Photo gallery: TMC 2022
What a difference six months makes. The last TMC took place in September just as supply chain stranglehold was tightening its grip, and you could feel the frustration in the trucking industry on all sides. This year’s TMC show struck a distinctly more positive note. The press day on Sunday was packed with products and
How Shell walks the decarbonization walk
When FE spoke to Shell about the trucking industry’s decarbonization journey in 2021, Tim Murray, Shell’s general manager of commercial road transport – Americas ended our interview by saying fleets will soon face a sustainability tipping point due to increasing regulatory and market pressures, and the need to decarbonize will likely evolve faster than many
How’s the trucking decarbonization journey coming?
In the opening days of 2021, Shell and Deloitte published a joint 104-page study on how to decarbonize the road freight sector called Decarbonizing Road Freight: Getting in Gear. In the study, more than 70% of the 158 freight-leading interviewees – from logistics companies to vehicles manufacturers to regulators–said they consider decarbonization as either the
Shell Oil Co. acquires established fuel card business
Shell Oil Co. (Shell) has acquired MSTS Payments, LLC and its Multi Service Fuel Card business from Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc. (dba TreviPay). The Multi Service Fuel Card acceptance network and transaction processing platform provides Shell with a closed-loop payment network used by Commercial Road Transport (CRT) companies at thousands of truck stops in
Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group members partner to standardize hydrogen refueling
The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group—comprised of hydrogen industry companies Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola Corp., Shell and Toyota—has signed agreements with Tatsuno Corp. and Transfer Oil S.p.A. to industrialize globally-standard 70 MPa hydrogen heavy-duty vehicle high-flow (H70HF) fueling hardware components. The industry group was formed in February 2019 with the goal of
Trucking is moving toward zero emissions (and three other takeaways from ACT Expo)
You know what phrase you didn’t hear at ACT Expo this year? “Alternative fuels.” There was plenty of talk of battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell and natural gas, but OEMs, fleets, suppliers and “as-a-service” providers talked about those technologies as true pathways toward a zero-emissions future. They weren’t “alternatives;” they’re options. And the prevailing theme
Shell Starship 2.0 steps up efficiency, reduces emissions
The Shell Starship program exceeded its 2018 results in its second cross-country run using energy-efficient technologies to demonstrate what could be achieved driving a Class 8 truck in real-world conditions. Shell Starship 2.0 made a cross-country drive across the U.S. from San Diego to Jacksonville, following the same route as in 2018. A second, shorter
Lubricant companies are preparing for the future of trucking
If you watch movies like Blade Runner and Back to the Future Part II, set in 2019 and 2015, respectively, you know that the future has come and gone. Congratulations, we’ve made it. Ridley Scott and Robert Zemeckis might be great directors, but seeing as how there are no signs of flying cars draped in
How to increase diesel truck sustainability, efficiency via lubricants
Cleaner air. A better future for our children. Conservation of resources. Meeting regulation standards! You’ve heard it all before. Fleet managers want to be more sustainable too, but for someone running a fleet of trucks, you know being more sustainable typically comes at a cost. Instead of hearing those advantages, you hear: “Another trip to
The latest oil technologies keeping fleets efficient
If you haven’t updated your oil and lube regime lately, there’s a good chance you’re letting a significant amount of cash – ahem – slip away, in the form of less efficient trucks. Oils are constantly evolving, with lubricant companies coming up with new, advanced formulations that meet stricter standards and squeeze out better engine
Shell Starship 2.0 to embark on coast-to-coast drive in May
In May, Shell Lubricants will launch Starship 2.0 to demonstrate how Class 8 truck sector energy usage can be reduced by harnessing currently available energy-efficient technologies as we accelerate toward a carbon-neutral future. Shell Lubricants says it is building on the lessons learned from the initial Shell Starship program that was launched in 2018 and
What’s your fleet’s sustainability responsibility?
As the electric trucks rollout continues and talk of hydrogen-fueled trucks gains ground, the conversation is slowly shifting from truck technology to a fleet’s sustainability strategy. Electric trucks are fun, but fun isn’t a business case. The OEM development and fleet adoption of electric trucks are the first step toward a greater industry sustainability goal.