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Sandwich Supplier Saves Fuel, Cuts CO2 with New Reefer Truck
Sandwich Supplier Saves Fuel, Cuts CO2 with New Reefer Truck

September 10, 2012
Ever buy a cold or hot pre-made sandwich from a convenience store, maybe where you gas up the car? Then there's a good chance that it was a Deli Express...

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 2 - New Engines, More Options
Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 2 - New Engines, More Options

September 10, 2012
Interest in natural gas as a fuel for commercial trucks has been rising, thanks to the low cost of the fuel, and the desire of fleets to be "green" and...

Successful Field Tests of DME in Europe prompt Volvo to Consider the Alternative Fuel for U.S.
Successful Field Tests of DME in Europe prompt Volvo to Consider the Alternative Fuel for U.S.

August 31, 2012
Engineers at Volvo Trucks are exploring the possibility of using dimethyl ether, or DME, as an alternative fuel in North America, following successful field...

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Whirs and Whooshes But Saves Fuel, Maker Says
Turbine-Electric Hybrid Whirs and Whooshes But Saves Fuel, Maker Says

May 22, 2012
A chrome-plated exhaust stack emits a muted whoosh as this truck's turbine engine spins at tens of thousands of RPMs, drawing the curious among attendees at...

Bi-fuel impressions
Bi-fuel impressions

May 17, 2012
The momentum toward natural gas as a motor fuel has been building for several years, and we don't know how far it will take the national "fleet." Some...

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Could be SoCal Fleet's Future
Hydrogen Fuel Cells Could be SoCal Fleet's Future

April 27, 2012
Driver Tim Mabry eases his foot onto the pedal, and what appears to be a plain white Freightliner tractor moves ahead briskly, making only a faint whirring...

BAE Diesel-Electric System Available for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks
BAE Diesel-Electric System Available for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

April 27, 2012
BAE Systems is a multi-national company that says it has built HybriDrive electric powertrains for more than 3,500 transit buses in cities around the world,...

Smart Fleets Test Fuel Efficiency Products
Smart Fleets Test Fuel Efficiency Products

August 25, 2011
Fuel is gold," says Jimmy Ray, fleet manager at Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, N.M. He's out to save a lot of it with innovative components...

Goin' with Gas: Driving Natural Gas Trucks
Goin' with Gas: Driving Natural Gas Trucks

July 10, 2011
Use of natural gas to propel vehicles seems to be gaining momentum as various advocates continue their efforts to promote it, and manufacturers prepare more...

Batteries Key to Hybrid and Electric Truck Growth
Batteries Key to Hybrid and Electric Truck Growth

May 2, 2011
For years, builders of hybrid-electric systems have been saying that prices for lithium ion batteries they need would be coming down, which would make these...