This assessment of alternative fuels and the intercity trucking sector was jointly sponsored by two groups. Work related to near- and mid-term alternative fuels and general energy-conservation options was done under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its Transportation Energy Conservation activities. Work on far-term alternative fuels was sponsored by the Ryder Program in Transportation of the University of Miami. The information presented is designed to accomplish three objectives: (1) provide energy- and alternative-fuels-technolog-oriented personnel with some basic understanding of the intercity trucking industry, its problems and achievements, and its accomplishments in energy conservation in general; (2) provide the intercity-trucking-industry-oriented reader with some basic understanding of the nature of alternative fuels, their production problems, and potential and possible mechanics of introduction into use; and (3) provide both groups with a rough overview of the status of alternative-fuels technology as applicable specifically to the high-speed diesel engine and tractor equipment presently in use. Recommendations are presented in the final section.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Coral Gables, FL  United States  33124

    Escher Technology Associates

    St. Johns, MI  United States  48879

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Foster, R W
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 376 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-X-01-3294
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM