It is clear that growth in the use of alternative fuel and electric vehicles by fleets continues to expand. At the same time, an ongoing concern about the availability of a fueling and charging infrastructure is still giving some fleets a reason to hold off on deploying the latest offerings from a range of manufacturers.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was recently asked to accelerate the timeline for enacting new regulations regarding NOx emissions from trucks. While the EPA admits that more stringent standards are needed to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx), emissions from heavy-duty trucks, buses and other diesel vehicles, the agency rejected calls from a coalition of state
The 2016 presidential election is behind us and as of now, the U.S. has a Republican Commander-in-Chief. So, how will this new regime change our energy policies? Let’s run through some scenarios. Currently, cap and trade legislation is simply another form of taxation, and proponents are estimating the receipt of $900 million in cap and trade
Alliance AutoGas and Donaldson Co. have paired up to release a new line of clean, LPG filters that remove potentially harmful particulate matter and heavy ends from propane systems. The filters were designed for the propane industry and are currently available through propane equipment distributors nationwide. While it’s common for gasoline and diesel fuels to
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) new diesel engine oil standards, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on licensed products and marketing materials. This means consumers will be able to easily identify the API CK-4 or FA-4 category oils that are expected to be recommended in new owners’
TRP has expanded its product offerings to include a full line of lubricants for all makes of trucks and buses. Available in the United States, Canada and Latin America, TRP Engine Oil, TRP Synthetic Transmission Oil and TRP Synthetic Gear Oil are the newest additions to the TRP global catalog. “Providing industry professionals with products they
I realize that looking to our government for future energy pricing and usage projections has less to do with fact and more to do with fiction. However, I perused the 2016 U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook report so that I could see what our administrators are thinking (or not). In typical government
According to the numbers from ACT Research Co., U.S. and Canadian natural gas (NG) Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June to August period. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29% behind last year’s comparable level from a reading of 25% lower for year-to-date May, as reported last quarter.
Wix Filters has introduced new NanoPro technology for its heavy-duty filters. Initially featured in 33 air filter part numbers, the technology provides higher initial efficiency and a final efficiency of up to 99.99%, the company said. RELATED: The latest FE On the Road video details Wix’s NanoPro technology. “Wix’s commitment to innovation and continued advancement made
Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, has revealed its API CK-4 and FA-4 product line, Duron next generation, which will be available to the market on Dec. 1. Designed to surpass the demands of API CK-4 and FA-4 (formerly known as PC-11A and PC-11B) the Duron product line will be available in four performance tiers: Duron
California’s government, its governor and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) continually amaze me by their apparent lack of logic. California recently passed legislation requiring electricity retailers to purchase at least 125 MW of biomass power within five years. They claim the biomass will be provided by dead or dying trees from high-hazard fire zones. Yet,
Fleet Equipment‘s talked a lot about engine oil recently—and with good reason. After all, new engine oil categories (FA-4 and CK-4) will be in place on Dec. 1, and there is no shortage of questions: Which oils are compatible with which engines? How will this impact fuel efficiency? How will older engines benefit from these new oils? These and