June 30, 2014 - Industry News
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
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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
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
The plan allocates $85 million to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and freight movement.
Tags: CARB, California, Emissions Reduction, California Air Resources Board
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 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 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
June 23, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved higher after falling for seven straight weeks. Trucking's main fuel is up 3.7 cents from last week at $3.919 per gallon. Compared to a year ago it is 8.1 cents higher.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
June 20, 2014 - Industry News
Revival in construction activity is driving healthy sales of vocational trucks, a recently launched highway tractor has become a “home run,” and interest in natural gas power should cause that segment to grow to 15-20% of heavy truck sales by 2020, Kenworth Truck Co. representatives said at a briefing for reporters Friday morning.
Tags: T880, T680, Cummins Westport, Chillicothe, Kenworth, Natural Gas
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America said Thursday it has realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the SuperTruck program is an ambitious five-year research and development initiative focused on improving freight efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Class 8 trucks.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, celebrated the grand opening this week of what they say is the largest compressed natural gas fueling station in Wisconsin, located in Oak Creek, and the first to open in their partnership.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, EVO CNG
June 16, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the seventh consecutive week, hitting a level not seen since January, according to U.S. Energy Department figures.
June 13, 2014 - Industry News
The company Xperion has reached an agreement to develop a new line of 3M-branded compressed natural gas tanks for use in the heavy-duty transportation industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, CNG Tanks
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Laclede Group has debuted its first Spire Natural Gas Fueling station near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Tags: Fueling Station, Missouri, I-70, Laclede, Interstate 70, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG
C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.
Tags: Natural Gas, California, C.R. England, Fleets, LNG
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
According to its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.92 per gallon in 2013, are projected to average $3.90 per gallon in 2014 and $3.78 per gallon in 2015.
Tags: Department of Energy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel has fallen for the sixth straight week, hitting its lowest price since the latter half of January, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.
Tags: Diesel, Drivers, Colorado, DEF, Kansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
June 7, 2014 - Industry News
Aerodynamics panel discussion brings industry experts and regulators together for a panel discussion and question and answer session.
Tags: SAE International, Aerodynamics
June 5, 2014 - Industry News
Pickups still account for the majority of diesel vehicles, but cars and other passenger vehicles are increasingly powered by the compression-ignition engines.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Technology Forum, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Clean Diesel Vehicles
June 3, 2014 - Industry News
The diesel-electric truck becomes eligible for a program that can pay up to half the incremental cost of acquisition. The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies
Tags: New York, Freightliner, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
June 2, 2014 - Industry News
Diesel prices moved lower again this week, if only marginally. Most regions saw declines except the Gulf Coast where prices held steady from last week. Gasoline was up more than 4 cents a gallon nationally, while crude oil saw another lackluster trading day on Monday.
May 30, 2014 - Industry News
The departures continue to add up at the embattled truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with the latest involving a key sales figure, according to published reports.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
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