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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

February 5, 2008 - Industry News

U.S. Companies Utilize Green Logistics Program to Reduce Emissions

OAKLAND, CA - With the soaring cost of fuel and transportation’s dramatic impact on the environment, companies have no choice but to look at logistics as a place to go green.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases

January 13, 2008 - Industry News

BYD to Showcase Plug-in Hybrid at Detroit

DETROIT --- This year's Detroit auto show, which opened yesterday, Jan. 13, features a plug-in hybrid vehicle from Chinese automaker BYD.

Tags: BYD, China, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 13, 2008 - Industry News

Gasoline Price Up 5.6 Cents Last Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Last week, retail gasoline prices hit a record high for a January, shooting up 5.6 cents from the previous week to reach an average of $3.109 per gallon, as of Jan. 7.

Tags: Gasoline

December 26, 2007 - Industry News

Odyne Corp. Receives Purchase Order for 25 Plug-In Hybrid Aerial Lift Truck Systems

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corporation, a developer of plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) technologies, has received a purchase order for 25 plug-in PHEV systems from Dueco, Inc., a utility equipment manufacturer.

Tags: Odyne, Lift truck, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Kenworth Unveils T270 Class 6 Hybrid Truck Targeted at Municipal & Utility Applications

Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid-electric truck.

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kenworth Truck Co. has released its new Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid-electric truck. While hybrid trucks are in their infancy, they show significant potential from a fuel economy and environmental perspective.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Caterpillar C9 with ACERT Technology for 2007 Certified by EPA

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. has received 2007 on-highway certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the C9 engine equipped with ACERT Technology. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulations and provides a long-term emissions solution for the global on-highway engine market.

March 28, 2007 - Industry News

Cummins Announces Approval of B-20 Biodiesel Blends

LOUISVILLE, KY – Cummins's biodiesel B-20 blends have been approved for use in its 2002 and later emissions-compliant ISX, ISM, ISL, ISC, and ISB engines. This includes the recently released 2007 products.

January 23, 2007 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo to be Held Feb. 4-7

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – More than 3,500 biodiesel producers, marketers, and supporters will attend this year's National Biodiesel Conference and Expo, which will be held Feb. 4-7, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Isuzu Diesel Engines Certified by EPA and CARB

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.'s two 2007 emissions standard-compliant diesel engines, the 4H and 6H, have been granted certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for meeting government-mandated emissions standards.

January 16, 2007 - Industry News

Faster Freight – Cleaner Air 2007 Conference to Address Port Pollution

SANTA MONICA, CA – Top officials in California will head to Long Beach Feb. 26–28 to spend three days at the Faster Freight – Cleaner Air 2007 conference, which will focus on finding solutions to clean up California's ports and related goods movement activities.

January 9, 2007 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants LubeAnalyst Oil Condition Monitoring

HOUSTON – Shell Lubricants' LubeAnalyst oil condition monitoring offers customers a program designed specifically to meet their preventive maintenance needs by providing comprehensive analysis of their used lubricant and coolant, helping to assess the general condition of their diesel engine and other vehicle components based on wear particles and other contaminants present in the oil sample.

December 18, 2006 - Industry News

Caterpillar C13 & C15 Engines with ACERT Technology for 2007 Certified by EPA

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. has received certification from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its C13 and C15 engines equipped with ACERT Technology for 2007. This technology positions Caterpillar to meet future EPA emissions regulations and provides a long-term emissions solution for the global on-highway engine market.

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