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January 13, 2015 - Industry News

Ram Improves 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup's Fuel Efficiency

Photo of 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE courtesy of FCA US.

Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Large Pickups

January 5, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Falling in New Year

Diesel prices continued their recent and steep decline into the New Year, aided by oil prices that are the lowest in nearly six years.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Ends 2014 at Lowest Price in 4 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel continued falling into final week of 2014, down significantly from its high for the year and hitting its lowest price since December 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 24, 2014 - Industry News

December Bulk DEF Prices Reach 2014 High

Photo by Jim Park.

December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.

Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Fuel

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

What's Behind the Lowest Diesel Prices in Years?

North American shale operations, like this hydraulic fracturing operation at a Marcellus Shale well, are one reason for a global glut of oil.

Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.

Tags: OPEC, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Oil Prices

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Average Cost in 4 Years

The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices

December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels, Food and Beverage Fleets

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Posts Another Weekly Decline

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling as oil prices hit its lowest level in years, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 4, 2014 - Industry News

New Mexico Utility Fleet to Go Electric

Public Service Co. of New Mexico announced a long-term strategy to switch most, if not all, of its 450 cars, pickups and trucks to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, beginning with seven cars, plus six pickups and 10 new bucket trucks.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, telogis, New Mexico, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 1, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue Decline as Oil Sinks

Fuel prices started off the final month of 2014 in the same fashion they have been during much of the second half of the year, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Remains Near Four-Year Low of $3.62

Diesel and gasoline prices keep moving lower while the price of oil has gained a little ground over the past week.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Raises Fuel Efficiency 29 Percent

Photo of 2015 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.

Tags: Ford F-150, Fuel Economy, Ford, Large Pickups, Aluminum, 2015-MY

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise, Midwest Region Skyrockets

Credit: U.S. DOE

The long ride of falling diesel prices has ended with the fuel posting its first weekly increase since late June, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Half of Ford's Class 3-5 Chassis Cab Buyers Choose Gasoline

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Commercial buyers of Ford Super Duty trucks now opt for a gasoline-powered Class 3-5 truck as often as they choose a diesel-powered model to avoid higher up-front costs and increased maintenance work, Ford told WorkTruckOnline.com.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Engines, Ford Super Duty, Chassis Cab Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Cost Continues Falling, Lowest Since 2011

Fuel and crude oil are continuing down the road toward lower prices, hitting levels not seen in at least nearly two and half years.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. Diesel Demand to Decline After 2015

Photo via Fuels Institute.

U.S. Diesel demand will peak in 2015 and decline by as much as 12.5% through 2030 according to a report by energy market research firm PIRA Energy Group.

Tags: Diesel, Oil Prices, Alternative Fuels, NATSO, Forecast

October 14, 2014 - Industry News

Average Diesel Price Moves Lower Again as Oil Plummets

UPDATED -- Diesel fuel and gasoline prices in the U.S. continue moving lower with the national averages posting their largest weekly drops in quite a while.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Gasoline Prices

October 9, 2014 - Industry News

Uptick in Spec'ing Gasoline Engines for Medium-Duty Trucks

This gasoline 6.2L V-8 is offered with Ford's Super Duty lineup.

Managers of Class 3-6 truck fleets are increasingly looking at gasoline engines when spec'ing new models for their fleets, according to a recent industry survey by Work Truck magazine.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6, Engines, Fuel Costs

October 8, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Chart via EPA.

Light-duty 2013 model-year vehicles reached an all-time high in fuel economy with an average of 24.1 mpg as a result of technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbochargers, and advanced transmissions, according to the EPA.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Mazda, Nissan

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Continue Falling, Diesel Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower once again, shedding 2.3 cents from a week ago and hitting it lowest price since mid-July of 2012.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

EPA: 2015 Colorado, Canyon Provide 20 MPG Combined

Photo of 2015 GMC Canyon SLE extended cab courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will provide at least 20 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, the U.S. EPA has announced.

Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Mid-Size Pickups

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Chevrolet City Express Gets 24 MPG City

Photo courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Compact Vans, 2015-MY, Chevrolet City Express

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Research: By 2035 Alt-Fuels Will Power 14 Percent of Trucks

Medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG

July 9, 2014 - Industry News

Agreement will Bring Natural Gas to Fleet Customers

Randy Marion Automotive Group and VNG.CO LLC have entered into a strategic marketing agreement to support the use of light duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) by fleet customers in coordination with VNG offering conveniently located and retail oriented CNG fueling locations.

Tags: Bi-Fuel CNG, VNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Gasoline, Diesel Price Gap Narrows

In June 2014, the price gap between the cost of gasoline and diesel narrowed to 21 cents per gallon. (SOURCE: WEX)

Just reported fuel prices show that, for the first time since April 2012, the price gap between gasoline and diesel prices has narrowed to only 21 cents per gallon in June 2014.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Diesel Prices

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