December 31, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Hours of Service, Fuel and Oil, Pilot Flying J, Fraud
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
Fuel prices in the future may not be as high as some earlier feared, according to updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040, but natural gas is expected to grow, just not as rapidly as earlier believed.
Tags: Natural Gas, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Energy Department
November 27, 2013 - Industry News
Blu will officially open Indiana’s first liquefied natural gas refueling facility, according to the company. The new Blu LNG Station is located in Sellersburg, Ind.
Tags: Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu, LNG Fueling Station
November 3, 2013 - Industry News
Ryder System Inc. announced today that Blu, an operator of liquefied natural gas refueling stations and provider of LNG technology solutions, has selected Ryder to provide LNG vehicles for Blu fleets in Utah and Georgia.
Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.
Tags: New York, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel and Oil
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas, working with NFI. Lowe’s dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.
Tags: Natural Gas, Lowe's, Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region's industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Ryder, Natural Gas, Minnesota, UPS, Clean Energy, Daimler, Events, Cummins Westport, Kwik-Trip, MTA
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas, UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleets
AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.
Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG
October 6, 2013 - Industry News
Tenaska is launching a marketing and development company in response to the growing use of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas, together NG fuels, in the transportation sector and among industries using high-horsepower engines.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Tenaska
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Fleets that want to use an even "greener" alternative fuel than natural gas can now purchase renewable natural gas fuel, made from methane that comes from landfills, large farms and other waste streams, from Clean Energy.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, California, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference on Tuesday.
Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Engines, Westport Innovations
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.
Tags: Chevrolet, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, GMC Sierra, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Silverado
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc., opened its new compressed natural gas station in Green Bay, Wis. It is Trillium's second CNG station in Brown County; the first, which opened in 2012 in De Pere, Wis.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Expansion, Trillium CNG, Integrys Energy Group, CNG Fueling Stations
The Minnesota Trucking Association believes strongly in natural gas as a clean fuel for trucks. In fact, the support is so strong that it has planned the region's first industry-wide summit directed at those who own and maintain fleets of trucks.
Tags: Natural Gas, Minnesota, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Events
September 11, 2013 - Industry News
A panel of heavy-duty truck maker representatives will discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more at the Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix.
Tags: Natural Gas, Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
August 22, 2013 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and greenhouse gas emissions for its November issue on Top Green Fleets.
Tags: Fleets, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, MPG, Emissions
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
The City of Columbus plans to build a second compressed natural gas fueling station scheduled to open in March of 2014. The new station will service the City’s northern refuse fleet operation, which has more than 65 vehicles, its Planning & Operations Division, which has more than 45 vehicles, and other City divisions.
Tags: Fueling Station, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
American Power Group Corp. announced that Ervin Equipment, Inc. has expanded its product line to include glider kits with APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel Upgrade System.
Tags: APG, Ervin Equipment, Glider Kits, Natural Gas, Dual Fuel
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The company plans to increase the operating range of some natural-gas-fueled trucks out to 800 miles.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Agility Fuel Systems, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Cummins Westport, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
July 11, 2013 - Industry News
Ryder System has opened the first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers, located in Orange and Fontana, Calif.
Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, California, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
Omnitek Engineering has been selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for a pilot project to demonstrate its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle, Wash., in support of the Port's Clean Truck Program.
Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, Natural Gas Vehicles, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Omnitek, Port of Seattle
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