November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewables. It gave two reasons why it needs to reduce the percentage of these fuels next year.
Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, EPA
November 17, 2013 - Industry News
Travel Centers of America LLC has agreed to acquire 31 convenience stores with retail gasoline stations for $67 million, before closing costs and customary working capital adjustments. The seller is a private company which operates these stores under its proprietary brand name Minit Mart.
Tags: Expansion, Mergers & Acquisitions, Travel Centers of America
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced that it will give a break to some truckers who are working to meet a January deadline for upgrades to their aging diesel fleets.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF
Corridor Clean Fuels, in partnership with Home Oil Co. and the Southeast Alabama Gas District, will build a compressed natural gas fueling station at Home’s location in Dothan, Ala.
Falling Brent crude oil prices has once again lowered the projected average price for diesel in 2014. The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration’s new Short-Term Energy Outlook expects diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.97 per gallon in 2012, are projected to average $3.91 per gallon in 2013 and $3.73 per gallon in 2014.
Tags: EIA, Diesel Prices, DOE, Crude Oil Prices
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced multi-year fueling agreements with both UPS and Central Freight Lines. Clean Energy will supply liquefied natural gas to two private UPS stations located in Mesquite and Houston, Texas.
Tags: UPS, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Central Freight Lines
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
Diesel prices continue to slide this week as the national average dropped to $3.83 per gallon, which is down 2.5 cents from last week and 14.8 cents from last year at this time.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, DOE, Crude Oil Prices, Energy Information Administration, Fuel and Oil
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
C.R. England Inc. announced that it will adopt ATDynamics' semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology.
Tags: C.R. England, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, TrailerTails
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
The 2013 North American NGV Conference and Expo will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center Nov. 18–21 in Atlanta, Ga. The three-day event will feature a conference, a large exposition hall and numerous social functions.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Events, NGV
The price tag for Pilot Flying J to settle lawsuits over allegedly failing to give rebates to trucking customers stemming from fuel purchases is close to doubling.
Officials with the truckstop chain, Travel Centers of America, indicated this week when they plan to open their first liquefied natural gas filling stations in cooperation with Shell targeting commercial vehicles.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Travel Centers of America, Petro Stopping Centers, Shell, Engines
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, South Carolina, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
Mack Trucks is continuing to work toward developing new ways to save energy at its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa.
Tags: Green, Mack Trucks
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel is down for the second straight week and is at it lowest level since early July.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
The national average price of DEF at truck stops islands was $2.79 per gallon in the U.S., a decline of one-cent from the month before.
Tags: DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
November 3, 2013 - Industry News
Ryder System Inc. announced today that Blu, an operator of liquefied natural gas refueling stations and provider of LNG technology solutions, has selected Ryder to provide LNG vehicles for Blu fleets in Utah and Georgia.
Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has placed a purchase contract on property where it hopes to build a liquefied natural gas fuel terminal in Jacksonville, Fla. This would be the first LNG facility on the Eastern seaboard to specifically supply LNG for the maritime, heavy-duty trucking and rail industries, according to the company.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Eagle LNG Partners, GE Ventures, GE Energy Financial Services, Ferus Natural
After a few weeks of relative quiet, things have started heating back up between Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that are suing the truckstop chain over allegations it cheated trucking companies out of fuel rebates.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Fraud
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas.
Tags: Green, Green Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, M&M Cartage
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., has signed a lease with The Radiant Group LLC to build a compressed natural gas station at Radiant' s GasKwick, 2605 N. 50th St., Tampa, Fla.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations
October 27, 2013 - Industry News
EPA is honoring 55 companies as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards. These awards go to companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in reducing carbon pollution and other harmful emissions as they move goods across the U.S. more efficiently.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, SmartWay Excellence Awards
New compressed natural gas fueling stations, which opened recently in three Indiana cities, will potentially displace an estimated six million gallons of traditional petroleum fuels annually, offering significant environmental and economic benefits.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
A new Federal Highway Administration research project will test "platooning" two trucks with the goal of saving fuel and decreasing traffic congestion. The team will research partial automation for two-truck platooning, integrating vehicle-to-vehicle communications with adaptive cruise control.
Tags: Vehicle Platooning, Smart Highway, FHWA, Truck Platooning, Future Trucks
New EPA statistics released resently show the biodiesel industry has cracked the 1 billion gallon mark for the third consecutive year, with several months of production remaining.
Tags: National Biodiesel Board, Biodeisel
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