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March 24, 2016 - Industry News

Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

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Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.

Tags: Renewable Diesel

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

Low Crude Prices Affecting Investment for Future Oil Security

Because the current low crude oil prices are making it unattractive for companies to make “upstream investments” in getting crude out of the ground, it could spell trouble for oil security and oil and fuel prices down the road, according to an executive at the International Energy Agency.

Tags: International Energy Agency, Crude Oil Prices

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Wolfgang Bernhard speaking on connected trucks. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology, Daimler Trucks North America

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Upward

The average price of diesel fuel increased last week, pushed upward by a rebounding crude oil market.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG F-650/F-750, Stripped Chassis

Photo of 2016 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 model year F-650 and F-750, as well as Ford's F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models.

Tags: EPA Certification, Landi Renzo, Stripped Chassis

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

Tags: Kenworth, UPS, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

AmpCNG Acquires Full Control of 17 Fueling Stations

Photo: ampCNG

Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.

Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency

March 15, 2016 - Industry News

UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

The UPS Rolling Laboratory appproach allows the company to determine which alternative fuel technolgies best fit a given operating environment. Source: UPS

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

March 14, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Climb, Crude Prices May Stall

Source: EIA

The average price of diesel fuel continued to climb last week as a rebound in the crude oil market put upward pressure on energy costs. However, the trend may reverse, as Iran has vowed not to freeze its oil production output at current levels.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 14, 2016 - Industry News

USPS Contract Carrier Adds Natural Gas Powered Trucks

Photo: Matheson Postal Services

Matheson Postal Services, a contract carrier for the United States Postal Service, is adding 37 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tractors to its fleet as part of a company-wide program to expand clean energy use.

Tags: Green Fleets, USPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

Prototype uses a belt and pulleys to transfer energy between the axle differential and a motor-generator. Production version will mount the motor inside the differential where it will be gear-driven.

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

Tags: Work Truck Show, JEMS, Awards, Altec

March 9, 2016 - Industry News

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

Tags: Texas, Crime & Fraud, Biofuels, Renewable Fuels Standard

March 8, 2016 - Industry News

Government Revises Diesel, Gasoline Price Forecast Lower

Average prices for trucking’s main fuel along with those for gasoline and crude oil are all expected to remain low this year, according to the latest U.S. Energy Department Short-Term Energy Outlook, and aren’t expect to rise significantly next year.

Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Jumps Above $2 Per Gallon Again

The price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased for the third straight week, once again rising above $2 per gallon.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Photo courtesy of Loop Energy

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen

March 7, 2016 - Product News

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, USA Truck, Mobile Apps

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, Bi-Fuel Conversions

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Photo: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Single-Package Aftertreatment System

Image via Mack Trucks

The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions

March 3, 2016 - Industry News

Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Photo: Nestlé Waters

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Tags: Nestle, EPA, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Canter FE

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, AmeriPride

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