Running Green http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en The 2017 ACT Expo: An Early Preview of the Vehicles http://fleetowner.com/running-green/2017-act-expo-early-preview-vehicles <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Taking place May 1-4 in Southern California, the 2017 ACT Expo will have a packed show floor featuring advanced clean vehicles for all applications and weight classes. All alternative fuels are represented&mdash;including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span>, propane autogas, and renewable fuels. Here&rsquo;s a small glimpse of what attendees will see at the 2017 show:</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/2017-act-expo-early-preview-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/2017-act-expo-early-preview-vehicles#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +0000 214761 at http://fleetowner.com Peterbilt 520, 320 eligible for hybrid, zero-emission voucher http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/peterbilt-520-320-eligible-hybrid-zero-emission-voucher <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.peterbilt.com" target="_blank">Peterbilt Models 520 and 320</a> equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) <a href="https://www.californiahvip.org/" target="_blank">Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project</a> (HVIP). HVIP encourages the commercialization of low-emitting hybrid and zero-emissions trucks by assisting fleets with purchase of these advanced technology vehicles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/peterbilt-520-320-eligible-hybrid-zero-emission-voucher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/peterbilt-520-320-eligible-hybrid-zero-emission-voucher#comments Powertrain News Running Green Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:38:00 +0000 214441 at http://fleetowner.com Conversion specialists upfit a 2017 F-250 http://fleetowner.com/running-green/conversion-specialists-upfit-2017-f-250 <div class="field-deck"> Step-by-step propane autogas conversion conducted live on-site at 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. This week at the Work Truck Show, <a href="http://www.allianceautogas.com" target="_blank">Alliance AutoGas conversion techs</a> took attendees through a step-by-step live conversion of a 2017 F-250. The conversion features Alliance AutoGas&rsquo; EPA and NFPA 58 compliant Engineered Fuel System featuring a &ldquo;plug and play&rdquo; single plug wiring connector.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/conversion-specialists-upfit-2017-f-250" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/conversion-specialists-upfit-2017-f-250#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:46:00 +0000 214181 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Alliance AutoGas techs took attendees through a step-by-step propane autogas conversion on an F-250 at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> XL Hybrids displays XLP upfit on F-150 at NTEA http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-displays-xlp-upfit-f-150-ntea <div class="field-deck"> Company also announced its new Electrification Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) status in the new Ford certification program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. XL Hybrids displayed its <a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle</a> (PHEV) upfit solution for the first time during the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> <p>According to Clay Siegert, XL Hybrids&rsquo; co-founder and chief operating officer, the XLP upfit on F-150 half-ton trucks will begin delivery in fourth quarter 2017 and will provide 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon, as well as reductions in C02 emissions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-displays-xlp-upfit-f-150-ntea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/xl-hybrids-displays-xlp-upfit-f-150-ntea#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Running Green Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:24:00 +0000 214051 at http://fleetowner.com <p>XL Hybrids XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle upfit on Ford F-150 displayed at the NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> Photo by Cristina Commendatore Fuso unveils new gas-powered cabover, all-electric eCanter truck http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/fuso-unveils-new-gas-powered-cabover-all-electric-ecanter-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. <a href="http://www.mitfuso.com/en-us">Mitsubishi Fuso</a> announced it is developing a new gasoline powertrain for its FE Series medium-duty cabover trucks and launched its new electric truck, the eCanter, here at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> <p>According to the company Fuso&rsquo;s FE130, FE160 and FE180 will be powered by a PSI-GMPT Vortec Series 6-liter V8 engine, coupled with an Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. The new V8 engine models will be the first Fuso vehicles to be assembled in the U.S., noted Jecka Glasman, Fuso&rsquo;s president and CEO.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/fuso-unveils-new-gas-powered-cabover-all-electric-ecanter-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/fuso-unveils-new-gas-powered-cabover-all-electric-ecanter-truck#comments Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:35:00 +0000 214041 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jecka Glasman, Fuso&rsquo;s president and CEO, addresses the media during the unveiling of Fuso&#39;s eCanter all-electric truck at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.</p> (Photo by Cristina Commendatore) Cummins puts more focus on midrange engine improvements http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-puts-more-focus-midrange-engine-improvements <div class="field-deck"> Engine maker aims for better fuel economy and for super-low NOx producing natural gas options for non-attainment area operation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. When it comes to midrange diesel engines, the focus at Cummins Inc. is how to keep bringing the &ldquo;best of both worlds&rdquo; together, according to Jeff Caldwell, the company&rsquo;s executive director of North American truck OEMs &ndash; more fuel economy and more performance, all within the same package.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-puts-more-focus-midrange-engine-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-puts-more-focus-midrange-engine-improvements#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:47:00 +0000 213971 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jeff Caldwell noted that the Cummins 2017 model B6.7 base engine is seeing an average improvement of 8.5% on efficiency ratings and 5% improvement in performance ratings over the 2013 model ISB6.7 engine. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Objectives for adopting zero-emission vehicles http://fleetowner.com/running-green/objectives-adopting-zero-emission-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. When it comes to the adoption of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), many questions abound. Is there enough infrastructure for trucks to refuel? What are the estimated lifecycles of ZEVs compared to combustion engines? What are some incentives to retire older trucks? And so on.</p> <p>Those questions were answered during a panel on government objectives for zero-emission transportation during Tuesday&rsquo;s Green Truck Summit at The Work Truck Show.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/objectives-adopting-zero-emission-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/objectives-adopting-zero-emission-vehicles#comments News Running Green Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:59:00 +0000 213951 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Seated left to right: Jody Proctor with Transport Canada; Jack Kitowski with the California Air Resources Board; and the Department of Energy&#39;s Rueben Sarkar. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> A time of change: How will the future of trucking look? http://fleetowner.com/running-green/time-change-how-will-future-trucking-look <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president of engineering and technology for Daimler Trucks North America, says we are living in a time of change &ndash; better yet, a time in which the trucking industry is changing at an extremely rapid pace. Achenbach delivered Tuesday&rsquo;s keynote address here at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show&rsquo;s Green Truck Summit and touched on what he believes the future of the industry will look like.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/time-change-how-will-future-trucking-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/time-change-how-will-future-trucking-look#comments News Running Green Technology Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:22:00 +0000 213941 at http://fleetowner.com DTNA's Wilfried Achenbach: "Without trucks, the machine — our economy — would stall." (Sean Kilcarr/ Fleet Owner photo) Exotic shows off alternative fuel vehicle products http://fleetowner.com/running-green/exotic-shows-alternative-fuel-vehicle-products <div class="field-deck"> Distributor highlights new components developed by Parker Hannifin for alternative fuel vehicles as well as a new e–commerce web site. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. New <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fuel system hosing is coming online from one of Parker Hannifin&rsquo;s major distributors, Exotic Automation &amp; Supply, which is also firing up a new e-commerce website to support fleets operating alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs).</p> <p>During a press conference here at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show, Henry Testa, group sales director for Exotic, highlighted one of Parker Hannifin&rsquo;s latest components offerings: a new &ldquo;low permeation&rdquo; flexible fuel hose for natural gas vehicle fuel systems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/exotic-shows-alternative-fuel-vehicle-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/exotic-shows-alternative-fuel-vehicle-products#comments Equipment News Running Green Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:41:00 +0000 213931 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Exotic&#39;s Henry Testa shows off Parker Hannifin&#39;s new low permeation natural gas fuel hose. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> eNow touts real-time monitoring service http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enow-touts-real-time-monitoring-service <div class="field-deck"> Firm’s solar-powered auxiliary energy system now comes with real-time monitoring service at no additional charge. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>INDIANAPOLIS. A new real-time wireless monitoring system is being offered by eNow for its solar-powered auxiliary energy systems for fleets, to help hem monitor the &ldquo;state of charge&rdquo; for truck batteries.</p> <p>During a press conference here at the 2017 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show, Jeffrey Flath, president, CEO and founder of eNow, explained that there is no monthly charge for this real-time monitoring system and that it will be offered going forward for every eNow device aimed at the trucking, recreational vehicle, and marine markets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enow-touts-real-time-monitoring-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enow-touts-real-time-monitoring-service#comments Equipment News Running Green Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:35:00 +0000 213921 at http://fleetowner.com <p>eNow&#39;s Jeffrey Flath. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p>