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Commentary: Don't Count Diesel Out
Commentary: Don't Count Diesel Out

October 3, 2014
Alternative fuels may be more popular but diesel will still be the fuel of choice for most of trucking for a long, long time to come.

Gas-to-Liquids Technology Makes Fuel, Oil From Natural Gas
Gas-to-Liquids Technology Makes Fuel, Oil From Natural Gas

September 15, 2014
A a giant facility in Qatar, Shell is turning natural gas into products normally produced from crude oil — fuel, base oils, paraffin, kerosene, etc.

Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?
Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?

July 17, 2014
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that...

Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers
Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

July 9, 2014
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel...

New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test
New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test

June 30, 2014
A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is...

California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks
California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks

May 21, 2014
California-based TransPower has installed its ElecTruck battery-electric drive system into the second of eight trucks of this design that it plans to...

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil
Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

May 14, 2014
What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from...

Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away
Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away

April 14, 2014
The enthusiasm for natural gas fueled vehicles seems to be stuttering a bit. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge offers insights from the Mid-America Trucking...

Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB
Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB

March 27, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been...

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

March 26, 2014
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...