Fuel Smarts

Innovative Transportation Services (ITS) stands with their new Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal truck. (L-R) Bill Loupee, VP of both ITS and TCS (Transportation and Consolidation Services, Inc.); James Hotnich, dispatch manager; Owen Owens, driver; and Dave Harper, president of ITS. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV)


New York Fleet Deploys Orange EV Yard Truck

Sonwil Distribution Center deployed Orange EV’s T-Series pure-electric terminal truck at its 300,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Buffalo, New York.

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: Is There an Electric Truck In Your Near Future?

With all the talk about trucking's electric future, it's important to remember that trucks will be drinking diesel for a long time to come, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Determining the operating costs for electric trucks can be difficult because electric equivalents to “fuel economy” ratings are not published for commercial vehicles. Photo: TransPower


How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

Aftertreatment system maintenance is easier when you stay ahead of the demand.


What You Should Know About Aftertreatment System Maintenance

We appear to be learning from our mistakes in aftertreatment system maintenance, but we still have a way to go before we’re at peace with the things.

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)


XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Imge courtesy of AMP Americas


Renewable Dairy Fuels Adding RNG Plant

Located in Fair Oaks, Ind., the dairy project will be Renewable Dairy Fuels second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas from dairy waste for transportation fuel.


Driving Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport Truck [Video]

Kenworth's latest green initiative is the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT) - a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range. Kenworth plans to increase the range with greater hydrogen storage capacity, but for now it's well suited for drayage work at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Watch our in-depth look at the ZECT here. 

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport heavy-duty truck can haul 80,000 lb at 30-50 mph a distance of 30-50 miles; an ideal setup for port drayage service. Photo: Jim Park


Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

Independent truck drivers at the Port of Tacoma say that regulations requiring new, clearner trucks, are too costly for them to comply with. Photo: Port of Tacoma


Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

According to a Reuters report, Tesla is working with several leading North American fleets to install a network of electric truck charging stations. Photo: Jack Roberts


Details Emerge on Tesla's Planned Electric Truck Charging Network

A report by Reuters indicates Tesla is working with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo and UPS to put an electric truck charging network in place ahead of the truck's start of production next year.

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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