Fuel http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en DTNA president does not expect NAFTA, GHG changes http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dtna-president-does-not-expect-nafta-ghg-changes <div class="field-deck"> Roger Nielsen meets with media for first time since promotion </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MADRAS, OR. The new president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said he does not expect any shake-up of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or Phase 2 greenhouse gas rules.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t anticipate any major changes in the NAFTA trade agreement,&rdquo; said Roger Nielsen. &ldquo;I think there are so many other discussions going on with government priorities right now, I don&rsquo;t see this as coming up to the top of the list.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dtna-president-does-not-expect-nafta-ghg-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dtna-president-does-not-expect-nafta-ghg-changes#comments Fuel News Regulations Trucking Around the World Fri, 19 May 2017 18:12:00 +0000 218951 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DTNA president and CEO Roger Nielsen&nbsp;speaks at the opening of the company&#39;s test track in Madras, OR. (Photo: Kevin Jones/Fleet Owner)</p> Godlewski steps down as president of NGVAmerica http://fleetowner.com/running-green/godlewski-steps-down-president-ngvamerica <div class="field-deck"> Clay named interim director, Pratt takes over chairman role. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica, a group representing the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> industry, is stepping down as president to take a position with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. Dr. Kathryn Clay, vice president for policy at the American Gas Association, was picked as interim executive director, effective May 15th.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/godlewski-steps-down-president-ngvamerica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/godlewski-steps-down-president-ngvamerica#comments Fuel News Running Green Sun, 14 May 2017 19:03:00 +0000 218471 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Godlewski is leaving the alternative fuels group to join Ford.</p> Alt Fuels: Alive and well http://fleetowner.com/equipment/alt-fuels-alive-and-well <div class="field-deck"> From hybrids to natural gas, propane, and fully electric models, more and more ‘alternative propulsion’ options are being brought to the truck world </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Despite what Jim Castelaz, CEO and founder of Motiv Power Systems, describes as a catch-22 created by the volatility of diesel fuel prices&mdash;&ldquo;When diesel prices are high, fleets say they can&rsquo;t afford to invest in new propulsion technology; but when they are low, they say they don&rsquo;t need to invest in such technology&rdquo;&mdash;he is finding more of them starting to take a &ldquo;long-term strategic view&rdquo; where alternative propulsion is concerned.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/alt-fuels-alive-and-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/alt-fuels-alive-and-well#comments Equipment Fuel News Silver Wed, 03 May 2017 18:35:00 +0000 217571 at http://fleetowner.com New oils greasing the skids for more to come http://fleetowner.com/fuel/new-oils-greasing-skids-more-come <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The transition to the latest heavy-duty engine oil specifications is well underway, according to the organization that manages the standards.&nbsp; The American Petroleum Institute (API) has licensed about 400 CK-4 and more than 60 FA-4 oils submitted by large, medium, and small oil marketers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/new-oils-greasing-skids-more-come" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/new-oils-greasing-skids-more-come#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Wed, 03 May 2017 18:18:00 +0000 217561 at http://fleetowner.com Your move: The third step to propane autogas http://fleetowner.com/equipment/your-move-third-step-propane-autogas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet owners looking to make a positive difference in their bottom line this year could find a partner in propane. Fleets that take advantage of propane autogas can cut operating costs by an average of 40 percent compared to conventional fuels. It&rsquo;s a readily available, domestically produced fuel that also reduces emissions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/your-move-third-step-propane-autogas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/your-move-third-step-propane-autogas#comments Equipment Fuel News Tue, 02 May 2017 13:24:00 +0000 217341 at http://fleetowner.com When it comes to fuel economy it’s time to stop waiting for the next big thing http://fleetowner.com/running-green/when-it-comes-fuel-economy-it-s-time-stop-waiting-next-big-thing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I was preparing to make a presentation to folks from the Rocky Mountain Institute. As you know we are associated with them because of our affiliate with Carbon War Room. RMI has started a series of monthly meetings in which each of its operations shares what they are doing. The ultimate goal is to learn best practices and find synergies that can help each operation achieve its goal.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/when-it-comes-fuel-economy-it-s-time-stop-waiting-next-big-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/when-it-comes-fuel-economy-it-s-time-stop-waiting-next-big-thing#comments Fuel News Running Green Mon, 01 May 2017 13:07:00 +0000 217201 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking and the environment http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trucking-and-environment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The three Rs &mdash; recycle, reuse, reduce &mdash; are the rallying cry of conservationists. It seems fitting on the heels of Earth Day (April 22) and during Environmental Awareness Month (April) to focus on some of the things the trucking industry is doing to help the environment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trucking-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trucking-and-environment#comments Fuel News Running Green Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:06:00 +0000 217021 at http://fleetowner.com Indiana raises fuel taxes as part of road bill http://fleetowner.com/fuel/indiana-raises-fuel-taxes-part-road-bill <div class="field-deck"> Tennessee, Colorado among other states tackling funding shortfalls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Indiana legislature approved an infrastructure funding measure that increases the state&rsquo;s diesel and gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon on July 1, while ensuring that all of the money gained from that fuel tax bump is completely dedicated to roads by 2025. 

</p> <p>Gov. Eric Holcomb &ndash; elevated to the position last January to replace Mike Pence, who is now Vice President of the U.S. &ndash; indicated he will sign the measure projected to boost road funding by $1.2 billion a year by 2024. 

</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/indiana-raises-fuel-taxes-part-road-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/indiana-raises-fuel-taxes-part-road-bill#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:43:00 +0000 216701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A view of the Indiana statehouse, where a measure just passed to raise the tax on diesel by 10 cents a gallon and tax on gasoline 6 cents over the next three years.</p> Always something going on in trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/always-something-going-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Wow, lots of news last week in the trucking industry. We, of course, announced the launch of <a href="http://runonless.com/" target="_blank"><em>Run on Less</em></a>, our three-week one-of-a-kind cross-country roadshow to measure fuel economy in real trucks carrying actual loads.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/always-something-going-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/always-something-going-trucking#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:02:00 +0000 216311 at http://fleetowner.com It’s on: Fuel efficiency roadshow now a reality http://fleetowner.com/running-green/it-s-fuel-efficiency-roadshow-now-reality <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s been a long time in the making and the scope and plan have changed from when we originally came up with the idea, but Run on Less is now a reality.</p> <p>If you haven&rsquo;t heard about it, the <em>Run</em> is a three-week one-of-a-kind cross-country roadshow. Real truckers from real fleets will be hauling real freight to showcase the advancements the trucking industry has made in fuel efficiency.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/it-s-fuel-efficiency-roadshow-now-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/it-s-fuel-efficiency-roadshow-now-reality#comments Fuel News Running Green Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:29:00 +0000 215851 at http://fleetowner.com