Fuel Smarts

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May 28, 2014 - Industry News

APG Books Return Orders for Dual-Fuel Gas-Diesel Systems

Clarke Power assembled this Freightliner glider with a Detroit Series 60 engine equipped with APG’s dual-fuel system, enabling it to run on natural gas and diesel. Gas is stored in liquefied form on this tractor.

The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, American Power Group, WheelTime Network, Dual Fuel, Alternative Fuels

May 28, 2014 - Industry News

Marathon’s Speedway Purchasing Hess for Nearly $2.9 Billion

Hess is the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast and the fifth largest in the U.S. by number of company-operated sites with 1,256 stores located in 16 states. Speedway is the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain by number of company-owned and operated sites, with approximately 1,480 stores located in nine states.

Tags: Gasoline, Hess Corporation, Truckstops, Diesel Fuel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Marathon Petroleum

May 27, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Moves Lower for Fourth Straight Week, Oil Higher Over Past Week

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

The average U.S. price for on-highway diesel keeps moving lower, with the Energy Department reporting the fourth consecutive weekly decline. It shed 0.9 cent from a week ago, hitting...

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 23, 2014 - Industry News

Meritor Developing Fuel-Saving Drive Axle

The LogixDrive 17XEVO axle in European trim. It may come to North America in 2015, Meritor says.

CAMERI, ITALY -- Meritor is developing a new drive axle intended to save fuel by reducing parasitic power losses resulting from oil churn. The company shared its plans for the new fuel-efficient drive axle at a press event for North American trade journalists.

Tags: Meritor, Drivetrains, Axles, Fuel Economy, Global

May 22, 2014 - Industry News

Departures Continue at Pilot Flying J

Recent departures of key people from the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J continue following the loss of its president earlier this week, according to published reports. Meanwhile, a federal investigation lingers in the background.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J President Reportedly Out

A high-ranking official with the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J is reportedly no longer with the company, some 13 months after it was raided by federal agents.

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

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Average Fuel Prices Down for Third Consecutive Week

Credit: U.S. DOE

Average prices for on-highway diesel and gasoline have each moved lower for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar and Swift Transportation Begin Pilot Program to Improve Fuel Economy

Navistar said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.

Tags: Navistar, Fuel Economy, ProStar, Fleets, Swift Transportation

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Oklahoma City

Love’s celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Diesel

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

Survey Shows Majority of Public Cares About “Green Shipping"

The American public cares more about how their products are delivered to them they you may have though, at least in one sector of the shipping business.

Tags: Research, Alternative Fuels

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

Legislative Inaction Hurting Biodiesel Industry Say Producers

Biodiesel producers say policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on their business and they point to a new survey released Wednesday as proof.

Tags: Biodiesel, Legislation, Congress, National Biodiesel Board, Alternative Fuels

May 14, 2014 - Industry News

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

These engine parts are from a teardown of an engine using an experimental low-HTHS viscosity oil. A visual inspection shows no noticeable differences in wear between it and the higher-viscosity oil.

What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Shell Rotella, API, Engines

May 13, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Platooning System Offers Fuel Savings Potential

These two tractor trailer combinations were used to demonstrate platooning technology by Peloton Technology during an event outside Reno May 8. Photo: Jim Beach

Peloton Technology, Menlo Park, Calif., demonstrated its two-truck platooning system May 8 along a stretch of I-80 just east of Reno. The technology makes use of a forward collision avoidance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow two trucks to travel closer together than would normally be safe.

Tags: Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology, Information Technology, Future Trucks

May 12, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Second Straight Week

UPDATED -- The price of on-highway diesel has fallen for the second consecutive week but remains above its level from the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 12, 2014 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles Getting $42 Million Investment, Production to Resume

Following recent reports it suspended production, a producer of all-electric medium commercial vehicles, Smith Electric, has secured a $42 million investment so it can resume operations.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 9, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Introduces Natural Gas Trucks for Rent in Select Markets

Penske Truck Rental has 85 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia semi-tractors available for commercial rental use in select markets. These days cab semi-tractors are equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Penske Truck Rental, Cummins Westport, CNG

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Ryder Purchasing New Natural Gas Fuel Systems

Ryder System has reached a long-term agreement with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide to purchase compressed natural gas tank systems directly from Quantum for installation onto the company’s CNG-powered vehicles.

Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

3M and Rush Enterprises Enter Into CNG Industry

3M and Rush Enterprises announce an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America.

Tags: 3M, Rush Enterprises, CNG

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Kroger Adding LNG Fleet in Oregon

Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, Kroger, Private Fleets, Alternative Fuels

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Signs Multiple Fueling and Station Construction Agreements

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Clean Energy Fuels has announced fueling and station construction agreements with multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Fueling Station, CNG, LNG, Compressed Natural Gas, Liquified Natural Gas

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Debuts WiNG Ford F-150 in California

Westport Innovations is debuting its WiNG natural gas power system for the Ford F-150 at a trade show in California this week, while noting that it is emissions-certified by the state’s Air Resources Board as well as the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, EPA, CNG, Westport Innovations, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas, Bi-Fuel, Bi-Fuel CNG

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Shell and Travel Centers of America Open LNG Fueling Lanes in U.S.

Shell and Travel Centers of America opened their first two liquefied natural gas fueling lanes in the U.S. in Ontario, California. This station is the first of the Shell and TA agreement to sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers in the U.S. at TA and Petro fueling centers.

Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Reverses Course, Gasoline Falls After 12 Straight Hikes

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved slightly lower over the past week, following two straight weekly increases, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

'Clean Trucks Bill' Approved in Colorado

A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Tags: Emissions, Colorado, EPA SmartWay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Idle Reduction, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens Location in Brooklyn, Iowa

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its network with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-80, Exit 197 in Brooklyn, Iowa.

Tags: Fueling Station, TravelCenters of America, Expansion

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