Fuel / Technology: Efficiency

‘Clean’ Trucking is Here to Stay

May 18, 2022While the industry waits for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to catch up with OEM production, commercial fleets are investing in a variety of technologies to help them improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

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Breakout Sessions Abound at ACT Expo 2022

May 12, 2022The third day of the record-breaking ACT Expo was filled with educational breakout sessions covering all the fascinating trends in and around the clean tech industry.

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SoSF 2022 Report: Accelerating Use of Clean Tech

May 9, 2022In the third annual State of Sustainable Fleets Market Brief, transportation fleets continued to report that their use of clean fuels and advanced vehicle technologies is rapidly progressing.

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Achieving Decarbonization Goals for Fleets

April 25, 2022A resource that reduces the stress on the grid and decreases fleets' reliance on fuel sources that produce GHG emissions will help the EV transition.

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Walmart Deploys Near-Zero Opposed-Piston Diesel Engine

April 7, 2022Achates Power’s cleaner, heavy-duty diesel engine it developed in a project funded by the California Air Resources Board and several partners has entered fleet service with Walmart in a Peterbilt 579 tractor.

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J.B. Hunt Launches Carbon Offset Credit Program

April 6, 2022J.B. Hunt Transport Services launched new program called Clean Transport that will allow customers to acquire carbon offset credits equivalent to the emissions created by their shipments.

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49 MPG Fuel-Economy Standard Ordered for Cars by 2026

April 1, 2022The Biden administration ordered carmakers to increase their average fuel economy to about 49 mpg by 2026, in an ambitious effort to make up for progress stalled when President Donald Trump rolled back the efficiency program.

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ACT Expo Announces Roster of Leading Industry Speakers

March 28, 2022Executives from leading vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, infrastructure and fuel providers, and public and private fleets will highlight key trends at this year's ACT Expo.

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Understanding Southern California’s Warehouse ISR Compliance Rules

Learn about the South Coast Air Quality Management District Warehouse Indirect Source Rule (ISR), which aims to improve air quality in communities near large distribution centers that have significant emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Review Sought on USPS Decision to Buy Gas-Powered Trucks

March 14, 2022House Democrats are asking the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general to investigate the agency’s decision to replace its mail-truck fleet with almost all gasoline-powered models, a move that paved the way for a contract with Wisconsin military truck maker Oshkosh Corp. worth as much as $6 billion.

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Electric Vehicles in North America: Overcoming Adoption Hurdles

March 14, 2022While the transition to electric vehicles is underway, there are some obstacles and drivers that will influence the market moving forward.

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SuperTruck Participants Give Update on Phase 2 Progress

March 8, 2022Truck makers participating in the SuperTruck Initiative led by the U.S. Department of Energy said their progress on the second phase of the initiative ranged from improved efficiencies from aerodynamics to emissions to freight and more.

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Diesel Price Surge Sets U.S. Record

March 8, 2022Nationwide average price of trucking’s main fuel rises 74.5 cents — in one week — to an all-time high of $4.849 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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EPA Proposes Stronger Pollution Limits on New Trucks

March 7, 2022The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rulemaking to further restrict emissions of soot-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) by heavy-duty diesel and gasoline engines starting in model year 2027.

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Automakers, Suppliers Part of DOE Better Climate Challenge

March 1, 2022he US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from more than 90 companies and organizations to reduce their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge.

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What Fuel Source Will Dominate Trucking in 2030?

February 21, 2022Fleet fuel experts in diesel, battery-electric, and hydrogen fuel cells make their cases for trucking’s future primary source of power. Even as diesel trucks become more efficient, climate concerns and costs push trucking closer to zero-emissions goals.

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