Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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June 28, 2013

P&G to Convert 20% of Its For-Hire Truck Loads to Natural Gas

Procter & Gamble is extending its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain by becoming one of the first large shippers to convert a significant percentage of its for-hire truck loads to natural gas.

June 27, 2013

Trillium Says it Will Build 101 Public CNG Stations by 2016

Trillium CNG is expanding its compressed natural gas fueling network, with plans to build 101 public access Class 8 accessible CNG stations in 29 states by 2016.

June 26, 2013

Big UPS Order for NG Tractors Follows 300 Million Successful ‘Green’ Miles

United Parcel Service is so committed to using low-emissions fuels that all of the 700 Class 8 vehicles it has ordered for delivery late this year and into 2014 will run on liquefied natural gas.

June 25, 2013

ACT Expo Panel Discusses Slow Adoption for Alternative Fuels

Despite all the publicity and development of new products from truck and equipment manufacturers, especially for natural gas, trucks that run on gases and liquids other than diesel and gasoline are still a small minority of all those being bought in recent years, acknowledged panelists at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, which runs this week in Washington, D.C.

June 25, 2013

TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas

If you’re skeptical about the future of natural gas in trucking, meet Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America. “The math is close enough and we’re moving on,” said O’Brien Tuesday in an assertive message to hundreds of fuel and transportation experts gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.

June 24, 2013

New-Technology Diesel to be Featured at Alternative Clean Transportation Expo

"Alternative Clean Transportation" means not only alternative fuels such as electric, hybrid and natural gas, but also the newest achievements in clean diesel technology, with the latter being showcased this week during the ACT Expo.

June 17, 2013

Idle Reduction Stories

In June's special fuel-savings issue, we promised you more stories about how fleets are cutting their idle time.

June 7, 2013

DOE Grant Will Help Deploy 120 Plug-in Hybrid Work Trucks

Odyne Systems, which makes hybrid systems for large trucks, will be able to deploy more than 120 plug-in hybrid work trucks for municipalities and utilities, thanks to a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy award.

June 7, 2013

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or DME, which it thinks is the real fuel of the future. Volvo, with the help of a small chemical company, financial investors and officials in the state of California, intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015.

June 6, 2013

Volvo Trucks to Begin Production and Testing of Bio-DME Vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

May 29, 2013

Cascade Sierra Solutions Teams With Texas Governments to Open Outreach Center

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to open the region's first Freight Efficiency Outreach Center, designed to give the trucking industry education and programs to improve efficiency, save money and reduce its impact on regional air quality.

May 24, 2013

Bill Would Reduce Tax Burden on LNG Users

New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress would change the way liquified natural gas is taxed as a transportation fuel, making it more equal to the diesel fuel tax by using diesel-gallon equivalents as a measure.

May 23, 2013

Determining Best Fuel-Saving Technology Focus of Southeast HTUF Event

Figuring out what fuel saving technology is right for your fleet and getting a chance to test drive some of the latest in these innovations was the focus of the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday.

May 22, 2013

HTUF Southeast Event Highlights Fuel-Saving Trucks

A sampling of some of the vehicles on display and for ride and drives, as well as other sites, during the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum on May 22 in Birmingham, Ala., at Barber Motorspots Museum. (Photos: Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor) 

May 16, 2013

Navistar Sells RV Business, Drops eStar Van as Part of Its Turnaround Plan

UPDATED-- Navistar Inc. announced that it has sold parts of its recreational vehicle business to Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading producer of RVs as well as fire & emergency and commercial & industrial vehicles to worldwide markets.

May 10, 2013

Millions Available for Hybrid/Electric Vehicles Through California’s HVIP Program

Greening a fleet can be a daunting prospect, but as fuel prices continue to rise, the opportunity to save money has increased. Significant and easily accessible funding is now available in California through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)

May 9, 2013

Seattle Mayor Challenges City Fleets to Cut Use of Petroleum-Based Fuels

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has directed city departments to build on earlier "green fleet" efforts to cut the city's annual use of petroleum-based fuels by 1 million gallons by 2020, using electric and alternative fueled vehicles, biodiesel and more efficient use of vehicles.

April 15, 2013

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

April 10, 2013

ATA, Diesel Forum Slam Obama Budget Proposal

President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.

April 8, 2013

Chart Improves LNG Truck Fuel System

Chart Industries has addressed some of the drawbacks of using liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking with improvements to its LNG truck fuel system, including a larger-capacity single tank to extend range and cut costs, and integration for faster installation.

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