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Diesel Prices Hit Highest Point in Over 2 Years

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased to its highest point since June of 2015. Crude oil prices also experienced a similar spike after news broke of a corruption scandal in Saudi Arabia.

The SureFly Octocopter and W-15 pickup will be shown at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas. Photo: Workhorse Group

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Workhorse to Unveil N-Gen Drone Delivery Platform at CES

Workhorse Group has announced that it will unveil the N-Gen low delivery-platform electric van with an integrated HorseFly drone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.

Photo courtesy of Today's Trucking

Articles

PIT Examines Effects of Optimized Engine Programming

PIT Group have been busy on a project first launched in 2014 that aims to examine the effects of optimized programming on commercial vehicle engines.

The Chanje van on the streets of Brooklyn. The U.S. market sets the highest bar for vehicle reliability and safety, and it is home to some of the largest delivery companies and consumer brands expected to use the vehicles. Photo: Jim Park

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Chanje Electric Vans Unveiled

Chanje is here. The Los Angeles-based electric vehicle supplier (pronounced “change”) officially unveiled its electric medium-duty panel van in Brooklyn, New York, with Ryder taking delivery of 125 units for its rental and leasing fleet.

Photo: Port of Long Beach

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Clean Air Action Plan Approved by SoCal Ports

The Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to aggressively reduce emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been approved by the harbor commissions of both ports.

Photo: Chanje

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Ryder Taking Delivery of 125 Chanje Electric Vans

Ryder System has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric-powered panel vans as part of the company’s exclusive sales and service partnership with Chanje Energy, which was announced in August.

Products

Dorothy Tornadic EGR Cleaner Claims to Lower Emissions, Increase Efficiency

The Dorothy Tornadic EGR Cleaner is designed to remove heavy soot particles from the exhaust gas recirculation system and feed the cleaner gases back into the engine.

Photo: PIT Group

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PIT Group Studies Effectiveness of Driver Training

Driver fuel efficiency and safety training is only effective if it includes refresher courses, according to results from a recent PIT Group study on driver training.

Extensive engine testing of the new oils involved engine teardowns. Photo: Chevron

Articles

The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

For the first time, the GHG Phase 2 rule regulated trailers in its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But now the government is revisiting those regulations.  Photo: Tom Berg

Articles

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

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