Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.
Gemini Transport, a Love's sister company hauling fuel for the truck stop chain, will put the Freightliners in service in the Texas Triangle and Oklahoma City areas.
Pilot Flying J and TravelCenters of America are taking aggressive action toward implementing liquified natural gas stations across the country, while Love's is concentrating its efforts on compressed natural gas.
As part of an effort to build several large compressed natural gas fuel centers and convenience stores, energy company Colonial Group announced plans for a "state-of-the-art" natural gas station for I-95 near Savannah, Ga.
Natural gas holds the most promise for heavy-duty applications, but other alternative fuels are finding trucking niches.
Interest in natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel remains high and the fuel will increase as diesel prices rise, said analysts at the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference.
Industry begins to accept expensive natural gas engines running on cheaper fuel, in spite of power and range tradeoffs.
A study of alternative fuel options for on-road transportation has concluded that natural gas is a promising fuel from both an economic and technology perspective.
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