Fuel Smarts


Meritor Invests in TransPower to Accelerate Electric Platform Development

Meritor announced a strategic investment in TransPower, an electrification technology for large commercial vehicles, to help speed the development of its electric vehicle platforms.

Photo: XL Hybrids.


Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.


Defense: Code Words Prove that Fraud Was Secret at Pilot Flying J

The defense in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate fraud trial has attacked the notion that wrongdoing was an open secret at the company, pointing to the frequent use of code words between members of the sales staff, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Image of E-GEN courtesy of Workhorse


First FedEx Ground Provider Adds Workhorse Electric Van

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that Colonial Routes, Inc. in Farmington, N.Y., is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse's new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles.


Mack: Path to Electrification is Not Straight to Linehaul

Mack Trucks continues to see a healthy future for diesel engines, even as alternatives like electrification begin to emerge.

Photo via Sheehy Mail Contractors


Mail Contractor Touts Low Carbon Footprint of ISL G Engine

Sheehy Mail Contractors announced that it is testing the Cummins-Westport ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine using renewable natural gas, which the company said will produce the lowest carbon footprint of any modern-day fuel.

ACT Research analysts indicate that refuse is the lead market segment in converting heavy-duty vehicles to natural gas. Photo: Mack Trucks


Refuse Trucks Driving Up Natural Gas Fuel Use

An increase in heavy-duty natural gas use is being driven by the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volumes, according to ACT Research.

This ICCT graphic shows per-mile emissions of glider vehicles vs. EPA-2010 trucks. Results derived from testing conducted by EPA's National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions Laboratory. Results reflect a 95% weighting of highway activity and 5% weighting of transient activity for a test vehicle with a combined weight of 60,000 pounds.


EPA Proposal to Exempt Gliders from GHG Regs Draws Criticism in Hearing

Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to roll back the glider kit portion of its greenhouse gas emissions regulations testified Monday that the agency is ignoring its own research and that excepting gliders will put truck and engine makers at a significant competitive disadvantage.

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of CWI, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Photo via LinkedIn.


Cummins Westport Names New President, Makes Board Changes

Bart van Aerle has been appointed president of Cummins Westport Inc. The company has also appointed a new board chair and elected new members to the board.


Old World Industries Launches BlueDEF Storage and Dispensing Equipment

Old World Industries has announced the launch of BlueDEF Storage and Dispensing Equipment, a product portfolio ranging from basic hand pumps to bulk storage and dispensing systems for retail and commercial applications.

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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