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There is no one-size-fits-all lightweight materials solution for work trucks. Experts weigh in about the pros and cons of aluminum, fiberglass composites, advanced high-strength steel, plastic composites, and carbon fiber.

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2011 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for 2011 model-year vehicles.

Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance to Hold Workshop in Denver

DENVER - The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance will hold a free workshop Sept. 9 in Denver. The training seminar will cover alternative fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, safety, and environmental impact of propane, ethanol, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas.

UPS Hybrid Vans Deliver 28.9% Fuel Savings

ATLANTA - The 28.9 percent fuel economy improvement results in a 15 percent improvement in total cost per mile, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Commercial Fleets to Benefit from DOE Funding

WASHINGTON - A number of commercial fleets will further advance their green efforts with recent funding awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) for projects focusing on green initiatives.

Energy Department to Help Automakers with Green Efforts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding assistance for Ford, Nissan, and Tesla Motors to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.