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Integrated energy management: What it is and why you need it

As the evolution toward running on more than a single fuel source continues, fleets turning to alternative fuels are spurred by growing environmental regulations and sustainability plans. That’s why, rather than thinking about a straight replacement to diesel, fleets should adopt an integrated energy management (IEM) approach—a comprehensive strategy that considers all available fuel sources

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Hyliion: Renewable natural gas prepares to take the wheel as trucking fleets pursue a lower carbon footprint

As the world continues down the path of clean energy and corporate social responsibility (CSR), the commercial trucking industry face immense pressure from all sides to follow suit. But do they have enough gas in the tank to meet those demands? Government regulations in the U.S. and abroad are changing the paradigm in commercial vehicle

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Three reasons that natural gas trucks are worth considering right now

Environmental-related regulations and requirements are going to continue increase, and not just in California. Across the United States, 403 cities have signed the Paris Agreement, a global response to the threat of climate change. What’s that mean for you as a fleet manager? If the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rule that aims to have

Municipal fleet engine issues: from spec’ing to maintenance

Wide ranging applications and duty cycles. Light-, medium- and heavy-duty tasks. Municipal and government fleets face a wide array of equipment management challenges. And that’s on top of the refuse, utility and myriad of other primary challenges that equipment is tackling. Reliability and total cost of ownership is paramount. That starts with making the proper

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Shell introduces new natural gas engine oil

Shell Lubricants is introducing Shell Rotella T4 NG Plus 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil for natural gas trucks.

Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, 43% YTD in May, ACT says

U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017.

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Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution now Cummins approved for extended oil drain intervals

Valvoline’s Premium Blue One Solution engine oil has become the first engine oil approved to meet Cummins Engine Spec (CES 20092) that allows for extended drains in natural gas engines. Premium Blue One Solution, an engine oil approved for use in certain natural gas, diesel and gas fleet engines, was first released in March. With

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Using regulatory advantages to build better natural gas vehicles

If you’re looking for ways that alternative fuel vehicles can help enhance your company’s sustainability initiatives when the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 standards go into effect, manufacturers may have a new way to help expand your choices. The Phase 2 standards jointly adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway

Alternate fuels update

Several interesting things are happening currently in the alternate fuels arena; so I feel readers need an update. My focus will be limited to alternate fuels for diesel engines only. Biodiesel has been taking some hits lately. Low crude oil prices have slowed biodiesel research dramatically. Even the introduction of natural gas has been slowed

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Ongoing commitment: UPS, partners continue deployment of alternative fueled vehicles

Behind the recent announcement that UPS plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations is that the company is also planning to deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. The purchase represents a nearly 30% increase in UPS’s alternative fuel fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide. In the United States, UPS plans to

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How to develop a national energy dependency policy

I think I’m as patriotic an American as anyone. I believe we as a country can continue to lead the world with innovative thinking. However, when it comes to energy independence, we have suffered because politicians from both parties refuse to work together for the good of our nation. The United States has little control

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Natural gas continues to grow, ACT Research reports

ACT Research has released the results of its updated research on U.S. natural gas transportation fuel trends in the heavy-duty truck market in its report entitled “NG Reality Check: Moving From Infancy to Adolescence.” The report, published in October 2014, provides forecasts, insights and supporting analysis on trends already taking place such as: NG engine