Fuel Smarts

Rolf Lockwood

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Trucking Engineers up to the Challenge

"Trucking engenders passion, and I see it in the engineers you depend on, who seem able to beat just about any challenge that comes along," writes Rolf Lockwood in January's "Locking it In" column.

Manufacturers are taking cues from their EPA SuperTruck work to meet the new regs. Navistar’s version (left) thus influenced its International LT625 tractor.  Photos: Tom Berg

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What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

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Cheaper Renewable Diesel May be Possible With Modified Yeast

Engineers at MIT may have made a breakthrough in the production of renewable diesel fuels using a hyper-efficient version of a common food product, yeast.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

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GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

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Diesel Prices Fall After Six Weeks of Hikes

Diesel prices finally dropped after a month and half straight of weekly increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

The Nikola One sleeper-cab prototype unveiled in early December in Salt Lake City looks like no other. It&amp;rsquo;s lettered for U.S. Xpress, whose Chairman and CEO Max Fuller believes Nikola One will be &amp;ldquo;a game changer.&amp;rdquo;<br />Photo: Tom Berg

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Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?

If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks

DME-fueled Pinnacle tractor waited at Mack&#39;s Allentown customer center last fall for test to begin. Photos: Tom Berg

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New York City's Sanitation Department Begins DME Test

DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

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EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

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CARB Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG E-450

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2017 model year Ford E-450 cutaway van, which now makes it legal to convert the vehicle to CNG in the U.S.

Example of an autonomous truck platoon. Photo: Scania

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Scania Tests Autonomous Platooning in Singapore

Scania will design a full-scale autonomous truck platooning operation, based on its own advanced technology, which will use public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore.

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