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ITT Expanding S.C. Operations to Test NGV Components
on 21 May 2015
New York-based ITT Corp. has announced it is expanding its manufacturing operations in Westminster, S.C., by investing approximately $1 million to build a new test facility for natural gas vehicle (NGV) components that are part of the company's Conoflow brand of products. These NGV components consist of compressed natural gas pressure regulators and liquid natural gas regulators for heavy-duty vehicles. [read more]
City of Oakland Hosting AltCar Expo on May 28
on 20 May 2015
The City of Oakland, Calif., will host the AltCar Expo on May 28. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the event will showcase the area's largest selection of electric, hydrogen, natural gas, propane, biodiesel and hybrid vehicles in one location and present rebate and infrastructure information. AltCar will also offer free ride-and-drives from Honda, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and GenZe, as [read more]
Truck Platooning Could Yield Significant Benefits, Says Report
on 19 May 2015
A new report from ABI Research projects 7.7 million truck platooning systems will ship globally by 2025. The report says truck platoons are the most imminently anticipated application of highly automated driving in commercial vehicles. As the report explains, a fusion of forward-looking radar and V2V communication enable fleets of trucks to safely maneuver with a short distance between vehicles. [read more]
Tennessee Gas Association Hosting CNG Rally Across the State
on 15 May 2015
The Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) is hosting the 2015 TGA Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Across Tennessee Rally from May 18th through the 22nd. TGA says the five-stop tour is meant to showcase Tennessee's so-called "CNG Highway" and serve as a way to educate the public about the benefits of using natural gas as a vehicle fuel and its importance to [read more]
CDTi Inks Distribution Deal, Wins Fleet Order for DPFs
on 14 May 2015
Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. (CDTi) has signed an agreement with a national private label for distribution of CDTi's DuraFit diesel particulate filters (DPFs), as well as secured a major fleet customer for the DPFs. CDTi says its DuraFit DPFs are original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacements that meet or exceed OEM emissions requirements and are backed by a two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. [read more]
Engineering Consulting Firm Acquires BioCNG LLC
on 14 May 2015
Wisconsin-based BioCNG LLC, inventor of a conditioning system that produces biogas-based fuel to power compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, has joined engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. Headquartered in California, Tetra Tech provides consulting, engineering, program management and construction management services and has 13,000 employees worldwide. BioCNG says it is excited about the opportunities the acquisition gives the company to [read more]
Penske Opens Denver Location Primed for CNG Vehicle Work
on 14 May 2015
Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new location in Denver that provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, and contract truck fleet maintenance services. Notably, the 19,930 square-foot facility, located at 10255 E. 40th Ave., offers maintenance on compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The company says its new facility also includes four truck service bays and an [read more]
More APG Dual-Fuel Conversions Eligible for Texas Grants
on 13 May 2015
American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received Texas state grant eligibility for its dual-fuel natural gas conversion systems on 66 more Class 8 engine families. Previously, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TECQ) had issued APG eligibility in the state's Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program for more than 400 heavy-duty engine families, and this latest approval adds to APG's [read more]
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]
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