May 18, 2015 - Industry News
Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.
Tags: GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Volvo Trucks
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
May 14, 2015 - Industry News
Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.
Tags: Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Louisiana, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
May 13, 2015 - Industry News
ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.
Tags: ConocoPhillips, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-250, Pickup Trucks
Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, China, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines
This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Ride and Drive, Test Drive, Fleet Technology Expo
The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.
Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint
May 8, 2015 - Industry News
Compressed natural gas fueling company ampCNG announced that its fleet of Class 8 CNG trucks has surpassed 30 million miles.
Tags: CNG, ampCNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Dairy Fuels
May 7, 2015 - Industry News
Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.
Tags: Silverado HD, Bi-Fuel CNG, Southern California Gas Co., Chevrolet Silverado, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chevrolet
Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Survey, NACFE
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, Natural Gas Engines, NOx, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport
United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.
Tags: UPS, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, RNG, Delivery Fleets
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, McNeilus, Vehicle Inspection
California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.
Tags: Legislation, California, Greenhouse Gas
Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Rush Enterprises, Vocational Trucks
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.
Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.
May 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.
Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford, 2016-MY
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.
Tags: Texas, Heavy-Duty Trucks, LNG, Freightliner Cascadia, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.
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