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  USA  33124

    Escher Technology Associates

    St. Johns, MI  USA  48879

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  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