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November 20, 2015

Southern California Gas Rental Program Lets Customers Try CNG Trucks

Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.

October 15, 2015

Driving Independent Can Pay Off in California, Study Shows

California owner-operators can earn substantially more than company drivers in the Golden State, per a new study released by the California Trucking Association.

October 9, 2015

EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

October 5, 2015

Propel Expands Renewable Diesel in California

Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.

September 14, 2015

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.

September 1, 2015

Calif. Awards 2,000th Alt-Fuel Truck Voucher

California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.

August 31, 2015

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.

August 27, 2015

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

August 14, 2015

California Grants $4.1M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

August 13, 2015

California Aims to Regulate Sustainability Into Freight System

Trucking stakeholders across the country will be keenly watching developments in California after a recent proclamation by Gov. Jerry Brown called for zero-emission technologies in vehicles.

August 11, 2015

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

July 27, 2015

CCTA Renamed Western States Trucking Association

The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association in a move to better represent its more diverse membership.

July 1, 2015

Security Firm Converts Armored Trucks to RNG PHEVs

A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.

July 1, 2015

CARB Approves $373M in Clean-Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.

June 17, 2015

Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain

California trash fleet hopes ‘out of the box’ heavy-duty series hybrid will save big money in fuel.

June 15, 2015

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

May 28, 2015

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

May 26, 2015

FedEx-Bus Crash Investigation Cites Fatigue as Possible Cause

The California Highway Patrol completed its investigation into a deadly collision between a FedEx vehicle and a tour bus, concluding that driver error – not environmental factors – caused the crash.

May 15, 2015

California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.

May 12, 2015

Driving on Kilowatts

From a distance, this green tractor looks pretty much like any other International ProStar daycab. But the powerplant is very different. Senior Editor Tom Berg drives the TransPower battery-electric tractor.



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