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In this Jan. 5, 2015 file photo, Ram pickup trucks are on display on the lot at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Morrow, Ga. Fiat Chrysler sold almost 41,000 Rams in October 2015, the company reported Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, a 3 percent gain over a year ago for FCA’s top-selling vehicle. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Cheap gasoline spurring record truck sales, hurting fuel economy

So far this year, sales of light trucks have made up a little more than 56 percent of all vehicle sales in the U.S., their biggest share of the market in years
Ford f-150 compressed natural gas

Trucks triumph in 2014 as cheap fuel frees U.S. consumers

Consumers bought more pickups, minivans and sport utility vehicles than cars in every month of 2014.

Cheap gas likely to spur greater truck sales

The pitch for alternative fuel vehicles has become a lot more difficult.
Leo Maldonado checks the engine while filling up his truck with natural gas at a station owned by Clean Energy, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Houston.  The truck is owned by Lodge Lumber who hopes using natural gas instead of diesel will cut the company's fuel costs by 40 percent.  (Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle)

Natural gas vehicles show ‘phenomenal growth’ in China

When it comes to running vehicles on natural gas, China appears more interested than the United States.
(Clean Energy Fuels)

Researchers: Natural gas vehicles will see rapid rise globally through 2023

The number of light-duty vehicles running on natural gas will more than double over the next decade to 39.8 million traveling on roads worldwide, according to a new report by research firm Navigant.
Fleet vehicles, like this Waste Management truck, remain a more promising market for natural gas fuel than private cars. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Obama to talk up benefits of fuel-efficient trucks

President Barack Obama says having a more fuel-efficient truck fleet will boost the economy and help combat climate change.
An INOXCVA mobile refueling system was on display at the company's Baytown plant on Jan. 21, 2013. (Zain Shauk/Houston Chronicle)

Portable LNG system could solve oil field refueling problems

Some energy companies have started moving water and sand to oil fields on trucks powered by natural gas, but refueling them can sometimes be a challenge.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Houston firm moves into Eagle Ford with trucking buys

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries has acquired multiple South Texas heavy equipment and truck companies for $30 million.
A hydrogen-powered truck. (Vision Motor Corp.)

Fuel-cell company wins federal funding to boost range of electric trucks

Plug Power Inc., a maker of fuel-cells for warehouse forklifts, rose to a 32-month high after winning U.S. Energy Department funding to adapt its systems to extend the range of electric trucks.
United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) employee Eric Brooks pulls away after making a delivery in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

UPS putting $50M on more natural gas

UPS will spend $50 million to build nine new liquefied natural gas refueling stations over the next year, including one in Houston, the company said this week.