May 23, 2016 - Industry News
Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.
Tags: Workhorse, Walk-In Van, Lightning Hybrids, Delivery Fleets, Grocery Fleets
The average price of diesel fuel jumped again, increasing for the seventh week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
May 23, 2016 - Product News
Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.
Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, CarriersEdge
May 20, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Ports, Hybrid Trucks, Drayage, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California, Emissions
As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, NOx, Diesel Emissions
The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.
Tags: Congress, Oil, Alternative Fuels, Truck Platooning
May 19, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.
Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Standard
May 18, 2016 - Industry News
The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.
Tags: American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, PC-11, Engine Oils
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.
Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Ford Transit, CARB Certification, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles
May 16, 2016 - Industry News
The average price of diesel fuel increased once again last week continuing a streak of price hikes that began in February.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
May 16, 2016 - Product News
Cummins Filtration has launched a new website with a faster search tool to make it easier to find Fleetguard filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions and industrial applications.
Tags: Cummins, New Website, Filters, Cummins Filtration
May 13, 2016 - Industry News
PIT Group has expanded its spring 2016 Energotest event with an invitation-only VIP Day for select Canadian and U.S. trucking operations and a Fleet Forum for invited participants and PIT Group fleet members.
Tags: Fuel Economy, PIT Group
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.
Tags: Ford F-150, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip
May 11, 2016 - Product News
Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing
May 10, 2016 - Industry News
UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
Tags: UPS, Procurement, Delivery Fleets
Federal officials have raised their expectations for diesel and gasoline prices this year and are predicting even larger hikes coming for 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Tesla, New Vehicles
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel plateaued last week, increasing by less than a cent nationally, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.
Tags: Gas Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices
Lower fuel prices propelled truckstop operator TravelCenters of America from a profit to a loss in the first quarter of the year, but that’s not keeping it from going ahead with expansion plans.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Petro Stopping Centers, Truckstops, Travel Centers of America, Earnings
Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."
Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip
May 6, 2016 - Industry News
Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.
Tags: Emissions Reduction, Aerodynamics, NACFE, Fuel Efficiency, Day Cabs
May 5, 2016 - Industry News
AMP Americas has launched ampRENEW, a biogas division dedicated to the company’s growing renewable fuel business that has entered into fueling agreements with Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems.
Tags: Renewable Fuel, Dillon Transport, AMP Americas, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
California is awarding $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.
Tags: Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero Emissions, Hybrid Trucks
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires' LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology program.
Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Tires, Uniroyal, Low-rolling Resistance
May 3, 2016 - Product News
Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Mainstay Fuel Technologies have announced a partnership combining Spire’s fueling station offerings with Mainstay’s CNG vehicle fuel system business.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Mainstay Fuel Technologies
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