Running Green en NGVAmerica lauds Colorado for simplifying tax credits for NGVs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NGVAmerica applauds the State of Colorado for passing legislation (HB16-1332) that provides updates to simplify and expand existing tax credits for taxpayers who purchase cars and trucks powered by clean-burning <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> and other alternative fuels. The bill, which was recently signed into law by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, and will help accelerate the <a href="" target="_blank">adoption of natural gas vehicles</a> (NGVs) in Colorado.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:16:00 +0000 195041 at Theoretical and Practical <div class="field-deck"> Explaining trucks to innovators and inventors </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There is nothing like being at a conference with over 2,000 people and feeling like the dumbest person in the room. Well that was me at the recent Department of Energy&rsquo;s Annual Merit Review of vehicle technologies programs.</p> <p>Thank goodness there are Ph.D.&rsquo;s out there trying to figure out the next great material for batteries, ways to capture the waste heat off of engines and other things that we think are impossible. But great innovation often comes from crazy places and sometimes even crazy people.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Running Green Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:59:00 +0000 194861 at ANG opens first CNG station in Saratoga Springs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>American <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">Natural Gas</a></span> (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced that the first public <a href="" target="_blank">compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station north of Albany, NY</a>, is now open. The facility is just off of I-87, located halfway between New York City and Montreal within the W.J. Grande Industrial Park, 34 Cady Hill Blvd., Saratoga Springs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:57:00 +0000 194661 at Agility Fuel Systems, Hexagon Composites merge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Hexagon Composites and <a href="" target="_blank">Agility Fuel Systems</a> announced that the companies will merge <a href="" target="_blank">Hexagon Composites&rsquo; CNG Automotive Products Division</a>, which includes medium- and heavy-duty vehicle composite cylinder manufacturing operations and its bus systems business unit, with Agility to form Agility Fuel Solutions.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel News Running Green Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:37:00 +0000 194481 at McNeilus, Agility partner to provide CNG solution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>McNeilus Truck &amp; Manufacturing and <a href="" target="_blank"><u>Agility Fuel Systems</u></a> announced they have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a <a href="" target="_blank"><u>comprehensive <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> solution</u></a> for North American heavy-duty fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:34:00 +0000 193721 at XPO unveils LNG truck fleet in France <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">XPO Logistics inaugurated its new pallet distribution hub at Bondoufle (Essonne department) by unveiling a fleet of Stralis Euro VI Natural Power trucks purchased from Industrial Vehicles Corporation (Iveco). The vehicles, which run on liquefied <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (LNG/CNG), comprise the largest </font><a href="" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">gas-powered truck fleet</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> of its kind in France, the company said. </font></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets News Running Green Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:03:00 +0000 193621 at GHG Rule: Explaining Phase 2 <div class="field-deck"> Government says the rule is a win for everybody, but doubt remains </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Touted by the Obama Adminis&shy;tration as a win-win-win for the enviro&shy;nment, trucking industry and consumers, the proposed second round of fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are meant to reduce climate change impact while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Running Green Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:19:00 +0000 193431 at Special Report: Fuel Economy Phase 2 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The joint announcement by EPA and NHTSA last year of proposed new greenhouse gas emissions regulations (GHG Phase 2) for heavy-duty trucks has brought about plenty of conjecture within the industry about what the rule will say when it&rsquo;s finalized this summer and how truck makers and fleets will comply.</p> <p>These goals are expected to include an approximately 24% fuel efficiency gain for tractors, 8% to 12% for trailers, and 4% for engines.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:10:00 +0000 193421 at Maintenance Bay: Demo does it <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Environmental services administrator:</strong> Cathy DeShambo</p> <p><strong>Company:</strong> City of East Lansing, MI</p> <p><strong>Operation:</strong> Four refuse trucks handle solid waste and recycling pickup for over 48,000 residents.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Silver Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:19:00 +0000 193181 at Clean transportation trends <div class="field-deck"> ACT Expo demonstrates incredible market momentum </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Each May, fleets from across North America convene at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo to learn about the policies, trends and technologies shaping the future of transportation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Running Green Silver Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:37:00 +0000 193141 at