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Category: Fuel and Oil

Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

| May 12, 2017

Agility Fuel Solutions has announced that its recently-formed Powertrain Systems business unit has acquired the assets of CleanFUEL USA, a leading provider of liquid-injection propane fuel systems for commercial vehicles, as well as propane autogas dispensers and refueling equipment. Agility’s Powertrain Systems business unit is also hiring key employees of CleanFUEL USA and will add […]

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Allison Transmission New Technology to Optimize Fuel Savings

Allison Transmission New Technology to Optimize Fuel Savings

| March 15, 2017

Allison Transmission has announced FuelSense® 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting, delivering what the company says is “up to 6 percent additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software.” “This latest technology further reduces fuel consumption in all segments of a vehicle’s duty-cycle,” said Heidi Schutte, vice president of marketing and sales for the Americas with […]

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Major Investors Urge New EPA Chief to Keep MPG and GHG Standards in Place

Major Investors Urge New EPA Chief to Keep MPG and GHG Standards in Place

| March 7, 2017

A major group of U.S. businesses and investors,  with more than $740 billion in assets under management, are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to leave in place vehicle standards for passenger cars and light trucks. In a letter delivered this week to Mr. Pruitt, the businesses pointed out that the standards […]

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Biodiesel in The Age of Trump

Biodiesel in The Age of Trump

| February 22, 2017

I believe that it’s fair to speculate that most historians will remember the year 2016 as the year that the American people elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of United States. The year 2016 was also, on a much smaller scale, one of the best years ever for marketers to blend biodiesel.  Biodiesel […]

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New Fuel Optimization and Driver Assessment Tool for Fleets from Vnomics

New Fuel Optimization and Driver Assessment Tool for Fleets from Vnomics

| January 26, 2017

Fuel optimization and driver coaching provider for fleets, Vnomics, has announced a new balanced driver scoring model for True Fuel, its stand-alone, OEM agnostic fuel optimization solution. Called “True Fuel Score,” the approach includes distinct, normalized assessments of driver fuel efficiency in three key areas– engine control, speeding and idling– as well as a blended overall […]

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Michigan Switching to Propane School Buses

Michigan Switching to Propane School Buses

| December 22, 2016

Waterford School District in Michigan has introduced 10 new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet, joining almost 30 other school districts in the state to operate Blue Bird Vision Propane buses. Each bus is fitted with propane fuel systems manufactured by ROUSH CleanTech. WSD Superintendent Keith Wunderlich noted, “that the school district selected propane-fueled […]

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U.S. Xpress Enterprises to Purchase Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

U.S. Xpress Enterprises to Purchase Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

| December 12, 2016

U.S. Xpress Enterprises,  a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, will be one of the first and the largest truckload carriers to order the Nikola One, a zero-emission, hydrogen-electric semi-truck. Unveiled recently, the Nikola One utilizes a fully electric drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries.  The electric semi-truck can generate additional energy on-the-go by its hydrogen […]

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San Diego Metropolitan Transit Rolls with New Fleet of 77 Autogas Buses

San Diego Metropolitan Transit Rolls with New Fleet of 77 Autogas Buses

| December 8, 2016

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has rolled out its new fleet of 77 buses fueled by emissions-reducing, economical propane autogas. The alternatively fueled buses are planned to help the agency reduce its operating costs, and are expected to reduce emissions by 2 million pounds per year. In all, MTS purchased 31 minibuses and […]

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What’s Next for Vehicle Fuel Economy?

What’s Next for Vehicle Fuel Economy?

| December 1, 2016

by Therese Langer, Transportation Program Director The Obama administration has been a great champion of higher fuel economy and corresponding reductions in vehicles’ emissions of greenhouse gases. There’s no reason to expect continuity in this area from the new administration, and an advisor to president-elect Trump has indicated that fuel economy and emissions standards are on their radar. […]

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New Tank Monitoring Division from SkyBitz

New Tank Monitoring Division from SkyBitz

| November 16, 2016

Telematics leader SkyBitz® has introduced the SkyBitz Tank Monitoring division. Previously known as TankLink, the new division supports SkyBitz strategy of providing solutions that lower operating costs and increase customer service and efficiencies. “Previously, as TankLink, we established a legacy of delivering a rapid ROI based upon reduced tank servicing costs and improved inventory management. […]

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