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May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Awarded $400,000 Grant from DOE

Photo courtesy of Penske.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Reports Smaller Financial Loss

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. Photo: Westport

Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Earnings, Cummins Westport, Westport Innovations, Engines

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Ride and Drive, Test Drive, Fleet Technology Expo

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Climb for Fourth Week Straight

Graph via EIA

The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 11, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Outlines Global Sustainability Goals

Cummins has pledged both to reduce carbon emissions from its products in-use and to streamline the logistics of the company’s managed freight as part of a global sustainability effort.

Tags: Sustainability, Cummins, Carbon Footprint

May 8, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Powered ampCNG Fleet Hits 30 Million Miles

Photo courtesy of ampCNG.

Compressed natural gas fueling company ampCNG announced that its fleet of Class 8 CNG trucks has surpassed 30 million miles.

Tags: CNG, ampCNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Dairy Fuels

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab

Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.

Tags: Silverado HD, Bi-Fuel CNG, Southern California Gas Co., Chevrolet Silverado, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chevrolet

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

Photo via Con-way Truckload

Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fleet Efficiency, Survey, NACFE

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Tests Near Zero NOx Natural Gas Engine

An ISL G engine Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.

Tags: Emissions, GHG, Natural Gas Engines, NOx, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Rolls Out RNG Fuel Delivery Trucks

Photo courtesy of UPS.

United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.

Tags: UPS, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, RNG, Delivery Fleets

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Photo courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

Photo courtesy of McNeilus.

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, McNeilus, Vehicle Inspection

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

California Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

Tags: Legislation, California, Greenhouse Gas

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Photos courtesy of Momentum Fuel Technologies

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Rush Enterprises, Vocational Trucks

May 4, 2015 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

Photo courtesy of Ford.

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 4, 2015 - Industry News

Cost of Diesel Rises for Third Straight Week

The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Gaseous Prep Package to 2016 F-150

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford, 2016-MY

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

Universal LNG Rolls Out Long-Range Natural Gas Trucks

Photo courtesy of Universal LNG Solutions.

Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Texas, Heavy-Duty Trucks, LNG, Freightliner Cascadia, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Price Rises for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.

Tags: California, EPA, GHG emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo Invests in Platooning Technology

Photo: Peloton

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

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

Photo: Jim Park

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, Orange EV Collaborating on Electric Terminal Tractor

The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal tractor. Photo via Orange EV

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

Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom

Love's opened a fast-fill CNG station in Willis, Texas. Photo courtesy Love's.

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


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