August 25, 2016 - Industry News
California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.
Tags: California, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas, Regulations
August 24, 2016 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2016 Top 50 Green Fleets.
Tags: Sustainability, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets
Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, NACFE, Fuel Economy
August 22, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel increased for the first time in over 2 months after slowly falling from a high of 2.43 in mid-June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
August 19, 2016 - Industry News
Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.
Tags: Grant Funding, GHG, Solar Power, eNow, Emissions, Solar Panel, Refrigerated Trailers, California
August 17, 2016 - Industry News
The Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for SuperTruck II.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SuperTruck, U.S. Energy Department, Federal Grants
August 16, 2016 - Industry News
The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.
Tags: EPA, GHG emissions, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
August 15, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was essentially flat last week, falling less than a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
August 12, 2016 - Industry News
Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.
Tags: Kenworth, California, Fuel Economy, Kenworth T680, Hybrid Trucks, Day Cabs
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Sacramento County
New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Manufacturing, Green, CALSTART
August 10, 2016 - Industry News
XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, XL3 Hybrid System, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Cargo Vans
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Dealers
August 8, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel in the United States fell again last week, dropping to levels last seen in mid-May, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
The $2.7 billion trust fund set up under the proposed settlement between Volkswagen and environmental regulators would likely give priority to government fleets over their commercial brethren to eliminate diesel vehicles, according to a leading diesel group.
Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, CNG
Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.
Tags: Leasing, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) has voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas that is sold as fuel for vehicles.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Taxation, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG
August 2, 2016 - Industry News
UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.
Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets
Nikola Motor Company’s advanced research and development team says it has achieved 100% zero emissions on the company’s hybrid-electric Class 8 truck, the Nikola One.
Tags: Turbine Truck Engines, Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Tesla
August 1, 2016 - Industry News
Diesel fuel prices are continuing to fall, dropping around 8 cents from their peak of $2.43 per gallon in early June, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
July 28, 2016 - Industry News
Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.
Tags: Daimler Trucks, Europe, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles
July 25, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a steady decline in prices that began over a month ago.
Tags: Gas Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices
July 24, 2016 - Product News
Cummins officials say their next-generation X15 heavy-duty diesel series will offer new value through economy, performance, reliability and support when it replaces existing ISX15 models in January 2017. A year later, a new X12 will supersede the current ISX12.
Tags: Cummins, Cummins X15, Vehicle Performance, Fuel Economy, Engines, Diesel Engines
July 22, 2016 - Industry News
Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.
Tags: Tesla Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Class 8, Electric Trucks
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