June 1, 2015 - Industry News
GE Capital, Transportation Finance is launching a fuel card services program designed for over-the-road trucking companies. The program will be administered by Wex, a provider of corporate payment solutions.
Tags: GE Capital Transportation Finance, Fuel Card, WEX, WEX Fleet One
Sacramento County (Calif.) will be testing out two battery-electric heavy-duty refuse trucks to see how they compare with diesel and natural gas vehicles. The county will demo the TransPower "ElecTrucks" at no cost for two years.
Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Refuse Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sacramento County
May 29, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.
Tags: Ethanol, EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, President Obama
The transportation sector was a big factor in renewable energy growth in the past decade thanks to growing demand for liquid biofuels.
Tags: Renewable Fuel, EIA, Biofuels
May 29, 2015 - Global News
GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to facilitate the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fleet management company announced.
Tags: Canada, Shell, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, GE Capital
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
Two new public-access compressed natural gas stations have been opened in Texas by amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG.
Tags: Texas, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG
The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Tags: CARB, Trucks, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Buses, Vouchers, State Grants
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel continues moving closer to the $3 per gallon mark with it recording its sixth straight weekly increase, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
May 25, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder System will lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to two fleet customers in Arkansas, marking the first time it has offered NGVs in the state, the company announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arkansas, Ryder System, CNG
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
Upstream methane is seen as the biggest downside to natural gas trucks, according to a new policy-analysis paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Tags: EDF, Natural Gas Vehicles, Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, GHG emissions
TruStar Energy, in conjunction with Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, has been contracted to refurbish the compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the City of Tucson, Ariz., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Arizona, City of Tucson, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
May 18, 2015 - Industry News
The national average cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the fifth consecutive week, hitting its highest level in two months.
Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.
Tags: GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Volvo Trucks
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
May 14, 2015 - Industry News
Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.
Tags: ConocoPhillips, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-250, Pickup Trucks
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines
This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Ride and Drive, Test Drive, Fleet Technology Expo
The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.
Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint
May 8, 2015 - Industry News
Compressed natural gas fueling company ampCNG announced that its fleet of Class 8 CNG trucks has surpassed 30 million miles.
Tags: CNG, ampCNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Dairy Fuels
May 7, 2015 - Industry News
Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.
Tags: Silverado HD, Bi-Fuel CNG, Southern California Gas Co., Chevrolet Silverado, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chevrolet
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