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Why Cyberattacks Should Be Concerning to Trucking
The trucking industry has improved with the use of technology, but the advancement has also increased the risk of cyberattacks.
US Chamber Renews Calls for Fuel Tax Increase
WASHINGTON — The expiration this fall of the country’s central highway policy law means that its reauthorization must be urgently addressed by Congress, Ed Mortimer, transportation director at the U.S. Chamber of...
Micro-Mobility Will Have The Microlino 2.0 Without A 1.0 For Sale
It will also have a new partner, the Microletta.
ATA, HudsonCyber Team on Security Program
ATLANTA — American Trucking Associations and HudsonCyber on Feb. 25 announced an affinity program for ATA members though which motor carriers of all sizes can gain access to the company’s cloud-based cybersecurit...
Oil Dives After CDC Warns of Potential Virus Outbreak in US
Oil deepened a three-day rout as panic over a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. gripped investors and sent shockwaves through commodity, equity and debt markets.
Walmart Denied Rehearing in $54 Million Back Pay Case
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Walmart Inc. a rehearing in a lawsuit that now leaves the carrier with a lower court judgment to pay a large certified class of its Californ...
For Trucks Like Tesla Cybertruck, Hummer Pickup, Towing Can Kill Range
The reduction can be significant, but it's not limited to electric pickup trucks only.
Go Power! Announces New Solar Panels for Trailer Tops
ATLANTA — Go Power! announced a 600-watt model of its flexible solar panels, which are designed to fasten across the tops of trailers. The system builds on the 300-watt Solar Flex panel, which can bend as it grip...
NTSB cites 'lack of system safeguards' in Tesla Autopilot crash
Records reviewed by the NTSB also found the crash victim was playing a video game on his iPhone before the crash, though it could not determine whether he was actively engaged with the game.
New Jersey Budget Includes Record $590 Million for Transit
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a record $40.9 billion budget supported by a millionaire’s tax that would help underpin record spending on New Jersey Transit, pensions and schools.
Clean Energy’s TouchPoint Enables Seamless Transition from Diesel to Natural Gas
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in the U.S. and Canada, says it has partnered with the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) to offe...
NTSB Critical of Tesla, Apple in Probe of 2018 Crash
The 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. SUV, in which an Apple Inc. employee was playing a game on his company-issued phone and the car veered into a divider, highlights the “misuses of technology,” a U.S. investiga...
BAE Systems to Power Up to 600 Buses in Ireland
BAE Systems, a company that specializes in electric propulsion, has been selected by Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power...
Columbus halts self-driving shuttle pilot program following sudden stop; NHTSA steps in
One of the pilot program's vehicles made a sudden stop last week and one passenger fell from her seat to the floor of the shuttle. NHTSA ordered a suspension of passenger operations for 16 autonomous sh...
Op-Ed: We Debunk Tesla Cybertruck Myths - Safety, Towing, Weight, More
Despite the little official information, some of them just do not make any sense.
Andrew Cuomo Willing to Provide Information — With Limits — to Feds for Trusted Traveler Programs
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated a willingness to provide information to the federal government on individuals enrolling or renewing their applications for Trusted Traveler Programs, but remain...
Fleets, Dealers Discuss Open, Honest Communication
ATLANTA — Honesty and communication are the best techniques to help fleets and service dealers work together, according to representatives from both sides of that relationship.
Michigan creates chief mobility officer, council focused on auto tech industry
The state's governor signed the directive on the hood of a Ford autonomous vehicle at a MICHAuto Summit in Detroit with auto industry leaders.
Ford recalls 200,000 F-150s over LED headlamp issues
The running lamps in the recalled vehicles remain illuminated even when the lights are manually switched from auto lamp to the low-beam position.
CIE Manufacturing Unveils New Chassis Line
ATLANTA — CIE Manufacturing presented the Revere, a new line of chassis, Feb. 24 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Fleet Management
Top Factors Impacting Fleet Electrification in 2020
Many fleets are adopting electric or hybrid vehicles to meet sustainability targets and environmental regulations. From lower battery prices to increased charger availability, here are six electric vehicle trends...
Geotab Integrates Allison Transmission Solutions into its Marketplace
Geotab has integrated Allison Transmission’s vehicle diagnostics solution as a new add-on in the Geotab Marketplace, expanding its support of fourth and fifth-generation Allison transmissions.
Nevada Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Speeding
The Office of Traffic Safety in Nevada recently funded an initiative that put extra patrols on the roadways to crack down on motorists who speed.
New DS 9 plug-in hybrid saloon revealed
DS Automobiles will expand its model line-up this year with a new plug-in hybrid executive saloon, the DS 9.
Haynes named new business development manager at JCT600 VLS
David Haynes has joined JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS) as the leasing company’s new business development manager.
Coventry will not introduce Clean Air Zone
Coventry will not introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) as it has received support from the Government for its alternative emissions reduction plan.
New online calculator from TMC
A new online calculator allowing fleets to estimate potential savings has been launched by TMC.
Company car choice lists impacted by WLTP
Some company cars could disappear from choice lists as new emissions test results put them beyond CO2 thresholds used by fleets.
GM Improves Bolt EV Charging Solutions
General Motors is improving its Energy Assist solution on the myChevrolet mobile app to help improve and simplify vehicle charging for its Bolt EV drivers.
NAFA I&E 2020 to Feature OEM Panel
The upcoming 2020 NAFA Institute & Expo will include an OEM panel presentation that will feature fleet executives from the Big Three: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors.
Nominations Open for The Work Truck Innovator Award
Work Truck and Automotive Fleet editors are looking for the industry's most innovative leaders who will be honored at this years Work Truck eXchange.
Nominations Open for The Work Truck Innovator Award
Work Truck and Automotive Fleet editors are looking for the industry's most innovative leaders who will be honored at this years Work Truck eXchange.
Lytx Supercharges Video Telematics
Lytx kicked-off its annual User Group Conference by unveiling a next-generation technology designed to address distracted driving: enhanced machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered risk detection.
ARI and Auto Truck Group Help Streamline Supply Chains
ARI’s fleet management experts and Auto Truck Group’s manufacturing specialists will be on hand at The Work Truck Show 2020 to discuss strategies that help vocational fleet operators simplify their complex supply...
ARI and Auto Truck Group Help Streamline Supply Chains
ARI’s fleet management experts and Auto Truck Group’s manufacturing specialists will be on hand at The Work Truck Show 2020 to discuss strategies that help vocational fleet operators simplify their complex supply...
GM and Fleet Complete Expand Partnership into Canada
Fleet Complete is partnering with General Motors to expand the availability of its fleet management solutions for 2015 model year and newer GM fleet vehicles into the Canadian market.
HMRC publishes new advisory fuel rates (AFRs) effective March 1
HMRC has released its latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs) which will come into force from March 1.
Trucking
Why Cyberattacks Should Be Concerning to Trucking
The trucking industry has improved with the use of technology, but the advancement has also increased the risk of cyberattacks.
US Chamber Renews Calls for Fuel Tax Increase
WASHINGTON — The expiration this fall of the country’s central highway policy law means that its reauthorization must be urgently addressed by Congress, Ed Mortimer, transportation director at the U.S. Chamber of...
ATA, HudsonCyber Team on Security Program
ATLANTA — American Trucking Associations and HudsonCyber on Feb. 25 announced an affinity program for ATA members though which motor carriers of all sizes can gain access to the company’s cloud-based cybersecurit...
Oil Dives After CDC Warns of Potential Virus Outbreak in US
Oil deepened a three-day rout as panic over a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. gripped investors and sent shockwaves through commodity, equity and debt markets.
Walmart Denied Rehearing in $54 Million Back Pay Case
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Walmart Inc. a rehearing in a lawsuit that now leaves the carrier with a lower court judgment to pay a large certified class of its Californ...
Rate dispute over unlicensed off-dock work spurs reaction from OBCCTC commissioner
VANCOUVER, B.C. – With the United Truckers Association (UTA) accusing the Office of the B.C. Container Trucking Commissioner (OBCCTC) of ignoring the off-dock rate table, commissioner Michael Crawford says the si...
Go Power! Announces New Solar Panels for Trailer Tops
ATLANTA — Go Power! announced a 600-watt model of its flexible solar panels, which are designed to fasten across the tops of trailers. The system builds on the 300-watt Solar Flex panel, which can bend as it grip...
New Jersey Budget Includes Record $590 Million for Transit
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a record $40.9 billion budget supported by a millionaire’s tax that would help underpin record spending on New Jersey Transit, pensions and schools.
Clean Energy’s TouchPoint Enables Seamless Transition from Diesel to Natural Gas
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in the U.S. and Canada, says it has partnered with the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) to offe...
NTSB Critical of Tesla, Apple in Probe of 2018 Crash
The 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. SUV, in which an Apple Inc. employee was playing a game on his company-issued phone and the car veered into a divider, highlights the “misuses of technology,” a U.S. investiga...
BAE Systems to Power Up to 600 Buses in Ireland
BAE Systems, a company that specializes in electric propulsion, has been selected by Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power...
Andrew Cuomo Willing to Provide Information — With Limits — to Feds for Trusted Traveler Programs
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated a willingness to provide information to the federal government on individuals enrolling or renewing their applications for Trusted Traveler Programs, but remain...
Fleets, Dealers Discuss Open, Honest Communication
ATLANTA — Honesty and communication are the best techniques to help fleets and service dealers work together, according to representatives from both sides of that relationship.
Bridgestone goes airless with concept tire
ATLANTA, Ga. – Tire makers traditionally look for ways to ensure their products maintain air, but Bridgestone Americas is looking to remove air from the equation entirely. The company was showcasing the concept v...
CIE Manufacturing Unveils New Chassis Line
ATLANTA — CIE Manufacturing presented the Revere, a new line of chassis, Feb. 24 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Mack Launches Active Steering Feature, Earns SmartWay Certification
ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced an active steering option, Command Steer, for its Anthem models that monitors road conditions at nearly 2,000 times per second using truck-mounted sensors to help maintain directio...
Mack smooths steering with Command Steer
Steering a Mack Anthem will be a smoother experience than ever with the introduction of the optional Mack Command Steer. Available by June, the advanced active steering system adds an electric motor to the existi...
Mack unveils SmartWay-certified Anthem daycab
Mack Anthem daycabs can now come with the SmartWay certification through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “EPA in the last year or so introduced daycabs as part of the SmartWay,” explains Stu Russoli, Ma...
Automotive News
Ferrari F1 boss says 'the others are faster than us'
Filed under: Motorsports , Ferrari Ferrari Formula One boss Mattia Binotto said on Friday he was less optimistic about his team's pace than he had been in testing last year and rivals were faster than them. Champ...
2021 Hyundai Elantra GT revealed in updated i30 for Europe
Filed under: Geneva Motor Show , Hyundai , Hatchback Continue reading 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT revealed in updated i30 for Europe 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT revealed in updated i30 for Europe originally appeared on A...
Bedbugs: Rideshare passengers are sharing more than just rides
Filed under: Etc. , Weird Car News , Transportation Alternatives , Commercial Vehicles Continue reading Bedbugs: Rideshare passengers are sharing more than just rides Bedbugs: Rideshare passengers are sharing mor...
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 hot crossover revealed with 382 horsepower
Filed under: Geneva Motor Show , Mercedes-Benz , Crossover , Performance Continue reading 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 hot crossover revealed with 382 horsepower 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 hot crossover revealed with 3...
Alonso and McLaren will give the Indy 500 another shot
Filed under: Motorsports , Racing Fernando Alonso will again attempt to complete motorsports' Triple Crown with a return to the Indianapolis 500 in May with McLaren. The team failed to qualify Alonso for the race...
NTSB cites ‘lack of system safeguards' in Tesla Autopilot crash
Records reviewed by the NTSB also found the crash victim was playing a video game on his iPhone before the crash, though it could not determine whether he was actively engaged with the game.
Columbus self-driving shuttle pilot program halted after 3 weeks following sudden stop
One of the pilot program's vehicles made a sudden stop last week and one passenger fell from her seat to the floor of the shuttle.
Electric Vehicles
Micro-Mobility Will Have The Microlino 2.0 Without A 1.0 For Sale
It will also have a new partner, the Microletta.
For Trucks Like Tesla Cybertruck, Hummer Pickup, Towing Can Kill Range
The reduction can be significant, but it's not limited to electric pickup trucks only.
Op-Ed: We Debunk Tesla Cybertruck Myths - Safety, Towing, Weight, More
Despite the little official information, some of them just do not make any sense.
Op-Ed: Can We Combat The Sketchy Traditional Car Dealership Model?
EVs owners and especially Tesla fans seem to be against the traditional dealership model.
The Deal With Tesla Is Key For FCA's CO2 Emission Compliance Plan
Tesla already contributed to FCA's results in 2019, but in 2020 the contribution will be much more important.
Tesla Model Y May Have Bigger Cast Parts Than Expected
This is what Holger Erker, from IPE Engineering GMBH, told InsideEVs.
Mercedes-Benz Electrifies Its Compact Models
The prototypes of EQA are currently undergoing winter trials, while the new EQ Power plug-in hybrid models will be unveiled in Geneva.
Polestar Precept Revealed With Inspiring Monologue By CEO
The Precept is a fully-electric grand tourer whose focus is the use of sustainable materials.
Tesla Cybertuck Active Suspension To Copy System Found On Ram 1500?
Ram introduced this unique and impressive setup almost 5 years ago, so it's nothing new in the truck world.
Tesla Wants German Government To Change Semi Truck Laws
A law from 1956 could be a future issue for Tesla, so it makes sense to address it ahead of its electric Semi launch.
Tesla Sentry Mode Catches Vandal Throwing Cement Block At Model 3
We just can't wrap our heads around what possesses people to do such things.
Peugeot 508 PSE PHEV Coming To Geneva With 400 Horsepower
It’s the brand’s first electrified performance sedan and the first under the Peugeot Sport Engineering moniker.
Reviewer Praises BMW X5 45e For Long Electric Range And Performance
It has one of the biggest batteries of any plug-in hybrid and it’s also one of the quickest.
Tesla Model Y Caught Track Testing At Fremont, Cars In Production
We're counting the days until the Tesla Model Y hits owners' driveways.
Tesla Cybertruck Hot Wheels RC Model Coming This Year
Already available for preorder, it will be ship in two size versions starting in December.
BMW Teases Concept i4 Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show Debut
It previews the production version of the all-electric variant of the next 4 Series Gran Coupe.
In January 2020 BYD Plug-In EV Car Sales Decreased By 75%
BYD's New Energy Vehicle sales results are very worrying.
It's Time: Tesla Confirms Model Y Deliveries Will Start In March
Reservation holders are being told to get ready for their new EVs.
Tesla's Battery Costs Are Dropping Quickly
Battery tech gives Tesla an edge, and the situation is improving.
Vehicle Emissions
EVS33 - World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade ...
2020 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation e...
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
The Work Truck Show / GreenTruck Summit
The Work Truck Show/GreenTruck Summit, North America's largest work truck event, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show® ...
Polestar Precept concept, solar efficiency, smart transmissions: Today’s Car News
Polestar gives a glimpse of a future flagship electric car. Researchers suggest much higher solar cell efficiency without rare materials. And Hyundai is working on giving transmissions more smarts, not necessaril...
Hyundai connects its transmissions to all the data, boosts vehicle efficiency
Even as it moves to launch more electric cars, Hyundai is looking for ways to wring more efficiency from internal-combustion powertrains. The automaker has developed what it calls an "Information and Communicatio...
Solar-cell efficiency could double, research prototype suggests
Solar cells produce electricity without carbon emissions, but the low efficiency numbers leave a lot of room for improvement. New research suggests a possible way to boost that—possibly without a radical re...
Polestar Precept concept teases future flagship four-door electric car
Polestar Tuesday revealed the first full photos and information for the Precept, a concept electric car that will be shown in March at the Geneva International Motor Show. Polestar has, in recent weeks, been teas...
Terberg introduces new generation of electric terminal tractor; hydrogen fuel-cell version possible
The Netherlands-based Terberg is introducing a new generation of electric vehicles with new EV technology, including the YT203-EV terminal tractor (which replaces the older YT202-EV) and the BC202-EV body carrier...
SwRI motion prediction system enhances pedestrian detection for automated vehicles
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has developed a motion prediction system that enhances pedestrian detection for automated vehicles. The computer vision tool uses a novel deep learning algorithm to predict mot...
Northwestern team develops decentralized swarming algorithm for autonomous vehicles
Self-driving vehicles need to navigate safely and flawlessly without crashing into others or causing unnecessary traffic jams. To make this possible, Northwestern University researchers have now developed the fir...
CNCDA: registration of electrified vehicles up 3.6% in California in 2019, while total car reg down 5.5%
Registrations of new electrified light-duty vehicles (HEVS, PHEVs and EVs) in California rose 3.6% to 250,566 units in 2019, up from 241,970 units, according to the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA),...
Bosch and Human Horizons partner on Battery in the Cloud service
At the Bosch Connected World 2020 (BCW) conference in Berlin, Human Horizons initiated an agreement with Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions for further cooperation on Bosch’s Battery in the Cloud technology. (Ear...
SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. appoints Ricardo to support product industrialization
SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. (formerly VanDyne SuperTurbo) has appointed Ricardo Performance Products to support the first phase of commercial industrialization of the SuperTurbo system—a novel planetary traction...
GM Improves Bolt EV Charging Solutions
General Motors is improving its Energy Assist solution on the myChevrolet mobile app to help improve and simplify vehicle charging for its Bolt EV drivers.
Porsche charging, Lordstown Motors electric truck, Tesla Cybertruck details: Today’s Car News
Tesla is working on a very smart suspension for the Cybertruck. Yamaha moves into the electric-motor business. Porsche has built the highest-power fast-charging station in Europe. Lordstown Motors is planning to ...
Porsche builds highest-power charging station in Europe—and Teslas are invited
Porsche announced last Wednesday that it opened what amounts to Europe’s most powerful charging station yet. The charging station taps into 7 MW of energy from all-renewable sources, and it’s a showca...
Electric pickup from former GM plant will have in-wheel hub motors
Lordstown Motors is planning to use a former GM facility near Cleveland, Ohio, to effectively beat GM to the punch—in offering an all-electric, made-in-America pickup. “Our goal is to build the first ...
Lucid Motors announces long-term partnership with LG Chem for batteries for Lucid Air EV
Lucid Motors announced a long-term partnership with leading EV battery supplier LG Chem for the Lucid Air electric sedan. Lucid Motors said that it selected LG Chem for a long-term partnership because its batteri...
Yamaha enters the business of electric-car motors—just not whole EVs
Yamaha wants to enter the electric-car business, but not by developing entire vehicles. Instead, the Japanese firm announced that it will sell a permanent-magnet synchronous motor to interested companies. The mot...
Alternative Fuels
EcoEngineers opens California office, hires Hartley from Agron
EcoEngineers has opened a new office in California to capitalize on the need for compliance, auditing and regulatory services in the western carbon markets, where growth in low-carbon fuels such as biodiesel, ren...
Swedish firm Södra delivers biomethanol to Danish biodiesel maker
Södra has built a commercial biomethanol plant at its pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. An initial pilot delivery in late February was expected to go to Emmelev A/S, a Danish customer that will be using biomethanol...
Bangchak now selling B10 at more than 400 stations in Thailand
Thai petroleum refining company and fuel retailer Bangchak has started selling B10 at its more than 400 service stations across Thailand. The company is promoting the biodiesel blend’s performance, environmental ...
ReadiJet SAF ready to take flight with inclusion in ASTM D7566
ASTM has approved a new production pathway for sustainable aviation fuel allowing up to a 50 percent blend of ReadiJet, a CHJ fuel produced through the Biofuels Isoconversion process developed by Applied Research...
European Green Deal success will need support on both sides of the Atlantic
The post European Green Deal success will need support on both sides of the Atlantic appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The EU has set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050 but officials say US cooperation ...
Ergostech to reclaim polluted Californian land as renewable hydrogen fuel source
The post Ergostech to reclaim polluted Californian land as renewable hydrogen fuel source appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The Brazilian firm will use the Lindsay Olive Growers brine ponds and clean up the ...
EPA: 23 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019
The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data Feb. 21, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, bringing the tota...
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos makes $10 billion climate change donation
The post Amazon’s Jeff Bezos makes $10 billion climate change donation appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The tech giant’s CEO has committed the funds to scientists, nonprofits, scientists and others. World’s...
Hyundai and Yeosu Gwangyang Port Corp partner to make hydrogen fuel cell trucks
The post Hyundai and Yeosu Gwangyang Port Corp partner to make hydrogen fuel cell trucks appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The market for these FCEVs is taking off in South Korea, bringing another automaker ...
Low carbon hydrogen production gets millions in UK government funds
The post Low carbon hydrogen production gets millions in UK government funds appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The money is a portion of a much larger package which resulted from a substantial innovation fun...
Air-gen uses “sediment organism” for electricity out of thin air
The post Air-gen uses “sediment organism” for electricity out of thin air appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . A unique microbe can do unique things such as producing electrically conductive nanowires. Research...
USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda is a solution for farmers, environment
Through the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, the USDA will stimulate innovation so that American agriculture can achieve the goal of increasing production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of ...
ADM to run Class 8 trucks on B100 with Optimus’ Vector System
A wide range of organizations announced a partnership Feb. 20 to conduct a year-long validation project of biodiesel technology to demonstrate its viability in real-world fleet applications. Five ADM trucks will ...
Rain energy could become an emerging renewable fuel source
The post Rain energy could become an emerging renewable fuel source appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . This electricity generation method has been gaining traction over the years and is starting to take off. ...
Tuscan geothermal well in Apennine Mountains promises unlimited green energy output
The post Tuscan geothermal well in Apennine Mountains promises unlimited green energy output appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . A new study shows the drilling could be completed without adding earthquake risk...
Sens. Ernst, Grassley urge IRS to pay BTC claims quickly
Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa are urging the Internal Revenue Service to quickly process 2018-’19 biodiesel tax credit (BTC) claims after Congress reinstated the incentive retroactively from Jan. 1,...
Aircraft contrail climate impact could be slashed by more than half with altitude change
The post Aircraft contrail climate impact could be slashed by more than half with altitude change appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . New research shows flight altitude can reduce this part of a flight’s pollu...
World’s largest hydrogen fuel cell mine truck in the works at Williams Advanced Engineering
The post World’s largest hydrogen fuel cell mine truck in the works at Williams Advanced Engineering appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . WAE is partnered with Anglo American to develop a 1,000 kWh battery for ...
IRS revises Form 8849 Schedule 3 for 2018-’19 BTC claims
On Feb. 14 the IRS issued a revised Form 8849 Schedule 3 necessary to file claims for the $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit for 2018 and 2019. The IRS issued guidance Jan. 15 on the...
Sandals explores expanding biodiesel project beyond St. Lucia
Following the success of its first Biodiesel Conversion Centre in St. Lucia, Sandals Resorts International is exploring ways to expand its model of oil collection, conversion and biodiesel use on all islands wher...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Liebherr on DieselNet
Diesel and natural gas engines from Liebherr, for agricultural, construction, mining and oil & gas applications.
Shale Decline Inevitable As Oil Prices Crash
The U.S. shale industry continues to show signs of slowing down, with production declining in major shale basins outside of the Permian. Financing stress has plagued the shale sector for quite some time, but inve...
Big Money Still Loves Oil & Gas
The entire oil and gas industry and its investors are seriously reassessing the value of their beloved fossil fuels in the context of a major energy transition. But don’t be fooled: The returns of oil and gas pro...
Oil Is Now More Volatile Than Bitcoin
You know that the oil markets have truly gone to the dogs when they are suddenly riskier than one of the world’s most volatile commodities: bitcoin.   Bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies are synonymous with extreme...
Nelson makes offer for Donaldson exhaust and emissions business
Nelson Global Products Inc. of Stoughton, WI, signed a binding offer to purchase Donaldson Company’s Exhaust and Emissions business.
China’s Floods The Market With Fuel As Coronavirus Shatters Local Demand
China’s fuel exports are booming amid battered domestic demand due to the coronavirus outbreak, analysts and trade sources tell Reuters as higher Chinese exports flood the Asian market, which sees depressed deman...
Oil Prices Rise Above $50 On Smaller Than Expected Crude Inventory Build
The American Petroleum Institute (API) estimated on Tuesday a smaller than anticipated crude oil inventory build of 1.3 million barrels for the week ending February 21, compared to analyst expectations of a 2.467...
Supersizing The Solar Industry
There’s a new trend in solar energy projects, and it seems to be the staunch belief that bigger is better. As the pressure mounts around the world to decarbonize the global economy and cut back on greenhouse gas ...
Audi Suspends Electric Vehicle Production Due To Battery Shortage
Today in "news that affects all electric vehicle manufacturers but definitely not Tesla stock", Audi has announced that it has suspended production of its e-Tron electric SUV effective February 20 and won't resum...
Oil Falls Below $50 On Demand Fears
If you haven't received our latest Global Energy Alert report, I strongly recommend you sign up today and get access to the entire collection of trading analysis, geopolitical intelligence, and market updates. Th...
PDVSA Finds Another Rosneft Subsidiary To Do Its Bidding
The US may have dealt Venezuela another blow by sanctioning Rosneft subsidiary Rosneft Trading last week, but as the company dealing the most oil from Venezuela is hamstrung, another Rosneft subsidiary has steppe...
Saudi Arabia: OPEC Should Pay Serious Attention To Coronavirus
The OPEC+ group should not be complacent about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on oil demand, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told reporters on Tuesday, a day after oil prices ta...
IEA: Coronavirus May Hit Oil Demand Growth More Than Expected  
The coronavirus outbreak could hit global oil demand growth more than currently expected, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday, adding that the agency could additionally trim its oil ...
Coronavirus Punches Hole In Oil Market That OPEC Can’t Fix
The coronavirus epidemic is a black swan that has severely disrupted the outlook for the global oil market, and at this moment it remains unclear how large the destruction in demand will be because of the outbrea...
No Financing And No Demand: Chinese Refiners Run Into Trouble
International banks are suspending credit lines for some independent oil refiners worried about the growing risk of defaults across industries because of the coronavirus epidemic, Reuters reports, citing industry...
Equinor Quits Oil Exploration In Great Australian Bight
Norway’s Equinor has shelved an oil exploration project in the Great Australian Bight, becoming the third supermajor to give up on the Bight amid a challenging environment and strong environmentalist opposition. ...
Oil Falls To $50 As Sentiment Sours
Oil prices erased Asian-trade-hours gains and lost 1 percent early on Tuesday in search of direction as fears of additional demand destruction amid the coronavirus outbreak continue to weigh on market sentiment. ...
European Green Deal success will need support on both sides of the Atlantic
The post European Green Deal success will need support on both sides of the Atlantic appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The EU has set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050 but officials say US cooperation ...
Ergostech to reclaim polluted Californian land as renewable hydrogen fuel source
The post Ergostech to reclaim polluted Californian land as renewable hydrogen fuel source appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The Brazilian firm will use the Lindsay Olive Growers brine ponds and clean up the ...
Centennial CEO to Retire
Centennial Resource Development Inc. has revealed that Mark G. Papa will retire as chairman and chief executive officer of the company on May 31.
Public Organization
EVS33 - World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade ...
2020 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event in North America. Each year, the show serves as the official meeting place for transportation e...
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
The Work Truck Show / GreenTruck Summit
The Work Truck Show/GreenTruck Summit, North America's largest work truck event, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show® ...
Data For 02/24/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.466 .. U.S. 2.400 ... East Coast 2.457 .... New England 2.539 .... Central Atlantic 2.297 .... Lower Atlantic 2.355 ... Midwest 2.151 ... Gulf...
EIA forecasts natural gas inventories will reach record levels later this year
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) February Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that the Lower 48 states' working natural gas in storage will end the 2019-20 winter heating season (...
Hourly electricity consumption varies throughout the day and across seasons
The electricity consumed in a given period (often referred to as electricity load) varies throughout the year in somewhat predictable patterns. Total U.S. hourly electricity load is generally highest in the summe...
Forecast growth in demand for U.S. petroleum and other liquids is not driven by transportation and not supplied by refineries (2/20/2020)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) February Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that in 2021, U.S. consumption (as measured by product supplied) of total petroleum and other liquid fuels wi...
EIA projects U.S. energy intensity to continue declining, but at a slower rate
EIA’s recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020) projects that U.S. energy consumption will grow more slowly than gross domestic product (GDP) through 2050 as energy intensity continues its decades-lo...
EIA expects natural gas production and exports to continue increasing in most scenarios
According to projections published in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020), total dry natural gas production in the United States will continue to increase until...
ATRI Releases Annual List of Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks
Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2020 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the lev...
Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks – 2020
Since 2002, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has collected and processed truck GPS data in support of numerous U.S. DOT freight mobility initiatives. Using truck GPS data from over 1 million ...
U.S. crude oil production increases; imports remain strong to support refinery operations
United States refineries are some of the most complex in the world and can process a wide range of crude oil qualities. Although U.S crude oil production has grown significantly since 2009, having access to impor...
EIA revises global liquid fuels demand growth down because of the coronavirus (2/12/2020)
In the February 2020 update of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that global liquid fuels demand will average 101.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in ...
Geopolitical developments continue to drive maritime crude oil tanker rates (2/5/2020)
Following nearly 10 years of relative price stability, shipping rates for crude oil tankers have fluctuated widely since mid-2018 because of a combination of geopolitical events and changes to maritime fuel speci...
The United States is projected to be a net exporter of crude oil in two AEO2020 side cases (1/29/2020)
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020), projected volumes of U.S. net imports of crude oil are primarily driven by domestic crude oil production and vary widely...
New Research Documents Who Pays and Who Benefits From Toll System Revenue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 January 29, 2020   Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released new research that documents the...
A Financial Analysis of Toll System Revenue: Who Pays & Who Benefits
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New Research Helps Redefine the Role of Government Actions on Autonomous Truck Testing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 January 13, 2020 Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released new research that identifies both the ...
Redefining the Role of Government Activities in Automated Trucking
  The post Redefining the Role of Government Activities in Automated Trucking appeared first on American Transportation Research Institute .
Climate
Sustainable Urban Mobility: A Global Perspective on The Future of Electric Public Transportation
e-buses in Santiago del Chile, the city with the largest fully electric public transportation fleet across Latin America The World Health Organization estimates that about 7 million people die because o...
Yeah, I’m not perfect either. Pass the Clean Economy Act.
Grassroots activists gather at the steps of the Virginia Capital on January 14. Photo courtesy Sierra Club.When it was first introduced, and before the utilities and special interests got their grubby little paws...
Endangered Species Act In Texas
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New Report Shows How a Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest Should Be Designed
By Gail Nosek, Communications Director, Great Plains InstituteThe Midwestern Clean Fuels Initiative, facilitated by the Great Plains Institute, has released a new report detailing how a successful ...
Sunnova Ends 2019 With Growth but Overall Losses, Heralds ‘Year of the Battery’
Residential solar company Sunnova experienced a surge in customers buying energy storage in the fourth quarter of 2019, CEO John Berger said on an earnings call Tuesday. The share of customers opting for bat...
WoodMac: Emerging Solar Markets to Come of Age in 2020s
Emerging solar markets will come of age in the 2020 as countries from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan to Malaysia join the “gigawatt club.” Outside of the OECD, there are now auctions planned in 44 coun...
Sabotaged Science in the Arctic Refuge: Interior Department Works to Undermine Its Own Scientists
In a blatant attack on scientific integrity, the Interior Department is opening the door for fossil fuel interests to undermine a peer-reviewed study on the impacts of seismic testing on denning polar bears.
Cinco Cosas que Debes Saber la Próxima Vez que Pidas un Lyft o un Uber
Los servicios de transporte a través de app, como Lyft y Uber, han cambiado la manera en que las personas se trasladan de un lugar a otro. Mis compañeros y yo acabamos de publicar un informe estimando las emision...
Five Things You Should Know About Lyft and Uber’s Climate Impacts (and what you can do)
Ride hailing services like Lyft and Uber have been changing the way people get around. My colleagues and I just released a short report analyzing the climate pollution associated with these services and making re...
Sumitomo Buys Large Stake in Energy Storage Specialist Highview Power
Long duration grid storage company Highview Power announced Tuesday it had raised a major equity investment to support its journey to market. Global industrial conglomerate Sumitomo Heavy Industries invested...
DOE National Labs Kickstart Work on Micro and Small Modular Reactors at Two Sites
Idaho National Laboratory Selects Oklo Inc. for Opportunity to Demonstrate Reuse of Fuel MaterialOak Ridge National Laboratory & TVA Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Advanced Reactor Technologies Including SM...
News ~ A Six Pack of Big Iron Projects
UA Barakah 1 Unit to Begin Fuel LoadingCzech Republic Near Commitment to Build New Unit at DokovanyRomania to Build a Third Unit at Cerandova with European PartnersPoland in Negotiations with U.S., France for a N...
Repsol’s energy transition plan to major on renewables and green hydrogen | Recharge
Another day, another European oil and gas major looks to transition towards renewables and green hydrogen. The community may find this podcast of interest:     Click headline for full article
Pipeline Negotiations with Indigenous Peoples with Keith Matthew | Crownsmen Partners
People are layered in their perspectives and complex in their beliefs. Keith Matthew, Gaudy Molina, and I talked for over an hour and the journey was not simple or straightforward but important issues are challen...
Teck Gives Up on Frontier Tar Sands/Oil Sands Mine
Twitter In a bombshell announcement yesterday evening, Vancouver-based Teck Resources has withdrawn the application for its C$20.6-billion Frontier tar sands/oil sands mine in northern Alberta, less than a week b...
LNG Outlook: Robust Demand, Supply Driving a Lower Carbon Future
Global natural gas demand, increased supplies from U.S. producers, and investments in LNG capacity will continue to grow and generate additional environmental benefits, the recently released Shell LNG Outlook 202...
Scientists Disagree With Key Findings In New Univ. of Rochester Methane Study
A new University of Rochester study claiming methane emissions from fossil fuel activities are higher than previously estimated is encountering criticism from the scientific community because of significant limit...
Activists Continue To Fight Flaring-Reducing Infrastructure
Increased pipeline infrastructure is expected to reduce flaring in Texas, according to a new report by Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton. Yet, activists across central Texas are waging an all-out war on inf...
Canadian Energy Weekly Round-Up: February 24, 2020
Canada continues to be in the grips of protests that are shutting down roads and rail lines, impacting thousands of commuters. Here are the top news stories covering Canada’s energy landscape:Fringe Groups ...
Can We Address Emissions Using The Pareto Principal?
Finding solutions to Planet Earth's emission problem seems to have forgotten the Pareto principle, i.e. the 80/20 rule. While China and India are two of those countries in the 20% causing part of the 80% of g...
Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely Language English Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by...
FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ord...
US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess t...
FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhan...
FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal wou...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increa...
Exempt from the Canadian ELD Mandate? Here’s 5 reasons to comply anyways
With the Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate taking effect in less than two years, details are beginning to surface around who’s going to be affected — and who’s not. Until adopted by any one or more...
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of c...
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize ...
Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced
The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from ...
10 Steps to ELD Migration Success
It has almost been a year since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Many carriers that were able to take advantage of the grandfather clause opted to use automatic onboard recording...
Canadian ELD Mandate Updates
Updated October 16, 2018 The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still ed...
The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far
It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a re...
Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update
April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service e...
ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?
During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the co...
New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause....
Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders
There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in t...