May 6, 2014 - Industry News
Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, Kroger, Private Fleets, Alternative Fuels
Clean Energy Fuels has announced fueling and station construction agreements with multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Fueling Station, CNG, LNG, Compressed Natural Gas, Liquified Natural Gas
Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport Innovations, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
Shell and Travel Centers of America opened their first two liquefied natural gas fueling lanes in the U.S. in Ontario, California. This station is the first of the Shell and TA agreement to sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers in the U.S. at TA and Petro fueling centers.
Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG
UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved slightly lower over the past week, following two straight weekly increases, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Tags: Emissions, Colorado, EPA SmartWay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Idle Reduction, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its network with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-80, Exit 197 in Brooklyn, Iowa.
Tags: Fueling Station, TravelCenters of America, Expansion
The hike by three percentage points will be effective June 2, while FedEx Ground will begin applying dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 1, 2015.
Tags: FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, Fuel Surcharge
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
Do you have a sure-fire tip, trick or technique that has helped your company save money on fuel? If so, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors would like to hear about it for our special June issue, featuring "100 Ways to Save on Fuel."
Tags: Fuel Economy, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Fuel and Oil
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made $9 million in grant funding available for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines.
Tags: Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Idle Reduction
Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at travel stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Williams, Arizona.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
April 30, 2014 - Industry News
Prices for diesel exhaust fluid remain stable in the U.S. but they are showing no signs of letting up in Canada with a string of monthly hikes, according to new figures from Integer Research, which analyzes a range of global commodities.
Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Questar Fueling Co., a subsidiary of Questar Corp., is building a compressed natural gas fueling station in DeSoto, Texas. The public-access station will provide fast-fill CNG fueling for fleet operators with medium- and heavy-duty trucks as well as motorists who drive light-duty natural gas vehicles. The station will open in July.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Questar Fueling
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved higher for the second straight week, while gasoline is at its highest level in more than a year.
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.
Tags: Highway Funding, New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs
Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart operations in a few months with new financial backing, more efficient manufacturing and a revised line of battery-electric trucks.
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has turned around over the past week and decided to follow the path gasoline has been taking for nearly a dozen weeks.
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.
Tags: New York City, NYSERDA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel Smarts
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The private equity firm Warburg Pincus had reached an agreement to acquire the fuel card and fleets payment services provider Electronic Funds Source.
Tags: Fuel Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, EFS
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
Stabilis Energy announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the U.S. based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc.
Tags: LNG, Stabilis Energy, Encana Natural Gas Inc.
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of diesel has moved lower for the fifth straight week and is at it lowest level in just over two months, but gasoline has posted its 10th consecutive hike.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Oglesby, Ill., on I-39, at Exit 54, on Thursday, April 10.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
Seven lawsuits alleging truckstop operator Pilot Flying J cheated customers out of rebates from diesel fuel purchased have been consolidated into one.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
A nonprofit company whose mission was to reduce diesel exhaust from heavy-trucks is no more following a federal audit and financial problems.
Tags: Idle Reduction, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies, Grants, SmartWay
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