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Compressed Natural Gas

City of Torrance, CA Inks Multi-year Deal for Natural Gas to Fuel its Fleets

City of Torrance, CA Inks Multi-year Deal for Natural Gas to Fuel its Fleets

| November 16, 2016

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced that the City of Torrance, California, has signed a new multiyear compressed natural gas (CNG) contract to fuel its fleet of vehicles.  Here are the specifics: The six-year deal calls for 550,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) to enable the city to use Clean Energy’s Redeem™ brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated […]

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New CNG Fueling At Oklahoma City Service Center for FedEx Freight

New CNG Fueling At Oklahoma City Service Center for FedEx Freight

| September 14, 2016

FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services, has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. To get it done, the company contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Nasdaq: CLNE) to design, […]

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Clean Energy Wins CNG Contract with WMATA

Clean Energy Wins CNG Contract with WMATA

| September 1, 2016

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which provides transit services to more than 4 million people across the National Capital Region. The contract covers two transit stations that supply over 580 compressed natural gas (CNG) transit vehicles and represents […]

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Electric Vehicles

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

| May 11, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced the addition of the Proterra Diagnostic Tool and the Proterra Cold Weather Package to its growing suite of products and services. The Diagnostic Tool is an industry first the company notes: “the only diagnostic platform that allows technicians to access all vehicle systems in one place, […]

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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck. According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.” BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal […]

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UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

| May 2, 2017

UPS (NYSE: UPS) has announced it will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS is working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that […]

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Consumer's Going Green

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

| February 15, 2017

SpotHero, a leading parking reservation service with an extensive network of connected garages, lots, and valets, has launched the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform to provide parking reservation functionality to websites, apps and cars with connected or autonomous capabilities.  The service enables drivers to reserve affordable off-street parking nationwide via its website and mobile app. With the SpotHero Parking […]

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Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

| February 14, 2017

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, a manufacturer of non-slip metal flooring products, wants to help bicyclists roll with much more safety. The company recently released a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) case study addressing bicycle lane safety. Here’s what happened: T.Y. Lin International, an architectural firm, was hired to study the inventory of metal grate bridges […]

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One-Half of Corp. Travel Programs Permit Ride-Sharing

One-Half of Corp. Travel Programs Permit Ride-Sharing

| January 31, 2017

According to a new analysis, ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50%) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44% in June 2016, according to the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report – January 2017, in partnership with American Express.  The Index examines business travelers’ feelings about their trip experience and how […]

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People

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

| January 31, 2017

The United States Senate  has confirmed Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary with a 93-6 vote. Chao is a former Assistant Secretary of Transportation and Labor Secretary, and seems to win praise from both sides of the political isle. According to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who heads the committee that reviewed Chao’s nomination,  “It would be […]

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ATA CEO Spear Named to Fed Panel on Transportation Automation

ATA CEO Spear Named to Fed Panel on Transportation Automation

| January 13, 2017

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear has been named a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s transportation automation advisory committee. Noted Spear: “Trucking is vital to the U.S. economy and an important part of our transportation system, so it is imperative that trucking and this association have a seat at the table when it […]

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Jill L. Kubatko Named Marketing Associate at Stertil-Koni

Jill L. Kubatko Named Marketing Associate at Stertil-Koni

| October 11, 2016

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – notably bus lifts and truck lifts – has announced that journalism and marketing professional, Jill Kubatko, has joined the company as a Marketing Associate. In her new position, Kubatko brings 15 years of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications – including marketing strategy, news writing, web […]

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Recent News

New Connected Truck Device from Rand McNally

New Connected Truck Device from Rand McNally

| May 3, 2017

Rand McNally has announced an all-in-one dashboard device that combines  truck navigation, an on-board SiriusXM® radio, voice assistance, a built-in dash cam, and hands-free calling and texting. Called the OverDryve™ 8 Pro, the new systems is part of Rand McNally’s OverDryve™ OS Connected Vehicle platform and is also E-Log ready. The product is shipping to […]

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Missouri Town Touts Expanding Electric Transit Fleet

Missouri Town Touts Expanding Electric Transit Fleet

| April 29, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced the delivery of three additional buses to Columbia, Missouri, bringing the total to nine and representing the first and only battery-electric fleet in revenue service in Missouri, and one of the largest in the Midwest. “Columbia is home to over two million annual transit rides […]

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Battery-Electric Transit Buses Coming to Maryland

Battery-Electric Transit Buses Coming to Maryland

| April 20, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced that Howard County Transit, a division of the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland (RTA), has received delivery of three 35-foot BYD K9S Battery-Electric, Zero-Emission Buses. The company reports that these are the first zero-emission electric transit buses in Maryland. To support the effort, an […]

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Toyota to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in Heavy Duty Truck Applications

Toyota to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in Heavy Duty Truck Applications

| April 19, 2017

Toyota Motor North America has unveiled a new initiative that its calls “Project Portal” – consisting of a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles. The approached was announced at a press conference with Port officials and representatives from California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the […]

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AMERIgreen Calls for Student-Created Energy Solutions Videos

AMERIgreen Calls for Student-Created Energy Solutions Videos

| April 17, 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based wholesale energy provider to the Mid-Atlantic and New England, AMERIgreen Energy, and its 100% American Fuel dealers throughout PA, MD and DE are hosting a Video Essay Challenge. Students are invited to express their views on energy solutions for the future in a 30 second video. Prompt questions are supplied focusing on energy […]

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Penske Truck Leasing Launches Connected Fleet Solutions

Penske Truck Leasing Launches Connected Fleet Solutions

| April 17, 2017

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the launch of its new connected fleet solutions. The system, using a proprietary, device-neutral data platform, can connect its systems with virtually any truck and engine configuration or telematics service provider. Noted Brian Hard, president and CEO of Penske Truck Leasing, “Our unique approach makes it easy for customers to […]

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Ridesharing Fleet Drivers May Lack Proper Insurance

Ridesharing Fleet Drivers May Lack Proper Insurance

| April 17, 2017

As the growth in ride sharing programs begins to dominate what was the taxi business, a pertinent question emerges: If you are a driver for a transportation network company focused on ride sharing, and then someone sideswipes your vehicle, are you fully covered or not? According to one expert, Othello Powell, GEICO director of commercial […]

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