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Special Coverage, Business

Frito-Lay Reports Cutting Diesel Fuel Consumption Significantly

Roden by Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics

DALLAS — Frito-Lay North America has reduced its diesel fuel consumption significantly since it began adding natural gas, electric and high-efficiency diesel trucks to its fleet over the past 10 years, a company executive said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

T. Boone Pickens: Natural Gas Remains a Viable Option as Transportation Fuel

DALLAS — Oklahoma oil man and natural-gas supporter T. Boone Pickens on May 5 joined the chorus of optimistic voices speaking here at the 2015 ACT Expo that despite current cheap diesel prices, the future of natural gas as a transportation fuel hasn’t dimmed.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 5, 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

Group Fighting Sex Trafficking Relies on Truckers as Watchdogs

Paris (right) by Eric Miller/Transport Topics

DALLAS — A nonprofit group fighting sex trafficking on the nation's highways issued an appeal that truckers and shippers train their employees to report suspicious activities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
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

Commissioner Says NG, Stations, Vehicles Surging in Popularity in Texas

DALLAS — Natural-gas motor fuels, filling stations and vehicles are surging in Texas, said an official responsible for regulation of the oil and gas industry in the state.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 5, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

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

Roeth by Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics

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

Panel Says Women Remain Underrepresented at All Levels in Trucking

Author Margo Oge by Eric Miller/Transport Topics

DALLAS — Women are still greatly underrepresented in the trucking industry, and those who are employed still face challenges balancing work and home life, according to a panel of female executives.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2015

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