March 10, 2016 - Industry News
The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.
Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Drive
Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.
Tags: Work Truck Show, JEMS, Awards, Altec
March 9, 2016 - Industry News
The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.
Tags: Texas, Crime & Fraud, Biofuels, Renewable Fuels Standard
March 8, 2016 - Industry News
Average prices for trucking’s main fuel along with those for gasoline and crude oil are all expected to remain low this year, according to the latest U.S. Energy Department Short-Term Energy Outlook, and aren’t expect to rise significantly next year.
Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
March 7, 2016 - Industry News
The price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased for the third straight week, once again rising above $2 per gallon.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices
Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.
Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen
March 7, 2016 - Product News
USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.
Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, USA Truck, Mobile Apps
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.
Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Work Truck Show, Propane AutoGas, Bi-Fuel Conversions
Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Propane AutoGas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59
March 3, 2016 - Product News
The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions
March 3, 2016 - Industry News
Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.
Tags: Nestle, EPA, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650
March 2, 2016 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Canter FE
March 1, 2016 - Industry News
Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit
XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, AmeriPride
The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Federal Grants, SuperTruck, U.S. Department of Energy, Work Truck Show, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The trailer uses molded structural composites, or MSCs, developed by Wabash engineers over the last three years. It uses few bolts and no metal crossmembers.
Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Trailers, TMC
February 29, 2016 - Industry News
The price of diesel fuel at the pump increased for the second straight week, jumping a few tenths of a cent nationally.
Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices
February 28, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
Tags: Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Trailer Aerodynamics
February 25, 2016 - Industry News
General Motors will offer about 700 eAssist hybrid versions of its 2016 model year Silverado and Sierra pickups through California dealers, GM has announced.
Tags: GMC Sierra, General Motors, Large Pickups, Mild Hybrids, Chevrolet Silverado, Fuel Economy
Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.
Tags: Propane AutoGas, Ford, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG
February 24, 2016 - Industry News
Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CTDi) has agreed to supply Hino Motors, Ltd. with its DuraFit diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) for Hino’s North American dealerships.
Tags: Clean Diesel Technologies, EPA, Hino, Truck Dealers
The recent reorganization of Volvo Group along brand lines should be pretty seamless to North American customers in the short term, according to executives at a briefing for reporters Wednesday, but expect advances soon in powertrain technology and tests of connected vehicle technology and platooning.
Tags: Truck Sales, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Predictive Analytics, Volvo Trucks North America
February 23, 2016 - Global News
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.
Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global
February 22, 2016 - Industry News
For the first time this year, the average price of diesel fuel increased slightly, driven by a rebound in crude oil prices on the stock market.
February 19, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.
Tags: Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants, SuperTruck, Class 7
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