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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Alternative Fuels Will Grow, but Diesel Remains Go-To, Daimler Exec. Says

Diesel TT File Photo

INDIANAPOLIS — Alternative fuels and green technologies will continue to evolve and secure their roles within the trucking sector, but diesel is still the most efficient and cost-effective fuel and will be for some time to come, Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, told attendees at the Green Truck Summit here last week.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Analysis: California Wants its Dairy Farms to Capture Methane and Sell it as Truck Fuel

Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

“California Regulates Cow Farts,” is how a New York Post headline put it, implying it was a wacky move by California Governor Jerry Brown. In fact, California’s methane law represents a serious attempt by America’s biggest dairy state to come to grips with a potent greenhouse gas.

Bloomberg News
December 6, 2017

Vegetable Fuel Approved for Volvo Euro Truck Engines

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks approved the use of diesel hydrogenated vegetable oils for all of its Euro 5 engines, saying the fuel “works very well” in the engine.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2015

Alternative Fuels Expand Their Presence as an Option for Over-the-Road Fleets

Transport Topics’ special report on alternative fuels for trucking, included with this week’s newspaper, examines the key issues involved in shifting to natural gas and also looks into other nondiesel choices available to truckers.

December 2, 2013

GE Capital Opens Alt-Fuels Research Site

GE Capital Fleet Services said it has opened its Vehicle Innovation Center in Minnesota to give customers, industry groups and researchers experience with alternative-fuel vehicles.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2012