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December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM, Isuzu Cabovers

Photo of Isuzu NPR courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

AGA Systems received EPA Certification of its EcoSync HD Bi-fuel/CNG alternative-fuel system for the 2017 General Motors Vortec 6.0L engine that is used in the Isuzu NPR and the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks.

Tags: AGA Systems, Cabovers, CNG, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Isuzu N-Series, Vehicle Modifiers, EPA Certification

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise for 3rd Straight Week

The price of diesel fuel saw significant increases for the third straight week, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids, Hybrid Electric Powertrain, Light-Duty Trucks, Hybrid-Electric Truck

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

PIT Group to Hold its First U.S. Fuel Economy Trials

Photo: PIT Group

Montreal-based research and engineering firm PIT Group has announced it will hold its first set of Energotest fuel-economy trials in the U.S. at Uvalde, Tex., from Feb. 13-17, 2017.

Tags: Emissions, Vehicle Testing, Fuel Economy, PIT

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices were higher for the second week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

December 12, 2016 - Product News

IdleAir, eNow Agreement Means Discounts for Fleets

“The advantage here for the trucking world is that they get a mutual 25% discount off of eNow and IdleAir retail list prices,” said a spokesman.

Tags: Idle Reduction, IdleAir, eNow, Solar Panel

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

Michigan Law Opens a Door for Platooning

Screenshot via Peloton

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed S.B. 995 into law on Dec. 9, authorizing electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s minimum following distance for commercial vehicles.

Tags: Michigan, Connected Vehicle Technology, Vehicle Platooning, Peloton Technology, Autonomous Vehicles

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

Colorado Announces Energy-Transfer Highway Project

Nikola recently introduced the hydrogen fueled, electric-powered Class 8 Nikola One. Photo: Tom Berg

The Colorado State Department of Transportation is working with private partners to explore the development of an energy-transfer highway segment.

Tags: Colorado, West Coast Electric Highway, Electric Vehicles

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Propane Autogas Vehicles

PHOTO: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries USA added a new fleet of delivery vehicles powered by propane autogas at its Elkridge, Md., facility with the help of a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

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

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Westport

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Expected to Jump Around 17% Next Year

Final government forecasts for diesel, gasoline and oil prices before 2017 gets underway are in with two of the three calling for double-digit percentage hikes compared to this year.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Crude Oil Prices, Economy, Fuel Prices, Forecast

December 6, 2016 - Product News

Swift Adopts FlowBelow Kits for Existing and New Tractors

Swift will retrofit 40% of its 65,000 existing tractors with FlowBelow AeroKits and install them on new purchases. Photo: FlowBelow Aero Inc.

Aerokits improve fuel economy on Swift’s tractors by a “solid 1.5%,” the procurement VP said. The payback comes in 24 to 26 months.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Swift Transportation, FlowBelow

December 2, 2016 - Industry News

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola

Photo: Nikola Motor

A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Day Cabs, Nikola Motor Company

December 2, 2016 - Global News

Four Global Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

Photo via Flickr/Dan O'Shea

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025 in an effort to improve air quality.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, Elected Leaders, Air Pollution, Global

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance

A wrap was removed and the Nikola One prototype revolved before the enthusiastic audience at the Dec. 1 unveiling. Liquified hydrogen is stored in bottles behind the long sleeper-cab. Photos: Tom Berg

If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company, Class 8

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola to Unveil Electric Class 8, Strategic Partnership with Ryder

Partial view of the all-electric Class 8 Nikola One tractor, which will be rolled out on the evening of Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City. Photo: Nikola Motors

The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Chevron: Reformulated Delo 400 Engine Oils Boast Higher Performance

Chevron said teardown of engine that ran 530,000 miles with oil drains set at 40,000 miles showed how Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 oil protected key engine components. Photo: Chevron

Chevron Products Company rolled out an expanded line of Delo 400 heavy-duty diesel engine oils on Dec. 1, the same day that oils formulated to meet the new API CK-4 and FA-4 service categories became eligible to to be marketed and sold.

Tags: Chevron, Engine Oil, SAE, API

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

CNG Supplier Hopes to Spur Adoption in Southeast

Since opening this CNG fueling station in Anderson, S.C., last year, Piedmont has reduced the price of its fuel to $1.37 per GGE. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Piedmont Natural Gas

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

Chart courtesy of EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Regulations, Renewable Fuels Standard

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid Ford Super Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Barely Changed Last Week

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was nearly flat during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the EIA.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Eyeing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

Image courtesy of Toyota

Toyota is exploring using hydrogen fuel cell technology in heavy-duty vehicles to create a zero emissions solution for the commercial trucking industry.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, CK-4, FA-4

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Crude Oil Surges on Putin Remarks

The price of diesel fuel dropped by around two cents last week, the second straight week with declines of over a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, Chevrolet SIlverado HD, Cabovers, Alternative Fuels, GMC Sierra HD

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