Fuel Smarts

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April 28, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue Surging

Credit: U.S. DOE

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved higher for the second straight week, while gasoline is at its highest level in more than a year.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

New Hampshire Diesel Tax Moving Higher July 1

Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.

Tags: Highway Funding, New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Smith’s Alive, CEO Plans Volume Production

Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Smith Electric Still Alive, CEO Says, But Phones Go Unanswered

Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart operations in a few months with new financial backing, more efficient manufacturing and a revised line of battery-electric trucks.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Posts First Hike in Six Weeks, Oil Hits Seven-Week High

Credit: U.S. DOE

The average cost of diesel has turned around over the past week and decided to follow the path gasoline has been taking for nearly a dozen weeks.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

The Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the NYSERDA Voucher Program

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.

Tags: New York City, NYSERDA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel Smarts

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Private Equity Firm Purchasing EFS

The private equity firm Warburg Pincus had reached an agreement to acquire the fuel card and fleets payment services provider Electronic Funds Source.

Tags: Fuel Management, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, EFS

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Stabilis Energy to Purchase Encana Natural Gas Inc.'s Domestic LNG Business

Stabilis Energy announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the U.S. based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc.

Tags: LNG, Stabilis Energy, Encana Natural Gas Inc.

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls for Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel has moved lower for the fifth straight week and is at it lowest level in just over two months, but gasoline has posted its 10th consecutive hike.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Open in Oglesby, Ill.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Oglesby, Ill., on I-39, at Exit 54, on Thursday, April 10.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

Seven Lawsuits Against Pilot Flying J Consolidated

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Seven lawsuits alleging truckstop operator Pilot Flying J cheated customers out of rebates from diesel fuel purchased have been consolidated into one.

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

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

Truck Emissions Nonprofit Cascade Sierra Solutions Closes Up

Cascade Sierra Solutions helped truck owners pay for EPA SmartWay equipment, update port trucks, electrify truckstops and other "green" technology.

A nonprofit company whose mission was to reduce diesel exhaust from heavy-trucks is no more following a federal audit and financial problems.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies, Grants, SmartWay

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

EVO Trillium Opens New CNG Fueling Station in Oak Creek, Wis.

EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, have announced the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station located in Oak Creek, Wis.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Trillium CNG, Cummins-Westport, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, EVO CNG

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

Con-way Freight Deploying Trailer Skirts

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it is outfitting its line haul trailer fleet with DuraPlate AeroSkirts to increase overall fleet fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Tags: Wabash, Con-Way, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts, Con-way Freight, Fuel Economy

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Tampa Beefs Up CNG Refuse Fleet

Photo: File

The City of Tampa has begun rolling out a new fleet of compressed natural gas refuse trucks to help reduce the city's fuel bill, which has reached $1.6 million annually.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fuel Costs, City of Tampa, CNG Fueling Stations

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Cost Expected to Average $3.87 This Summer

Diesel and gasoline prices are expected be slightly less this summer than during the same time last year, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 7, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall While Gasoline Increases Again

The national average price for diesel has fallen for the fourth straight week while gasoline is up for the ninth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 7, 2014 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles Suspends Production

The commercial electric truck maker Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production for an unspecified period of time. The DOE awarded the company $32 million in grants during 2009 and 2010 to produce more than 500 vehicles to be placed in various fleets across the U.S., however, only 439 have reportedly been produced.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles

April 6, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Direct Expands Mobile Fueling Services in Northeast

Diesel Direct, a mobile refueling company headquartered in Massachusetts, recently made an acquisition of mobile refueling assets from New-York-based HOP Energy.

Tags: Diesel, Fuel Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Diesel Direct

April 3, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama Legislature Votes to Shift to Point-of-Sale Tax on CNG, LNG

Alabama senators Thursday approved legislation to change the way motor fuel road taxes are collected on natural gas sold in the state, which supporters say will help expand the market for alternative fuels.

Tags: Natural Gas, Taxes, Alabama, Alternative Fuels, State Legislation

April 3, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Natural Gas, Aerodynamics Will Help Meet Future Fuel Economy Goals

The report recommends that NHTSA and EPA develop a separate standard for natural gas vehicles, as is presently the case for diesel and gasoline-fueled vehicles.

Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

April 3, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Fuels Expanding Natural Gas Fueling Operations

Pumps like this one are going into service in more locations. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Clean Energy Fuels continues to grow its natural-gas fueling network, with expansions in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York, and more fleets signing on to fuel at the nationwide network.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, Liquified Natural Gas

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Ontario Issues Biodiesel Mandates

The Ontario, Canada government has issued new regulations imposing a provincial biodiesel mandate that came into force April 1.

Tags: Canada, Biodiesel, Cross-Border Trucking, Biofuels, Province of Ontario

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

University of Tennessee Confirms 6% Fuel Savings for SmartTruck

The SmartTruck trailer on display during this past October's ATA Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck says computational fluid dynamic tests show its undertray aero device produces fuel savings of better than 6%.

Tags: SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, CD adapco, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Cost Falls for Third Week, Gasoline Posts Eighth Straight Increase

The average cost of diesel in the U.S. has fallen 1.3 cents from last week, according to new figures released late Monday afternoon by the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

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