Fuel http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Run on Less: We're averaging 10.1 mpg in Class 8 trucks http://fleetowner.com/fuel/run-less-were-averaging-101-mpg-class-8-trucks <div class="field-deck"> With fuel-saving technologies, trucks capable of even more — but real-world conditions take their toll </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Midway through their cross-country exhibition run converging on Atlanta at the NACV Show, the Run on Less truck efficiency roadshow vehicles are seeing some impressive double-digit mpg results. But real-world conditions have factored in, demonstrating the challenges fleets face in getting optimal fuel efficiency from their trucks.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/run-less-were-averaging-101-mpg-class-8-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/run-less-were-averaging-101-mpg-class-8-trucks#comments Operations Fuel News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:00 +0000 226821 at http://fleetowner.com <p>In early results, the seven trucks participating in the Run on Less roadshow have averaged 10.1 mpg, with a highest daily fuel efficiency for a single truck of 12.8 mpg and lowest of 7.4 mpg. (Photo: Run on Less)</p> More freight and more MPGs http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/more-freight-and-more-mpgs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>This past spring Reuters published an article with the following headline: <em>U.S. Energy Information Administration Projects Diesel Fuel Consumption Increase on Growing Freight Transport Demand</em>.</p> <p>The article stated that U.S. freight movements have been increasing which will boost the consumption of diesel fuel. It also said, &ldquo;The tonnage of freight moved by road, rail, barge, pipeline and air cargo has been increasing year on year since October, after stagnating for much of 2015/16.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/more-freight-and-more-mpgs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/more-freight-and-more-mpgs#comments Fuel Economics IdeaXchange Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:37:00 +0000 226591 at http://fleetowner.com NGVAmerica appoints Daniel Gage as president http://fleetowner.com/people/ngvamerica-appoints-daniel-gage-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ngvamerica.org/" target="_blank">Natural Gas Vehicles for America</a> (NGVAmerica) announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president. Gage succeeds Matthew Godlewski, who recently joined <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/ngvamerica-appoints-daniel-gage-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/ngvamerica-appoints-daniel-gage-president#comments People Fuel News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:04:00 +0000 226381 at http://fleetowner.com Fleets still improving MPG, study shows http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/fleets-still-improving-mpg-study-shows <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Even a 1% increase in MPG can have a significant impact on reducing operating costs. In our <a href="http://truckingefficiency.org/annual-fleet-fuel-studies" target="_blank">2017 Annual Fleet Fuel Study</a> we reported findings from 19 fleets operating more than 71,124 tractors and 234,292 trailers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/fleets-still-improving-mpg-study-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/fleets-still-improving-mpg-study-shows#comments Operations Fuel Economics IdeaXchange Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:27:00 +0000 226011 at http://fleetowner.com Piedmont Natural Gas opens Hickory CNG refueling station http://fleetowner.com/fuel/piedmont-natural-gas-opens-hickory-cng-refueling-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.duke-energy.com/home" target="_blank">Piedmont Natural Gas</a> announced it has added a Hickory, NC, location to its network of public compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) refueling stations.</p> <p>The Hickory station, located near the junction of Interstate 40 and U.S. 321, is the 11th public refueling station Piedmont has opened throughout its service territory of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Here&rsquo;s a map that shows all of <a href="http://piedmontng.com/vehiclesandfueling" target="_blank">Piedmont&rsquo;s public CNG refueling facilities</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/piedmont-natural-gas-opens-hickory-cng-refueling-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/piedmont-natural-gas-opens-hickory-cng-refueling-station#comments Trucks Fuel Infrastructure Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:48:00 +0000 225791 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Piedmont Natural Gas has added a Hickory, NC, location to its network of public compressed natural gas&nbsp;refueling stations. The Hickory station is&nbsp;located near the junction of Interstate 40 and U.S. 321. <em><strong>(Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas)</strong></em></p> PACCAR unveils automated transmission http://fleetowner.com/trucks/paccar-unveils-automated-transmission <div class="field-deck"> New offering completes integrated powertrain for Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MOUNT VERNON, WA. PACCAR Inc. unveiled its new automated transmission on Aug. 22, which will be offered in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> trucks starting in October.<br /> The new 12-speed transmission is a key piece &ldquo;for our customers to complete our integrated powertrain&rdquo; that includes the MX-11 and MX-13 engines, as well as Paccar-branded front and rear axles, said Landon Sproull, Paccar&rsquo;s vice president for powertrain.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/paccar-unveils-automated-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/paccar-unveils-automated-transmission#comments Trucks Fuel Powertrain News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:55:00 +0000 224971 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kyle Quinn, general manger of&nbsp;Peterbilt&nbsp;Motors Co., discusses the PACCAR integrated powertrain. (Photo: Neil Abt)</p> NACFE: Study fleets chisel out another 1% fuel efficiency gain http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nacfe-study-fleets-chisel-out-another-1-fuel-efficiency-gain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleets are still gaining ground in overall fuel efficiency of their Class 8 tractors, though the needle didn't move quite as far up in 2016. Compared with the national average Class 8 fuel economy, however, the uptick in average fuel economy at 19 carrier fleets in a new study represents savings of more than $7,000 per truck.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nacfe-study-fleets-chisel-out-another-1-fuel-efficiency-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nacfe-study-fleets-chisel-out-another-1-fuel-efficiency-gain#comments Trucks Fuel Economics Technology Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0000 224961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>In NACFE&#39;s latest study of fuel efficiency, participating fleets saw less of a collective year-over-year mpg gain from the technologies included on their trucks, but it nonetheless amounted to considerable per-truck savings &mdash; even with a low cost of fuel. (Photo: NACFE)</p> NACFE announces drivers participating in Run on Less http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nacfe-announces-drivers-participating-run-less <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency recently announced the seven drivers participating in <a href="http://www.runonless.com/" target="_blank">Run on Less</a>, a fuel-economy roadshow that kicks off on Sept. 6.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nacfe-announces-drivers-participating-run-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nacfe-announces-drivers-participating-run-less#comments Fuel Infrastructure Powertrain Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0000 224931 at http://fleetowner.com Great at their craft http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/great-their-craft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week, we announced the drivers and showcased the equipment that will participate in <a href="http://www.runonless.com/" target="_blank">RunonLess</a>, a first-of-its kind fuel efficiency roadshow sponsored by Shell and PepsiCo, and hosted by NACFE and Carbon War Room.&nbsp; It gave us a chance to share the amazing equipment and talented drivers that will demonstrate what can be done with currently available tractors and trailers to save fuel and emissions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/great-their-craft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/great-their-craft#comments Operations Fuel Economics IdeaXchange Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:06:00 +0000 224831 at http://fleetowner.com AMP secures $47M to build natural gas fueling stations http://fleetowner.com/fuel/amp-secures-47m-build-natural-gas-fueling-stations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>AMP Americas, the <a href="http://www.ampcng.com/" target="_blank">renewable natural gas (RNG) producer and marketer</a>, and compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) fuel and infrastructure operator for the heavy-duty, commercial trucking industry, announced a $47 million equity commitment from Houston-based <a href="http://www.eivcapital.com/" target="_blank">EIV Capital</a>, a private equity firm focused on the energy industry. The equity commitment will allow AMP Americas to pursue growth opportunities across its businesses.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/amp-secures-47m-build-natural-gas-fueling-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/amp-secures-47m-build-natural-gas-fueling-stations#comments Operations Fuel Infrastructure Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:04:00 +0000 224611 at http://fleetowner.com