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July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Manufacturers, Hauling Companies Look to Greener Fuel

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

Manufacturers & Hauling Companies Look to Greener Trucks

PHOENIX – Now that hybrids have a firm green foothold on the market for cars and light trucks, they are moving into medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The ASTM International D02 Main Committee approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-100, ASTM

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Kenworth Environmental Programs Site Features Industry-Leading Technology Products

KIRKLAND, WA – The new Kenworth Environmental Programs Web site www.kenworth.com/environmental.asp offers customers a convenient way to learn about Kenworth’s green products and initiatives.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Testing of Electric Truck for Los Angeles Port Sparks Enthusiasm

LOS ANGELES – The Port of Los Angeles views a 30-ton prototype vehicle it has had in service since January as a forerunner of a fleet of electric trucks to serve terminals and rail yards.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Balqon Corp., Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

International LoneStar Earns EPA SmartWay Certification for Fuel Efficiency, Emissions Reduction

WARRENVILLE, IL – LoneStar, introduced in February as the first fuel-efficient Advanced Classic big-rig truck has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay truck.

Tags: LoneStar, International, EPA SmartWay, Class 8

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel/Electric Trucks Drawing Attention

KNOXVILLE, TN – MHC Kenworth-Knoxville held an open house last Tuesday to show off a type of diesel/electric medium-duty truck it plans to stock, drawing a crowd of about 20-30 people representing several businesses and some local governments.

Tags: Kenworth, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 24, 2008 - Industry News

2009 GMC Sierra Enhances its Fuel Economy

DETROIT - For 2009, the GMC Sierra lineup enhances its segment-best fuel economy with a new six-speed automatic that is paired with V-8 engines (except the 4.8L).

Tags: General Motors

June 24, 2008 - Industry News

ASTM Fuels Subcommittee Votes to Approve Biodiesel Blend Specifications

VANCOUVER, B.C. – In a landmark vote, the fuel experts of ASTM Subcommittee E voted overwhelmingly to recommend the passage of finished specifications for biodiesel blends.

Tags: Biodiesel, ASTM

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

Smith to Produce Electric Trucks in U.S.

CITY, ST – Smith Electric Vehicles has announced a new pure electric truck for North America that will go into production later this year.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

Bay Area Air District Issues Call for Goods Movement Projects

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2008 Goods Movement Program provides funding to retrofit or replace engines or purchase new equipment for large trucks, trains, and harbor craft.

Tags: Bay Area Air Quality Management District

June 4, 2008 - Industry News

SwRI Initiates Diesel Emissions Accelerated Aging Cycle Consortium

SAN ANTONIO – Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research program this month to develop accelerated aging procedures for diesel emission systems and components.

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Daimler Closes Big ‘Green’ Vehicle Deal With UPS

SAN FRANCISCO – Daimler AG said United Parcel Service Inc. ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles and 300 compressed natural gas vehicles in what the German automaker called the biggest sale of “green” trucks ever recorded.

Tags: UPS, Daimler, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

Hybra-Drive Selected to Build Hydraulic Hybrid Truck for Testing

PASADENA, CA – A government-corporate partnership led by CALSTART has selected a Michigan firm to build three identical hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks for real-world testing by UPS, FedEx Ground, and Purolator.

Tags: Purolator, UPS, Class 6, CALSTART, HTUF, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 21, 2008 - Industry News

UQM ZeroTruck Debuts in Las Vegas

FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck made its industry debut at the AFVi's 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

Tags: LCF, ZeroTruck, UQM Technologies, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Sterling Introduces its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

Sterling Natural Gas

LAS VEGAS – Sterling Truck Corporation has rolled out a new natural gas (NG)-fueled tractor. The Sterling Set-Back 113 fueled with Natural Gas is ideal for port operations, as well as natural gas utilities and municipalities.

Tags: Natural Gas, Sterling, Tractor

May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute Industry Excellence Awards Announced

LAS VEGAS – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi) recognized outstanding leadership in the alternative fuels and vehicles industry as part of the opening day of the 14th Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2008.

Tags: AFVi, UPS, Green Fleet Awards, SmartWay, Alternative Fuels

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

AEP Will Have the Largest Diesel Hybrid Truck Fleet of Any American Utility Company

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

Tags: International DuraStar, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

FedEx Hybrid-Electric Fleet Surpasses Two-Million-Mile Mark

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Corp hit a major milestone for its existing hybrid-electric truck fleet: more than 2 million miles of revenue service. The hybrid trucks improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cut particulate pollution by 96 percent.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, FedEx

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

CALSTART Blue Sky Award Winners Announced

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART (www.calstart.org) – North America’s leading advanced transportation technologies consortium – announced the winners of its prestigious Blue Sky Award 2008.

Tags: CALSTART, Awards

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

American Electric Power Orders 18 International DuraStar Hybrid Trucks

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO – American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, is expanding its green efforts to include more hybrid trucks.

Tags: American Electric Power, International DuraStar, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Advancements Help Minimize the Environmental Impact of Trucks and Diesel Engines, According to Navistar

WARRENVILLE, IL – As the world becomes more vigilant and active about key environmental issues, many industries have renewed commitments to green initiatives.

Tags: Navistar, EPA

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Courier Goes the Extra Mile with Electric Experiment

CANADA – Fleet operators in Canada’s courier industry are increasingly using electric vehicles. The Purolator Quicksider operates 10 hours a day in downtown Toronto, delivering about 220 packages and parcels with zero greenhouse-gas emissions.

Tags: Purolator

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Fast-Food Operator Cooks Up Fuel for Truck Fleet

GLENDALE, CA – A Glendale restaurateur has tapped a different supply of energy than corn or hydrogen to fuel his business vehicles.

Tags: Oil

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Moishe’s to Become First Green Moving Company on East Coast

NEW YORK – Moishe’s Moving and Storage Systems are going green. The eco-friendly move makes Moishe’s the first all-green moving company on the East Coast.

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