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November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Trash Truck Deployed

Ratto will deploy at least 15 Freightliner Condors retrofitted with Wrightspeed's Route turbine-electric hybrid powertrain over the next year.  Photo: Wrightspeed Powertrains

The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Turbine Truck Engines, Hybrid Trucks, Wrightspeed

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Petro-Canada Lubricants Acquired By American Petroleum Refiner

Dallas-based independent petroleum refiner and marketer HollyFrontier has agreed to acquire Suncor Energy’s Petro-Canada Lubricants business for $845 million.

Tags: Lubricants, Mergers & Acquisitions, Petro-Canada Lubricants

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alabama Pipeline Explosion Will Mean Higher Fuel Prices in Some States

Photo via Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's Twitter feed.

An explosion in Alabama on what’s said to be the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S. Monday will likely lead to a temporary price spike in diesel and gasoline in the Southeast states served by the pipeline and also may affect the Northeast.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel Costs

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Plateau Again, Crude Oil Hits Month Low

Diesel fuel prices in the U.S. have plateaued again, changing by less than a cent over the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Delivers Sustainability Recommendations to UN

Image: High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt has submitted a report to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon with ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.

Tags: Sustainability, Global Fleet, Volvo Group, United Nations

October 27, 2016 - Product News

Mahle Develops Lead-Free Diesel Engine Bearings

Image via Mahle

Mahle Engine Components has developed a lead-free bearing system for heavy-duty truck engines, engineered with polymeric coatings for better wear resistance to help engine manufacturers deal with new low-viscosity engine oils.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Bearings, Low-Viscosity Oil, Mahle

October 25, 2016 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

Photo: Jim Park

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Phase 2 GHG Proposals

October 24, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Taper Off After Surge

After two straight weeks of price increases, diesel prices have tapered off with a slight decline last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

October 21, 2016 - Industry News

Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

File photo

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Grant Funding, Emissions Reduction

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise by More than 3 Cents

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel has increased after staying relatively flat for nearly two months, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Survey Examines How Fleets are Saving Fuel

ATRI has conducted a survey of nearly 100 fleet managers and representing over 114,500 trucks to examine fuel economy and fuel usage among fleets of different sizes and needs.

Tags: Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey, ATRI

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions Reduction

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar: LT Truck Sales Already 'Great,' Joint GM Project 'On Schedule'

Navistar's platooning rigs stayed 15 to 30 meters apart during demonstration on the grounds' 3-mile oval track. Automated steering, also called "lateral control," is among the active features.

SuperTruck and a pair of platooning rigs were also demonstrated at the company's proving grounds in Indiana on Wednesday.

Tags: Navistar, International Trucks, SuperTruck, Truck Platooning, LT Series

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers FlowBelow AeroKit on Cascadia

FlowBelow's AeroKit as a factory installed option on the next-gen Cascadia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Aerodynamics, Daimler Trucks North America, FlowBelow, Wheel Covers

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices See First Significant Increase in Nearly 2 Months

After holding nearly flat for more than a month and a half, the price of diesel fuel increased by more than 5 cents last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Photo courtesy of UPS.

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Several New Options for T680 and T880

Kenworth now offers the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit as a T680 option. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth is offering a few new options for its heavy-duty trucks, including a new natural gas engine and bunk heater system for the T680 and T880 and a FlowBelow AeroKit for the T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Engines, Espar, T880, T680, Heaters, FlowBelow

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Minnesota Judge Upholds State's Biodiesel Mandate

An effort to block a state requirement for all diesel fuel sold at the pump to be at least 10% biofuel has been blocked by a District Court judge.

Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Lawsuits, Clean Air Act, Court Ruling

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

PIT Group to Conduct Fuel Efficiency Testing for U.S. Xpress

PIT Group, an engineering and research group for the trucking industry, plans to conduct its first In-Service Fuel Testing on powertrain combinations for U.S. Xpress.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Testing, U.S. Xpress, PIT

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Slightly, Crude Oil Hits 3-Month High

The price of diesel fuel gained less than a cent last week continuing the trend of nearly flat fuel prices that has lasted for the past month and a half, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Last Chance to Nominate a Fleet for HDT's Top 50 Green Fleets

It's your last chance to nominate a fleet for HDT's 2016 Top 50 Green Fleets - a list of the top trucking companies that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Green Fleets, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Bosch Shows off Concept of Trucking Future at IAA

Bosch's VisionX project details what trucks and the driver's job may look like in a decade. Photo: Bosch

Bosch shared its vision of the truck of the next decade, and showed off its latest advanced technology, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

Tags: IAA, Driver Assistance Systems, Bosch, Future Trucks, Autonomous Vehicles

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler and Trailer Maker Partner on European Fuel-Efficient Rig

New European tractor-trailer setup promises real-world fuel savings of up to 20%. Photo: David Cullen

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Truck unit along with Germany-based trailer maker Krone have teamed up to put together a linehaul tractor-trailer they say delivers up to a 20% cut in fuel consumption compared to existing combinations.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, Daimler, Trailer Aerodynamics

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