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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

Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

Oregon Transport Reports Big Gains with Electric Passenger Fleet

| June 20, 2018

Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), the public transportation provider in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, and XL, a player in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced a successful deployment of six hybrid-electric (HEV) passenger vans in RVTD’s paratransit fleet. Using regenerative braking and electric assist during driving, the XLH electrification technology increases fuel […]

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German Government to Offer Subsidies for Electric Trucks

German Government to Offer Subsidies for Electric Trucks

| June 20, 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) has submitted a subsidy policy for environmentally friendly trucks, which has been published in the Federal Gazette at the beginning of June. According to Dr. Lorenzo Grande of IDTechEx, “Both battery-powered and fuel cell-powered electric vehicles are eligible, as long as they are intended for goods transport. In […]

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ClipperCreek Announces Simple Access Control for HCS

ClipperCreek Announces Simple Access Control for HCS

| June 14, 2018

EV charging station leader, ClipperCreek, has unveiled the HCS Series with ChargeGuard at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo recently. The ChargeGuard is an affordable access control solution designed for fleet, workplace, multi-tenant, hospitality and residential charging applications. The ChargeGuard option, priced at an affordable $78, delivers reliable key-based access control for the Level 2, […]

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People

Keith Lovetro Takes the Helm at OIL as New CEO

Keith Lovetro Takes the Helm at OIL as New CEO

| January 10, 2019

OIA Global has named Keith Lovetro as their new Chief Executive Officer. Lovetro brings 35 years of experience in shipping, freight, and transportation services. OIA has grown into a $1.3 billion supply chain management leader. Keith Lovetro joins OIA Global during a period of rapid growth and will assume overall responsibility for the financial performance of the […]

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Accuride Promotes Chad Monroe to SVP Sales & Marketing and Business Development

Accuride Promotes Chad Monroe to SVP Sales & Marketing and Business Development

| June 27, 2017

Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – has announced that it has realigned its Sales & Marketing organization. As part of the change, Accuride has promoted Chad Monroe to Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Business Development, to lead its global Sales & […]

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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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Consumers 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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Connected Fleets

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

| January 23, 2019

American Trucking Associations For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 “The good news is that 2018 was a banner year for truck tonnage, witnessing the largest annual increase we’ve seen in two decades,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With that said, there is evidence that the […]

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Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

| January 23, 2019

MANN+HUMMEL partners with Sierra Wireless to provide real-time reporting to reduce equipment damage and repair costs. MANN HUMMEL has selected Sierra Wireless’ Smart SIMs and AirVantage® IoT Platform to connect and manage global deployments of Senzit, the company’s new predictive maintenance platform developed to increase uptime for industrial and agricultural fleets. The buildup of dust […]

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Ryder Deploys Robots and Drones in its Smart Warehouse

Ryder Deploys Robots and Drones in its Smart Warehouse

| January 20, 2019

Ryder has partnered with several innovative start-ups to provide the technologies that bring what was once considered the warehouse-of-the-future to life. Ryder System announced today the successful transformation of Ryder smart warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets. These transformed warehouses – or showcase sites – deliver advanced automation, flexible and instantly scalable operations, real-time visibility, […]

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Recent News

Small Texas Town and NYC Emerge as Top Growth Cities, Survey Shows

Small Texas Town and NYC Emerge as Top Growth Cities, Survey Shows

| January 5, 2019

U-Haul offers unique perspective on U.S City population migration According to the latest research, the top five growth cities in 2018 may be a bit of a surprise according to U-Haul.  They included Spring, Texas; Manhattan, N.Y.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and the Grand Rapids/Wyoming, Mich., market. While migration trends do not correlate directly to population or […]

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Is TomTom Telematics About to be Acquired?

Is TomTom Telematics About to be Acquired?

| January 3, 2019

New reports from Europe suggest that Michelin and Bridgestone may be poised to acquire the TomTom Telematics business unit, owned by the Dutch company TomTom. According to the Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, Michelin is circling in. Also in the running is Pamplona Capital Management, which already holds a sizable stake in another telematics […]

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WWF to Help Freight Companies Reduce Emissions

WWF to Help Freight Companies Reduce Emissions

| June 1, 2018

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is working to change the trucking industry, launching a new transport decarbonization tool at the Movin’ On by Michelin conference in Montreal. The tool, available at www.sciencebasedtargets.org, is designed to help companies involved in the movement of freight to set ambitious environmental goals that align with the Paris Climate Agreement […]

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HART to Demo Electric Bus in Downtown Tampa

HART to Demo Electric Bus in Downtown Tampa

| May 30, 2018

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will be demonstrating electric battery-powered bus with Proterra, Inc., and Hillsborough County to highlight what it calls “the cleaner, more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly transit option for Tampa.” “Creating opportunities for people to step inside of a  Proterra Catalyst 40-foot zero-emission transit vehicle, ask questions and see the technology […]

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DAF Trucks and VDL Groep Partner On A Fully Electric Class 8 Truck

DAF Trucks and VDL Groep Partner On A Fully Electric Class 8 Truck

| May 30, 2018

The competition in electric class 8 trucks is quickly heating up in response to Tesla’s Semi reveal last year. This time, DAF Trucks has revealed its new CF Electric class 8 truck that it developed in partnership with VDL Groep. The Eco-friendly truck boasts a 100 kilometer range with fast charging, and has a quick […]

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BYD Delivers First Battery-Electric Truck to  Port of Oakland

BYD Delivers First Battery-Electric Truck to Port of Oakland

| May 30, 2018

BYD, the world’s largest electric vehicle company, has delivered the first 8TT battery electric truck to the Port of Oakland. The Class 8 truck was grant-funded by CARB and will be part of a three-year feasibility study to determine whether zero-emission trucks could replace diesel trucks. The truck will be tested for short-haul operations by […]

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Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

| March 5, 2018

Michelin North America is launching an aerodynamic trailer solution kit for use on 53-foot dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and other long-haul and super-regional applications. With the biggest drag on fuel efficiency occurring at 65 miles per hour, fleets and owner-operators look for aerodynamic solutions that cut fuel costs but do not increase maintenance […]

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EV Safe Charge Launches Mobile Charging Solution

EV Safe Charge Launches Mobile Charging Solution

| February 27, 2018

EV Safe Charge announced the launch of EV Charge Mobile — what the company claims as “the first-ever comprehensive solution for portable Level 2 and DC fast EV-charging.”  The technology can bring most vehicles to 80% capacity within 20-30 minutes. Here’s what cool: This adaptable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) system will provide event organizers, […]

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GreenPower Receives Order for Two All-Electric School Buses

GreenPower Receives Order for Two All-Electric School Buses

| February 22, 2018

GreenPower Motor Company has received an order for two of its Synapse 72 all-electric school buses for the Rialto Unified School District, which will be ready by the summer of 2018. Rialto operates a fleet of 68 school buses to support the transportation needs for students attending 29 elementary, middle and high schools. Commenting on […]

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Neste’s Renewable Fuels Strives to Reduce Global Emissions

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Strives to Reduce Global Emissions

| February 21, 2018

By replacing fossil fuels with renewable fuels, Neste reports that it has helped reduce global climate emissions by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons in 2017. This is equal to removing 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year. The amount of greenhouse gas emissions saved with Neste’s renewable fuels, primarily Neste MY […]

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LightningElectric Gets Nod from NY Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

LightningElectric Gets Nod from NY Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

| February 9, 2018

Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, has announced that its new LightningElectric zero-emissions package for the Ford Transit 350HD has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). In partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of […]

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Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

Prevost / Nova Bus to Offer Next Gen FuelSense from Allison Transmission

| February 9, 2018

Prevost / Nova Bus announced that it will offer FuelSense® 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting — a  fuel-saving technology from Allison Transmission that is designed to deliver up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software. Through a set of proprietary software enhancements, the new FuelSense 2.0 technology uses DynActive Shifting to […]

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Electric Ferry Sinks Emissions and Costs

Electric Ferry Sinks Emissions and Costs

| February 5, 2018

Meet the first 100% electric ferry in Norway, the “Ampere”, who’s developers boast that it has cut emissions by 95% and costs by 80% compared to traditional fuel-powered ferries since its launch in the spring of 2015. With the aim of reducing harmful emissions and noise pollution, the “Ampere” is the result of a dedicated […]

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Scot Harden Named National Sales and Marketing Director at Tropos Technologies

Scot Harden Named National Sales and Marketing Director at Tropos Technologies

| January 24, 2018

Electric vehicle (EV) industry veteran Scot Harden has been named National Sales and Marketing Director for Tropos Technologies and its Cenntro Metro compact low-speed vehicle (LSV) utility truck line. By way of background, Tropos Technologies was named the U.S. distributor by Hangzhou, China based Cenntro Automotive Corporation back in July with U.S. headquarters in Morgan […]

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XL Hybrids Wins CARB Approval for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s in CA

XL Hybrids Wins CARB Approval for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Ford F-150s in CA

| January 23, 2018

Fleet electrification leader XL Hybrids reports that it has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State – an industry first. According to Clay Siegert, COO at XL Hybrids, the company “has the most approvals to sell into California – in the form of ‘executive orders,’ or EO’s, issued […]

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