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Penske Truck Leasing to Receive $1.1 Million in Texas Sustainability Grants

Written by NGV America News Penske Truck Leasing is the recipient of four grants totaling $1.1 million from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). It is expected the company will utilize the grants to subsidize the purchase of natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12L engines. Penske

XL Hybrids Introduces the First Hybrid Electric Ford Transit Van for the North American Market

The XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System to be compatible with MY2015 and MY2016 Ford Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons May 04, 2015 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XL Hybrids, Inc., the leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System has now been adapted

Superior Energy Systems’ Propane Autogas Dispensers Lower Fleet Costs with Mass Flow Meter Technology

Meter technology lowers maintenance, provides more accurate fuel measurement CLEVELAND (April 9, 2015) — Mass flow meter technology newly incorporated into Superior Energy Systems’ PRO-Vend 1000, 2000 and Dual Hose propane autogas dispensers delivers more accurate long-term fuel measurement compared with mechanical meters. The anti-corrosive, stainless-steel Micro Motion Coriolis mass flow meters from Emerson Process

How Heavy is Too Heavy? Idle Reduction Equipment Impacts Weight Limit Restrictions

What are the state weight limits for heavy-duty vehicles on interstate highways? What weight limit exemptions exist for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology? Under federal law, no vehicle weighing more than 20,000 pounds (lbs) on one axle, 34,000 lbs on a tandem axle, or 80,000 lbs overall may access federal interstate highways (e.g., Interstate

CNG and Fleets: New Publication Builds a Case

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness. Compressed natural gas (CNG) has garnered interest as a transportation fuel in part because of its cost savings and price stability compared to conventional petroleum fuels.Building a Business Case for Compressed Natural Gas in Fleet Applications, a new report

Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom

Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled heavy-duty trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research. The rapidly declining cost of diesel is making the return on investment for adoption of natural gas less lucrative, according