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Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids
UPS Adds 2-Cylinder Engine to Hybrids to Boost Range

UPS has extended the range and improved the fuel economy of 125 of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks, the logistics company announced.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/134943/ups-updates-hybrid-ev-trucks
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Diesel Prices Climb a Little Higher

Average national diesel prices, as of May 6, hit $3.17 cents per gallon. Prices are currently equal to one year ago, but about 2-cents higher than last week.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/331284/diesel-prices-continue-steady-rise-1
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Charging, Electric, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations, Suppliers, Sustainability
22 Questions to Answer Before Installing EV Charging Depots

The answers will dictate site design, energy management considerations, software needs, home charging requirements, and fleet policy updates. Without the...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/10143764/22-questions-to-answer-before-installing-ev-charging-depots
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting March 28 and 29 to discuss ways to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/86726/rspa-looking-for-ways-to-cut-costs-for-small-businesses
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Natural Gas, Utility Fleet
SoCalGas Opens CNG Station for California Fleets

SoCalGas has opened its 15th public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in western Riverside County, Calif., the utility has announced.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/134672/socalgas-opens-cng-station-for-california-fleets
Categories: Biofuels, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Neste MY Renewable Diesel
Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel ...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134348/corvallis-ore-switches-to-renewable-diesel
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The American Trucking Assn's says a new ergonomics standard proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is unconstitutional

https://www.truckinginfo.com/86710/ata-asks-labor-secretary-to-withdraw-ergonomics-rule
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations
Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/136778/volvos-supertruck-exceeds-epa-freight-efficiency-goals
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Legal/Legislative
New E-Reefers Smart Move for LA Grocery Delivery

D&D Wholesale Distributors in City of Industry, Calif., has been distributing produce, meats, poultry, grocery, non-foods, frozen foods and dairy in the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156907/new-e-reefers-smart-move-for-la-grocery-delivery
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The cost of breaking federal safety rules just went up. This week, the staff of the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety was told it could start...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/85286/safety-agency-gets-stricter
Categories: Fuel Smarts

A new study will examine the effects of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing on freight transportation distribution patterns to give better information...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125907/universities-to-study-effects-of-fracking-on-freight-transportation
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area,...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/130710/republic-adds-17-cng-refuse-trucks-in-denver
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Vehicle Research
Chevrolet Silverado's Turbo-Four Achieves 23 MPG on the Highway

Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado that's powered by a new turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder engine can achieve 23 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in city driving.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/316428/2019-silverados-turbo-four-rated-for-fuel-economy
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Amazon Leads $700M Investment in Electric Truck Maker

As it builds out its delivery fleet, Amazon is moving toward using a battery-electric delivery vehicle produced by Rivian Automotive. Amazon is leading a...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/325315/amazon-invests-700m-in-electric-truck-maker
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Columbus to Place 18 CNG Automated Side Loaders Into Service by End of 2013

The City of Columbus, Ohio, plans to place an additional 44 dedicated CNG units into service by the end of 2013. Columbus is also currently building a...

https://www.government-fleet.com/109890/columbus-to-place-18-cng-automated-side-loaders-into-service-by-end-of-2013
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Vehicle Research
XL Surpasses 75 Million Electrified Road Miles Driven

XL customers have collectively surpassed 75 million total miles driven with vehicles powered by XL’s hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/315008/xl-surpasses-75-million-electrified-road-miles-driven
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Legal/Legislative, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Model 220EV Qualifies for CARB HVIP Voucher

All Peterbilt Model 220EVs sold to customers in California are eligible for a $95,000 HVIP voucher.

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10125918/peterbilt-model-220ev-qualifies-for-carb-hvip-voucher
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Utah Clean Cities Shows BYD Refuse Truck

Build Your Dreams (BYD) was selected by the Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCC) to showcase its Class 6 electric refuse hauler.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/305834/utah-clean-cities-selects-byd-refuse-truck
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Natural Gas Future Has Potential, Report Says

A recently released natural gas analysis from TIAX LLC predicts the opportunity for the compressed-natural-gas fueling market will grow steadily over the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/108282/natural-gas-future-has-potential-report-says
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Delivers First Electric Cabover Truck to Frito-Lay

Peterbilt has delivered the first Model 220EV. Frito-Lay will deploy six of the battery-electric medium-duty trucks.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/342682/peterbilt-delivers-first-electric-model-220ev-to-frito-lay
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Propane Autogas, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Learning About Propane with Clean Cities

Pacific Northwest fleet managers were given a crash course focused on propane autogas trends, technology, and more.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/318742/learning-about-propane-with-clean-cities
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Kraft Heinz Deploys Orange EV Electric Trucks at Ohio Facility

In an effort to eliminate diesel emissions at its Ohio distribution center, Kraft Heinz has deployed three Orange EV electric terminal trucks to take on the...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/331409/kraft-heinz-deploys-orange-ev-electric-trucks-at-ohio-facility
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations
Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements

The two companies collaborated on the latest version of the Smart Advantage powertrain, aimed at regional highway service.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132274/eaton-cummins-show-direct-drive-powertrain-ultrashift-enhancements
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
How Changing Emissions Standards Affect Work Truck Fleets

Many industries are making it a priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as national standards and public expectations continue to change. The work...

https://www.government-fleet.com/331377/how-changing-emissions-standards-affect-work-truck-fleets
Categories: Clean Diesel, Fuel Smarts, Operations
Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/132329/diesel-chevrolet-colorado-exceeds-30-mpg-highway
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Ping! 3 Things You Need to Know About ELDs and Fuel Taxes

A popular selling point for electronic logging devices is that you can use the electronic records for fuel tax reporting. But the record-keeping...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157346/ping-3-things-you-need-to-know-about-elds-and-fuel-taxes
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts
California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax

A bill to raise fuel taxes that could bring in $5.2 billion a year has advanced through the California legislature and needs only to be signed by Gov. Jerry...

https://www.businessfleet.com/139878/california-strikes-deal-with-truckers-to-hike-fuel-tax
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Nikola to Build Tre Electric Truck for Europe in Germany

Nikola has announced that the Iveco manufacturing facility in Ulm, Germany, will be the production hub for the Nikola Tre electric heavy-duty truck in Europe.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/350612/nikola-announces-tre-electric-truck-production-joint-venture-for-europe
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products
First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a...

https://www.businessfleet.com/143095/first-look-tesla-s-all-electric-semi-truck
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Xos Trucks Raises $20 Million, Partners with Tier 1 Supplier, Hires C-Suite

Investors include Proeza Ventures, a mobility-focused VC firm backed by Tier 1 supplier Metalsa’s holding company, and BUILD Capital Group. Rob Ferber,...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/10123925/xos-trucks-raises-20-million-partners-with-tier-1-supplier-hires-c-suite
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/133811/obama-s-budget-would-cut-clean-cities-boost-super-truck
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Alsco Electrifies Fleet with Motiv

Alsco will deploy four all-electric Motiv step vans to help deliver uniforms in Sacramento and Los Angeles.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10131841/alsco-electrifies-fleet-with-motiv
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Legal/Legislative, Sustainability, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Anheuser-Busch Adds 21 Electric Trucks in Calif.

Anheuser-Busch will be deploying 21 battery-electric trucks in California to showcase economic and environmental sustainable warehousing and distribution...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/341633/anheuser-busch-adds-21-electric-trucks-in-calif
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Suppliers, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Lordstown Unveils Two Beta Versions of Endurance Pickup

The release of the beta models, two of 57 to be produced, comes at a critical juncture for the upstart electric automaker.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10140497/lordstown-unveils-two-betas-of-endurance-pickup
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Trucking Allies File Amicus Brief on HOS

The National Retail Federation joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/108669/trucking-allies-file-amicus-brief-on-hos
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fleet Leasing, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Legal/Legislative, Sustainability, Technology, Vehicle Research
Major Companies Accelerate EV Fleet Transition Through New Alliance

Several fleets have joined the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance to advance their commitments to fleet electrification.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/349408/major-companies-accelerate-ev-fleet-transition-through-new-alliance
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Estimates of safety gains from revision of the hours of service rules are based on assumptions, not concrete data – and no one knows if those assumptions...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/87700/gao-report-underscores-lack-of-data-in-hours-proposal
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Lion Electric Selected for Fleet Electrification Program

Heritage will initially purchase five Lion Electric battery-electric trucks for the 2021 fleet electrification validation program consisting of Class 6...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/10143291/lion-electric-selected-for-fleet-electrification-program
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Diesel & Oil Prices Fall, Gasoline Squeaks Slightly Higher

The prices of diesel and oil moved lower over the past week, while gasoline has barely edged higher. New figures released Monday from the U.S. Energy...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111930/diesel-oil-prices-fall-gasoline-squeaks-slightly-higher
Categories: Fuel Smarts

The Wisconsin Department of Administration has made $1 million is available to common, contract and private motor carriers to reduce diesel truck idling.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112771/wisconsin-offering-grants-for-truck-idle-reduction-equipment
Categories: Biofuels, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Intermodal Truck Fleet to Use RNG Fuel at California Ports

Clean Energy Fuels will supply Redeem renewable natural gas to Overseas Freight, an intermodal trucking company, as part of an effort to reduce emissions in...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/322376/intermodal-trucking-company-to-use-rng-at-california-ports
Categories: Batteries/Tech, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Nikola Teases Breakthrough in Electric Truck Battery Technology

Nikola has developed a new type of battery it claims could allow ranges of up to 800 miles between charges for battery electric trucks with a 40% weight...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/344928/nikola-teases-breakthrough-in-electric-truck-battery-technology
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) last week introduced a bill "to keep dangerously heavy and large trucks off the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/100495/lautenberg-mccaskill-introduce-bill-to-limit-truck-sizeweight
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The National Safety Council Thursday called on members of the Illinois House of Representatives to support Governor Rod Blagojevich's veto of SB 540, which...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/99692/national-safety-council-urges-55-mph-limit-for-trucks-
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Reaction to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration latest HOS proposal isn't exactly inspiring

https://www.truckinginfo.com/105634/safety-group-says-new-hos-proposal-doesnt-go-far-enough-canadians-say-it-could-have-been-worse
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Motor carriers now must update MCS-150 information every 24 months

https://www.truckinginfo.com/88715/mcs-150-forms-due-every-two-years
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Maryland State Highway Administration is now providing truckers a way to carry paperless permits, allowing drivers to display them in electronic format...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/108598/maryland-helps-truckers-go-paperless-offers-e-hauling-permits
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
DOT to Commence Work on Cell Phone Restrictions for Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation plans to write rules banning text messaging and restricting cell phone use in moving trucks and buses

https://www.truckinginfo.com/102933/dot-to-commence-work-on-cell-phone-restrictions-for-truck-drivers
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134190/ups-to-invest-100m-in-cng-trucks-and-infrastructure
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater has introduced the 2010 Strategy and Performance Plan, a two-way public communication process to help the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/88041/dot-invites-public-to-comment-on-safety-strategy


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