May 20, 2016 - Industry News
The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.
Tags: Congress, Oil, Alternative Fuels, Truck Platooning
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.
Tags: Propane AutoGas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Alternative Fuels, Ford F-750
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."
Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.
Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, CNG, CNG infrastructure
February 23, 2016 - Global News
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.
Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
Tags: Petroleum, Oil Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, IHS Automotive, Alternative Fuels
February 9, 2016 - Industry News
Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.
Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Maintenance Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Emissions, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, ANG
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Emissions, Volvo Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane AutoGas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels
November 11, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Mergers & Acquisitions, CNG, Worthington Industries
November 9, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Class 7, New Facility, Alternative Fuels, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company
September 28, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Florida, LNG, Alternative Fuels
September 25, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: GHG, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, CARB
September 11, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG, LNG, Fueling Stations
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.
Tags: Algae Biodiesel, UPS, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.
Tags: UPS, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, White House, President Obama, Emissions Reduction, Carbon Footprint, Alternative Fuels
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
With its new location in Southern California, the Fleet Technology Expo offers attendees a chance to combine business and pleasure, say event organizers – even a family vacation.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, Events, Future Trucks, Fleet Technology Expo
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