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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts

Oil prices took their largest single-day leap ever Friday, and energy ministers from the world's top industrialized nations pledged Sunday to work to fight...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/100570/oil-prices-hit-new-record-1
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas, Products
Volvo VNL 300 Available with Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine

The Volvo VNL 300 day cab is now available with the newest version of the Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero natural gas engine.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/307274/volvo-vnl-300-available-with-cummins-westport-isx12n-natural-gas-engine
Categories: Clean Diesel, Fuel Smarts
Graco Introduces DEF Pump Packages

Graco Blue pumps are designed to help manage diesel exhaust fluids and reduce vehicle emissions in automobiles, buses, heavy-duty trucks, and off-road...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126638/graco-introduces-def-pump-packages
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110856/much-more-iowa-fuel-contains-biodiesel
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet

The Society of Automotive Engineers developed a recommended practice for plug-in charging of heavy duty electric vehicles. The new standard was designed to...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/292000/sae-publishes-charging-recommendation-for-medium-and-heavy-duty-electric-vehicle
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Hybrids, Operations
Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139961/new-electric-pickup-specs-released
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Santa Monica Launches Zero-Emissions Delivery Zone, First in U.S.

The one-square mile zone will provide priority curb access for zero-emission delivery vehicles. The pilot program will also demonstrate medium- and...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/10137632/santa-monica-launches-zero-emissions-delivery-zone-first-in-u-s
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products, Suppliers, Utility Fleet, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
XL Fleet Offers Hybrid-Electric Powertrain for Ford F-550

XL Fleet expanded its line of electrified powertrains to include a hybrid-electric drive system for the medium-duty Class 5 Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10132632/xl-fleet-offers-hybrid-electric-powertrain-for-ford-f-550
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
Waste Management Dedicates Illinois' Largest CNG Fueling Facility

Waste Management of Illinois has dedicated the state's largest commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill

https://www.truckinginfo.com/108077/waste-management-dedicates-illinois-largest-cng-fueling-facility-
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Average Diesel, Gasoline Costs Expected to Remain Low

A new fuel price forecast from the U.S. Energy Department shows little change from expectations a month ago for the price of diesel, but the outlook for...

https://www.businessfleet.com/134605/average-diesel-gasoline-costs-expected-to-remain-low
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts

The price of crude oil neared $84 a barrel Wednesday, the highest posting in 17 month

https://www.truckinginfo.com/104074/crude-oil-breaks-17-month-record-on-obamas-drilling-plans
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

A Nebraska bill aimed at cracking down on trucking and construction companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors went through its first...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/104005/nebraska-lawmakers-crack-down-on-independent-contractor-misclassification
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Natural Gas

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/136872/california-cummins-to-develop-natural-gas-heavy-duty-engine
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new rule to place stricter safety requirements on all newly registered trucking and bus...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/101424/fmcsa-announces-stricter-entry-requirements
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths. Federal figures showed that North Carolina...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/86201/truck-deaths-the-target-of-north-carolina-laws
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Hydrogen, Sustainability, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Fuel-Cell Electric Truck ‘Ecosystem’ on the Way from Navistar, GM, OneH2

Navistar, partnering with General Motors and hydrogen fuel-provider OneH2, believes it will have a hydrogen fuel-cell regional Class 8 truck available by MY...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10135451/fuel-cell-electric-truck-ecosystem-on-the-way-from-navistar-gm-oneh2
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Shows Electric Medium-Duty Truck at CES

Peterbilt gave attendees of the CES electronics show in Las Vegas the first look at the all-electric medium-duty Model 220EV.

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/322342/first-look-peterbilt-model-220ev
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Products
Rocketail Aero Device Now Retracts in Collisions

Rocketail XR is an upgrade of the Rocketail aerodynamic systems for reducing tail-end drag on semi-trailers. It addresses the problem of aerodynamic trailer...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/351062/rocketail-aero-device-now-retracts-in-collisions
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Electric Trucks Start Arriving at Southern California Freight, Rail Yards

The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments. and partners at Daylight Transport and BYD Motors have announced the arrival of the first of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139436/electric-trucks-start-arriving-at-southern-california-freight-rail-yards
Categories: Fuel Smarts
Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show

Well-attended educational sessions and an ever-larger trade display marked the National Truck Equipment Association's annual meeting and Work Truck Show,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/150326/hydraulic-hybrids-ride-and-drive-report-from-work-truck-show
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Over the past 20 years, truck builders have labored mightily and with great success to make trucks more fuel efficient, safe and environmentally friendly....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/85923/feds-help-build-super-efficient-truck
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts
Dealership Tool Allows Mack Buyers to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136301/dealership-tool-allows-mack-buyers-to-spec-for-fuel-efficiency
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its rule related to On-Board Diagnostics systems was not meant to prevent aftermarket facilities from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/102377/epa-corrects-language-in-on-board-diagnostics-provision
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Vehicle Research
What Alternatives Are There to Diesel?

Once you start, the questions don't stop. Every answer begets another query. Sooner or later even some of the experts will pause, scratch their heads, and...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/151606/what-alternatives-are-there-to-diesel
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Global Fleet, Vehicle Research
Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

https://www.businessfleet.com/136645/commercial-vehicle-to-grid-hub-installed-in-denmark
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Operations, Products, Propane Autogas
Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132407/alkane-coe-trucks-get-dot-approval
Categories: Electric, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Global Fleet, Green Fleet, Products, Vehicle Research
Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/141666/chanje-brings-globally-scaled-ev-to-us-medium-duty-market
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Products
Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas–Powered Engine

The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be ordered with the factory-installed Cummins Westport...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/202844/kenworth-t680-now-available-with-natural-gaspowered-engine
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Vehicle Research
Cummins Introduced as Cummins Integrated Power

Cummins is repositioning itself as Cummins Integrated Power. The new name denotes both the company’s expertise in technology integration and its reach into...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279224/cummins-introduced-as-cummins-integrated-power
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Products, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Peterbilt Looks to 2020: Electric Trucks, Vocational Sales, Uptime Initiatives

Projecting to end 2019 with near-record Class 8 market share and record-setting medium-duty market share, Peterbilt is looking to the strength of the...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/343429/peterbilt-looks-to-2020-electric-trucks-vocational-sales-uptime-initiatives
Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Sustainability
Performance With a Purpose

Frito-Lay’s Mike O’Connell leads a team that focuses on adapting the best leading-edge technologies for its specific needs.

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/154926/performance-with-a-purpose
Categories: Electric, Electrification, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Products, Sustainability, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Ford E-Transit Starts Under $45,000, Has Estimated 126-Mile Range

The all-electric 2022 E-Transit will be available with a starting price under $45,000 and features a targeted maximum payload of 3,800 pounds with up to...

https://www.businessfleet.com/10130221/ford-e-transit-starts-under-45-000-has-estimated-126-mile-range
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Utility Fleet
DOE Eases Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchasing Mandate

The U.S. Department of Energy has made it easier for state and utility fleets to comply with alt-fuel vehicle purchasing mandates by giving them credit for...

https://www.government-fleet.com/117249/doe-eases-regulations-for-state-alt-fuel-provider-fleets
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts
How to Implement a Fuel Hedging Program

Fleets can manage the risk of rising fuel prices with financial instruments known as fuel hedges.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156700/how-to-implement-a-fuel-hedging-program
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The American Truck Dealers division of the National Automotive Dealers Association is calling for the creation of a federal stimulus program to boost new...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/104815/atd-calls-for-stimulus-program-to-help-new-truck-sales
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Natural Gas
Advanced Disposal Begins CNG-Powered Waste Management in Ga.

Advanced Disposal began providing weekly garbage and yard waste service to over 25,000 homes within the Macon-Bibb, Ga. city limits on Jan. 4, utilizing...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/133171/advanced-disposal-begins-cng-powered-waste-management-in-ga
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

The Research and Special Programs Administration is soliciting comments and information on ways to reduce risks posed by wetlines on cargo tanks hauling...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/93326/government-asks-for-input-on-cargo-tank-safety
Categories: Electric, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet
Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager,"...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/136074/tesla-s-master-plan-includes-commercial-trucks
Categories: Fuel Smarts
Monarch Beverage Commits To CNG Kenworth T440s

As Fred Dufour looks out at Monarch Beverage’s diesel fueling station, he knows that in only a couple of years, it will nearly be all gone. “The need for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110594/monarch-beverage-commits-to-cng-kenworth-t440s
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Maintenance, Operations, Suppliers, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Dickinson Grows Medium-Duty Electric Fleet with Xos Trucks

Dickinson Fleet Services has purchased five medium-duty, zero-emission, fully electric service trucks from electric vehicle manufacturer Xos Trucks.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10131955/dickinson-grows-medium-duty-electric-fleet-with-xos-trucks
Categories: Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
DHL Ends Street Scooter EV Production

Germany's DHL will cease production of its street scooter electric vans by the end of 2020, but it still plans to continue to switch its fleet to electric...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/352243/dhl-ends-street-scooter-ev-production
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Vehicle Research

The clean way to stay cool will come from the use of fuel cells which will replace the current small diesel engine used to keep refrigerated cargo at the...

https://www.chargedfleet.com/153382/cool-thats-also-clean-fuel-cells-for-refrigerated-trucks
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Suppliers, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Canoo Projects Class-Leading Cargo Volume for New Electric Delivery Vehicle

The all-electric model, starting at $33,000, will be offered in two initial sizes starting in 2022. The smaller model offers 230 cu. ft. of cargo volume...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10132786/canoos-electric-delivery-vehicle-has-class-leading-cargo-volume
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance

Congress extended the current highway program for two months, again postponing action on comprehensive reform of the nation's deteriorating infrastructure...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/103435/congress-postpones-action-on-highway-reauthorization-for-two-months
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Products, Safety, Technology
Autonomous Yard Truck Developer Outrider Debuts

A Golden, Colorado, tech start-up called Outrider has come out of nowhere with $53 million in funding for its Outrider System – a new, autonomous yard...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/351548/autonomous-yard-tug-developer-outrider-makes-a-53-million-debut-in-trucking
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Suppliers, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Workhorse Hit with COVID-19, Revises Volume Targets

The maker of commercial electric vehicles won’t meet its projected production target of 300-400 vehicles in 2020 in part due to more than 36% of its...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10129894/workhorse-hit-with-covid-19-revises-volume-targets
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrification, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Suppliers, Sustainability, Vehicle Research
Workhorse Hit with COVID-19, Revises Volume Targets

The maker of commercial electric vehicles won’t meet its projected production target of 300-400 vehicles in 2020 in part due to more than 36% of its...

https://www.businessfleet.com/10129894/workhorse-hit-with-covid-19-revises-volume-targets
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Diesel Prices Stay Mostly Flat for Third Week Straight

The price of diesel fuel dropped less than a cent last week and has remained relatively unchanged for the past three weeks, according to the latest numbers...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/136775/diesel-prices-stay-mostly-flat-for-third-week-straight
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Operations
2014 Green Fleet Conference in Pictures

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo's first day included a walk through the history of alternative fuels, a ride and drive event and sessions for...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/144273/a-look-inside-green-fleet-conference
Categories: Fuel, Fuel Smarts
Diesel Prices on the Rise, Hit $3.07

This uptick continues the rising trend we have seen since early November 2020, and has finally eclipsed prices same time last year.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10138007/diesel-prices-on-the-rise-hit-3-07-1


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