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July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Fourth Consecutive Week, Just Below $3.86

UPDATED -- The cost of on-highway diesel has fallen for the fourth straight week, hitting its lowest level since last November, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Third Straight Week

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel in the U.S. has fallen for the third consecutive week, hitting its lowest level since late November, according to new U.S. Energy Department numbers.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Ordered to Pay EPA Penalties Over Non-Trucking Engines

Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Report: 14% of Medium, Heavy Duty Vehicles Sold in 2035 Will Run on Alternative Fuels

Natural gas fuel tank on a heavy-duty truck. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.

Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

At Least 15 Lawsuits vs. Cat on ACERT Diesels Include Trucks, Buses

Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.

Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions

July 18, 2014 - Industry News

Shorepower Enhances Truck Electrification Project

Portland, Ore.-based Shorepower Technologies has taken full control of the U. S. Department of Energy funding grant and now plans to expand its network of truck stop pedestals.

Tags: DERA, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Zenith's Electric Van

Photo courtesy of Zenith Motors.

Zenith Motors LLC, a manufacturer of electric vans, recently announced that it is the first auotmaker to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity for an electric commercial van.

Tags: Vans, EPA, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

International DuraStar, WorkStar Get 9.3-Liter SCR Diesels

Navistar has started customer shipments of its International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with the company's 9.3-liter diesels fitted with selective catalytic reduction emissions-aftertreatment equipment.

Tags: SCR, MaxxForce, Fuel Economy, N9, N10, Navistar, Vocational, Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Falls to $3.894 as Oil, Gasoline Drop

On-highway diesel fuel prices. Credit: U.S. DOE

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has declined for the second straight week, hitting $3.894 per gallon, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures, as oil prices are also lower.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Reaches $92 Million Settlement With Feds

Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution over allegations it cheated fleets out of fuel rebates, but the agreement does not mean individuals are off the hook.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Power Solutions Receives EPA Certification for 8.8-Liter Engine

Alternative-fueled engine maker Power Solutions International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company's 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine can be used for on-highway applications.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Engines, Power Solutions International

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Doubling Capacity at Florida Facility, Opens Two New Locations

Clean Energy Fuels plans to double the compressed natural gas station capacity at Saddle Creek Transportation's natural gas station in Lakeland, Fla., and has opened two new locations in separate states.

Tags: Florida, Natural Gas, Texas, Clean Energy Fuels, Kentucky, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

Optimus Receives First EPA Approval for Advanced Biofuel Conversion

Optimus claims its Vector Vector bi-fuel conversion system can reduce fleet fuel costs up to 25% and lifecycle emissions up to 80% without the prohibitive start-up costs of compressed natural gas (CNG).

Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Optimus Technologies, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Edges Downward Following Increases

After barely moving higher last week, the average cost of on-highway diesel is the U.S. has reversed course over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

July 2, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Diesels Claim 33% of On-Highway Market

Since the first clean diesel engines were introduced more than seven years ago, they now represent about one-third of all the trucks registered to operate on U.S. highways. The total population of in-service clean diesel engines now numbers about 2.8 million.

Tags: Diesel Technology Forum, Engines, Emissions, EPA 2010

July 1, 2014 - Industry News

NACFE Releases Confidence Report on Idle Reduction Solutions

Idle-reduction technologies are not always one-size-fits-all. NACFE's Idle Reduction Solution report helps fleets make better technology choices.

A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency helps fleets choose the right idle reduction solution for their operation. NACFE examines the pros and cons of 19 separate technologies, and provides a tool to help fleets compare different solutions.

Tags: Idle Reduction, NACFE

July 1, 2014 - Industry News

Supreme Court Lets California's Low-Carbon Fuel Rules Stand

Overshadowed by the Hobby Lobby decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday turned aside a challenge to California's low carbon fuel standard, which a coalition of energy, farm and trade groups claimed illegally discriminates against fuel produced outside of the state.

Tags: California, Alternative Fuels, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Biofuels, Supreme Court, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 30, 2014 - Industry News

New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test

Shell's Dan Arcy explains how oils protect against scuffing or adhesive wear in the cylinders and liners in an earlier engine teardown. (Photo: Deborah Lockridge)

A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is running behind schedule for implementation.

Tags: Shell, Lubricants, API, Low-Viscosity Oil, Fuel Economy, Engines

June 30, 2014 - Industry News

Westport, Clean Energy Fuels offer Natural Gas 201 Webinar

This free webinar is the second in a series designed to help fleets take full advantage of this inexpensive, abundant and clean-burning fuel.

June 30, 2014 - Industry News

Minnesota Ups Biodiesel Mandate to 10%

The state agriculture industry has been a big supporter of Minnesota's biodiesel mandate.

Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

June 30, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Examines Fuel Industry Priorities, Trends

Margin management and fuel invoicing were at the top of the list of business priorities in the second annual Eye on Energy survey conducted by FuelQuest.

Tags: Fuel Prices, FuelQuest, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Fuel and Oil

June 27, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Adopts Funding Plan for Low-Carbon Freight Transportation

The plan allocates $85 million to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and freight movement.

Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, California Air Resources Board

June 27, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Prices Stable in Bulk, Slightly Higher in Tote Jugs

While U.S. national truck stop prices have remained stable for the second consecutive month, the Canadian national average price at truck stops moved back to CA$0.80 per liter after settling at CA$0.81 during the past two months.

Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Emissions

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

Auditors OK Amounts Pilot Flying J Paying Back Customers

Auditors have signed off on truckstop chain Pilot Flying J's math in determining whether it correctly calculated what it owed trucking company customers in a fuel rebate program that has been the focal point of a federal investigation.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

Blu LNG Adopts Comdata's SmartSight System

Blu partners with Comdata to deploy system that allows the trucking industry to use any fleet fueling card or major credit card at all Blu LNG fueling stations

Tags: Comdata Smart Solutions, Blu, Compressed Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Comdata

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