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  • Ford boosts cleaner-fuel trucks as demand for green fleets rises

    Ford boosts cleaner-fuel trucks as demand for green fleets rises

    by Ronald D. White Los Angeles Times March 5, 2013 Ford Motor Co. is boosting the number of trucks and vans its offers that run on compressed natural gas and propane as sales rise and demand grows for cleaner fuel fleets. “Since 2009, we’ve seen the number of Built Ford Tough commercial vehicles sold with factory-prepped engines for CNG/LPG [propane] upfit increase by more than 350%,” said Jon Coleman, Ford Fleet Sustainability and Technology manager. Read more…

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  • Canada to Follow U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulations For Trucks

    Canada to Follow U.S. Greenhouse Gas Regulations For Trucks

    by Evan Lockridge Truckinginfo February 26, 2013 Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent on Monday announced final regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for trucks and buses in the country that will mirror those set to go into effect starting next year in the Untied States. The regulations will establish progressively more stringent standards for 2014 to 2018 model-year heavy-duty vehicles such as full-size pick-ups, semi-trucks, garbage trucks and buses. Read more…

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  • Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

    Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

    by Bryan Laviolette The Detroit Bureau February 14, 2013 Chrysler will add a diesel option for the Ram 1500 pickup, making it the only automaker to offer the high-mileage technology on a half-ton truck… But Chrysler may not be the only maker to market a diesel standard-duty pickup for long. General Motors is reportedly considering such an option for its newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models, while Toyota and Nissan may add diesels when their redesigned Tundra and [...]

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  • Study shows low rolling resistance tires perform well in winter conditions, increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Study shows low rolling resistance tires perform well in winter conditions, increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Truckinginfo February 3, 2012 Transport Canada recently released the results of a study on the safety and environmental performance of low rolling resistance tires… The study, conducted by the National Research Council on behalf of Transport Canada’s ecoTechnology for Vehicles Program, demonstrated that the current generation of low rolling resistance tires offers a similar level of snow traction performance as conventional tires, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Read more…

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  • The Big Three trucks: The fight for the fuel efficiency crown

    The Big Three trucks: The fight for the fuel efficiency crown

    by Howard J. Elmer Autonet.ca January 23, 2013 …So, fuel is what this war is about ‚Äì one that is playing out in a unique truck-world way. Take a good look at today’s pickup trucks ‚Äì half-tons in particular ‚Äì and you’ll see they have never been larger than they are now, and while some weight has been lost by using high-strength steel and hydro-forming of the frames, they are still huge. Yet buyers are demanding better fuel economy and [...]

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  • Ford Atlas concept signals next F series, fuel economy advances

    Ford Atlas concept signals next F series, fuel economy advances

    by Bradford Wernie, Automotive News, Jan. 15 2013 DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., trying to protect its turf in the large pickup market, unveiled a concept truck that previews the company’s next-generation F series and advances in fuel economy… …The Atlas is equipped with a next-generation EcoBoost powertrain with start-stop engine shutoff technology and other features crafted to boost fuel economy, Ford said. Read more…

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