Michael G. Malloy

Special Coverage, Business

Fleets in NACFE Study Saved $477 Million Last Year Adopting New Technologies

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DALLAS — Fourteen major trucking fleets operating more than 53,000 tractors and 160,000 trailers achieved almost half a billion in fuel savings last year by adopting a variety of fuel-efficient technologies, according to an annual fleet fuel study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 6, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Cummins Westport Unveils 6.7-liter Natural-Gas Engine

Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics

DALLAS — Cummins Westport Inc., the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport innovations that makes natural-gas engines, unveiled a new 6.7-liter nat-gas engine that will be in full production next year.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 5, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Cummins to Invest in Agility to Boost Natural-Gas Use

DALLAS — Engine maker Cummins Inc. will invest in Agility Fuel Systems, which makes natural-gas fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks and buses, to boost use of the alternative fuel.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 5, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

UPS to Buy Renewable Natural Gas at Three Calif. Clean Energy Stations

Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics

DALLAS — UPS Inc. has entered into an agreement to buy renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. at three California locations.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 5, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Penske Announces Nat-Gas Grants From Texas, DOE

Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics

DALLAS — Penske Truck Leasing announced two grants under which it will receive  $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and state of Texas to boost alternative natural-gas use in its fleet.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 5, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Technology Adoption Boosts Fleets’ Efficiency to 7 MPG, NACFE Says

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DALLAS — Use of a variety of technologies to boost fleets’ fuel efficiency helped increase mileage for 14 major nationwide carriers to 7 mpg last year, well over the national average, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 5, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Attention to Detail Key for Fleets Seeking Alt-Fuel Grants, Credits

DALLAS — Attention to detail is the biggest key for trucking companies seeking grants or tax credits for using alternative fuels such as natural gas in their fleets, according to an executive with the lead sponsor of this week's ACT Expo show here.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 4, 2015
Business

Trail King Buys Dakota Trailer Manufacturing

Trail King Industries Inc. has acquired Dakota Trailer Manufacturing Inc., which makes aluminum grain trailers for the agricultural market. Terms were not disclosed.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 1, 2015
Business, Fuel

UPS Freight Adds 64 LNG-Fueled Tractors

UPS Inc.

UPS Freight has added 64 liquefied natural gas-fueled tractors to its fleet. The tractors join UPS’ worldwide fleet of more than 2,500 natural gas-powered vehicles, the company said April 30.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
April 30, 2015
Business

Daimler to Add Third Shift, 600 Workers at N.C. Truck Plant

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Daimler Trucks North America plans to “sharply increase production and employment levels” at its Mount Holly, North Carolina, truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
April 29, 2015

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