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May 25, 2017 - Industry News

GM Calls Diesel Manipulation Claim 'Baseless'

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

General Motors has responded to a civil lawsuit claiming that it included a defeat device in its diesel-powered vehicles by saying the claim is baseless, according to a company statement.

Tags: Diesel Engines, General Motors, Lawsuits, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Feds Sue Fiat-Chrysler Over Diesels

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel by Vince Taroc

The federal government has sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for using illegal engine-control software in its diesel vehicles so that they would perform differently during emissions testing than under normal driving conditions.

Tags: Diesel Engines, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2016-MY, FCA Diesel Scandal

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Photo courtesy of Duke Energy

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Tags: Duke Energy, Truck Stops, Idle Reduction

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

Companies such as Alpha Baking Company (pictured), Ozinga and Testa Produce are examples of companies in the Chicago area that are using clean-burning alternative fuels. Photo courtesy of CACC.

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

Tags: Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Finland, Future Trucks, Hybrid Trucks, Global

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

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NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Associations

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder tractor and trailer parked at a Ryder fuel island. Photo: Ryder System

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

Tags: Ryder System, Fueling Facility, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels, California

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

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U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, CNG, Promotions, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, CNG, CNG Tanks

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives

Photo: Cummins

For the first time in company history, Cummins has officially endorsed a fuel additive, recommending two Power Service products, Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Fuel Additive

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Tags: Waste Management, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, McNeilus

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 9, 2017 - Industry News

Truckstop Group Urges Congress to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, a national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, joined a coalition of trade associations representing the biodiesel supply chain to urge Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders' tax credit, saying it is crucial to the competitiveness of the alternative fuel.

Tags: Biodiesel, NATSO, Tax Credits, U.S. Congress

May 8, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

Photo: RealWheels

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, Aerodynamics, RealWheels, Wheel Covers

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100% battery electric.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 3, 2017 - Product News

Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Rendering courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

Tags: Vehicle Modifiers, Branding, Lightning Systems, Refuse Fleets

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Geotab to Track Fuel Efficiency for Run on Less Roadshow

Screenshot via Run on Less

Run on Less, a cross-country roadshow to showcase fuel efficiency advancements, has partnered with telematics provider Geotab to install its devices on all trucks participating in the three-week event to track their progress.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Geotab, NACFE, NACV Show

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Republic Services Expands Twin Cities CNG-Powered Fleet

Event guests took a tour of the new CNG trucks. (Photo courtesy of Republic)

Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and more than 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

Tags: Republic Services, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Refuse Fleets

May 2, 2017 - Product News

Stoughton to Install TopKit Aero System on Rental, Lease Trailers

The TopKit Aero System Image: SmartTruck

Stoughton Lease will begin installation of SmartTruck TopKit Aero Systems on across its entire fleet of rental and lease trailers.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, Stoughton Trailers, Top 20 Products, Trailers

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

Tags: Workhorse, Large Pickups, Workhorse W-15, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

Tags: UPS, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Delivery Fleets, Hydrogenics

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Kenworth Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680

Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth announced that it is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell version of the T680 day cab for drayage tractor operation at Southern California ports.

Tags: Kenworth, Port of Los Angeles, SCAQMD, Port of Long Beach, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fuel, Drayage, Alternative Fuels

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder to Distribute, Service Workhorse Trucks

Photo: Workhorse

Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Ryder, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

Sounds like Donald Trump was listening when ATA visited the White House. Photo: American Trucking Associations

A comment by President Trump in an interview has led to widespread reporting that the president would consider raising fuel taxes to help pay for infrastructure. His press secretary later emphasized that the comments did not indicate support for such a strategy.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Introduces 2018 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero Engine (Image courtesy of Cumins)

Cummins Westport announced its model year 2018 lineup of renamed natural gas engines for regional haul, vocational, transit, bus and refuse applications.

Tags: RNG, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Engines, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Engines

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