Fuel Smarts

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May 15, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Shows Majority of Public Cares About “Green Shipping"

The American public cares more about how their products are delivered to them they you may have though, at least in one sector of the shipping business.

Tags: Research, Alternative Fuels

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

Legislative Inaction Hurting Biodiesel Industry Say Producers

Biodiesel producers say policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on their business and they point to a new survey released Wednesday as proof.

Tags: Biodiesel, Legislation, Congress, National Biodiesel Board, Alternative Fuels

May 14, 2014 - Industry News

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

These engine parts are from a teardown of an engine using an experimental low-HTHS viscosity oil. A visual inspection shows no noticeable differences in wear between it and the higher-viscosity oil.

What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Shell Rotella, API, Engines

May 13, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Platooning System Offers Fuel Savings Potential

These two tractor trailer combinations were used to demonstrate platooning technology by Peloton Technology during an event outside Reno May 8. Photo: Jim Beach

Peloton Technology, Menlo Park, Calif., demonstrated its two-truck platooning system May 8 along a stretch of I-80 just east of Reno. The technology makes use of a forward collision avoidance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow two trucks to travel closer together than would normally be safe.

Tags: Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology, Information Technology, Future Trucks

May 12, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Second Straight Week

UPDATED -- The price of on-highway diesel has fallen for the second consecutive week but remains above its level from the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 12, 2014 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles Getting $42 Million Investment, Production to Resume

Following recent reports it suspended production, a producer of all-electric medium commercial vehicles, Smith Electric, has secured a $42 million investment so it can resume operations.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Introduces Natural Gas Trucks for Rent in Select Markets

Penske Truck Rental has 85 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia semi-tractors available for commercial rental use in select markets. These days cab semi-tractors are equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Penske Truck Rental, Cummins Westport, CNG

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Ryder Purchasing New Natural Gas Fuel Systems

Ryder System has reached a long-term agreement with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide to purchase compressed natural gas tank systems directly from Quantum for installation onto the company’s CNG-powered vehicles.

Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

3M and Rush Enterprises Enter Into CNG Industry

3M and Rush Enterprises announce an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America.

Tags: 3M, Rush Enterprises, CNG

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Kroger Adding LNG Fleet in Oregon

Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, Kroger, Private Fleets, Alternative Fuels

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Signs Multiple Fueling and Station Construction Agreements

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Clean Energy Fuels has announced fueling and station construction agreements with multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Fueling Station, CNG, LNG, Compressed Natural Gas, Liquified Natural Gas

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California

Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport Innovations, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Shell and Travel Centers of America Open LNG Fueling Lanes in U.S.

Shell and Travel Centers of America opened their first two liquefied natural gas fueling lanes in the U.S. in Ontario, California. This station is the first of the Shell and TA agreement to sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers in the U.S. at TA and Petro fueling centers.

Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Reverses Course, Gasoline Falls After 12 Straight Hikes

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved slightly lower over the past week, following two straight weekly increases, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

'Clean Trucks Bill' Approved in Colorado

A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Tags: Emissions, Colorado, EPA SmartWay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Idle Reduction, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens Location in Brooklyn, Iowa

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its network with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-80, Exit 197 in Brooklyn, Iowa.

Tags: Fueling Station, TravelCenters of America, Expansion

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharges Rising with FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground

The hike by three percentage points will be effective June 2, while FedEx Ground will begin applying dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 1, 2015.

Tags: Fleets, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, Fuel Surcharge

May 1, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Editors Seeking Fuel-Saving Ideas for June Issue

Do you have a sure-fire tip, trick or technique that has helped your company save money on fuel? If so, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors would like to hear about it for our special June issue, featuring "100 Ways to Save on Fuel."

Tags: Fuel Economy, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Fuel and Oil

May 1, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Announces Funding to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made $9 million in grant funding available for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines.

Tags: Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Idle Reduction

May 1, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops to Open Fast-Fill CNG Locations on I-40 west of Amarillo, Texas

Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at travel stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Williams, Arizona.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

April 30, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DEF Prices Stable, Canada Deliveries Increase for Fifth Month

Prices for diesel exhaust fluid remain stable in the U.S. but they are showing no signs of letting up in Canada with a string of monthly hikes, according to new figures from Integer Research, which analyzes a range of global commodities.

Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

April 29, 2014 - Industry News

Questar Fueling Starts Construction on CNG-Fueling Station in DeSoto, Texas

Questar Fueling Co., a subsidiary of Questar Corp., is building a compressed natural gas fueling station in DeSoto, Texas. The public-access station will provide fast-fill CNG fueling for fleet operators with medium- and heavy-duty trucks as well as motorists who drive light-duty natural gas vehicles. The station will open in July.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Questar Fueling

April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue Surging

Credit: U.S. DOE

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved higher for the second straight week, while gasoline is at its highest level in more than a year.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

New Hampshire Diesel Tax Moving Higher July 1

Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.

Tags: Highway Funding, New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Smith’s Alive, CEO Plans Volume Production

Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs

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