November 2, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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 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
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, 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
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.
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
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’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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