“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.
March 5, 2020
Sweden’s Volvo Group has developed electric concept trucks for construction and regional-distribution applications in Europe.
December 10, 2019
There are more than a few ways to cut fuel costs, but there’s no one way to save that works the same for every fleet. However, there are many fuel-saving technologies and tactics that work well across many fleets.
June 6, 2019
At the Green Truck Summit, Carlton Rose, president of global fleet maintenance and engineering at UPS, said the desire for clean and quiet trucks is growing and pointed out how the global delivery giant has already made substantial investments in that green future.
March 5, 2019
A bipartisan push is under way in Congress to extend through this year certain tax credits that promote the adoption of alternatively powered vehicles.
March 1, 2019
Autogas has been on trucking’s radar since long before alternative fuels were required, thanks to its various built-in advantages.
September 6, 2018
Fueling trucks with natural gas remains the best option for many fleets that must by law or by choice be greener than they can be on diesel.
September 5, 2018
Clean fuels, by one or another name, are not quite the same. But with so many different clean diesels on the market, it can be difficult to distinguish the difference.
September 4, 2018
Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.
January 23, 2018
Electric and natural gas vehicles are the most well-known alternatives to diesel, but here’s a look at other alternative fuels that may be in the running for certain truck applications.
September 21, 2017
Some fleets opt to run on natural gas instead of diesel, a decision fueled by one or more key influences.
September 19, 2017
The slide in the price of diesel fuel over the past two years has complicated the decision to switch to alternative fuels for many fleets. But is cheap oil even the real issue?
September 15, 2016
Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.
March 28, 2016
A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.
November 23, 2015
Tim Stevens, president of Stevens Sausage, decided in 2013 to move away from spec’ing more diesel engines for the company’s 13-vehicle delivery fleet. So he decided to covert them to propane autogas.
October 8, 2015