Fuel Smarts

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April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

Tags: Natural Gas, Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, TravelCenters of America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Truckstops

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

ATA, Diesel Forum Slam Obama Budget Proposal

President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.

Tags: ATA, President Obama, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, DERA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Emissions, Diesel, Diesel Technology Forum

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

A Conversation about Highway Money

There is a general recognition on Capitol Hill that Congress is going to have to come up with dedicated money, as opposed to financing or general funds, for the next highway program in October 2014.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, Taxes, Diesel Prices, Infrastructure Funding

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Sixth Consecutive Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel has moved 1.6 cents per gallon lower over the past week to $3.977. according to new figures released by the U.S. Energy Department. The decline is the sixth consecutive one and puts the fuel at its lowest point since late January.

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

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Finalizes RFID Fueling System

Love’s Travel Stops is completing the addition of an RFID-enabled payment system at its travel stop locations, saying it's the first travel stop company to give customers the ability to process payment at the diesel bay through radio frequency technology.

Tags: Diesel, RFID, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Honors Developers of Fuel-Saving I-See System in Europe

In Europe, Volvo now offers its I-See system, which reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. The four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013.

Tags: Volvo, I-See, Fuel Economy, global

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Tags: Fleets, Transport Capital Partners, Engines, Emissions, EPA

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Much More Iowa Fuel Contains Biodiesel

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in the Hawkeye State.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Iowa, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

April 2, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland Governor Expected To Sign Fuel Tax Increase Legislation

Legislation passed late last week by Maryland lawmakers that would increase fuel taxes is expected to be signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Similar plans have been progressing in other states.

Tags: Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Taxes, Diesel, Gasoline

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Move Lower Again, Oil Continues Slow Creep Upward

The weekly roundup from the U.S. Energy Department shows the price of diesel dropped 1.3 cents over the past week to $3.993 per gallon.

The average U.S. cost of diesel has fallen below the $4 a gallon mark for the first time since January.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

PSI and Capacity Launch Medium-Duty Truck Collaboration at MATS

LOUISVILLE -- Power Solutions International and Capacity of Texas announced a collaboration to bring the attractive economics of natural gas engines to the medium-duty truck market.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award Goes to Odyne Systems

Organizers of The Work Truck Show, held earlier this month, announced this week Odyne Systems, of Waukesha, Wis., has won The Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd in Chicago.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Odyne, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Collaborating with Shell for Global LNG Project

Natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro.

Mack Trucks and sister company Volvo Trucks announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas, Volvo Trucks, Shell, Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Hits Bulk DEF Milestone

LOUISVILLE -- The parent company of the truckstops chains TA and Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, announced at last week’s Mid America Trucking Show it has completed the installation of its 1,000th bulk on-island diesel exhaust fluid dispenser.

Tags: DEF, TravelCenters of America LLC, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel and Gasoline Continues Falling with Crude Still Moving Higher

The average cost of diesel in the United State has fallen for the fourth straight week. A new U.S. Energy Department report shows it dropped 4.1 cents over the past week to $4.006 per gallon.

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

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Lehigh Gas Partners, Clean Energy Partner to Develop CNG Fueling Stations

Lehigh Gas Partners LP, a wholesale fuel distributor, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an agreement to develop compressed natural gas fueling stations at potentially 20 Lehigh Gas facilities throughout the United States.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

Cummins will have its new 2013 engine line up at this year's Mid-America Trucking show, boasting 2% better fuel economy, along with some new gearing recommendations to increase fuel economy and lower operating costs.

Tags: Cummins, ISX15, ISX12, Mid-America Trucking Show, Engines

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Monarch Beverage Commits To CNG Kenworth T440s

Monarch Beverage runs Kenworth T440s powered by CNG.

As Fred Dufour looks out at Monarch Beverage’s diesel fueling station, he knows that in only a couple of years, it will nearly be all gone. “The need for diesel, that is,” Dufour said. “Every year, our fleet of trucks consumes nearly 1 million gallons of diesel, but in 2015, we’ll be using less than 100,000 gallons. We’ll be doing our part in reducing our dependence on foreign oil, while reducing greenhouse gases by 1,500 tons per year.”

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Vehicles, Monarch Beverage Company

March 18, 2013 - Industry News

Obama Proposes Energy Security Trust, Sets Aside $2 Billion to Fund Alt-Fuel Transportation Research

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech at Argonne National Laboratory on Friday, March 15, where he described his proposal for a new U.S. Energy Security Trust. The Trust would set aside $2 billion from revenues from oil and natural gas production on domestic, publicly owned land over a 10-year period.

Tags: Argonne National Laboratory, Alternative fuel vehicles, U.S. Energy Security Trust

March 18, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Declines Despite Oil Creeping Higher

The average U.S. cost of diesel has fallen for the third straight week, according to new figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Department.

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

March 14, 2013 - Industry News

Meritor FueLite 6x2 Tandem Wins TWNA Tech Award

The Truck Writers of North America picked Meritor’s FueLite 6x2 tandem-axle assembly with an electronically controlled air suspension from the Meritor Wabco joint venture for its latest Technical Achievement Award.

Tags: TMC, Meritor Wabco

March 13, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Forecast Moves Lower

A new government report is predicting diesel prices will be lower than a previous forecast, due to an expected decline in the price of oil along with other factors. The U.S. Energy Department’s Short-Term Energy Outlook says after averaging $3.97 per gallon last year, on-highway diesel prices are expected to average $3.90 per gallon this year.

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

March 13, 2013 - Industry News

Ryder Signs Natural Gas Lease Deal in La.

Ryder System Inc. announced that Eagle Distributing of Shreveport Inc., has signed a full-service lease agreement for 23 compressed natural gas tractors.

March 12, 2013 - Industry News

Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals Sees Six More Locations Power Up

Russell's Truck and Travel Center offers 24 plug-ins and 5 refrigeration unit connections via power pedestals.

Shorepower Technologies has announced six more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from late December 2012 to the end of February.

Tags: Shorepower, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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.

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