alternative fuel

Toyota to test hydrogen-powered big rig at LA ports this summer

It’s powered by two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12kWh battery, giving the drayage truck more than 200 miles per fill under normal operation, the company says. The rig, based on a Kenworth T660, can haul loads up to 80,000 pounds, Toyota says.

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Bill floated in Congress to reduce excise tax on alternative fuel trucks

The tax code currently imposes a 12 percent excise tax on the sale of heavy-duty trucks. The bill's backers said in a press release that alternative fuel trucks, such as natural gas-powered trucks, are more expensive than diesel-powered costs, effectively resulting in a penalty for purchasing an alt-fuel-powered truck. The bill would change that.

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Alt fuel engines expected to gain market share over next 5 years

While diesel engines currently make up 98.5 percent of the Class 8 market share in North America, a new report says that dominance will lessen within the next 5 years.

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Mack announces plans for DME-powered trucks

Mack Trucks announced this week it will begin producing dimethyl-ether-powered trucks in 2015, starting with its over-the-road Mack Pinnacle axle-back models.

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FMCSA nixes EOBR mandate, states looking for trucking options, U.S. trucker jailed in Mexico

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