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Global NG Fuel Stations Expected to Approach 39,300 by 2026

July 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Global NG Fuel Stations Expected to Approach 39,300 by 2026

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for the deployment of natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure, including an analysis of key deployment factors, with forecasts segmented by compressed NG (CNG) and liquefied NG (LNG), through 2026. Since late 2014, the production of crude oil has outpaced demand, [...]

Ford Sells a Million EcoBoost F-150 Trucks in U.S. Since 2011

July 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, Technology
Ford Sells a Million EcoBoost F-150 Trucks in U.S. Since 2011

Ford Trucks has set a new benchmark in truck capability and efficiency, selling more than one million F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines in the United States. “We are proving that with advanced technologies like EcoBoost and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy construction, Ford continues to outperform the competition by virtually every [...]

Turbo Compounding Option Added to Volvo Trucks With D13 Engine

July 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Turbo Compounding Option Added to Volvo Trucks With D13 Engine

Volvo Trucks North America is adding a turbo compounding option for the Volvo D13 engine, bringing even more power and fuel efficiency to one of the industry’s most fuel-efficient engines. By converting wasted heat energy, the 13-liter D13 with turbo compounding improves fuel efficiency by up to 6.5 percent, while [...]

CAT Scale Adds New Payment Option to ‘Weigh My Truck’ App

July 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations
CAT Scale Adds New Payment Option to ‘Weigh My Truck’ App

CAT Scale Co. is now accepting Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments through its popular Weigh My Truck application. The Weigh My Truck application allows drivers to weigh their truck and pay for the transaction all from their smartphone. Drivers can weigh and then get the weights displayed right on their [...]

‘Internet Super Truck’ Envisioned by Chinese Truck Builder, Tech Giants

June 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Foton Motor Joins Forces with Global Tech Giants in Europe to Build China Internet Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance (PRNewsFoto/Foton Motor Co., Ltd.)

Chinese truck and utility vehicle manufacturer Beijing Foton last week introduced the China Internet Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance and launched the debut of the Auman EST (Energy Super Truck) in Athens, Greece. The Internet super truck project is a collaboration of Foton Motor Group, U.S.-based manufacturer Cummins, and German [...]

Study: Dominance of Diesel-fueled Trucks to Weaken by 2021

June 24, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
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Last year, diesel engines made up 98.5 percent of the North American Class 8 vehicle market, but forecasters expect this dominance to lessen in the next five years, according to a new report by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. The North American On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook, [...]

Nikola Electric Truck Generates $2.3 Billion in Pre-Sales in First Month

June 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Nikola Electric Truck Generates $2.3 Billion in Pre-Sales in First Month

Nikola Motor Co., which announced last week that it is launching an electric Class 8 semi-truck, said this week it has received $2.3 billion in reservations — which is more than 7,000 truck reservations with deposits. Dubbed Nikola One, the company said its technology is 10 to 15 years ahead [...]

Small Truck Fleets Hit Hard in California Court Diesel Rule Decision

June 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations

A decision by the Superior Court of California in Fresno late Friday was a blow to small truck fleets in the state as well as small farmers and independent owners. However, the case was in accord with a California Trucking Association (CTA) request to erase a range of amendments to [...]

ATRI Seeks Fleet Managers’ Take on Fuel Economy and Usage

June 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has just launched an online survey asking trucking fleet managers for their input on fuel economy and fuel usage. The survey, initiated in conjunction with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and ExxonMobil, is investigating current and future approaches to improving fuel [...]

Parker FM80 Fuel Regulation Module Certified for Mid-, Heavy-duty Trucks

June 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel
Parker FM80 Fuel Regulation Module Certified for Mid-, Heavy-duty Trucks

Richmond, Calif.-based Parker Hannifin Corp., said its FM80 Fuel Regulation Module is now CSA certified as a fuel system component for compressed natural gas-powered commercial vehicles. This makes the FM80 the only fuel regulation module to adhere to the certification’s concepts of safety, performance and durability. Parker’s FM80 is the [...]