Fuel Smarts

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February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Below $2 Per Gallon For First Time in 11 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel fuel fell below $2 for the first time since Feb. 14, 2005. Diesel prices came close to that mark in 2009 but never fell below it.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Powertrains, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

February 12, 2016 - Industry News

IHS To Acquire Oil Price Information Service

Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.

Tags: Petroleum, Oil Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, IHS Automotive, Alternative Fuels

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

Clean Energy Fuels Doubles Renewable Natural Gas Sales

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Sales of Clean Energy Fuel’s Redeem renewable natural gas more than doubled to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2015.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, Biomethane, Clean Energy Fuels

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

8 Indicted in Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Scam

Photo by Jim Park

The former president of travel plaza chain Pilot Flying J has been indicted, along with seven other former employees, on federal charges related to an alleged fuel-rebate scheme.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Fraud

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Are Down Over 82 Cents in 12 Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell last week to a level that is 82 cents cheaper than a year ago.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Tags: Grant Funding, State Grants, Colorado

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton's Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

Tags: Eaton, Automated Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Transmissions, Vocational Trucks

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Trillium CNG, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Slide Further While Oil Production Remains High

The average price of diesel fuel continued to fall last week amidst reports that global crude oil production would not be cut to meet lower demand.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 28, 2016 - Industry News

Find Test Data in Choosing Economy Options, Report Says

Fleet managers should understand the types of tests, and know how one was run and how it relates to their everyday operations.

Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, NACFE

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Spicer Adds Parts to Support 'Downspeeding'

LAS VEGAS -- More than 150 part numbers have been added for heavy-duty Spicer AdvanTek 40-series tandem drive axles and Spicer Life Series SPL 350 driveshafts and universal joints.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Dana Spicer, Drivetrains, DOWNSPEED

January 26, 2016 - Product News

Double Coin Drive Tire Scores SmartWay Verification

The Double Coin RLB450 drive position tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.

Tags: SmartWay, EPA, Double Coin, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

January 26, 2016 - Industry News

Researchers to Develop Low-NOx NG Engines for California

UK-based Ricardo Inc. says it will partner with the Gas Technology Institute to design the engines to emit fewer NOx emissions while powering medium-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: California, NOx, diesel engine exhaust

January 25, 2016 - Industry News

Cheap Oil Drives Down Diesel Price Again

Source: EIA

Diesel fuel prices at the pump fell again last week as the consistently low price of oil on the stock market lowered energy costs.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

January 22, 2016 - Industry News

Fuel Price Drop Causes Natural Gas Truck Sales to Slip

Gold Standard Transportation converted its OTR trucks to CNG. Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing.

With falling fuel prices, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales had a slower 2015 compared to the previous year.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

January 21, 2016 - Industry News

Stop-Start Standard for 2017 EcoBoost F-150s

Photo of 2017 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding auto stop-start as standard equipment on 2017 F-150 trucks powered by EcoBoost engines, the truck maker has announced.

Tags: Ford, Large Pickups, Stop-Start, 2017-MY, Ford F-150, Fuel Efficiency

January 20, 2016 - Industry News

Westport Secures EPA Certification for CNG F-150

Photo courtesy of Westport.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Westport Innovations' compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered 2016 Ford F-150 that the vehicle modifier will offer to fleets this summer, the company announced.

Tags: Westport Innovations, Ford F-150, Natural Gas Vehicles, Truck Equipment

January 19, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel Prices See Significant Weekly Drop

Source: EIA

Weekly average on-highway diesel and regular gasoline fuel prices saw significant drops last week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Maintenance Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

Photo courtesy of BMC

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford E-350, Step Vans, BMC, Construction Fleets, Hybrid Conversion

January 13, 2016 - Product News

WEX Card Holders Offered Rebates at QuikTrip Pumps

Photo via QuikTrip

WEX Fleet One Over-the-Road card holders will be offered fuel rebates at QuikTrip locations via a merchant agreement the two companies entered into recently.

Tags: Fuel Cards, WEX, Rebates, QuikTrip

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Price Forecast Revised Much Lower

Federal government expectations for diesel and gasoline prices for this year have been revised significantly lower, as oil is expected to continue to sell for far less that it was in mid-2014.

Tags: Economy, Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

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