Topic: Fleet Maintenance

Penske Truck Leasing Upgrades California Facility

June 1, 2020Penske Truck Leasing has completed upgrades to its facility in Carson, Calif., to provide maintenance and repair services for natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

via NGT News

Next EV hotspot: Alabama?

May 28, 2020You may not think of Alabama as a center of the auto industry, but in fact, Mercedes-Benz opened an assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County back in 1993, and today Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Mazda, as well as several Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, have operations in the Yellowhammer State.

via ChargedEVs

Regional truck drivers and electric trucks can both recharge overnight

May 28, 2020While a driver is home each night plugging into his or her normal life, the electric truck can be in the yard getting recharged for the next day’s run.

via Fleet Owner

H2OzBus project to deploy 100 fuel cell buses across Australia

May 26, 2020The partners of the H2OzBus project have signed a memorandum of understanding as a further step in evaluating and demonstrating the concept of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses for use in public bus transport in Australia.

via Green Car Congress

Waste Facility generates RNG biogas

Longmont Waste Services Unveils RNG-Powered Fleet, New Facility

May 20, 2020As part of a project prioritized in Longmont’s 2018 greenhouse gas inventory, the Colorado city has become the first city along the Front Range to implement a renewable vehicle fuel project.

via NGT News

‘Current’ trends in heavy-duty electric trucking

May 20, 2020“Trucking is now at the cool kids’ table,” thought Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council on Freight Efficiency, after departing from the  unveiling of the battery-electric truck called the Tesla Semi in November 2017.

via Fleet Owner

New Jersey State Capitol Building

New Jersey Makes Significant Commitments to Transportation Electrification

May 15, 2020New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition is pleased to report major new state initiatives, designed to stimulate the electrification of the transportation sector.

New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition

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Electric Trucks Present a COVID-19 Opportunity

May 14, 2020Battery electric trucks may see that one major result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the speed up of their product development.

North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

NFI electric heavy-duty truck chassis.

Electric Truck Integration Poses Challenges for Fleets, Study Shows

May 12, 2020A new report by the California Trucking Association says many fleets are looking to integrate electric trucks into their operations but are stymied by a series of obstacles that will slow the shift from diesel vehicles.  

via TT News

Nikola Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck

NREL Research into Fueling Big Rigs Could Help More Hydrogen Vehicles Hit the Road

May 11, 2020Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests a shift in long-haul trucking toward hydrogen, which would necessitate a coast-to-coast network of fueling stations.

via TruckingInfo

California Proposes to Enact Zero-Emission Mandate for Commercial Vehicles

May 7, 2020The California Air Resources Board  has released the final draft of the Advanced Clean Trucks standard. The latest proposal, which is stronger than previous drafts, is the first in the nation that would create a zero-emission mandate for trucks.

via Charged EVs

Propane Autogas Taxi in Las Vegas

Propane Autogas Hybrid Fleet Hits the Streets

May 5, 2020Propane autogas is a proven and reliable alternative energy source for fleets looking for a cost-effective solution for reducing emissions.

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

Generating Revenue with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) – Part 1

Watch this two-part webinar series, hosted in collaboration with Pacific Gas & Electric Company, to learn how fleets can maximize earning potential and secure state funding by using clean energy vehicles.

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Putting Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks to Work

April 30, 2020TTSI has used hydrogen fuel cell trucks in its drayage operation for nearly 10 years and has experienced firsthand the pros and cons of this technology. For fuel cells to work on a larger scale, cost and fueling infrastructure issues must be worked out.

via Fleet Owner

The Financial Cost of Low-Carbon Transformation in Shipping

April 30, 2020There is no doubt that tackling climate change is going to be expensive and challenging. But with new figures suggesting the decarbonisation of shipping could require investments of over $1trn, how much should the industry expect to spend in the coming years?

via Ship Technology

The Future of Battery-Electric Vehicles for Fleets

April 29, 2020Beyond the technological advancements considering vehicles running on unleaded gasoline or diesel, alternative-fueling technologies still very much have a place in the fleet space and are continuing to see technological advancements as well.

via Automotive News