The Hubcap

The Hubcap: November 2016

Alternative Fuel Corridors Announced

On November 3, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced alternative fuel corridor recommendations as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requirements. On July 22, 2016, the FHWA and DOT published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 47850) soliciting nominations for...

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WEBINAR: How to increase fuel efficiency of your fleet through lubricant and fuel treatment

 

Looking for ways to reduce fuel costs?

According to Primrose Oil, their additives have shown an improvement in mileage by as much as 15.5%. Their customers report a reduction in consumption, wear, amperage, heat, and noise. In addition, fleets benefit from reduced maintenance and downtime.

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Carbon Dioxide Pollution from Transportation Surpasses Emissions from the Power Sector

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. has seen a 25% drop in carbon dioxide emissions since 2008. However, for the first time since 1978, carbon dioxide emissions from transportation are greater than emissions from the power sector.

 

There are several things you can do to reduce emissions...

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City of Seneca Makes Green Fleet Awards List

The City of Seneca’s public transit system, a part of the CATBUS network, replaced its diesel buses in 2011 with 35-foot, fast-charge battery electric buses built locally by Proterra in Greenville, S.C. This change caught the attention of Tom Johnson’s Green Fleet...

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Transportation Association of South Carolina Holds Wellness Summit

The Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC) held its SC Transportation and Wellness Summit on November 3, 2016, at the Columbia Conference Center. This Summit brought together key individuals from the health and wellness fields with transportation planners and transit system administrators to discuss methods...

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What is the AFLEET Tool?

The Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program has enlisted the expertise of Argonne National Lab to develop a tool to examine both the environmental and economic costs and benefits of alternative fuel and advanced vehicles. Argonne has developed the Alternative Fuel L...

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Clean Air Upstate Announces New Grant Program Honoring Clean Air Advocate

Through a partnership with Duke Energy, Clean Air Upstate is pleased to announce the J. Dan Powell Electric Vehicle Charging Station Matching Grant Program. The program is named in memory of J. Dan Powell, who was a tremendous advocate for clean air in the Upstate and helped encourage Clean Air Upstate to pursue funding...

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Clean Cities Question of the Month

Question of the Month: What idle reduction technologies are available for heavy-duty vehicles?

Answer:

Heavy-duty vehicle idling, or running a vehicle’s engine while it is not in motion, occurs for a number of reasons. These include temperature control...

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About Palmetto Clean Fuels

The Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (formerly known as Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition (PSCFC)) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and is one of approximately 100 designated coalitions in the United States. The Department of Energy approved...

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