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SoCalGas Hosts Free Natural Gas Trucking Workshops
on 13 May 2015
In an effort to expand the awareness and adoption of natural gas and alternative fuels for heavy-duty trucking and goods movement, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is hosting a series of free workshops in California. The utility kicked off the series on May 12 in Riverside and will continue offering the workshops through October in locations including Los Angeles, Bakersfield [read more]
California ARB Hits Trucking Company with Huge Fine
on 12 May 2015
Not long after highlighting efforts to beef up enforcement of state clean diesel rules, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has announced that Randy's Trucking Inc. will pay the agency $524,675 for violating a variety of air quality regulations. The case marks the largest ever settled for failure to comply with California's Truck and Bus Regulation, which the agency says [read more]
Ryder Adds Over 1,000 Automatic Transmission Trucks
on 07 May 2015
Ryder System Inc. says it is deploying more than 1,000 new automatic transmission trucks to its North American rental fleet in order to help customers improve fuel efficiency and driver retention. The company says the vehicles meet increasing demand from customers looking to improve fleet performance and driver job satisfaction. According to Ryder, the automated transmission technology gives customers the [read more]
Utility Georgia Power Deploys New Fleet of Chevy Volts
on 07 May 2015
Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has rolled out a new fleet of 32 plug-in electric hybrid Chevy Volts. "We are leading by example and demonstrating to our customers, and other Georgia businesses, that electric transportation works for all drivers," said Paul Bowers, Georgia Power's chairman, president and CEO, at a launch event. "Through constructive regulation, and partnerships with organizations like the [read more]
Exotic Automation & Supply Launches Ecommerce Website
on 06 May 2015
Michigan-based Exotic Automation & Supply, a premier Parker Hannifin distributor, has launched an ecommerce website designed to provide fleet operators with a convenient way to purchase OEM replacement compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and propane autogas (LPG) maintenance products. The new website,, currently offers Parker Hannifin replacement filter elements for FFC112 and FFC113 housings, disposable LPG [read more]
AFV Passes Accelerated Cyclic Corrosion Test
on 05 May 2015
AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems, a vertically integrated U.S. manufacturer of natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel system components, says that its products have met and exceeded the accelerated cyclic corrosion test requirement in the CSA Group standard ANSI NGV 3.1-2014 - Fuel system components for compressed natural gas powered vehicles. AFV released a technical white paper on the standard’s corrosion [read more]
Penske Truck Leasing Wins Texas Sustainability Grants
on 05 May 2015
Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing has announced it has won four grants totaling $1.1 million from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). The company says it plans to utilize the grants to subsidize the purchase of natural-gas-powered Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines. Penske will likely deploy these trucks in its [read more]
Daimler Trucks North America Ramping Up N.C. Plant
on 04 May 2015
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced plans to sharply increase production and add over 600 employees at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months. The facility manufactures Freightliner M2 Business Class medium-duty diesel- and natural-gas-powered trucks, as well as Freightliner's line of 108SD and 114SD trucks built for the severe-duty vocational truck markets. The [read more]
DOE to Provide $75 Million for 'Fuels from Sunlight' Hub
on 30 Apr 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $75 million in funding to renew the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub originally established in 2010 with the goal of harnessing solar energy for the production of fuel. The department says JCAP researchers are focused on achieving the major scientific breakthroughs needed to produce liquid transportation [read more]
Georgia Hosting Statewide AFV Educational Roadshow
on 30 Apr 2015
Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols has announced the host cities for the Fifth Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow statewide educational tour, which will occur June 15-26. The series is designed to assist municipal leaders and private enterprise business fleets with critical transportation and operations planning information. This year's theme will be "Advancing the Choice for Clean Energy" and willfocus [read more]
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