Fuel Smarts

Cumberland&#39;s C10 LT Series Tractor was developed in close cooperation with International and a host of aftermarket suppliers.<br />Photo: Cumberland International

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Tennessee International Dealer Turns Heads With Fuel Efficiency Demo Truck

Taking technology into its own hands, Cumberland International, in Cumberland, Tennessee, has created its very own mpg-optimized truck model with fleet customers in mind.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

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Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Volvo Truck&amp;rsquo;s SuperTruck was revealed in September 2016. It achieved more than 12 mpg during the test run, and demonstrated an 88% improvement in freight efficiency and a 70% improvement in fuel efficiency over the baseline truck, a 2009 Volvo VNL 670. Photo: Jim Park

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Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard (right) welcomes attendees to Movin&amp;rsquo; On conference as Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre looks on. Photo: Michelin

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Michelin Taking Long View of Sustainable Transportation

As Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer of Michelin Americas Truck Tires, sees it, the Movin’ On sustainability conference that the global tire maker is hosting this week aims “to promote free thinking” to help address the various issues now impacting transport mobility.

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

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ROUSH CleanTech Offers Propane Autogas Medium-Duty Engine

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a medium-duty engine powered by a propane autogas that's 75% cleaner than the current emissions standard and has been approved for use by regulators, according to the company.

The Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, installed on the Sacramento electric refuse truck, transforms a chassis meant to be diesel-powered to one with zero-emission all-electric drive. Image: Motiv

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Sacramento to Run Electric Garbage Truck on Regular Routes

The City of Sacramento, California, says it will run one of the first all-electric garbage trucks on regular routes in the area.

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Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

Matheson Trucking has announced it will add 27 new CNG-powered tractors to its fleet this year. Photo: Matheson Trucking

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California Carrier Doubles CNG-Powered Fleet Size

Despite the fall-off in interest in natural gas fuel with the return of cheaper diesel prices, Sacramento's Matheson Trucking remains committed to increasing the use of clean energy fuels.

UPS is among the companies that are committed to exploring alternative fuels and drivetrains. Photo: UPS

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A Changing Climate: Is There Still a Case for Greener Trucks?

There is no mistaking a change in the underlying business climate when it comes to greener trucks. Diesel is relatively cheap, and a new administration in the White House wants to slash funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But don't prepare to burn coal dust just yet.

Photo courtesy of LA Sanitation

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Los Angeles Completes Battery-Electric Refuse Truck Demo

The City of Los Angeles Sanitation has completed its battery-electric refuse truck demonstration project with BYD and Wayne Engineering. This demo vehicle logged more than 5,200 miles and drove up to 108 miles per day.

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