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Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

Electric Dreams vs. Current Realities

“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

Volvo Fielding Heavy-Duty Electric Concept Trucks Overseas
6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

6 Simple Steps to Fuel Savings for Truck Fleets

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

UPS Sees Bright and Possibly Transformational Future for Electric Trucks
Bipartisan Effort on Capitol Hill Aims to Extend Alt-Fuel Tax Credits
Propane's Benefits Go Beyond Going Green
Natural Gas Is Still the King of Alternative Fuels
Different Ways to Color Diesel Green

Different Ways to Color Diesel Green

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

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

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

Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

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

Why Some Fleets Still Like Natural Gas
Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil

Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil

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

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

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

House Bill Would Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies

House Bill Would Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies

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

Sausage Fleet Switches to Propane Autogas

Sausage Fleet Switches to Propane Autogas

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