Fuel economy and the exclusivity of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is being credited for Ram's decision to increase the diesel powertrain mix to 20 percent of the total Ram 1500 production volume—double the initial expectation.
Rotary Lift has updated its SM series of 14,000-lb capacity four-post lifts to provide greater productivity and durability through a higher rise height, improved drive-on ramps and a new powder-coated hammer-tone paint finish.
A company co-founded by Texas billionaire and energy magnate T. Boone Pickens will negotiate with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority over plans to construct and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $745,602 grant to Kentucky's Owensboro Community & Technical College to help it prepare the next generation of automotive technicians to work on vehicles that run on alternative fuels.
The DUDAD is a device that audibly rather than visually notifies truck drivers that they are finished being loaded or unloaded. This device is designed to enable drivers to sleep longer, saving them valuable time.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) launched a new compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website, which identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry.
Spokane Transit Authority officials are considering using electric power for a proposed central city line that would run from Browne's Addition on the west to Spokane Community College on the east, passing through downtown and Gonzaga University.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Financing Authority approved almost $10 million in grants for companies building or upgrading 22 fueling stations with compressed natural gas, or CNG, many along interstate corridors.
Those who spend a lot of time on the highway may have noticed a new feature on tractor-trailers. Increasingly trucks are being fitted with aerodynamic features called skirts and fins that reduce drag and increase fuel economy.
The system will allow drivers to switch the vehicle into a semi-automated mode in which it will automatically keep the car in its lane, making necessary steering adjustments, and autonomously trigger braking and speed control to maintain a safe distance.