Green Trends en Ruan tops 1 million miles mark with CNG-fueled Class 8 tractor <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">A 2014 Kenworth T660 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Class 8 tractor operated by Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reached the milestone of one million miles in service. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends News Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:48:00 +0000 56901 at Run on Less proves that 10-mpg is doable now <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Run on Less, a first of its kind cross-country road show, has proven that 10 mpg is possible using efficiency technologies that are available on the market today, organizers announced August 24 during a press conference held in advance of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta GA.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Trends News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:33:00 +0000 56591 at Nikola, Bosch develop the commercial vehicle powertrain for the electric longhaul truck <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heavy-duty truck electrification is getting closer. By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the Nikola One and Two, the first of a Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck lineup that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lbs/ft of torque--nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road--all with &ldquo;zero local emissions,&rdquo; as previously announced by Nikola.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends Technology News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:27:00 +0000 56581 at Interest in electric powered trucks and tractors accelerated by GHG-2, SuperTruck II <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in Q3&rsquo;2017 has been directed to electric power, as noted in the NA On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0000 56501 at SuperTruck II project now includes Kenworth T680 with PACCAR MX engine <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kenworth will collaborate closely with the PACCAR Technical Center and DAF Trucks NV, a subsidiary of PACCAR, to develop important advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine, and powertrain efficiencies with $8 million in year-one funding provided by the Vehicle Technologies Office of US Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program. Other partners include Eaton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Mississippi State University, and AVL.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:05:00 +0000 56371 at TRALA worried about fallout from EPA'S plan to review portions of GHG II rule for trailers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On August 17, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would &quot;revisit&quot; portions of the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration&#39;s (NHTSA) joint rule on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Phase II.</p> <p>In its release, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the EPA will focus on portions of the rule affecting trailers and glider kits. Administrator Pruitt said that the EPA intends to initiate a new rule which &quot;incorporates the latest technical data, and is wholly consistent with our authority under the Clean Air Act.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Green Trends News Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:04:00 +0000 55871 at ACT Research expands range of comparisons in fuels calculator <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT Research announces an enhanced fuels calculator for fleets that now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen-fuel cell, and electric. ACT&rsquo;s Truck Fuel Calculator helps fleets measure power selection and vehicle cost, fuel and performance, and maintenance over a set time period or trade cycle.</p> <p>Go to Alt Fuel Calc (<a href=""></a>) for the free download.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Trends News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:09:00 +0000 55791 at AFPM expresses support for EPA proposed changes to biofuel mandates <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following the release of the 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers expressed support for the Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s proposed reductions in the biofuel mandate.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Trends News Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:26:00 +0000 54981 at Cummins Westport rolls out Natural Gas Playbook website <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cummins Westport Inc has introduced The Natural Gas Playbook website designed to provide new and existing natural gas customers with guidance on evaluating and operating Cummins Westport powered natural gas vehicles.</p> <p>Located at <a href="" title=""></a>, the five-step Natural Gas Playbook features information and tips on how to Assess, Specify, Prepare, Implement, and Operate/Maintain a Cummins Westport powered natural gas fleet. It provides information to users who have questions about operating natural gas vehicles.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends Technology News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:50:00 +0000 54931 at Cummins announces renewable diesel compatibility for B6.7 and L9 engines <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cummins Inc announced that the B4.5, B6.7, and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification. Both On-Highway and Off-Highway versions of the B6.7 and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Green Trends News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:06:00 +0000 54341 at