Fuel Smarts

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October 7, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall

Continuing the downward trend, diesel and regular unleaded gasoline prices fell by a few cents this week according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

October 6, 2014 - Product News

Mack Makes AMT Standard on Pinnacle

Mack mDrive automated manual transmission.

SAN DIEGO -- Mack Trucks is making its mDrive automated manual transmission standard equipment on its Pinnacle on-highway truck model.

Tags: Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E, Fuel Economy

October 6, 2014 - Global News

Asia-Pacific Strongest Market for Biofuel Growth

Photo courtesy of Frost & Sullivan.

The Asia-Pacific region will see the strongest growth in the use of ethanol and biodiesel by 2018, according to a report by London-based analyst Frost & Sullivan.

Tags: Biodiesel, Frost & Sullivan, Brazil, China

October 5, 2014 - Industry News

Trillium CNG's New Compressor May Double Refueling Rate

Trillium President Mary Boettcher is bullish on the future of CNG in trucking. Photo by Evan Lockridge

SAN DIEGO -- Trillium CNG announced a new compressor that has the potential to double the refueling rate for vehicles powered by compressed natural gas. This could allow more vehicles to fuel at one time and offer opportunities for future advances in CNG technology, according to the company.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, ATA MC&E

October 4, 2014 - Product News

Mesilla Valley Adding FlowBelow AeroKits to Entire Fleet

The FlowBelow AeroKit adorns a special gold Freightliner rig in the exhibit hall at ATA MC&E. Photo by Evan Lockridge.

SAN DIEGO -- Mesilla Valley Transportation, a New Mexico and Texas carrier known for its attention to fuel savings, has ordered 1,200 FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits to be installed on its entire fleet as MVT works toward a goal of a fleet average of 10 mpg.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Fleets, Aerodynamics, Mesilla Valley Transportation, FlowBelow, ATA MC&E

October 2, 2014 - Industry News

53rd Pilot Travel Center Opens in Texas

Photo via Pilot Flying J.

A new Pilot Travel Center has opened in Childress, Texas, serving drivers traveling on Highway 83 and Highway 287.

Tags: Texas, Pilot Travel Centers, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

October 1, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Shelves LNG Engine Plan

Photo via Volvo Trucks.

Citing a slowdown in the pace of the North American alternative fuel market, Volvo has modified its plans for LNG and DME projects.

Tags: Volvo, DME, Oberon Fuels, LNG vehicles

October 1, 2014 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford Transit

October 1, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Introduces Next-Gen NatGas Fuel Injectors

Long development time for next-generation HPDI system, sales uncertainties, and lack of 'comfort' with a customer will reduce revenues this year.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Proposed NatGas Fueling Facility in La. Would Open in 2017

Proposed Location of Tenaska Bayou LNG: Graphic via Tenaska.

Tenaska NG Fuels and Waller Marine are partnering to develop, construct and operate a new natural gas fueling facility off Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge.

Tags: Louisiana, LNG Fueling Station, Tenaska, CNG Fueling Stations

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Trillium Opens Ohio CNG Fueling Station

Photo via Trillium.

Trillium CNG partnered with Heritage Cooperative to open a new CNG fueling station in Kenton, Ohio. The station is part of Heritage’s $7 million Kenton Agriculture Campus Expansion.

Tags: Ohio, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Ohio Volvo Dealership Expands Natural Gas Servicing

The newly opened full-service Young Truck Sales location in Canton, Ohio: Photo via Volvo Trucks

The Young Truck Sales dealership Canton, Ohio, has increased its service capabilities with an expansion to its servicing department including an expanded capacity to service natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ohio, Dealership

September 29, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls Again, Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has managed to go another week without an increase, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

September 26, 2014 - Industry News

Former Pilot Flying J President Target of Criminal Probe

A one-time top lieutenant with truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been named a target of an investigation that the company bilked trucking customers out of money from rebates in order to inflate company profits.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

September 24, 2014 - Industry News

Wabco Says New OptiPace Cruise Control is Tuned for Efficiency

Graphic via Wabco.

Wabco introduced its OptiPace predictive cruise control system for trucks and buses, which uses on-board digital maps and proprietary algorithms to anticipate and adapt the vehicle's speed based on the road ahead.

Tags: IAA, Fuel Economy, Driver Assistance Systems, Wabco, Adaptive Cruise Control

September 24, 2014 - Industry News

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Trailers, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council

September 24, 2014 - Industry News

Engine 'Downspeeding' Can Cause Driveline Failures, TMC Attendees Told

Driveline damage from engine torque “spikes” is among the many nuts-and-bolts subjects discussed by fleet managers and supplier representatives this week at a maintenance conference in Florida.

Tags: Downspeed, Spec'ing, Torque, Technology & Maintenance Council, Dana, Detroit Diesel, Meritor, Transmissions, Axles, Drivelines

September 23, 2014 - Industry News

New Website Aims to Provide Unbiased Information on Fleet Efficiency Technologies

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency have officially launched a joint program to drive the adoption of efficiency technologies and double fleet efficiency. The launch was marked with the release of a free, independent, online technology guide to help fleet owners make the best choices for their operations.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Carbon War Room, Aerodynamics, Freight Efficiency, North American Council for Freight Efficiency

September 23, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Ambassadors Featured at Green Fleet Conference

Illustration via GFC.

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference will feature fuel ambassadors representing a different type of alternative fuel or technology from four organizations.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, National Biodiesel Board, Propane Education & Research Council, Diesel Technology Forum, Electrification Coalition

September 23, 2014 - Product News

Westport Develops New Natural Gas System for Medium-Duty Truck Engines

Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Westport Innovations

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Continue Falling, Diesel Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower once again, shedding 2.3 cents from a week ago and hitting it lowest price since mid-July of 2012.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 19, 2014 - Industry News

New Public-Access CNG Station Opens in Kirkwood, N.Y.

Picture via Trillium.

Trillium CNG and Mirabito Energy Products opened a newly constructed natural gas fueling station in Kirkwood, N.Y.

Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Agility Hires Industry Veteran Andy Douglas as Senior VP of Sales

Andy Douglas via Agility

Agility Fuel Systems has announced that Andy Douglas will be the Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.

Tags: Paccar, Natural Gas, People, Agility Fuel Systems

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Natural Gas Adoption Increases Slowly, ACT Reports

A natural gas fueling station getting ready to open. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ACT Research published a new report that shows natural gas adoption in the heavy-duty truck market has grown, but at a slower rate than predicted.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, Alternative Fuels

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

Joint Venture Provides Natural Gas Fueling to Bulk Fuel Haulers

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels.

Clean Energy Fuels has partnered with Mansfield Energy to form a joint venture which will provide natural gas fueling to bulk fuel haulers in the U.S.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Joint Venture, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Mansfield Energy Corp., Bulk Tank Trailers

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