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Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The National Transportation Safety Board truck safety hearing continued in Nashville yesterday with a closer look at several existing and prototype truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/85627/second-day-of-ntsb-hearing-focuses-on-latest-technology
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Safety
70 MPH Speed Limit Taking Effect in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway have announced the locations where Interstate speed limits will increase from 65 to 70...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115690/70-mph-speed-limit-taking-effect-in-illinois
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles officer has been accused of accepting bribes from an undercover officer in exchange for not inspecting a trailer...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/88355/truck-inspection-officer-accused-of-accepting-bribes
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the so-called "contract exception" to the Surface Transportation Board's bottleneck decision.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/86587/court-upholds-bottleneck-contract-exception
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Products
Clean Energy Launches Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Fleets that want to use an even "greener" alternative fuel than natural gas can now purchase renewable natural gas fuel, made from methane that comes from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114124/clean-energy-launches-renewable-natural-gas-fuel
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations
California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135606/california-awards-fleets-9m-for-zero-emission-trucks
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Vehicle Research
Kenworth to Work with Meritor on Electric T680

Meritor and Kenworth will partner on developing an electric Kenworth T680E, reported to be a short-hood day cab in tractor with an operating range between...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/351104/meritor-announces-deal-to-supply-paccar-with-electric-powertrain-components
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Gasoline
States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/128533/states-grapple-with-gas-taxation
Categories: Electric, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Operations
UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279023/ups-head-dont-let-fear-of-unknown-hold-back-future-excellence
Categories: Fuel Smarts

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America will roll out 10 new electric trucks in Orlando next year. In total, Frito-Lay will deploy 176 electric trucks this year...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/151538/frito-lay-electric-delivery-trucks-hit-the-green-streets-of-orlando
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Electric, Electrification, Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Smart Cities, Vehicle Research
Scania Debuts Reconfigurable Urban Utility Vehicle Concept

Scania's new NXT electric, self-driving concept vehicle can be quickly reconfigured to meet changing fleet needs in the course of a single work day. It can...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/333556/scania-debuts-reconfigurable-urban-utility-vehicle
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance
What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/157437/whats-ahead-for-wide-base-single-tires
Categories: Fuel Smarts
Smart Truck, Smart Business: Former SmartWay Head Launches Aerodynamic Venture

There have been many contributions to the improvement of truck and trailer aerodynamics - and therefore fuel efficiency - over the last few years, both from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/149788/smart-truck-smart-business-former-smartway-head-launches-aerodynamic-venture
Categories: Fuel Smarts
E-Mobility Rules the Day at NACV Show [Photos]

One thing that stood out at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta was the focus on battery-electric and upcoming...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/343960/e-mobility-rules-the-day-at-nacv-show-photos-1
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Government Ups Oil, Fuel Price Predictions

The Department of Energy is expecting crude oil and diesel prices to be higher in the second half of the year

https://www.truckinginfo.com/102237/government-ups-oil-fuel-price-predictions
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Wisconsin is making several changes to its commercial driver license program, after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found a number of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/103470/wisconsin-making-cdl-changes-to-meet-federal-regulations
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141816/ford-and-dhl-preview-transit-based-electric-van
Categories: Fuel Smarts
Delivering Green: One Energy Provider Sets a Green Example

Vermont-based Bourne's Energy, a family-owned company that delivers fuel and propane to households and businesses, has a long-term goal of producing a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/149919/delivering-green-one-energy-provider-sets-a-green-example
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be...

https://www.government-fleet.com/155068/upgrading-refuse-fleets-to-cng-three-considerations-beyond-economics
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
New Funding Gives Rivian Frontrunner Status in EV Pickup Race

The investment round of $2.5 billion comes as the electric vehicle startup retools its factory to produce its three electric vehicles starting in 2021.

https://www.government-fleet.com/10120917/new-funding-gives-rivian-frontrunner-status-in-ev-pickup-race
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a notice advising it will extend the HOS comment period to March 4 from February 28. The...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/105897/fmcsa-extends-hos-comment-period-to-cover-additional-documentation-and-clerical-amendments
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Maintenance, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Touts Electric Truck Progress at CES

Peterbilt is formally teaming up with Dana on electric powertrain development for its Model 220EV. The announcement was made at CES, the annual electronics...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/348202/peterbilt-displays-battery-electric-refuse-model-520ev-at-ces
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

President Obama will visit a Daimler Trucks North America plant in North Carolina today, where he's expected to tout the economy, job growth and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/107821/obama-to-visit-north-carolina-daimler-trucks-plant
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140313/byd-introduces-class-8-battery-electric-refuse-truck
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the...

https://www.government-fleet.com/129775/orange-ev-files-initial-order-for-electric-terminal-truck
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

In a nationally televised speech today at the Brookings Institution, President Barack Obama outlined his plan for tackling the job market, including...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/103366/obama-calls-for-boost-in-transportation-infrastructure-investment
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order this week suspending a scheduled increase in fuel taxes that would have taken effect on July 1

https://www.truckinginfo.com/100562/georgia-suspends-scheduled-increase-in-fuel-tax
Categories: Fuel Smarts
Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency

The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156002/optimizing-engines-to-improve-fuel-efficiency
Categories: Clean Diesel, Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Diesel Prices Expected to Move Slightly Lower Before Increasing Next Year

The U.S. Energy Department has downwardly revised its expectations for on-highway diesel prices this year, but expects prices to move higher in 2016.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/128888/diesel-prices-expected-to-move-slightly-lower-before-increasing-next-year
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/88442/changes-proposed-for-international-hazmat-freight
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Hybrids
Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140537/finnish-companies-to-develop-hybrid-powertrain-for-heavy-trucks
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, 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.greenfleetmagazine.com/10123925/xos-trucks-raises-20-million-partners-with-tier-1-supplier-hires-c-suite
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Diesel Still Climbing as Oil Declines

Diesel prices around the nation gained another 2.1 cents this week, marking the 11th straight increase in a row according to the Department of Energy's...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/105889/diesel-still-climbing-as-oil-declines-
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The idea of putting federal enforcement of truck safety into a separate motor carrier administration within the Department of Transportation appears to be...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/85277/dot-inspector-general-suggests-motor-carrier-safety-administration
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

State transportation departments are getting mixed grades in a new study over how they do their job

https://www.truckinginfo.com/91749/study-names-best-and-worst-state-dots
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/140900/cummins-makes-big-electrification-move
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The message at the first public hearing on hours of service rules was as blunt as a tire iron. Truckers don’t like what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/87413/truckers-on-hos-proposal-lots-of-pain-no-gain
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids
XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel...

https://www.businessfleet.com/129288/transit-van-gets-gasoline-electric-hybrid-powertrain
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Hybrids, Products, Vehicle Research
All-New Ford F-150 Features Hybrid Power, New Workplace Tech

The all-new Ford F-150 features a new hybrid powertrain, new workspace convenience features, as well as updated connectivity and safety features.

https://www.businessfleet.com/10119819/all-new-ford-f-150-features-hybrid-power-new-workplace-tech
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Lightning Trucks, Buses Offered on Calif. State Contract

Lightning Systems announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a California state...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/336474/lightning-trucks-buses-offered-on-calif-state-contract
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Dec. 14 – New federal regulations regarding lift truck operator training also apply to truck drivers who may occasionally use the equipment for loading or...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/84943/new-osha-rules-require-driver-training-on-lift-trucks
Categories: Fuel Smarts

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117672/the-kinetics-hybrid-now-approved-for-the-nyserda-voucher-program
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Congress Considering Extension of Highway Program

With less than a month until the federal highway program expires, it looks as though Congress may muddle through with yet another extension - the eighth...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/106813/congress-considering-extension-of-highway-program
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Natural Gas, Propane Autogas

The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/137622/cng-lpg-vehicle-market-to-grow-10-a-year-by-2022
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/140263/workhorse-unveils-electric-pickup-concept
Categories: Biofuels, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that...

https://www.businessfleet.com/137929/epa-approves-modest-renewable-fuel-increase-for-2017
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
Kansas City Opens First Public CNG Station

The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/127050/kansas-city-opens-first-public-cng-station
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Global Fleet, Green Fleet
UPS to Deploy Electric Delivery Vehicles in London, Paris

UPS has announced a project with UK-based technology firm Arrival to develop a fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles that will be trialed in London and Paris.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/301167/ups-to-deploy-electric-delivery-vehicles-in-london-paris
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids
BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/135625/workhorse-integrates-electricity-producing-engine-into-fleet
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Vehicle Research
2020 Ram 1500 Diesel Reaches 32 MPG on the Highway

FCA's diesel-powered 1/2-ton pickup has received an EPA rating of 32 miles per gallon in highway driving, 22 mpg in city driving, and 26 mpg in combined...

https://www.government-fleet.com/341961/2020-ram-1500-diesel-reaches-32-mpg-on-the-highway


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