August 6, 2015 - Industry News
The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.
Tags: Washington, Refuse Trucks, CNG
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas
August 3, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 10th consecutive week, according to the latest weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Quantum Fuel Systems has launched a pair of back-of-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) storage modules: the Q-Cab160, which offers up to 160 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) of storage, and the Q-Cab180, which offers up to 180 DGEs.
Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Fuel Tanks, CNG, CNG Tanks
July 31, 2015 - Global News
The Canadian government has announced new vehicle and fuel standards to reduce air pollution from on-road vehicles.
Tags: Canada, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 31, 2015 - Industry News
A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Excise Taxes, LNG, Highway Bill
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.
Tags: Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.
Tags: Colorado, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, CNG
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.
Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, Barack Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels
Agility has initiated a CEO search process after Barry Engle announced that he will be leaving his role for a position at General Motors.
Tags: Leadership, People, Agility Fuel Systems
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
U.S. Gain has opened two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
With its new location in Southern California, the Fleet Technology Expo offers attendees a chance to combine business and pleasure, say event organizers – even a family vacation.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events, Future Trucks, Fleet Technology Expo
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
Delaware has launched its Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP) to provide financial incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure, according to state officials.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Delaware, Tax Incentives, State Grants
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued a now two-month-long streak of decreases
Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Blossman Services' propane-autogas-powered Ford Transit van, the vehicle modifier announced.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, EPA Certification, Propane Conversion, Blossman
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a highway and transportation bill that included a provision that would change how certain alternative fuels are taxed in relation to conventional fuels.
Tags: taxes, Propane Autogas, LNG, Highway Bill
The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Congress
The California Energy Commission approved $2.6 million in grants to Hydrogenics USA Inc., for an advanced fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers from ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach along a 150-mile loop to a rail network.
Tags: Hydrogenics, State Grants, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission
July 15, 2015 - Product News
The palm-sized DataLogger plugs into the tractor’s J1939 diagnostic port and accesses engine data, which Stemco engineers use to predict how much fuel the TrailerTail will save that fleet.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Stemco, TrailerTail
July 15, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.
Tags: Biofuels, Algae Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, DOE
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
Diesel fuel prices continue to drop as crude oil futures continue to reflect a worldwide glut. Gasoline prices, however, jumped nearly 30 cents a gallon in California.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
July 10, 2015 - Global News
BMW Group says it will be the first auto manufacturer in Europe to use a large, fully-electric truck to transport materials on public roads.
Tags: Germany, BMW Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
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