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July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

Photo courtesy of North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

Trailers like this one being used by Nussbaum Transportation, equipped with aerodynamic fairings, plus low rolling-resistance tires and inflation devices, will probably meet EPA and NHTSA’s Phase 2 GHG standards into 2027.  Photo courtesy Nussbaum Transportation

Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations

June 29, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again as the Streak Continues

Source: Energy Information Administration

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down for the fifth week in a row according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Fuel Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Waste Management Adds CNG Trucks, Fueling Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of Waste Management.

Waste Management’s Grand Central Hauling Co. subsidiary has launched 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks, along with a public-access CNG fueling station, in Plainfield Township, Pa., the company announced.

Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Pennsylvania, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

EPA SmartWay Plans to Expand Programs, Leadership Worldwide

Vision 2020 is a blueprint for building SmartWay's reputation and outreach to increase fuel efficiency and cut “black carbon” emissions worldwide.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Global, Emissions

June 23, 2015 - Global News

Volvo Trucks Certifies Euro 5 Engines for HVO Fuel

HVO reduces CO2 emissions between 30 and 90 per cent, depending on the raw material. Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced that it has certified all of its Euro 5 engines for use with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a form of renewable diesel fuel.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Renewable Fuel, Europe, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media

June 22, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down for Fourth Week in a Row

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week according to the weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

Illustration courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum.

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Technology Forum, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, GHG, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, NHTSA

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

Hearing Set in Stemco-ATDynamics Complaint vs. Ridge’s Green Tail Device

TrailerTail's panels fold out to reduce air drag and save fuel. Photo via ATDynamics

Lawsuit claims Green Tail violates five patents held by ATDynamics for its TrailerTail rear aero faring.

Tags: Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

Tags: Biofuels, Federal Grants, Ethanol Fueling Stations, E-85, E-15, Ethanol

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

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

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Now Freightliner's Sole Natural Gas Fuel System Provider

Freightliner signs exclusive deal with Agility Fuel Systems for its natural gas fuel systems. Under a seven-year agreement between the two companies, Agility will provide custom-designed products, according to the custom chassis manufacturer.

Tags: Freightliner, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Tags: California, California Energy Commission, EV Charging Station, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, State Grants

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

'Electric Road' to be Tested in Sweden

Photo: Siemens

Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Scania, Global

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants: All Cylinders Firing for Two New Diesel Oil Categories

Extensive lab work is proceeding on track to complete the two new API oil-service categories for heavy-duty diesels. Photo: Shell

The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.

Tags: Shell, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

Oklahoma Gov. Signs NGV Conversion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved legislation that will allow interest-free loans to county governments in the state to buy natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

Tags: Legislation, Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, CNG, LNG

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increase 78 Percent

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas have increased 78 percent over financial-year 2014 as measured by increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller’s office.

Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, CNG Fueling Stations

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Decrease Slightly for Second Week

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped again this week, moving lower for the second time in more than a month.

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

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

Photo courtesy of CACC.

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Waste Management, Fuel Management, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Air Power Dual-Fuel System Receives Certification

Photo via Clean Air Power

Clean Air Power has received certification on its Genesis-Edge Dual-Fuel engine system from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, EPA, Dual Fuel System, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Air Power

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Opens LNG Lanes at Two Texas TA Locations

Stabilis customer fueling with LNG at the San Antonio location. Photo courtesy of Shell

Shell is offering liquefied natural gas at two TravelCenters of America truck fueling stations in Texas, located in Dallas and San Antonio.

Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Republic Services Wins Clean Fuels Award

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.

Tags: Clean Cities, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, Louisiana, CNG, Awards

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

Tags: Conversion, XL Hybrids, General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Paratransit

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