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Anti-Idling Programs that Work

Idling is a common concern for fleets trying to manage fuel consumption. With the help of the right anti-idling program, fleet managers can decrease fuel use and regulate fuel budgets.

Kenworth T270 Class 6 hybrid-electric truck.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Guidelines for Biodiesel Use in Fleets

Use of biodiesel is set to dramatically expand as production and availability rise. However, fleets are advised to stay within manufacturer recommendations when fueling new-model vehicles with the alternative fuel.

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What Fleet Managers Need to Know About Diesel Engine Fluids

Diesel engine fluids, including engine oils, coolants, and fuel additives, are essential components in a consistent preventive maintenance program that sustains equipment uptime, minimizes repair costs, and increases longevity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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