January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Howard Abrams, Sokolis Group
Although technology has enabled us to collect so much data now, does having vast amounts of it really make us any smarter? Negotiating fuel-discount programs won't do you much good unless you know how to make sense of the fueling data.
Tags: Fuel Cards, Information Technology, diesel prices, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Big Data
August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Park
Natural gas. Biodiesel. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. Dimethyl-ether. Hybrids. There's a virtual smorgasbord of potential fuel sources or supplements for truck and engine makers to choose from. The critical question becomes which one, or which combinations of fuel sources, represent the best path forward.
Tags: Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge
In 2011, commercial trucks burned 37.2 billion gallons of diesel and 14.8 billion gallons of gasoline, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Fuel Savings, MPG, Fuel and Oil
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver Patton
Pilot, the largest truckstop chain in the country with more than 650 outlets and $29 billion in annual revenues, is being investigated for allegedly defrauding customers by withholding fuel rebates and discounts.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Fuel buying programs, Fuel and Oil, Information Technology, Truckstops
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Evan Lockridge
After working to revitalize the network of the truckstop electrification service provider IdleAir since purchasing it three years year ago, Convoy Solutions is turning its attention toward truck fleets as customers -- but in a new way, with what it calls dedicated terminal solutions.
Tags: MPG, Idle Reduction, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, IdleAir
By John Gaither, PE, Luber-finer & Fram Filtration
At first glance, it appears to be pretty simple to install a new oil or fuel filter on your heavy-duty vehicle: Just line up the threads and give it a spin. This mindset, however, can be dangerous to the vehicle’s operation and overall health.
Tags: Maintenance, Fuel and Oil, Filters, Luber-finer, Fram Filtration
By Louis McAnally, VP Operations, PeopleNet
Fleet managers understand that reducing cost-per-mile (CPM) by a single penny means huge savings, considering the number of miles a fleet drives each year. Here's how technology can help.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, MPG, Information Technology, PeopleNet, HOS, Fuel and Oil, EOBRs
March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Beach
Truckstop operators have always used technology to meet customer needs and remain competitive. From relatively low-tech devices such as pay phones and fax machines to high-tech services such as wireless Internet access, shore power connections and smart phone apps, truckstops remain places drivers can connect — with both the office and home.
Tags: Comdata, technology, Telogis, NexTraq, Z-Con, Truckstops, Diesel, Fuel and Oil
February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor
Perhaps this fuel crisis will propel skeptical users to take a look at fuel economy enhancers.
Tags: Economy, fuel prices, Fuel Economy, Fuel and Oil, oil additives
April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor
There are questions aplenty about the oils and fuels that must be used in the new '07 engines.
Tags: CJ-4 motor oil, Fuel and Oil, oil additives
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