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ACT Expo Panel Discusses Slow Adoption for Alternative Fuels

June 25, 2013
Despite all the publicity and development of new products from truck and equipment manufacturers, especially for natural gas, trucks that run on gases and...

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here
Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

June 7, 2013
Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or...

Running an Alternative-fueled Fleet
Running an Alternative-fueled Fleet

May 20, 2013
Want to get a handle on alternative fuels? Talk with someone who uses them. One person is Melvin Rose, fleet manager for Monroe County in western New York,...

Rise of the 6x2
Rise of the 6x2

May 13, 2013
It's still an oddball spec in road tractors, but some believe the 6x2 — a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions — will...

Electrifying the Windy City
Electrifying the Windy City

March 11, 2013
Chicago has ordered 20 heavy-duty, electric-powered trash trucks that will be the first of their kind in the nation. The electric trucks will run almost...

Cummins, Eaton to Offer Integrated ‘Powertrain Package’
Cummins, Eaton to Offer Integrated ‘Powertrain Package’

March 11, 2013
Cummins Inc. and Eaton Corp. have devised a fuel-saving, integrated engine-transmission combination that will rival proprietary offerings from some truck...

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans
Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

December 12, 2012
The engine products of the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations now dominate the existing, albeit small, market for natural gas...

ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far
ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far

November 29, 2012
There are only about 167,000 natural gas-fueled vehicles in the United States, according the head of a group that promotes natural gas as a vehicle fuel,...

Chicago Orders Electric-Powered Heavy Trash Trucks

November 26, 2012
The City of Chicago has ordered 20 heavy-duty electric-powered trash trucks that will be the first in the nation, according to one of the companies that won...

Propane's Cheap and Ready
Propane's Cheap and Ready

October 16, 2012
Propane is no longer just for your backyard barbeque or the furnace and water heater in your rural home. It's an efficient and economical fuel that powers...