Fuel Smarts

Photo of eCanter used by Hovis courtesy of Daimler Trucks.


Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

Scania cabover tractor-trailers conduct a platooning test on a track in Europe. Photo: Scania


Scania Inks Historic Platooning Agreement

European truck OEM Scania has inked what it calls a "landmark" agreement to begin testing platooning operations on Scandinavian highways.

Roush CleanTech promoted Todd Mouw to president.


Roush CleanTech Promotes Mouw to President

Propane autogas vehicle modifier Roush CleanTech has promoted Todd Mouw to president and made several other personnel changes, the company announced.

Photo: WEX Inc.


WEX Inc. Introduces Fuel Card for Mixed Fleets

WEX Inc. has introduced WEX Cross Roads, a one-card solution for fleets requiring unleaded and diesel fueling options at truck stops and convenience stores, the payment provider announced.

Some fleets use glider kits to get the benefits of the latest aerodynamic trucks with less-troublesome pre-emissions-regs engines. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Two Democratic senators who oversee environmental issues sent a letter on March 12 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to reverse his November 2017 proposal to repeal air emission standards for glider kits.

From left to right: Chris Langley, VP of Fleet Relations, Hyliion; Jim Park, award committee chair; and Thomas Healy, founder and CEO, Hyliion. Photo courtesy: Jim Winsor Award committee


Hyliion HE Drive Axle Wins Technical Achievement Award

A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion has won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced.


Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

Eco Flaps Splash Guard Photo: Eco Flaps


Eco Flaps Tested on LTL Equipment

The Eco Flaps aerodynamic splash guards were recently evaluated for fuel savings on less than truckload equipment in multi-trailer setups.

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.


Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

Photo of F-650 beverage truck courtesy of Ford.


Anheuser-Busch Distributor Adds Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest Anheuser-Busch distributors, has purchased two propane autogas-fueled Ford F-650 delivery trucks to reduce emissions and fueling costs.

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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