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March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB

Wolfgang Bernhard, head of Daimler Trucks. Photo by Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been gradually ramping up production and expects a strong 2014. However, the involvement of the California Air Resources Board in writing the next round of federal emissions regulations has them concerned.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Truck Sales, GHG, Daimler Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

DEF Prices Continue to Rise

U.S. and Canadian bulk diesel exhaust fluid prices continued to rise in March, even as feedstock prices declined slightly, according to Integer Research's March DEF price tracker.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

PepsiCo's Shelby Green (gesturing) talks about how his company is changing its beverage delivery using a 48-foot trailer with an automatic lift axle and robust liftgate specs. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.

Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. Diesel Average Falls Below $4, Gasoline Highest Since September

UPDATED -- The average cost of diesel has fallen below the $4 per gallon mark for the first time in a little over a month, according to new figures from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama Considers Tax Reforms on CNG, LNG Sold in State

Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists fueling with natural gas in Alabama could ultimately start paying motor fuel road taxes at the pump rather than by buying an annual decal.

Tags: Taxes, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Weights and Measures Group to Vote on Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard for Natural Gas

The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Weights and Measures, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

March 19, 2014 - Industry News

Bay Area Air District Allocates $5 Million to Reduce Truck-Related Emissions

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced that it will allocate $5 million dollars to fund more of the truck replacement applications received during the recent Goods Movement Program solicitation. The funds will be used to assist Bay Area truck owners in meeting the state’s approaching air quality mandates.

Tags: CARB, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

March 17, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Falls, Gasoline Increases

The average cost of diesel moved lower over the past week, but is still above the $4 per gallon level for the fourth straight week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

March 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens New-Format Travel Stop in Andrews, Texas

Love’s Travel Stops opens a new travel stop in Andrews, Texas, on U.S. Highway 385 on Thursday, March 13. The Andrews location offers 48 truck parking spaces, a McDonald’s restaurant, gourmet coffee, name-brand snacks, fresh fruit, gift merchandise and more.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Texas

March 12, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Adding Reefers, Test Methods to SmartWay Program

TMC, NASHVILLE – The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes in its voluntary SmartWay program, including adding refrigerated trailers and accepting more testing methods from suppliers who want to get their fuel-saving technologies verified by the agency.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics

March 12, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Price Outlook Revised Slightly Upward

Diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.92 per gal in 2013, are projected to average $3.85 this year.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Energy Department

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Highest in Nearly a Year

The average cost of diesel has resumed heading higher, after taking a one-week break, hitting its highest price in nearly a year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Oil Prices

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

Freight Group Joins with Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room announced the creation of “Trucking Efficiency,” an industry collaboration that aims to double the freight efficiency of cargo movement.

Tags: TMC, Carbon War Room, Freight Efficiency, NAFCE, Fuel Efficiency, GHG

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40, EconoTrek

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.

Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.

Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Unveils Proposed Changes to California’s Truck and Bus Regulation

The California Air Resources Board unveiled proposed amendments to its Truck and Bus Regulation. The amendments are designed to provide new flexibility to truckers working to clean up their aging diesel fleets while still protecting the important emission benefits the regulation provides. CARB members will consider the changes at the April 24 hearing.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, DEF, Truck and Bus Regulation

March 6, 2014 - Industry News

Tax Committees Debate Highway Funding as Money is Running Out

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.

Tags: Highway Trust Fund, FET, Taxes, Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Congress, Legislation

March 6, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Energy Opens Two America’s Natural Gas Highway Stations

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced fueling has begun at its Valdosta, Ga., and London, Ohio, America’s Natural Gas Highway stations to serve Raven Transport and Epes’ fleets of heavy-duty liquefied natural gas trucks.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Expansion, CNG, LNG

March 5, 2014 - Industry News

UPS Investing $70 Million in Propane Delivery Trucks

UPS invested $70 million in 1,000 propane delivery trucks.

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- United Parcel Service will buy 1,000 propane-fueled "package cars" for use in rural areas following successful test in Georgia.

Tags: UPS, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, NTEA

March 4, 2014 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop in Ormond Beach, Fla., Only Offering Fuel and Go March 7-16

For the week of March 7-16 the Love's Travel Stop located at I-95/U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach, Fla., will only be allowing trucks to fuel and go. No long term parking will be available.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Westport and Delphi to Commercialize Natural Gas Injector Technology

Westport Innovations Inc. announced a joint development agreement with Delphi Automotive to combine their intellectual propety to co-develop and manufacture high-pressure natural gas fuel injectors designed for multiple engine original equipment manufacturers.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Westport Innovations, Delphi, Natural Gas Injector

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Cost Barely Lower Following Five Weekly Increases, Oil Surges

After moving higher for five consecutive weeks, the average cost of diesel is down, but only barely.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins and Westport Recall 25,000 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines

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