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The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data and communications and public outreach. The SmartWay Excellence Award also recognizes… Read More

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has plans to rid its bus fleet of diesel and fully convert it to compressed natural gas (CNG) no later than 2018. To reach that goal, the agency has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking to procure up to 270 new CNG units. Joseph Erves, MARTA’s senior… Read More

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World’s First LNG-Powered Containership Gets Delivered General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership, named the Isla Bella, to TOTE Maritime. The 764-foot-long ship was delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule and is part of a two-ship contract signed with TOTE in December 2012. The new ships will operate… Read More

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This week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether (DME). California-based Oberon Fuels has been working to develop the market for DME fuels made from biogas and industrial… Read More

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EPA is now accepting applications from school bus fleet owners for rebates on school bus replacements and/or retrofits with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts plus Closed Crankcase Ventilation.  EPA has approximately $7 million available for this rebate program.  Applications will be accepted from public and private fleet owners.  Private fleet owners must have an existing contract with… Read More

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UPS says it has purchased 125 advanced hybrid-electric delivery trucks from Workhorse Group Inc. as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance. The vehicles will be deployed in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida in the first half of 2016. Workhorse Group, the Ohio-based parent company… Read More

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Recognizing individuals and organizations that have demonstrated success and significant leadership in reducing diesel emissions within Region 4 of the U.S. EPA.

Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Awards

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