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December 24, 2014 - Industry News

December Bulk DEF Prices Reach 2014 High

Photo by Jim Park.

December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Fuel

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Groups Decry 'Hidden Gas Tax' in California

The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: CARB, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction, Legislation

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov.

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

Tags: Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards, President Obama, Tax Incentives, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Legislation

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

What's Behind the Lowest Diesel Prices in Years?

North American shale operations, like this hydraulic fracturing operation at a Marcellus Shale well, are one reason for a global glut of oil.

Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.

Tags: OPEC, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Oil Prices

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Average Cost in 4 Years

The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Beverage Industry, Alternative Fuels, Food and Beverage Fleets

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Blu LNG Hires Industry Vet as Company President

James Edward Burns: Photo via Blu.

Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new President, to lead day to day operations and direct strategic focus toward expanding domestic use.

Tags: Leadership, People, Blu, LNG

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Kansas City Opens First Public CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Clean Energy

The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, City of Kansas City, CNG Fueling Stations

December 17, 2014 - Industry News

Bakery Company Unveils Propane Autogas Vehicles

Photo: H&S Bakery

H&S Bakery, a provider of hearth-baked goods, has unveiled its fleet of clean-operating alternatively fueled vehicles.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Delivery Fleet, Ford F-59

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Lowest in Nearly Four Years at $3.419

The average cost of on-highway diesel posted one of its biggest week-over-week declines of the year on Monday, hitting its lowest level since January 2011.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 15, 2014 - Industry News

Researchers: CARB Regulations Accelerating Emissions Reductions

Photo: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

According to a group of collaborating researchers, emissions at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have decreased dramatically due to more stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation.

Tags: CARB, California, SCR, DPF

December 11, 2014 - Industry News

Achates Signs Development Contracts with 2 More Manufacturers

Photo via Achates Power.

Achates Power, the developer of modern two-stroke, opposed-piston engines, says it has secured another contract with a leading global original-equipment manufacturer. The company now has five customers for whom it is developing variations of its designs.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Opposed-piston diesels, Achates Power, Engines

December 10, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices in 2015 Expected to be Far Less Expensive

On-highway retail diesel are projected to average $3.07 per gallon in 2015, compared to this year’s expected average of $3.82 and 2013’s average of $3.92.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Opens IdleAir Facility at Texas Terminal

Photo via Con-way Truckload.

The IdleAir facility will provide drivers with in-cab services including air conditioning, heat, Internet connectivity, DirecTV and 120 volt electricity, to eliminate the need for idling.

Tags: Idle Reduction, IdleAir, Con-way Truckload, Fleets, Terminals

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Logistics Services Merges with Thomas Petroleum

Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum completed a merger which will combine both companies into Pilot Thomas Logistics. The merged company will be headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tags: Lubricants, Fuel and Oil, Mergers & Acquisitions

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Rolls out New Efficiency Spec for ProStar

Image via Navistar.

Navistar's new ProStar ES package includes a choice of the Maxxforce N13 engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission, or the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain, and high-efficiency 6X4 or 6X 2 drive axles and fuel-efficient tires.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, MaxxForce 13, ProStar, Aerodynamics

December 5, 2014 - Industry News

Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Fred Meyer, Oregon, LNG, Grocery Fleets, Delivery Fleets

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

Tags: Tax Incentive, U.S. Congress, Alternative Fuels, Legislation

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

North America DEF Demand Approaching 1 Billion Gallons

Consumption of diesel exhaust fluid across North America has been rising in recent years and is set to hit a milestone of one billion gallons by 2019, according to the newly published DEF Market Dynamics Report by Integer Research.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Research, DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

Republic Adds 20 CNG Refuse Trucks in Missouri

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services has added 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Mo., area, the waste management company announced.

Tags: Republic Services, Missouri, CNG, Refuse Trucks

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Hauler Leases 12 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Bulk-hauling, return-to-base operations like Mansfield’s are ideally suited for natural gas vehicles, Ryder said.

Tags: Ryder System, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, Full-Service Leasing

December 3, 2014 - Industry News

Utilities Increase Commitment to Electric Vehicles

PG&E/Efficient Drivetrains Inc. Electric Hybrid bucket truck: Photo via PG&E

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities announced they will increase investment in electric vehicles for their fleets by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, starting in 2015.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Green Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Edison Electric Institute

December 3, 2014 - Global News

Westport Acquires Dutch Alternative Fuel Provider

Westport Innovations has acquired Netherlands-based Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. (Prins) for 12.2 million Euro (approximately $15.1 million).

Tags: Propane Autogas, Netherlands, CNG, LNG, Westport

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