Running Green en Run on Less: We're averaging 10.1 mpg in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Fuel News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:00 +0000 226821 at <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> Massachusetts adds XL Hybrids tech to fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XL Hybrids&#39; <a href="" target="_blank">XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System</a> will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets.</p> <p>The hybrid-electric vehicles will be used by the state&#39;s Department of Conservation and Recreation, Environmental Police, Department of Correction, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Youth Services. The XL Hybrids upgrades were made possible by support from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Emissions Infrastructure Powertrain Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 +0000 226601 at <p>This Massachusetts fleet vehicle has&nbsp;been installed with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System. <em><strong>(Photo: XL Hybrids)</strong></em></p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel Economics IdeaXchange Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:37:00 +0000 226591 at Lightning Systems, New Eagle introduce electric drive system for Ford Transit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lightning Systems is introducing a fully electric drive system for all variants of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Transit, including passenger, cargo and cutaway vans as well as chassis cab models. The system was developed in partnership with Ann Arbor, MI-based New Eagle.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Emissions News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:45:00 +0000 226551 at NGVAmerica appoints Daniel Gage as president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" 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=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People Fuel News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:04:00 +0000 226381 at Fuso’s electric truck now available to commercial fleets <div class="field-deck"> Mitsubishi Fuso announced at its global launch that UPS is its first commercial customer in the U.S. to place three electric delivery trucks into service. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NEW YORK, NY. Construction clanking, sirens from emergency vehicles, and other typical city traffic noise served as the backdrop for Thursday&rsquo;s global launch of Mitsubishi Fuso&rsquo;s medium-duty electric delivery truck here in New York City&rsquo;s East Village.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Economics Emissions Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000 226351 at <p>Mitsubishi Fuso&nbsp;officially launched its all-electric, zero-emission truck, the eCanter, to commercial customers during a Sept. 14 event in New York City. <em><strong>(Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso)</strong></em></p> Kenworth T680 with PACCAR MX engine to join SuperTruck II project <div class="field-deck"> PACCAR joins four other SuperTruck II teams working to more than double the freight efficiency of Class 8 trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> announced that it will collaborate with the PACCAR Technical Center and DAF Trucks NV to develop advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine and powertrain efficiencies with $8 million in year-one funding provided by the <a href="" target="_blank">Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program</a>. 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> Emissions Powertrain News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:00 +0000 226271 at <p>Kenworth announced it will develop advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine and powertrain efficiencies as part of DOE&#39;s&nbsp;SuperTruck II program. <em>(Photo: Kenworth)</em></p> San Bernardino receives electric buses powered by Motiv <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) in San Bernardino County, California recently received two all-electric, zero-emission, Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales Inc. and powered by <a href="" target="_blank">all-electric powertrains from Motiv Power Systems</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emissions Powertrain News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +0000 226211 at <p>All-electric, zero-emission school bus&nbsp;from Creative Bus Sales Inc.&nbsp;powered by all-electric powertrains from Motiv Power Systems.</p> 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="" 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Fuel Economics IdeaXchange Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:27:00 +0000 226011 at Say No to NOx <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While many environmental concerns may feel too big to tackle, the issue of nitrogen oxides &mdash; and the threat they pose to clean air and water &mdash; is one problem every fleet owner can help alleviate.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emissions IdeaXchange News Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:28:00 +0000 225831 at