March 30, 2016 - Industry News
FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets
March 29, 2016 - Industry News
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has contracted with Love’s Travel Stops subsidiaryTrillium CNG to open 29 compressed natural gas facilities in the state.
Tags: Partnership, Pennsylvania, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
March 29, 2016 - Global News
Volvo Trucks is conducting its annual Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge with a series of national competitions across the region. These competitions will see participants showcasing their capabilities in fuel-efficient driving as well as general vehicle handling.
Tags: Volvo, Eco Driving, Thailand, Fuelwatch Challenge
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG
The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. remained mostly flat last week after more than a month of increases.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Love’s has finalized an agreement to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG, officially adding 37 CNG stations to the company’s network of facilities.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
March 25, 2016 - Press Release
Waste Pro USA has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a construction agreement to design and build compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at its Sanford, Fla., and Sarasota, Fla., properties.
Tags: Waste Pro USA, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., CNG Fueling Stations, Refuse Fleet
March 24, 2016 - Industry News
Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.
Tags: Renewable Diesel
Because the current low crude oil prices are making it unattractive for companies to make “upstream investments” in getting crude out of the ground, it could spell trouble for oil security and oil and fuel prices down the road, according to an executive at the International Energy Agency.
Tags: International Energy Agency, Crude Oil Prices
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Daimler Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology
The average price of diesel fuel increased last week, pushed upward by a rebounding crude oil market.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 model year F-650 and F-750, as well as Ford's F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models.
Tags: EPA Certification, Landi Renzo, Stripped Chassis
March 18, 2016 - Industry News
UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.
Tags: Kenworth, UPS, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG
March 16, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.
Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, CNG, CNG infrastructure
March 14, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel continued to climb last week as a rebound in the crude oil market put upward pressure on energy costs. However, the trend may reverse, as Iran has vowed not to freeze its oil production output at current levels.
Matheson Postal Services, a contract carrier for the United States Postal Service, is adding 37 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tractors to its fleet as part of a company-wide program to expand clean energy use.
Tags: Green Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, US Postal Service, CNG, LNG
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.
Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Drive
Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.
Tags: Work Truck Show, JEMS, Awards, Altec
March 9, 2016 - Industry News
The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.
Tags: Texas, Crime & Fraud, Biofuels, Renewable Fuels Standard
March 8, 2016 - Industry News
Average prices for trucking’s main fuel along with those for gasoline and crude oil are all expected to remain low this year, according to the latest U.S. Energy Department Short-Term Energy Outlook, and aren’t expect to rise significantly next year.
Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
March 7, 2016 - Industry News
The price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased for the third straight week, once again rising above $2 per gallon.
Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.
Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen
March 7, 2016 - Product News
USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.
Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, USA Truck, Mobile Apps
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