natural gas

Obama orders tightened fuel efficiency, emissions standards for post-2018 trucks

| February 18, 2014

President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels ...

Trio of House bills aimed at increasing use of natural gas in long-haul trucking

| January 31, 2014

Two members of the House have introduced pieces of legislation to increase natural gas use in long-haul trucking by finding and eliminating barriers preventing the fuel from catching on and establishing corridors for nationwide truck ...

Natural gas 101: What owner-operators need to know

| September 30, 2013

Truck makers feel that heavy-duty natural gas trucks eventually could make up 15 to 20 percent of the Class 8 market in the United States, Here’s a primer to get you ready.

Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

| August 28, 2013

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

Natural gas-powered Cascadia available with 48-in. sleeper

| July 31, 2013

The natural gas-powered Freightliner Casacadia will soon be available with a 48-inch sleeper, with the option of CNG or LNG tanks, the truck maker announced this week.

Getting 140,000 pounds up a mountain on natural gas: Done and done

| June 28, 2013

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts took a natural gas powered Pete for an a-typical test drive in Vancouver, where the truck was responsible for lugging 140,000-pound flatbed doubles – a “bi-train,” as the Canadians call it ...

TA head breaks down industry’s obstacles for natural gas conversion

| June 26, 2013

Thomas O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters of America, broke down what he called three "roadblocks" for trucking companies wanting to convert from diesel to natural gas.

12L CNG T660 in service

| June 21, 2013

AMP Americas, a CNG fueling company, recently put its first 12-liter Kenworth T660 truck on the road. The truck is the first of 42 new T660 trucks that will upgrade one of the largest CNG ...

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