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March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Photo courtesy of Loop Energy

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen

March 7, 2016 - Product News

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, USA Truck, Mobile Apps

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, Bi-Fuel Conversions

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Photo: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Bimbo Bakeries, Delivery Fleets, Ford F-59

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Single-Package Aftertreatment System

Image via Mack Trucks

The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions

March 3, 2016 - Industry News

Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Photo: Nestlé Waters

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Tags: Nestle, EPA, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Canter FE

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, XL Hybrids, AmeriPride

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

Photo of U.S. DOE Deputy Asst. Secretary Reuben Sarkar by Mike Antich .

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Federal Grants, SuperTruck, U.S. Department of Energy, Work Truck Show, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer

Molded structural combosites, developed by Wabash engineers over three years, are used throughout. Photo: Tom Berg

The trailer uses molded structural composites, or MSCs, developed by Wabash engineers over the last three years. It uses few bolts and no metal crossmembers.

Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Trailers, TMC

February 29, 2016 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Increase for Second Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel at the pump increased for the second straight week, jumping a few tenths of a cent nationally.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

Credit: Wabash

Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Trailer Aerodynamics

February 25, 2016 - Industry News

Mild Hybrid Silverado, Sierra Trucks to Arrive for 2016

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist courtesy of GM.

General Motors will offer about 700 eAssist hybrid versions of its 2016 model year Silverado and Sierra pickups through California dealers, GM has announced.

Tags: GMC Sierra, General Motors, Large Pickups, Mild Hybrids, Chevrolet Silverado, Fuel Economy

February 25, 2016 - Industry News

Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Photo courtesy of Niyato

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Ford, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Strikes Deal for Diesel Treatment Equipment

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (CTDi) has agreed to supply Hino Motors, Ltd. with its DuraFit diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) for Hino’s North American dealerships.

Tags: Clean Diesel Technologies, EPA, Hino, Truck Dealers

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Moves Forward With Focus on Brand, Uptime, Technology

Goran Nyberg talks to reporters at a roundable Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The recent reorganization of Volvo Group along brand lines should be pretty seamless to North American customers in the short term, according to executives at a briefing for reporters Wednesday, but expect advances soon in powertrain technology and tests of connected vehicle technology and platooning.

Tags: Truck Sales, Volvo Group, Truck Platooning, Predictive Analytics, Volvo Trucks North America

February 23, 2016 - Global News

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices See Very Slight Uptick

For the first time this year, the average price of diesel fuel increased slightly, driven by a rebound in crude oil prices on the stock market.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

Photo: Stephane Babcock

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants, SuperTruck, Class 7

February 17, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Below $2 Per Gallon For First Time in 11 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel fuel fell below $2 for the first time since Feb. 14, 2005. Diesel prices came close to that mark in 2009 but never fell below it.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Powertrains, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

February 12, 2016 - Industry News

IHS To Acquire Oil Price Information Service

Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.

Tags: Oil Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, IHS Automotive, Petroleum, Alternative Fuels

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

Clean Energy Fuels Doubles Renewable Natural Gas Sales

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Sales of Clean Energy Fuel’s Redeem renewable natural gas more than doubled to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2015.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, Biomethane, Clean Energy Fuels

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