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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

NACFE to Study 6x2s, Tire Pressure, Idle Reduction

Nussbaum Transportation is one fleet using 6x2 tractor configurations to save fuel.

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is following up on its Fleet Fuel Benchmarking Study with three new research projects, on 6x2 tractor configurations, alternatives for maintaining correct tire pressure, and anti-idling products and strategies for sleeper tractors

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July 9, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Spike After Three Months of Decreases

Diesel prices are up this week after a three-month-long downward trend, but gasoline prices continue to decline. Oil prices rose on Monday due to concerns that a labor dispute in Norway could lead to a complete shutdown of the country's oil production

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Kinetic Energy Technology Could Save Fleets Fuel

Volvo Trucks says it's developed technology that uses kinetic energy to help propel a truck. Volvo's I-See technology operates like an autopilot, taking over gearchanging and using gradients to save fuel. The technology will first be released in the European market in 2013, but could eventually be seen in North America

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue Three-Month Downward Trend

Diesel and gasoline prices fell this week after three straight months of decreases, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Oil prices fell back down Monday after a surprising spike on Friday

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

Saddle Creek Corp. Adds Freightliner CNG Tractors to its For-Hire Fleet

Saddle Creek's tractors will be outfitted with a 140-gallon fuel system, allowing for an approximate range of 550 to 575 miles per day, depending on the application.

Saddle Creek Corp. has added 40 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors, doubling its fleet of Freightliner CNG tractors

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June 29, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Pump Price Up 15 Cents Since February

The average U.S. DEF pump price increased by 7 cents, to $2.88 per gallon, in June. The price has risen by 15 cents to $2.88 per gallon between February and June, 2012, in response to raw material costs.

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June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Natural-Gas Testing on Agenda for Major National Laboratory

Expanding the number of natural gas vehicles on the roads could provide a number of benefits, including cheaper fuel prices, fewer emissions and domestic production, and some trucks and buses are already on board.

The Energy Department national laboratory that developed the battery technology for the Chevrolet Volt and other hybrid-electric vehicles has set its sights on another potential player in the alternative-fuel market: natural gas.

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June 28, 2012 - Industry News

Texas Offers $5.7 million in Grants for Alt-Fuel, Hybrid Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering $5.7 million in grants to eligible individuals, businesses, governmental entities and school districts to replace older diesel vehicles with new alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles.

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Evaluates Future Energy Scenarios

Looking at the period of 2010 through 2035, the U.S. Department of Energy believes the rate of growth in U.S. energy use will slow, domestic crude oil production will increase, reliance on imported energy will drop, the country will become a net exporter or natural gas rather than a net importer, and carbon dioxide emissions will remain below their 2005 level

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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Yara Opens DEF Storage Terminal in Bayonne, N.J.

Diesel exhaust fluid provider Yara North America will open a new storage terminal in Bayonne, N.J., to give fleets and retail outlets throughout the East Coast with increased access to Air1 DE

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Falls for 11th Week in a Row

U.S. diesel and gasoline prices fell for the 11th straight week, falling to 21 cents and 13.7 cents, respectively, below fuel prices from one year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

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June 25, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon Launches $4 Million Electric Truck Incentive Program

The Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program will be offered in the form of $20,000 vouchers per eligible, all-electric vehicle over 10,000 pounds, regardless of manufacturer. (Photo courtesy of ODOT)

The Oregon Department of Transportation is launching a $4 million new electric truck buyer incentive program.

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June 22, 2012 - Industry News

West Virginia Establishes Natural Gas Task Force

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed an executive order establishing a Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force to investigate transitioning the state's vehicle fleet to natural gas fuel and developing an infrastructure to support compressed-natural-gas vehicles

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June 18, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Five More Cents, Oil Prices Fall to Nearly $83

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to drop for the 10th straight week, and European economy concerns are still affecting oil prices

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June 18, 2012 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Travel Plaza Offers Plug-In Power

Shorepower personnel are all smiles at Sapp Bros. From left: Alan Bates, director of marketing, Jeremie Spitzer, director of business development, and Paul Clarke, site development specialist.

Sapp Bros. Travel Plaza's Omaha, Neb., location now offers plug-in power to help save fuel, reduce idling and lower emissions. Sapp Bros. is now one of two truckstops in Nebraska to offer plug-in power to customers

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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

EIA Lowers Forecasts for 2012 Diesel, Gasoline Prices

For 2012, the Energy Information Administration has lowered its forecasted price for diesel and gasoline, and it expects West Texas Intermediate crude oil to average about $95 per barrel over the second half of 2012

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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

World Health Organization Says Diesel Exhaust Causes Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. But a diesel industry group says it's a different story for modern engines in the U.S

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June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops to Lowest Price of 2012

Diesel and gasoline prices fell for the ninth straight week, bringing diesel prices to their lowest so far for 2012 and gasoline prices to their lowest since February. Oil prices fell again this week due to skepticism about Europe's debt crisis

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June 8, 2012 - Industry News

May Sees Big Uptick in DEF Pump Prices

The average U.S. DEF pump price rose seven cents to $2.81 per gallon between April and May, according to DEF Tracker.

The average U.S. DEF pump price rose 7 cents to $2.81 per gallon between April and May, according to DEF Tracker. This is the biggest price movement since October 2011

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June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Louisiana Bill Would Require Natural-Gas Vehicles for State Agencies

In an effort to promote Louisiana's natural gas resources, state lawmakers have proposed a bill would require state agencies to purchase natural gas and/or bi-fuel vehicles

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June 7, 2012 - Industry News

Shell, TA Team up to Offer LNG

The proposed plans include constructing more than 200 LNG fuel lanes at about 100 TA and Petro locations throughout the country.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced that starting in 2013, they plan to sell liquefied natural gas to on-highway customers through the existing network of full-service TA and Petro fueling centers. (LNG is viewed as a more suitable alternative fuel for long-haul operations because it has more range than compressed natural gas, or CNG.

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June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Biodiesel Curriculum Earns Certification

The National Automotive Technician Education Foundation officially awarded the Automotive Service Excellence accreditation to the National Biodiesel Board's Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians curriculum

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Power Plants Switching Fast to Gas, Reports Say

Generation of electricity by natural gas grew dramatically last year, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Continue Downward Trend; Oil Ends Higher

Diesel and gasoline prices continued to fall this week, with both fuels dropping about 30 cents since April, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices, which have fallen sharply in the past few months, ended higher on Monday after the euro rose against the dollar

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Retrofit Sales Down in 2011

DPF retrofits were not as popular in 2011 as some had expected.

Diesel retrofit sales were down in 2011 from the previous year, except in California, and even there sales were not as high as many expected.

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