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July 24, 2013 - Industry News

Revised Pilot Flying J Settlement Covers Longer Period for Claims

The truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has revised a settlement it reached last week with eight trucking companies that filed suit against it earlier this year over claims it cheated them out of fuel rebates and discounts.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fraud, Fuel and Oil

July 23, 2013 - Industry News

Major Court Decision Against Three 'Hot Fuel' Claims

Late last week a federal judge in California ruled to dismiss three cases against Chevron filed by plaintiffs who claimed the oil and fuel giant failed to disclose the effect warmer temperatures have when it comes to dispensing fuel at the pumps causing customers to overpay.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Rises For Third Straight Week as Oil Eases From Recent High

Credit: DOE/EIA.

Prices for diesel and gasoline moved higher again over the past week as the cost of oil eased back Monday following its highest closing price on Friday since March 2012.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Fuel and Oil, Gasoline Prices

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

Wisconsin Offering Grants for Truck Idle Reduction Equipment

The Wisconsin Department of Administration has made $1 million is available to common, contract and private motor carriers to reduce diesel truck idling.

Tags: Wisconsin, Idle Reduction

July 21, 2013 - Industry News

Roehl to Equip 500 New Wabash Trailers with ATDynamics TrailerTails

Roehl Transport will expand its investment in fuel saving TrailerTail aerodynamics technology by installing 500 TrailerTails on all new trailers purchased from Wabash National in 2013.

Tags: Trailers, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, Roehl Transport, TrailerTails

July 19, 2013 - Industry News

Oil Prices Rise

More signs of improvement in the U.S. economy helped drive the price of oil to above $109 a barrel on Friday, its highest price since March of 2012. Oil futures have risen more than $11 a barrel this month.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 19, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Closing Keynote to Focus on Funding

The closing keynote address at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix will focus on grants and funding to help subsidize green fleet initiatives. Richard Battersby is the director of fleet services at University of California, Davis, and is Coordinator of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 18, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Fines Chevron $422,500 for Selling Non-Compliant Gasoline and Diesel in California

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has paid $422,500 in penalties for supplying gasoline and diesel fuel in violation of California regulations designed to protect air quality. Chevron agreed to pay the penalties as part of three separate settlements it reached with the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Chevron, California, Fuel and Oil

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Class Action Settlement Reached Over Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

Pilot Flying J will pay back money owed to trucking customers for fuel rebates, plus 6% interest.

[UPDATED] -- Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has reached a multi-million dollar settlement agreement with some of the trucking companies that filed suit against it alleging the company cheated them out of fuel rebates.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Issues Electric & Hybrid Reefer Regulatory Guidance

California’s Air Resources Board has released a four-page document explaining the requirements for using electric standby and hybrid electric systems as an option for complying with the state’s transportation refrigeration unit, or reefer, regulations.

Tags: CARB, California, Reefers, Transportation Refrigeration Unit, Trailers

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel and Oil Prices Hitting Summer Highs

Worries about tensions in Egypt helped drive oil prices higher amid concerns there could be disruptions in oil transported via the Suez Canal. (Photo by Panoramio via Wikimedia Commons)

The prices for diesel and oil are all surging. A new report released Monday by the U.S. Energy Department shows the average cost of diesel has risen 3.9 cents over the past week to $3.867 per gallon.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

KW Exec: Natural Gas Gaining Popularity but Diesel Will Still Dominate

“Fair amount of complexity” comes with dual-fuel Westport GX/HD, as on this T800. It has a tank for diesel exhaust fluid (with blue cap) and a diesel particulate filter (the shorter stack behind the cab), as well as large cryogenic saddle tanks (one on each side) to store liquefied natural gas.

CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Grand Jury Reportedly Looking Into Pilot Flying J

Problems for truckstop operator Pilot Flying J and CEO Jimmy Haslam show no signs of letting up, as an Ohio TV station reports that a federal grand jury is looking into possible indictments.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Two Natural Gas Fueling Stations in California

A Ryder technician fuels a CNG vehicle at Ryder's new natural gas fuel station in Fontana, Calif.

Ryder System has opened the first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers, located in Orange and Fontana, Calif.

Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas, California, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Project at Port of Seattle to Demonstrate Diesel-to-Natural Gas Engine Conversion

Omnitek Engineering has been selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for a pilot project to demonstrate its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle, Wash., in support of the Port's Clean Truck Program.

Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, Natural Gas Vehicles, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Omnitek, Port of Seattle

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

TransPower Gets Go-Ahead for Electric Drayage Truck Demo

TransPower has received the final piece of funding it needs to go ahead with a demonstration of advanced electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Navistar, Port of Los Angeles, California, EVs, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Total Transportation Services Inc.

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

Court Strikes Down Diesel Tax on Railroads

Railroads have gotten a break in Alabama when it comes to competing with trucking, thanks to a court ruling regarding diesel fuel tax purchases.

Tags: Railroads, Diesel Tax, Alabama, Taxes

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Scheduled for October

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix Oct. 1-2 will for the second year feature a special track for trucking fleets, covering topics such as idle reduction, natural gas, propane, biodiesel, and case studies of fleets using alternative fuels.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Posts First Weekly Gain Since May as Oil is Over $100 Per Barrel

The national average price of diesel has posted its first increase for the first time in several weeks, following a big spike in the price of oil. This is the first increase since the week of May 20 and puts the price of diesel 14.5 cents a gallon higher than the same week a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

Lawsuits Widen Against Pilot Flying J Amid Other New Concerns

Three more lawsuits have been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J over claims it shortchanged customers out of money they were due in the form of rebates from fuel purchases.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Retreat While Oil Moves Higher

Prices for oil and gasoline turned lower over the past week, with diesel on its sixth week of falling prices in a row. Crude oil, however, is approaching the $100 per barrel level again.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Seven More Shorepower Locations Hit the On-Switch

Shorepower Technologies announced seven more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from March to mid-June to help truckers reduce idling.

Tags: Shorepower, Truckstops, Idle Reduction

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

P&G to Convert 20% of Its For-Hire Truck Loads to Natural Gas

Procter & Gamble is extending its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain by becoming one of the first large shippers to convert a significant percentage of its for-hire truck loads to natural gas.

Tags: GHG, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Proctor and Gamble

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Taxes Heading Higher in Several States July 1

Diesel and gasoline taxes will change in 10 states on July 1, with most of them heading higher, according to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Gasoline Prices, Diesel Prices

June 28, 2013 - Industry News

Bulk DEF Averaging $2.79 per Gallon

A new report shows pump prices for diesel exhaust fluid have remained stable for several months.

Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

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