Alternative Fuels

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January 15, 2016

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

January 7, 2016

Mack Approves Renewable Diesel for its Engines

Mack Trucks has officially signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after a period of truck and engine testing.

December 28, 2015

Alkane Achieves DOT Compliance, Builds New Assembly Facility

Alkane Truck Co. recently achieved compliance certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation for its propane-fueled Class 7 cab-over-engine trucks, which will be assembled at a new plant in South Carolina starting in 2016.

December 17, 2015

Adsorbent Natural Gas Tank Applied to First Fleet Vehicle

Cenergy Solutions has been testing an adsorbent natural gas (ANG) tank on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 van. ANG tanks can extend a vehicle’s range and lower the cost of gas because it needn’t be pumped to high pressures.

December 9, 2015

Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.

November 23, 2015

House Bill Would Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies

A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.

November 13, 2015

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

November 13, 2015

HDT's Top 50 Green Fleets

Industry leaders show there are many paths to sustainability, from better mpg to alternative fuels to “green” facilities.

November 11, 2015

Worthington Expands CNG Offering with Acquisition

The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.

November 9, 2015

Alkane to Build Alternative Fuel Trucks at New Facility

Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.

October 8, 2015

Sausage Fleet Switches to Propane Autogas

Tim Stevens, president of Stevens Sausage, decided in 2013 to move away from spec’ing more diesel engines for the company’s 13-vehicle delivery fleet. So he decided to covert them to propane autogas.

October 7, 2015

Customers Make LNG ‘No-Brainer’ for Florida Fleet

The Jacksonville-based truckload carrier's transition to LNG was driven by three factors: addressing customers’ sustainability goals, contributing to U.S. energy independence, and lowering fuel costs for the 500-truck fleet.

September 28, 2015

Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped

Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.

September 25, 2015

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

September 23, 2015

CNG: From an Idea to a Solution

Before starting down the path of alternative fuels Ryder System had the benefit of a deep understanding of diesel technologies, which led them to research some alternatives.

September 22, 2015

Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend

While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation, report high levels of success with the fuel.

September 14, 2015

No Easy Math to Plot A Green Path

Any fleet thinking of going green should think long and hard about what it expects to gain by switching to alternative power.

September 11, 2015

Penske Offers Online Alternative Fuel Station Finder

Penske Truck Leasing has created a website for finding publicly accessible fueling stations for heavy-duty alternative fueled vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

August 12, 2015

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

August 5, 2015

Carbon Adsorption to Reduce CNG Costs

Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.

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