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April 3, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama Legislature Votes to Shift to Point-of-Sale Tax on CNG, LNG

Alabama senators Thursday approved legislation to change the way motor fuel road taxes are collected on natural gas sold in the state, which supporters say will help expand the market for alternative fuels.

Tags: Natural Gas, Taxes, Alabama, Alternative Fuels, State Legislation

April 3, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Natural Gas, Aerodynamics Will Help Meet Future Fuel Economy Goals

The report recommends that NHTSA and EPA develop a separate standard for natural gas vehicles, as is presently the case for diesel and gasoline-fueled vehicles.

Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

PepsiCo's Shelby Green (gesturing) talks about how his company is changing its beverage delivery using a 48-foot trailer with an automatic lift axle and robust liftgate specs. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.

Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

Weights and Measures Group to Vote on Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard for Natural Gas

The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Weights and Measures, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

March 17, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls: Daimler, Paccar Trucks with Natural Gas; Navistar Steering

More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.

Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Navistar International, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.

Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins and Westport Recall 25,000 Natural Gas Engines

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.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

ACT Research Offers Online Natural Gas Calculators

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.

Tags: ACT Research, DGE, CNG, LNG, Fuel Economy, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 12, 2014 - Industry News

C.R. England Replacing Some Trucks with LNG Powered Units

Refrigerated carrier C. R. England has announced it will replace some existing diesel trucks serving the southern California market with LNG powered rigs.

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, C.R. England, Fleets, Cummins Westport, LNG

February 5, 2014 - Industry News

LNG Providers Make Cutbacks, Slowing Development of Fueling Stations

Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Blu, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Three Bills Introduced to Promote Natural Gas Use in Trucking

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, U.S. House of Representatives

January 29, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Fund Highways

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, President Obama, Natural Gas, ATA

January 23, 2014 - Industry News

Kolodziej Retiring as President of NGVAmerica

Richard Kolodziej has announced that he will be retiring as president of NGVAmerica. Kolodziej, 67, has been the organization's president since 1995.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, People, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles

January 15, 2014 - Industry News

Work ‘Paused’ on Cummins Natural Gas Engine

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.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, Cummins ISX15, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Engines

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Average Fuel and Oil Costs Forecast to be Lower in 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.

Tags: Oil Prices, Natural Gas, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Energy Department

December 31, 2013 - Industry News

Fyda Energy Solutions Awarded Grant for Developing CNG Technology

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.

Tags: CNG, Dual Fuel, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

December 31, 2013 - Industry News

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 4

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Hours of Service, Fuel and Oil, Pilot Flying J, Fraud

December 16, 2013 - Industry News

Long-Term Fuel Prices to Grow Slowly, Natural Gas Demand Weaker Than Earlier Forecast

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Energy Department

November 27, 2013 - Industry News

Indiana Opens First LNG Fueling Station

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu, LNG Fueling Station

November 3, 2013 - Industry News

Blu Selects Ryder for LNG Vehicle Lease Prjects

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.

Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu

October 31, 2013 - Industry News

Westport Dropping 15-Liter LNG Engine for North America

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.

Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 23, 2013 - Industry News

New York State Considering LNG Permitting

New York could see LNG filling stations under new proposed regulations.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.

Tags: New York, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel and Oil

October 18, 2013 - Industry News

NFI, Lowe's Partner for Texas LNG Fleet

These 17 trucks are looking to fuel about 500,000 DGEs of LNG/year, which is expected to equate to a greenhouse gas reduction of 860 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of removing 200 passenger cars from the road each year.

Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas, working with NFI. Lowe’s dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.

Tags: Natural Gas, Lowe's, Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 16, 2013 - Industry News

Minnesota Summit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens October 17

The Minnesota Summit on Natural Gas In Trucking Opens Oct. 17.

Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region's industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.

Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Ryder, Natural Gas, Minnesota, UPS, Clean Energy, Daimler, Events, Cummins Westport, Kwik-Trip, MTA

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

UPS Adding to Natural Gas Fueling Network, Adding More Tractors

UPS LNG tractor being refueled. Photo: UPS

UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.

Tags: Natural Gas, UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleets

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