Fuel http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Latest Mack innovations target fuel efficiency http://fleetowner.com/equipment/latest-mack-innovations-target-fuel-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LOUISVILLE. Emphasizing the brand’s “tradition of application excellence” and customer-focused innovation, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span> used its media slot at the 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/home-page-mid-america?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> Thursday to highlight products aimed at improved fuel efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/latest-mack-innovations-target-fuel-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/latest-mack-innovations-target-fuel-efficiency#comments Equipment Fuel News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:47:00 +0000 214641 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mack&#39;s direct drive <em>m</em>DRIVE is inherently more fuel efficient thanks to reduced parasitic losses, explained Roy Horton, Mack director of product strategy.</p> Sponsored Content: Clean Up Your Fleet’s Fuel Efficiency http://fleetowner.com/fuel/sponsored-content-clean-your-fleet-s-fuel-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Jessen, CHS Director of product management and business development, Refined Fuels </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Creating a more fuel-efficient fleet should be measured in more than increased miles per gallon or dollars saved at the pump. Even with lower fuel prices, a more efficient fuel system can be integral to the long-term success of a fleet.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/sponsored-content-clean-your-fleet-s-fuel-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/sponsored-content-clean-your-fleet-s-fuel-efficiency#comments Fleet Management Fuel Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +0000 213501 at http://fleetowner.com Green Fleet of the Month: Award-winning ways http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-award-winning-ways <div class="field-deck"> Hirschbach Motor Lines recognized for its energy efficiency efforts </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>when hirschbach motor lines was named as a recipient of a 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brad Pinchuk, company president and CEO, noted that the honor belonged to everyone at the 48-state refrigerated truckload carrier and to its vehicle, system and component manufacturers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-award-winning-ways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/green-fleet-month-award-winning-ways#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Silver Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +0000 213071 at http://fleetowner.com Mitigate tire price increases http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mitigate-tire-price-increases <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>You knew it would happen at some point, you just weren&rsquo;t sure when. Well it looks like the day of reckoning is nearly here. Tire manufacturers have announced price increases in some cases as high at 8%.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mitigate-tire-price-increases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mitigate-tire-price-increases#comments Equipment Fuel News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:46:00 +0000 212131 at http://fleetowner.com Diesel prices up less than a cent http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-prices-less-cent <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Diesel prices have risen for the first time in five weeks, but the slight increase leaves the cost for a gallon about where it&rsquo;s been since the beginning of the year.</p> <p>The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel climbed 0.7 cents in the Feb. 13 report by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/" target="_blank">Energy Information Administration</a>&nbsp;(EIA), to $2.565 per gallon. That&rsquo;s 58.5 cents higher than this time last year.</p> <p>Prices rose in every region except for the Midwest, which posted a drop of 0.5 cents ($2.487),</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-prices-less-cent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-prices-less-cent#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:48:00 +0000 211811 at http://fleetowner.com Diesel down for fourth week http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-down-fourth-week <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Diesel prices have fallen, slightly, for the fourth week in a row but continue to run well above $2.50 in much of the country.</p> <p>The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel dipped 0.4 cents in the Feb. 6 report by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/" target="_blank">Energy Information Administration</a>&nbsp;(EIA), to $2.558 per gallon. That&rsquo;s 55 cents higher than this time last year.</p> <p>Prices slipped in every region except for the West Coast, where California saw a 1.7-cent gain to $2.944, the highest price in the lower 48 states.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-down-fourth-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/diesel-down-fourth-week#comments Fuel News Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:10:00 +0000 211261 at http://fleetowner.com Pro & Cons: Electric VS. Diesel http://fleetowner.com/fuel/pro-cons-electric-vs-diesel <div class="field-deck"> New fuel product or tried-and-true? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><h3>Pro: Hydrogen, electricity are the future</h3> <p><em>by </em>Trevor Milton, CEO and founder, Nikola Motor Co.</p> <p>In December, Nikola motor unveiled the world&rsquo;s first hydrogen electric commercial truck to over 600 experts at our Salt Lake City headquarters. To date, more than 200,000 people have watched the reveal video at nikolamotor.com and 1.5 billion people read 700-plus stories in the mainstream media about this breakthrough product.</p> <p>Why the excitement?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/pro-cons-electric-vs-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/pro-cons-electric-vs-diesel#comments Fuel News Regulations Silver Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0000 210901 at http://fleetowner.com NOx reductions and fuel economy http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nox-reductions-and-fuel-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Looks like NOx reduction may once again be the target of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency is responding to petitions from state and local governmental agencies and other organizations that want to see further reductions in NOx in commercial vehicles.</p> <p>NOx standards for trucks were last set 16 years ago and agencies such as the California Air Resources Board say there are new technologies available to reduce NOx emissions further.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nox-reductions-and-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nox-reductions-and-fuel-economy#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:28:00 +0000 210141 at http://fleetowner.com Freightliner Custom Chassis named to DOE consortium http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Dept. of Energy has selected <a href="freightlinerchassis.com" target="_blank">Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.</a> (FCCC) as part of a multidisciplinary consortium that will explore improving on-road freight efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium#comments Fuel News Technology Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:39:00 +0000 210091 at http://fleetowner.com Dometic: eNow solar panel system helps trucks reduce fuel costs http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dometic-enow-solar-panel-system-helps-trucks-reduce-fuel-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Dometic announced it is powering its Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioner with eNow&rsquo;s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel system &ndash; making it the first solar-powered auxiliary A/C available for Class 8 sleeper trucks, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dometic-enow-solar-panel-system-helps-trucks-reduce-fuel-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/dometic-enow-solar-panel-system-helps-trucks-reduce-fuel-costs#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:55:00 +0000 208861 at http://fleetowner.com