July 1, 2015 - Industry News
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
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
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’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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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.
June 5, 2015 - Industry News
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 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
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
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
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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