from some truck builders.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Fuel Economy, Transmissions, Engines, TMC

March 8, 2013 - Industry News

Going Green Without Saying Goodbye to Diesel

Verizon has tested alternative fueled vehicles like this one but says there are many other ways to go green, including using telematics.

Green shouldn't be the only color a fleet is considering when making a move toward "going green." "The most important colors in business are still red and black," said Joe Fiorelli, fleet and safety director for Gulfeagle Supply during a session for NTEA's Green Truck Summit entitled, "Compounding the Green: Incremental Measures for Going Green and Sustainable."

Tags: Green, Fuel Economy, greenhouse gas emissions, Work Truck Show, Telematics

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Environmental Defense Fund to Study Fugitive Methane from LNG Fueling Operations

Climate scientists have suggested that methane leakage during filling and transfer operations, possible with a wide-scale switch from diesel to natural gas as heavy truck fuel, could contribute more to global warming than the benefit of switching from diesel to natural gas would achieve.

Tags: EDF, Liquefied Natural Gas, methane, climate change

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Congress Holds Hearing on Impact of E15 Gas

A U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the scientific, technical and consumer impact of gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15). The hearing focused on the potential negative impact of E15 on engines, components and fuel-delivery systems.

Tags: Gasoline, Ethanol, Fuel and Oil, Light & Medium

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Buying CNG-Powered Tractors

Love’s Travel Stops is buying 50 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks with the Cummins Westport 12-liter compressed natural gas engine for its fleet of fuel haulers, operating under the Gemini Transport brand.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

California Diesel and Gasoline Taxes To Move Higher

The state known for typically having some of the highest fuel prices and fuel taxes in the nation will see them move higher later this year.

Tags: Taxes, California, Fuel and Oil

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Shell Plans LNG Liquefaction Plants in Great lakes, Gulf Coast Regions

Shell is planning two liquefaction plants that will produce about one quarter of a million tons of LNG to road and marine users in the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions.

Tags: Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 6, 2013 - Industry News

Dish to Deploy 200 Roush Propane Vans

Dish Network Corp. announced at NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show that it plans to incorporate 200 Roush CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet in 2013.

Tags: Propane Autogas, DISH, Work Truck Show

March 6, 2013 - Industry News

EcoDual Teams up With Clemson to Promote Use of Natural Gas Fueled Trucks

A university center for automotive innovation has partnered with a company doing advanced technology research and development to advance commercial availability of natural gas engine systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Dual Fuel, EcoDual Inc.

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Declines For The First Time In Weeks, Still Near Four-Year High

Following six consecutive weeks of increases, the average price of diesel has fallen over the past week, but is still not far from a more than four-year high.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil, Crude Oil Prices

March 1, 2013 - Industry News

Wyoming Raises Fuel Taxes

Wyoming has raised the rate of its taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel from 14 to 24 cents a gallon, effective July 1.

Tags: Taxes, Wyoming

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

YRC Partners With Clean Energy for LNG Truck Natural Gas Project

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that it has completed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase four liquefied natural gas trucks to operate in Southern California.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, YRC

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Shale Gas Boom Impacts North America's Companies and the Economy

On the heels of record-low natural gas prices, RBC Capital Markets and the Economist Intelligence Unit published a report focusing on the U.S. shale gas boom and its implications for North American economies and businesses.

Tags: Natural Gas

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Canada to Follow U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulations For Trucks

Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent Monday announced final regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for trucks and buses in the country, which will mirror those set to go into effect starting next year in the United States.

Tags: Canada, GHG

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia Assembly Clears Transport Revenue Package

The Virginia General Assembly passed a landmark transportation package that replaces the per-gallon fuel tax with a wholesale tax, plus other revenue raisers, and addressed the controversial issue of adding tolls to I-95.

Tags: Infrastructure, Tolls, Virginia, MAP-21

February 21, 2013 - Industry News

Roush Reveals New Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane

Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford

February 15, 2013 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop opens in Natalia, Texas

Love's new location in Natalia, Texas, was built from the ground up.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Natalia, Texas, built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists.

Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

February 13, 2013 - Industry News

3M Announces Certification for CNG Tank

3M has completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas tank.

3M announced it has successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas tank. The 21.5-inch by 60-inch inch tank is designed for light- and medium-duty pick-up trucks and corporate fleet vehicles.

Tags: 3M, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chesapeake Energy

February 12, 2013 - Industry News

New Energy Department Report Predicts Lower Fuel and Oil Prices

The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration has released a new forecast in which it predicts diesel prices later this year will be lower than their current level.

Tags: Oil Prices, Department of Energy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

February 11, 2013 - Industry News

Oil Gains Ground While Diesel Rises for Fourth Straight Week

The price of oil is inching back closer to the $100 a barrel mark while diesel fuel prices, rising for the fourth straight week, hit their highest level since the latter half of October.

Tags: OIl, Diesel Prices, Fuel and Oil

February 11, 2013 - Industry News

Columbus to Place 18 CNG Automated Side Loaders Into Service by End of 2013

The City of Columbus will have a total of 64 CNG units in service in total by year-end 2013. Out of that number, 18 will be CNG automated side loaders.

The City of Columbus, Ohio, plans to place an additional 44 dedicated CNG units into service by the end of 2013. Columbus is also currently building a second CNG fueling site located on the north side of the city.

Tags: Natural Gas, Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, City of Columbus, CNG Fueling Stations

February 11, 2013 - Industry News

Detroit’s New Hybrid Refuse Trucks Now on the Road

Detroit's new hybrid refuse trucks could reduce fuel costs by up to 25% in comparison to conventional refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of the Clean Energy Coalition.

The City of Detroit took delivery of eight new hybrid refuse trucks with funding assistance from the Clean Energy Coalitions (CEC). CEC provided funding to cover the incremental cost of the hybrid system.

Tags: Grant Funding, City of Detroit, Clean Energy Coalition, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

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