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July 30, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

Photo of a UPS CNG vehicle courtesy of UPS.

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.

Tags: Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Photo: Republic Services.

Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.

Tags: Colorado, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, CNG

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Photo courtesy of UPS.

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, President Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Fuel Systems CEO Leaves for GM

Barry Engle Photo: Agility Fuel Systems

Agility has initiated a CEO search process after Barry Engle announced that he will be leaving his role for a position at General Motors.

Tags: Leadership, People, Agility Fuel Systems

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing.

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG

July 24, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Gain Opens Pair of Midwest CNG Stations

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain has opened two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Attendees Can Enjoy Southern California

With its new location in Southern California, the Fleet Technology Expo offers attendees a chance to combine business and pleasure, say event organizers – even a family vacation.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events, Future Trucks, Fleet Technology Expo

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Delaware Offers $2.7M In Alt-Fuel Incentives

Delaware has launched its Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP) to provide financial incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure, according to state officials.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Delaware, Tax Incentives, State Grants

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down for Two Consecutive Months

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel continued a now two-month-long streak of decreases

Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Blossman's Propane Autogas Transit

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Blossman Services' propane-autogas-powered Ford Transit van, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford Transit, EPA Certification, Propane Conversion, Blossman

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Highway Bill Would Equalize Taxes of Alternative Fuels

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a highway and transportation bill that included a provision that would change how certain alternative fuels are taxed in relation to conventional fuels.

Tags: Taxes, Propane Autogas, LNG, Highway Bill

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Congress

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Hydrogenics Building Fuel-Cell Truck with Calif. Grant

Photo courtesy of Hydrogenics.

The California Energy Commission approved $2.6 million in grants to Hydrogenics USA Inc., for an advanced fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers from ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach along a 150-mile loop to a rail network.

Tags: Hydrogenics, State Grants, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission

July 15, 2015 - Product News

Stemco DataLogger Predicts TrailerTail Fuel Savings

Photo via STEMCO

The palm-sized DataLogger plugs into the tractor’s J1939 diagnostic port and accesses engine data, which Stemco engineers use to predict how much fuel the TrailerTail will save that fleet.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Stemco, TrailerTail

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

Tags: Biofuels, Algae Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, DOE

July 13, 2015 - Industry News

Gasoline Bucks Trend of Dropping Diesel, Oil Prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to drop as crude oil futures continue to reflect a worldwide glut. Gasoline prices, however, jumped nearly 30 cents a gallon in California.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

July 10, 2015 - Global News

BMW Employs Fully Electric 40-Ton Truck

Photo courtesy of BMW Group

BMW Group says it will be the first auto manufacturer in Europe to use a large, fully-electric truck to transport materials on public roads.

Tags: Germany, BMW Group, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

Photo via Freefoto.com.

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy

July 8, 2015 - Industry News

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Technician Training, CNG, LNG, Online Tool

July 7, 2015 - Product News

SmartTruck Extends Warranty for Aerodynamic Components

Image: SmartTruck Systems

SmartTruck Systems announced that it has extended the warranty period on the company’s precision aerodynamic system components for long-haul trucking.

Tags: Warranty, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Photo: Westport

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Westport Innovations, Ford F-150, 2016-MY, Vehicle Modifiers

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, EIA, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler Trucks, Canter, Portugal, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

Photo courtesy of North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

Trailers like this one being used by Nussbaum Transportation, equipped with aerodynamic fairings, plus low rolling-resistance tires and inflation devices, will probably meet EPA and NHTSA’s Phase 2 GHG standards into 2027.  Photo courtesy Nussbaum Transportation

Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations


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