June 20, 2014 - Industry News
Revival in construction activity is driving healthy sales of vocational trucks, a recently launched highway tractor has become a “home run,” and interest in natural gas power should cause that segment to grow to 15-20% of heavy truck sales by 2020, Kenworth Truck Co. representatives said at a briefing for reporters Friday morning.
Tags: T880, T680, Cummins Westport, Chillicothe, Kenworth, Natural Gas
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America said Thursday it has realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the SuperTruck program is an ambitious five-year research and development initiative focused on improving freight efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Class 8 trucks.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, celebrated the grand opening this week of what they say is the largest compressed natural gas fueling station in Wisconsin, located in Oak Creek, and the first to open in their partnership.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, EVO CNG
June 16, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the seventh consecutive week, hitting a level not seen since January, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
June 13, 2014 - Industry News
The company Xperion has reached an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded compressed natural gas tanks for use in the heavy-duty transportation industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, CNG Tanks
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Laclede Group has debuted its first Spire Natural Gas Fueling station near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Tags: Fueling Station, Missouri, I-70, Laclede, Interstate 70, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG
C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.
Tags: Natural Gas, California, C.R. England, Fleets, LNG
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
According to its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.92 per gallon in 2013, are projected to average $3.90 per gallon in 2014 and $3.78 per gallon in 2015.
Tags: Department of Energy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel has fallen for the sixth straight week, hitting its lowest price since the latter half of January, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.
Tags: Diesel, Drivers, Colorado, DEF, Kansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
June 7, 2014 - Industry News
Aerodynamics panel discussion brings industry experts and regulators together for a panel discussion and question and answer session.
Tags: SAE International, Aerodynamics
June 5, 2014 - Industry News
Pickups still account for the majority of diesel vehicles, but cars and other passenger vehicles are increasingly powered by the compression-ignition engines.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Technology Forum, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Clean Diesel Vehicles
June 3, 2014 - Industry News
The diesel-electric truck becomes eligible for a program that can pay up to half the incremental cost of acquisition. The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies
Tags: New York, Freightliner, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
June 2, 2014 - Industry News
Diesel prices moved lower again this week, if only marginally. Most regions saw declines except the Gulf Coast where prices held steady from last week. Gasoline was up more than 4 cents a gallon nationally, while crude oil saw another lackluster trading day on Monday.
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
The departures continue to add up at the embattled truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with the latest involving a key sales figure, according to published reports.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, American Power Group, WheelTime Network, Dual Fuel, Alternative Fuels
Hess is the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast and the fifth largest in the U.S. by number of company-operated sites with 1,256 stores located in 16 states. Speedway is the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain by number of company-owned and operated sites, with approximately 1,480 stores located in nine states.
Tags: Gasoline, Hess Corporation, Truckstops, Diesel Fuel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Marathon Petroleum
May 27, 2014 - Industry News
The average U.S. price for on-highway diesel keeps moving lower, with the Energy Department reporting the fourth consecutive weekly decline. It shed 0.9 cent from a week ago, hitting...
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
CAMERI, ITALY -- Meritor is developing a new drive axle intended to save fuel by reducing parasitic power losses resulting from oil churn. The company shared its plans for the new fuel-efficient drive axle at a press event for North American trade journalists.
Tags: Meritor, Drivetrains, Axles, Fuel Economy, global
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
Recent departures of key people from the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J continue following the loss of its president earlier this week, according to published reports. Meanwhile, a federal investigation lingers in the background.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
May 19, 2014 - Industry News
A high-ranking official with the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J is reportedly no longer with the company, some 13 months after it was raided by federal agents.
Average prices for on-highway diesel and gasoline have each moved lower for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Navistar said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Economy, ProStar, Fleets, Swift Transportation, Navistar International
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Diesel
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