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Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer
Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

February 19, 2014
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout 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...

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...

LNG: Kwik-Trip Inc. runs both LNG and CNG
LNG: Kwik-Trip Inc. runs both LNG and CNG

September 12, 2013
Says the butcher: “We eat what we sell.” Says Kwik-Trip: “We burn what we sell.” That’s natural gas, sold in liquefied and compressed form at 15 of the 430...

Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works
Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works

August 19, 2016
Company execs say Initial assembly of fleet-test units will be later this year with full production a few months later.

Driving Navistar's eStar Van
Driving Navistar's eStar Van

June 15, 2010
Primitive batteries and limited range caused electric cars and trucks to lose a technology battle with the internal combustion engine in the early 20th...

We Try Out Latest Electric, Hybrid Models at Hybrid Truck Users Forum
We Try Out Latest Electric, Hybrid Models at Hybrid Truck Users Forum

December 29, 2010
The Hybrid Truck Users Forum's 10th annual meeting in late September in Dearborn, Mich., featured a ride and drive of electric and hybrid trucks

UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations
UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations

February 23, 2011
United Parcel Service has ordered 48 road tractors that will burn liquified natural gas while pulling trailers up and down Interstate 15 between southern...

Driving GM's 2-Mode Hybrid

May 18, 2009
Is this the system that will save full-size SUVs and pickups from high-priced gasoline? General Motors' 2-Mode Hybrid, which first appeared about a year ago...

Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide
Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide

October 3, 2013
After more than 40 years of using propane as a motor fuel, the people at The Schwan Food Co. still believe they’ve got the right stuff. Schwan’s experience...

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