March 5, 2015 - Industry News
Morgan Olson will offer a lineup of Class 3-7 walk-in delivery vans equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain from Crosspoint Kinetics, the companies announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, Morgan Olson, Crosspoint, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Van Bodies
Goodyear's new LHS steer tire joins the Fuel Max LHD G505D drive tire in in the company's premium low-rolling-resistance tire lineup.
Tags: EPA SmartWay, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Low Rolling Resistance Tires
Ram Truck has begun offering a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2500 pickup in a regular cab and rear-wheel drive configuration, Ram announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 2500, Bi-Fuel CNG, Work Truck Show
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: Work Truck Show, EPA, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Diesel Engines
Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel
March 2, 2015 - Industry News
Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Despite lower diesel prices potentially making natural gas less attractive as a fuel, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold more of its alternative to trucking’s main fuel last year while reporting mixed financial numbers.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Earnings, CNG Fueling Stations, Equity Markets
March 2, 2015 - Product News
Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME
A trio of Texas grant programs that funded the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles produced major economic benefits for the state, according to a new study.
Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Florida
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.
Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
Pueblo County, Colo., is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will be used to fuel county and state fleet trucks and will also be open to the public.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, State Grants, Natural Gas Vehicles
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises, Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has relocated Rush Truck Center – Cleveland to Parma, Ohio from Oakwood Village.
Tags: Navistar, Rush Enterprises, Commercial Vehicle Dealearships
President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which Congressional Republicans had sent to the White House earlier today.
Tags: President Obama, U.S. Congress, Oil Prices, Economic Conditions
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel has increased for the third straight week since hitting a five-year low early this month, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Landi Renzo USA plans to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 F-650 truck that will appear at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in early March.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, 2016-MY, Landi Renzo, Work Truck Show
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Derive Efficiency
Shell Rotella has a new website, WhatisPC11.com, to help educate people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11).
Tags: Shell Rotella, PC-11, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil
February 18, 2015 - Press Release
Comdata Inc., has reached an agreement with QuikTrip Corporation to expand the reach of fuel discounts through the Comdata Fuel Consortium (CFC) network.
Tags: Comdata, fuel cards, QuikTrip
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.
Tags: Delivery Truck, Federal Regulations, Commercial Drones, AMP Electric Vehicles, Workhorse
Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Technician Training, CNG, LNG
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.
Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE, Technology & Maintenance Council
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