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November 6, 2008 - Industry News

FleetCards USA Launches New FleetCards TrendWatch Advisory Council

ATLANTA – The new FleetCards TrendWatch council will identify new and upcoming trends and articulate them to the industry.

Tags: FleetCards USA

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Joins EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership and Names New Vice President of Sustainability

READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has announced its collective support and participation in the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Tags: SmartWay, Penske, EPA

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Natural Gas Suppliers Make Case for Alternative Fuel Trucks

SAN PEDRO, CA – Clean Energy made its case for alternative-fueled trucks to independent owner-operator drayage drivers, with a little help from officials from the San Pedro Bay ports, the South Coast AQMD, and a few trucking companies.

Tags: Natural Gas, Port of Los Angeles, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Clean Energy Fuels

October 28, 2008 - Industry News

Extend Range with a Transfer Flow 50-Gallon Auxiliary Fuel Tank System

CHICO, CA - Transfer Flow, Inc. now offers Increase a 50-gallon auxiliary fuel tank, which allows vehicle operators to drive more than twice as many miles between fuelings.

Tags: Transfer Flow

October 14, 2008 - Industry News

Trucks Lead the Way to a Cleaner Future

ARLINGTON, VA – According to Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer, Inc. — headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn.— Titan and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have now committed themselves to doing something about the climate crisis.

Tags: Green Fleets, American Trucking Associations

September 23, 2008 - Industry News

City of Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau Awards Contract to Clean Energy to Supply Fuel for LNG-Powered Refuse Trucks

SEAL BEACH, CA – The Sanitation Bureau of the City of Los Angeles has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a contract for up to 10 years to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel for the City’s growing fleet of 340 LNG refuse trucks.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels

September 9, 2008 - Industry News

GM Adjusts Pickup, SUV Designs to Improve Fuel Mileage Up to 7%

DETROIT – General Motors Corp. is boosting fuel economy for full-size pickups and SUVs by as much as seven percent by making them lighter and more streamlined.

Tags: SUV, Pickup Trucks, General Motors

September 3, 2008 - Industry News

Amiworld Plans to Increase its Diesel and Biodiesel Production by 300 Percent

NEW YORK – Amiworld Inc. has announced a strategic plan to increase both diesel and biodiesel production by at least 300 percent at the company’s South American facility

Tags: Diesel, biodiesel, production

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

GM Adds More ‘Xtra Fuel Economy’ Truck and SUV Models

DETROIT – GM announced on Aug. 12 the addition of fuel-efficient XFE versions of the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon for the 2009 model-year. Chevrolet earlier in the year added the 36-mpg XFE model to its Cobalt lineup.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, General Motors

August 13, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Keeps Biofuels Levels in Place after Considering Texas’ Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following extensive analysis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced his decision to deny a request submitted by the State of Texas to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Tags: Texas, Renewable Fuels Standard, EPA, Biofuels

August 13, 2008 - Industry News

Fleet One Announces New OTR Sales Hires

NASHVILLE, TN - Fleet One, LLC, a provider of fuel cards and fleet-related payment solutions to businesses and government agencies with vehicles, recently announced new hires for its Over The Road sales force.

Tags: Fleet One

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Grant Funding Now Available

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to award approximately $3.4 million in grants to establish projects using emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

Tags: Grant Funding, EPA, Clean Diesel Vehicles

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

UPS Takes a Hit from Soaring Fuel

ATLANTA – On Jul. 22 United Parcel Service (GPS) reported an in-line profit that was hit by fuel costs and a weak U.S. economy, but the package delivery company’s shares rose more than three percent as analysts said it was performing well despite multiple challenges.

Tags: UPS

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

Transfer Flow Introduces 50-Gallon Refueling Tank for Domestic and Imported Full-Size Trucks

CHICO, CA – Transfer Flow’s new 50-gallon Refueling Tank is capable of safely transport gasoline, diesel, ethanol, methanol, or kerosene.

Tags: Transfer Flow

July 30, 2008 - Industry News

New York State Motor Truck Association Said Proposed State Rule Will Waste Fuel, Add to Inflation

ALBANY, NY – Excessive state taxation and regulation are increasing the cost of everything that trucks transport.

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

LEER Tonneaus Lower Drag, Translating to Improved Gas Mileage

MILTON, PA – As people from coast to coast face staggering increases in fuel prices, LEER is reminding pickup truck owners that LEER tonneaus save gas and improve fuel mileage.

Tags: LEER

May 27, 2008 - Industry News

Refiners Tilt to Diesel Over Gasoline

WASHINGTON – U.S. refiners by now would be moving full-speed to ramp up gasoline production in advance of the summer driving season, but instead they are trying to maximize output of more-profitable diesel fuel.

Tags: Diesel

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Detroit Diesel Offers Free Upgrades for EPA ’07 Series 60 Customers

REDFORD, MI – Detroit Diesel Corporation’s new software release will soon be available to customers, free of charge, which will enhance the fuel economy of EPA ’07 Series 60 engines.

Tags: Detroit Diesel

April 2, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Companies Expected to Spend $135 Billion on Fuel in 2008

SOMERSET, PA – The cost of fuel is not only affecting motorists driving around town, but also truckers topping off their diesel tanks.

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Rising Cost of Diesel Fuel Starts to Squeeze Truckers

GREEN BAY, WI – With diesel prices pushing over the $4 per gallon, many independent owner/operators are doing what they can — including eliminating idle time, taking lighter loads, driving slower, and keeping tires properly inflated — to cut costs and stem losses from their bottom lines.

Tags: Diesel

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Will Spend Record Amount on Fuel

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Diesel fuel prices will reach record highs in 2008. The trucking industry will spend $135 billion on diesel this year, a $22 billion increase over what the trucking industry spent on diesel in 2007

Tags: Diesel, ATA

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Komatsu America Corp. Provides Recommendations for Biodiesel Use

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – With an increased interest in emissions and reducing the use of petroleum distillate based fuels, some governments and regulating bodies are encouraging the use of biofuels.

Tags: Biofuels

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Dossier Software Users Group 20th Annual Meeting

BURLINGTON, N.J. – The Dossier User Group will hold its annual meeting on Apr. 30 and May 1 at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The Dossier Users Group is an independent organization of fleet professionals whose common interest is their use of Dossier maintenance management software from Arsenault Associates.

Tags: Maintenance

February 27, 2008 - Industry News

Duracover Tonneau Covers Increase Security and Fuel Efficiency

LAPEER, MI – Duracover Tonneau covers are now available for Toyota Tundra trucks.

Tags: Toyota Tundra

February 6, 2008 - Industry News

Survey Reveals How Truckers Address Rising Fuel Costs

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO – A recent survey by commercial auto insurer Progressive found out how truckers are addressing rising fuel costs.

Tags: Progressive, Industry Research

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