March 3, 2014
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
February 25, 2014
ACT Research Co. has released online fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.
February 12, 2014
Refrigerated carrier C. R. England has announced it will replace some existing diesel trucks serving the southern California market with LNG powered rigs.
February 5, 2014
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
February 3, 2014
Dual-fuel glider kits are a relatively new alternative for fleets looking to tap into the benefits of natural gas but at less cost than buying a new, dedicated NG vehicle. A glider is a new truck without some powertrain components. Shops in the field add rebuilt or remanufactured engines, transmissions and rear axles.
January 30, 2014
U.S. Representatives Lee Terry, R-Neb., and Sam Graves, R-Mo., have introduced a trio of bills to promote the use of natural gas in long haul trucking.
January 29, 2014
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama repeated his call to use corporate tax reform to fund a large, one-time infusion of money into infrastructure.
January 23, 2014
Richard Kolodziej has announced that he will be retiring as president of NGVAmerica. Kolodziej, 67, has been the organization's president since 1995.
January 15, 2014
Cummins says it has “paused” work on its 14.9-liter natural gas engine because of “uncertainty” of the demand for such power plants amid the expense of fueling stations and on-board tanks.
January 7, 2014
Expect the cost of on-highway diesel to average $3.81 per gallon this year, 11 cents less than 2013’s average price. The new monthly U.S. Energy Department Short-Term Energy Outlook is calling for the price to be even less in 2015, averaging $3.72 per gallon.
December 31, 2013
Fyda Energy Solutions has been awarded an Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant for $375,000 to continue its work developing techniques for converting existing gasoline and diesel trucks to run on compressed natural gas.
As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.
December 16, 2013
Fuel prices in the future may not be as high as some earlier feared, according to updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040, but natural gas is expected to grow, just not as rapidly as earlier believed.
December 12, 2013
A demonstrator tractor featuring dual-fuel equipment and a diesel-fueled heater will show the advantages of the glider kits run partly on natural gas and heaters that warm engine coolant and the cab without engine idling.
December 10, 2013
Westport Innovations' now-discontinued 15L dual-fuel engine is being replaced by a system applicable to many OEMs' diesels.
November 27, 2013
Blu will officially open Indiana’s first liquefied natural gas refueling facility, according to the company. The new Blu LNG Station is located in Sellersburg, Ind.
November 11, 2013
Green strategies vary greatly depending on the operation. For one company, natural gas might make sense. For another, green might mean solar-powered warehouses. For others, it’s all about fuel-efficient specs and driver training.
November 3, 2013
Ryder System Inc. announced today that Blu, an operator of liquefied natural gas refueling stations and provider of LNG technology solutions, has selected Ryder to provide LNG vehicles for Blu fleets in Utah and Georgia.
October 31, 2013
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
October 29, 2013
IPD, an aftermarket provider of engine components for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas powered engines, announced a new patent-pending piston design for the aftermarket. This new IPDSteel piston design uses precision friction welding to create an aftermarket alternative to similar newer model engine piston designs that are currently only available from original equipment manufacturers.
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