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The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

Volvo Wants Standardized EV Charging

Volvo Cars has called on the automotive industry to develop a standardized charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, a top company executive has said.

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

Photo of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica courtesy of FCA US.

Chrysler Pacifica Rated at 28 MPG Highway

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan that can achieve 28 mpg on the highway — a 12% improvement over the outgoing Town & Country.

Photo of Subaru's global platform courtesy of Subaru.

New Subaru Global Platform Enhances Safety, Dynamics

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) has begun rolling out a new global Subaru platform that will enhance safety and driving dynamics on a flexible platform that will enable electrified powertrains in future Subaru vehicles, the company announced.

New-Vehicle MPG Remains Unchanged from January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in February was 25.2 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for January.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $1.84 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 5.8 cents to $1.841 for the week ending March 7, according to federal records.

Recology Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jason Pennington was named fleet maintenance manager for Recology in January.

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Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

Photo of Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle courtesy of Toyota.<br />

Safety Rule Changes Proposed for Fuel Cell Vehicles

NHTSA seeks to update safety standards for both hydrogen fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles in hopes of providing more flexibility for innovative powertrain technologies.

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

Photo: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

The City of Orlando already has compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks in its fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Orlando

8 Cities Launch Alt-Fuel Municipal Fleet Initiative

Eight cities have banded together to launch the Energy Secure Cities Coalition (ESCC), a group dedicated to transitioning their municipal fleets from petroleum-fueled vehicles to vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

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Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Adsorbant CNG Tank Revealed by ANGP, UTRC

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), have unveiled a full-scale mockup of the world’s first conformable natural gas tank for ANG vehicles.

Pre-2015 Nissan LEAFs Need Telematics Upgrade

The Nissan Leaf is losing AT&T’s 2G network which means owners of the vehicle will have to purchase an update to keep the vehicle’s NissanConnectEV functionality.

EPA Certifies IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2016 Ford F-150 propane autogas bi-fuel pickup truck with the 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

Photo courtesy of Agility Fuel Systems.

Agility Offers Back-of-Cab CNG System

For 2016, Agility Fuel Systems has launched its 160 diesel gallon equivalents Behind-the-Cab compressed natural gas fuel system designed for improved aerodynamics and reduced weight

Photo courtesy of Motive Power Systems.

Morgan Olson to Offer Electric Walk-In Van

Morgan Olson will begin offering its Route Star walk-in van as a battery-electric vehicle propelled by a Motiv Power System powertrain, Motiv has announced.

Photo of Matthew Godlewski of NGVAmerica by Mike Antich.

Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

Photo of U.S. DOE Deputy Asst. Secretary Reuben Sarkar by Mike Antich .

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

 
 

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