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EVI assembled 100 electric-drive vans for UPS using FCCC glider kits, and 15 cab-chassis trucks for Frito-Lay from Freightliner M2 gliders. 
Electric Trucks Still Generate a Spark of Interest
By Tom Berg
Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at the state of the electric truck market as fleets struggle to balance benefits with economics.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: When Well-Intentioned Rules Have Unintended Consequences
By Deborah Lockridge
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
The Zenith Electric Shuttle Van (pictured at last year's event) will be there at this year's Ride & Drive.
Green Fleet Conference Offers Ride & Drive Event
By Steven Martinez
This year’s Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., features the Ride & Drive event where attendees will have the chance to get behind the wheel of alternative-fueled vehicles from major automotive manufacturers.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: Don't Count Diesel Out
By Deborah Lockridge
Alternative fuels may be more popular but diesel will still be the fuel of choice for most of trucking for a long, long time to come.
An OP can be configured and packaged to fit the vehicle it’s intended for. For trucks, the cylinders are likely to be vertical or slanted. Photo: Achates Power
Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away
By Tom Berg
Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power
The Importance Of Keeping DEF Pure
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Poor quality DEF can cause problems in the injection system that introduces the DEF into the exhaust. It can also cause premature failure of the catalyst.

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Pro-Vend 2000 is a High-Tech Propane Dispenser The Pro-Vend 2000 propane autogas fuel dispenser features a secure, web-based fuel management system for creating customizable fuel reports. Made by Superior Energy Systems, the dispenser is designed to make tracking fuel usage and costs easier for fleets.
A Penray Additive for Year-Round Use The Penray Pow-R 365 5-in-1 diesel fuel treatment is designed to improve fuel economy and engine performance in commercial, construction and agricultural environments in both summer and winter seasons.
Transtex Expands Drag-Reducing Product Lineup Transtex Composite’s lineup of aerodynamic improving solutions is expanding to include the Edge Cone gap reducer and Edge Tail rear fairing.
New Trailer Skirt Easier To Install Transtex Composite released the ezEdge, a three piece, modular trailer skirt developed for after-market OEMs, dealers and distributors that is designed to be easier to install and store than previous models.
Skygo Dual Fuel System Approved By EPA The Skygo duel fuel conversion system for Cummins ISX engines has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency.

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