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April 14, 2016 - Industry News

Equipment Testing Models Meet Different Needs

Yves Provencher. Photo courtesy Today's Trucking

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Yves Provencher, manager of PIT Group by FP Innovations, is a clear believer in testing new vehicle technologies. But every test model has strengths and weaknesses, he told the audience at the inaugural Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit Wednesday.

Tags: Canada, Vehicle Testing, Aerodynamics, PIT, Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit

April 13, 2016 - Industry News

Freedom CNG Opens Fueling Station in Permian Basin

Photo: Freedom CNG

Freedom CNG has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station located between Midland and Odessa, Texas, serving the Permian Basin.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Average Diesel, Gasoline Costs Expected to Remain Low

A new fuel price forecast from the U.S. Energy Department shows little change from expectations a month ago for the price of diesel, but the outlook for gasoline has moved a little higher.

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

April 11, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise Again After Brief Drop

A decline in the price of diesel fuel was not meant to last, as prices once again increased only a week after the first drop in a month and a half.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, PACCAR, Class 6

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

European Platooning Challenge Delivers 'Promising' Results

Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks driving in a connected convoy (truck platoon) using the Highway Pilot Connect system. Photo: Daimler

Volvo, Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus and Scania all participated in the challenge, driving platooned convoys thousands of miles across multiple borders in countries that included Sweden, Germany and Belgium.

Tags: European Union, Global, Truck Platooning, Autonomous Vehicles

April 6, 2016 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

Photo courtesy of Roush CleanTech

The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Alternative Fuels, Ford F-750

April 6, 2016 - Industry News

CleanFUEL USA Files for Bankruptcy

Photo courtesy of CleanFUEL USA.

CleanFUEL USA, a manufacturer of alternative fuel equipment for propane autogas, announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to seek the restructure of its debts.

Tags: CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Texas

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Urges Oklahoma to Retain Natural Gas Incentives

Godlewski. Photo courtesy of NGVAmerica.

Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica, asked Oklahoma legislators not to pass a bill that would cut a number of tax incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling stations.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, CNG Fueling Stations

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

IdleAir Responds to Challenge of Lower Diesel Prices

IdleAir installation at the Transportadora EGOBA terminal in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Photo: IdleAir

With diesel prices hovering around $2 per gallon, a near 50% drop since mid-2014, the idle-reduction industry has faced a challenging economic environment, causing IdleAir to streamline its services.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Idle Reduction, IdleAir, MATS

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for First Time Since February

The average price of diesel fuel finally fell last week, breaking a streak of steady increases that started in late February when the price of oil began to rally.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

April 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

Photo of electric delivery van courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s to Build 29 CNG Fueling Stations in Pennsylvania

Photo courtesy of Love's

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has contracted with Love’s Travel Stops subsidiaryTrillium CNG to open 29 compressed natural gas facilities in the state.

Tags: Partnership, Pennsylvania, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

March 29, 2016 - Global News

Volvo Launches 2016 Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge

Louise Marriott was the 2015 winner of Volvo's Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge. She is the first woman and New Zealander to achieve the honor. Photo: Volvo

Volvo Trucks is conducting its annual Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge with a series of national competitions across the region. These competitions will see participants showcasing their capabilities in fuel-efficient driving as well as general vehicle handling.

Tags: Volvo, Eco Driving, Thailand, Fuelwatch Challenge

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Trucks at CNG fuel station.

Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Weekly Diesel Prices Flatten Out

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. remained mostly flat last week after more than a month of increases.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Trillium CNG Officially Joins Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s has finalized an agreement to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG, officially adding 37 CNG stations to the company’s network of facilities.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

March 25, 2016 - Press Release

Agreement Reached to Build CNG Fueling Stations in Florida

Waste Pro USA has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a construction agreement to design and build compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at its Sanford, Fla., and Sarasota, Fla., properties.

Tags: Waste Pro USA, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., CNG Fueling Stations, Refuse Fleet

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

File photo

Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.

Tags: Renewable Diesel

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

Low Crude Prices Affecting Investment for Future Oil Security

Because the current low crude oil prices are making it unattractive for companies to make “upstream investments” in getting crude out of the ground, it could spell trouble for oil security and oil and fuel prices down the road, according to an executive at the International Energy Agency.

Tags: International Energy Agency, Crude Oil Prices

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Daimler Blueprints the Connected Truck

Wolfgang Bernhard speaking on connected trucks. Photo: Daimler AG

Daimler Trucks sees connectivity as the means to leverage the data generated and shared by trucks to radically transform transportation logistics. Executive Editor David Cullen has more on the truck maker's connected vision, reporting from Dusseldorf, Germany.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Daimler Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Upward

The average price of diesel fuel increased last week, pushed upward by a rebounding crude oil market.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG F-650/F-750, Stripped Chassis

Photo of 2016 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2016 model year F-650 and F-750, as well as Ford's F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models.

Tags: EPA Certification, Landi Renzo, Stripped Chassis

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

Tags: Kenworth, UPS, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations

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