Emissions/Fuel Economy

Top 10 stories of 2013: 10. White House proposes new round of truck emissions reductions

Top 10 stories of 2013: CCJ is counting down the top stories of the year based on popularity. Check back each weekday as we announce the next story in the countdown. #10: White House proposes new ...

75 ways to cut your fleet’s fuel costs

With the “new norm” cost of diesel at $4 per gallon, fleets should be looking at every possible opportunity to lower fuel consumption. Like no other time in the trucking industry, every drop counts. A tractor-trailer ...

Recent history of diesel: 1,000 prices paint a picture

The Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration reported the price of on-highway diesel for the 1,000th time in May of this year, offering as a good a time as any to look back at the history ...

The truth behind LNG refueling speeds

Myth: It takes too long to refuel natural gas trucks and tractors. Fact: While this statement may be true for trucks that run on compressed natural gas, trucks powered by liquefied natural gas actually fuel comparably ...

White House proposes new round of truck emissions reductions

The trucking industry can expect another round of emissions regulations, courtesy a second-term climate change initiative from President Barack Obama. Truck makers, who worked with the White House on the original heavy-duty vehicle plan, say ...

ATA Chairman to speak at CCJ Summer Symposium

American Trucking Associations chairman, Phil Byrd, will give the luncheon address at the CCJ Summer Symposium held June 23-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, CA. The symposium will also include a keynote address from Ben Stein and topics covering CSA, driver recruiting and retention, what the e-log mandate means for your business and a trucking economic outlook. For more information or to register visit www.ccjsummer.com

OEM panel discusses challenges, future for natural gas

The success of natural gas in heavy-duty trucking likely hinges on how involved OEs are willing to be in the education, training and relationship building of fleets and fueling partners. Executives from Cummins Westport, Daimler Trucks ...

TA’s O’Brien talks ‘roadblocks’ for natural gas implementation

Math and "pencil pushers" won't bring about a revolution in America's fueling preferences, according to Thomas O'Brien, President and CEO TravelCenters of America, who spoke before an audience gathered at the ACT Expo in Washington ...

Report: More than 1/4 of trucks equipped with modern emissions tech

According to a report released this week from the Diesel Technology Forum, about 28 percent of trucks registered in the U.S. employ 2007 or later emissions mitigation technology and output almost no particulate matter. DTF's report ...

Natural gas conversion: Is LNG or CNG a winner for you?

What's the right natural gas option for your fleet: Compressed or liquefied? At this point, it's pretty well established that long haul, cross-country, over-the-road applications are well suited for LNG. Regional applications seem to be more ...

Natural gas 101: The two types of LNG, preparing your shop for LNG trucks

This is the final part of the three-part "Natural gas 101" series. Part 1 covers how the fuel option has become viable for the trucking industry. Part 2 examines the differences between LNG and CNG ...

Natural gas 101: What you need to know (Part 1)

Part 2 of this series goes in-depth on the key differences between compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas and what’s right for your fleet. Click here to see it. Part 3 examines how natural gas-powered trucks ...

California regs throw kinks into traditional equipment cycles

The increasing challenge of meeting new emissions-related regulations in California is driving owner-operators out of business and skewing market values for used trucks, said panelists at an industry conference Thursday. "These emissions requirements from 2007 have ...

Infographic: How America’s fleet is turning green

How have tightening emissions standards impacted the amount NOx, particulate matter and other pollutants put in the environment by heavy trucks since tiered implementation began in 1996? That's the very question CCJ sister site Equipment World sets ...

Big Data: Getting drivers to use less fuel, increase performance

This is the second part of the second installment of CCJ's Big Data series. Click here to see Part 1. 2.Self-service for drivers Fleets historically have digested information in the back office before they shared the results ...

DISH taps Ford with plans to add 200 propane vans

Satellite television provider DISH unveiled Wednesday the first of 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans that will enter the company’s fleet this year. The company estimates these new propane autogas-powered vehicles will lower ...

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