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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

July 2, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet of CNG Dump Trucks Ready for Service

Photo: J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, a manufacturer of dump bodies, trailers, oil and gas field equipment, and custom transportation solutions, has completed the conversion of 11 commercial tri-axle dump bodies that will be fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Tags: Truck Bodies, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

June 27, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Prices Stable in Bulk, Slightly Higher in Tote Jugs

While U.S. national truck stop prices have remained stable for the second consecutive month, the Canadian national average price at truck stops moved back to CA$0.80 per liter after settling at CA$0.81 during the past two months.

Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Emissions

June 13, 2014 - Industry News

Comdata Seeks to Raise $855M In Financing

Payment processor Comdata is seeking to raise $855 million in debt financing as part of a plan to retire some of its parent company's debt ahead of the Comdata initial public offering.

Tags: Comdata, Equity Markets, Corporate Bonds

June 11, 2014 - Press Release

Quarles Fleet Fueling Stations Accepting Cards on U.S. Bank's Voyager Network

U.S. Bank and commercial fuel station operator Quarles Petroleum have reached an agreement that gives holders of the U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card, or any of the bank’s Voyager Network fleet partners, access to 125 Quarles unattended card-lock stations in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, and West Virginia.

Tags: U.S. Bank

May 29, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Slightly During Holiday Weekend

The national average price of diesel fell nine-tenths of a cent to $3.925 per gallon for the week. Diesel costs 4.5 cents more than it did a year ago.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline

May 27, 2014 - Industry News

Study Shows Diesel Not Leading Particulate Matter Contributor

A new paper issued by the UNECE concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter versus other economic sectors.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Diesel Technology Forum, Diesel Fuel

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

3M, Rush to Develop CNG Fuel Systems for Class 6-8 Trucks

3M and Rush Enterprises have announced an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America.

Tags: Class 6, Class 7, 3M, Class 8, Rush Enterprises, CNG Tanks, Natural Gas Vehicles

May 15, 2014 - Industry News

AT&T Adds Chevrolet Express As 8,000th CNG Vehicle

Photo courtesy of AT&T.

AT&T continues to add to its robust fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with its 8,000th CNG vehicle — a 2014 Chevrolet Express full-size van.

Tags: Cargo Vans, AT&T, Natural Gas Vehicles, Chevrolet Express, Telecommunications Fleets, Alternative Fuels

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Unveils Propane Fuel Management Dispenser

Photo: Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas has announced that its new Fuel Management Dispenser System is now available to fleet customers.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Fuel Management, Propane Autogas

May 6, 2014 - Industry News

Atlas Oil Keeps Fleets Fueled and Running

The company’s fleet of 220 medium-duty trucks consists of Class 5 and 6 Freightliner and Daimler models. (PHOTO: ATLAS OIL)

Fueling is among the most time-consuming and inefficient operation for local and over-the-road truck fleets, robbing companies of up to an hour of precious employee and truck operation time per week.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Atlas Oil, Class 3-8

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Fueling Company Chooses Comdata for Card Processing Equipment

Quick Fuel recently purchased Comdata’s fuel site controller, known as SmartSight, for all of its retail locations and added Comdata’s SmartQ radio frequency identification (RFID)-based technology to offer an extra level of speed and security to the fuel transaction process.

Tags: Comdata, Quick Fuel, Payment Cards

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