Apr 13, 2017
Transplace helps shippers join SmartWay
Transplace announced that Welch’s, Del Monte Foods Inc and other leading shippers have successfully completed 2016 emissions reporting with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership.
Mar 31, 2017
Prestolite to assist SuperTruck II program
Prestolite Electric and its parent company, Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co Ltd, have announced participation in the development of advanced efficiency and next-generation technologies to support initiatives of the SuperTruck II program.
Mar 14, 2017
Maersk orders 100 containers chilled by NaturaLINE system
Striving to further reduce the environmental impact of its global shipping operations, Maersk Line has ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be chilled by Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE natural-refrigerant-based system.
Feb 28, 2017
C R England joins PIT Group
Refrigerated transporter C R England has become a fleet member of the testing organization PIT Group, a research and engineering group supporting the North American transportation industry.
Jan 23, 2017
University project focuses on cutting fuel consumption
Purdue University is leading part of a national effort to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 20% through automated systems that interconnect trucks and cars and the transportation infrastructure using sensors and online cloud technology.
Jan 10, 2017
Dometic turns to the sun to power A/C unit
Dometic is powering its Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air-conditioner with eNow’s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel system—making it the first solar-powered auxiliary A/C available for Class 8 sleeper trucks.
Dec 8, 2016
Nikola One: Hydrogen power happening?
Nikola Motors Company USA has developed a Class 8 truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The firm said this truck, called the Nikola One, will have an operational range of 1,200 miles.
Nov 15, 2016
ampCNG agrees to build fuel station to serve US Foods
ampCNG, a provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure and fueling solutions for the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry, has announced a fueling and station agreement with foodservice distributor US Foods.
Oct 27, 2016
Seatrade orders 4,000 Star Cool Integrated reefer units
Seatrade has selected Maersk Container Industry (MCI) as the main supplier for its expanding reefer container fleet. The order of 4,000 new Star Cool Integrated reefers from MCI will reinforce Seatrade’s perishable and sensitive cargo logistics.
Oct 27, 2016
Halloween VDECS order deadline looms
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reminds model year (MY) 2009 transport refrigeration unit (TRU) owners: If you want to qualify for compliance extensions, only a few days remain before the purchase order deadline for ordering Level 3-verified diesel emissions control strategies (VDECS).
Oct 19, 2016
Investigation focuses on fleet fuel usage
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), in conjunction with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and research sponsor ExxonMobil, has released results of their investigation of fleet fuel economy and fuel usage.
Oct 18, 2016
Nations reach accord to reduce production of HFCs
In the early hours of October 15, representatives of almost 200 nations struck a landmark deal to phase down the production and use of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons).
Oct 14, 2016
Hirschbach Motor Lines receives SmartWay award
Hirschbach Motor Lines was recently honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Sep 23, 2016
Kroger names CHEP, IFCO as key to its waste goals
CHEP and IFCO, member companies of the Brambles Group, announced that their shared pallets and bulk containers and reusable plastic containers (RPCs) have been identified by Kroger as critical to reducing waste in its supply chain.
Sep 13, 2016
Solar Tech TRU shines as cooling solution
Mesa AZ-based Advanced Energy Machines is promoting an all-electric transport refrigeration unit (TRU) capable of gathering 100% of its needed power from the sun.
Sep 13, 2016
New FSS autonomous transportation mode may redefine freight movement
Texas Gov Greg Abbott helped unveil a new mode of transportation recently, applauding the partnership of university research and industry investment that made it possible.
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