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June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

Illustration courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum.

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Technology Forum, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, GHG, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, NHTSA

June 18, 2015 - Industry News

Hearing Set in Stemco-ATDynamics Complaint vs. Ridge’s Green Tail Device

TrailerTail's panels fold out to reduce air drag and save fuel. Photo via ATDynamics

Lawsuit claims Green Tail violates five patents held by ATDynamics for its TrailerTail rear aero faring.

Tags: Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, Aerodynamics, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

Tags: Biofuels, Federal Grants, Ethanol Fueling Stations, E-85, E-15, Ethanol

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Agility Now Freightliner's Sole Natural Gas Fuel System Provider

Freightliner signs exclusive deal with Agility Fuel Systems for its natural gas fuel systems. Under a seven-year agreement between the two companies, Agility will provide custom-designed products, according to the custom chassis manufacturer.

Tags: Freightliner, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Agility Fuel Systems

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Tags: California, California Energy Commission, EV Charging Station, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, State Grants

June 11, 2015 - Industry News

'Electric Road' to be Tested in Sweden

Photo: Siemens

Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Scania, Global

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants: All Cylinders Firing for Two New Diesel Oil Categories

Extensive lab work is proceeding on track to complete the two new API oil-service categories for heavy-duty diesels. Photo: Shell

The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.

Tags: Shell, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

Oklahoma Gov. Signs NGV Conversion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved legislation that will allow interest-free loans to county governments in the state to buy natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

Tags: Legislation, Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, CNG, LNG

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increase 78 Percent

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas have increased 78 percent over financial-year 2014 as measured by increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller’s office.

Tags: Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, CNG Fueling Stations

June 8, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Decrease Slightly for Second Week

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped again this week, moving lower for the second time in more than a month.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

Photo courtesy of CACC.

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Waste Management, Fuel Management, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Air Power Dual-Fuel System Receives Certification

Photo via Clean Air Power

Clean Air Power has received certification on its Genesis-Edge Dual-Fuel engine system from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, EPA, Dual Fuel System, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Air Power

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Opens LNG Lanes at Two Texas TA Locations

Stabilis customer fueling with LNG at the San Antonio location. Photo courtesy of Shell

Shell is offering liquefied natural gas at two TravelCenters of America truck fueling stations in Texas, located in Dallas and San Antonio.

Tags: Shell, TravelCenters of America, LNG Fueling Station, LNG

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Republic Services Wins Clean Fuels Award

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.

Tags: Clean Cities, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, Louisiana, CNG, Awards

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

Tags: Conversion, XL Hybrids, General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Paratransit

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Love’s Launches TirePass Full-Service Inflation System

Photo via Love's

Love’s has launched the TirePass full-service inflation system that offers drivers a way to check and automatically inflate tires while refueling.

Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Tire Inflation

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Photo courtesy of Orange EV.

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.

Tags: Vehicle Ordering, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV, Ports

June 2, 2015 - Industry News

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

Nebraska's Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.

Tags: Legislation, Nebraska, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Rebates

June 1, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Do About-Face

The average price of on-highway diesel moved a little lower this week, following six consecutive weekly increases, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 1, 2015 - Industry News

GE Capital, Wex Announce Fuel Card for OTR

Photo via GE Captial, Transportation Finance

GE Capital, Transportation Finance is launching a fuel card services program designed for over-the-road trucking companies. The program will be administered by Wex, a provider of corporate payment solutions.

Tags: GE Capital Transportation Finance, Fuel Card, WEX, WEX Fleet One

June 1, 2015 - Industry News

Sacramento County to Demo Electric Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

​Sacramento County (Calif.) will be testing out two battery-electric heavy-duty refuse trucks to see how they compare with diesel and natural gas vehicles. The county will demo the TransPower "ElecTrucks" at no cost for two years.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Refuse Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sacramento County

May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

Photo via Wikipedia.

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

Tags: Ethanol, EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, President Obama

May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Transportation Sector Driving Renewable Energy Usage

Charts via EIA.

The transportation sector was a big factor in renewable energy growth in the past decade thanks to growing demand for liquid biofuels.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, EIA, Biofuels


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