April 27, 2015 - Industry News
A Volvo Group subsidiary is investing in Peloton Technology, which is working on a truck "platooning" system that would save fuel and reduce congestion by allowing trucks to travel in a close-following "platoon" on the highway.
Tags: Self-Driving Vehicles, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
Tags: CSA, Highway Trust Fund, ELDs, Highway Bill, FMCSA, Regulations, American Trucking Associations
April 24, 2015 - Product News
Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.
Tags: Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks, Terminal Tractors
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 22, 2015 - Product News
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 22, 2015 - Industry News
In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."
Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500
More than $1 million in public grants has funded 23 compressed natural gas trucks and a new Trillium CNG fueling station in Pottsville, Pa., set to open on Earth Day.
Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Grants, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.
Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
Following some gains in oil prices over the past week, the average cost of on-highway diesel has recorded the first increase in its nationwide average cost in six weeks, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Litigation
Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo
April 14, 2015 - Industry News
TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.
Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Delivery Fleets
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.
Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.
Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750
April 10, 2015 - Industry News
Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.
Tags: Fuel Economy, NREL, CNG, Online Tool, CNG Fueling Stations
Convoy Solutions officials told reporters at the Mid-America Trucking Show they've learned a lot about the idle-reduction business in the five years since they resurrected IdleAir.
Tags: Idle Reduction, Mid-America Trucking Show, IdleAir, MATS
April 9, 2015 - Product News
Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.
Tags: Peterbilt, Model 579, LNG, Model 567, Going Green, Natural Gas Vehicles
The Harrison Truck Centers Severe-Duty Glider Kit for the Freightliner 122SD makes use of an APG Fueled By Flare dual fuel system designed to work with wellhead gas.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, APG, Dual Fuel System, Bakken Oil Fields
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-550, Propane Autogas, AmeriGas, ROUSH CleanTech
April 8, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Energy Department has downwardly revised its expectations for on-highway diesel prices this year, but expects prices to move higher in 2016.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy
Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $7 billion state transportation budget drops long-running requirements for the use of biodiesel and ethanol in the the state's vehicle fleet.
Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ohio, Biofuels, Elected Leaders
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Lightweighting
On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.
April 5, 2015 - Industry News
At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.
Tags: Alcoa, MATS, Lightweighting, Aluminum
April 2, 2015 - Industry News
UPS plans to add 1,400 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and delivery vehicles in the coming year as well as 15 fueling stations to support them, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company has announced.
Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Delivery Fleets, Landi Renzo
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