Fuel Smarts

Photo: Idle Smart

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Fontaine to Distribute Idle Smart Systems

Idle Smart has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its idle management system.

The truck arrives back home on May 23. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

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Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride Ends

The Alliance AutoGas converted F-150 has concluded its 5,600-mile, 12-city "Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride" in Asheville, N.C.

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

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Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

Hyliion founder Tom Healy poses with the first prototype of the hybrid system. The company is currently driving and testing a newer and more improved, third prototype. Photos: Hyliion

Articles

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

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Diesel Jumps 6 Cents In A Week

The average price of diesel fuel jumped again, increasing for the seventh week in a row, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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CarriersEdge Offers Fuel Efficiency Training

Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.

Mack's hybrid drayage truck is based on the Pinnacle daycab model. Photo: Mack Trucks

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Mack Testing Hybrid Drayage Truck at SoCal Ports

Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

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California Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.

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Report: Trucking Can Play a Big Role in Energy Security

The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.

Products

TopKit Aero System Improves Fuel Mileage Without Big Components

SmartTruck’s TopKit Aero System is a combination of devices designed to improve the airflow around a vehicle and increase fuel mileage.

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