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June 24, 2013 - Industry News

Average Cost of Diesel Falls for Fifth Straight Week, Gasoline Falls Again

The price of diesel has declined to a level not seen since late last July, according to the new weekly roundup of prices from the U.S. Energy Department. It has fallen 0.3 cents in the past week for a U.S. average of $3.838 per gallon.

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

June 24, 2013 - Industry News

More Than a Quarter of Registered Trucks Equipped with Less Polluting Engines

More than 28% of all trucks registered in the United States are now equipped with advanced new technology clean diesel engines, according to new data compiled by R.L. Polk and Company for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Tags: SCR, EGR, Diesel Technology Forum, Engines, Emissions, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Fuel and Oil

June 24, 2013 - Industry News

New-Technology Diesel to be Featured at Alternative Clean Transportation Expo

"Alternative Clean Transportation" means not only alternative fuels such as electric, hybrid and natural gas, but also the newest achievements in clean diesel technology, with the latter being showcased this week during the ACT Expo.

Tags: Diesel Technology Forum, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Fuel and Oil, ACT Expo

June 21, 2013 - Industry News

Convicted Pilot Flying J Employee Says Senior Management Aware of Alleged Scheme

There is a new indication the federal government’s probe into the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J is aimed at the heights of the company.

June 20, 2013 - Industry News

Ryder Takes Delivery of First Light And Medium Duty Natural Gas Vehicles

Ryder's new CNG trucks range from 16,000 lb GVW to 33,000 lb GVW, and are available for lease or rent from Ryder in California.

Tags: Navistar, Ryder System

June 20, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J: Top Management Indictments Coming?

In the wake of federal authorities disclosing an investigation into whether the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J cheated trucking customers out of money in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, some are wondering if indictments of top officials are a possibility.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J

June 18, 2013 - Industry News

Three More Guilty Pleas in Pilot Flying J Probe

The number of people who have pled guilty to charges is up to five as part of a federal investigation that the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J bilked trucking customers out of money due to them in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, according to published reports.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Falls to Lowest Price Since July, Crude Hits Highest Level Since September

Diesel has declined 0.8 cents per gallon over the past week for a U.S. average of $3.841 per gallon, it’s lowest since last July. This marks the fourth straight decline, placing it just over a nickel lower than where it was the last time it moved higher, while the current price is 11.2 cents per gallon higher than the same time a year ago.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

CARB Report Claims Success With Diesel Emissions Regulations

Reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s, mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs, have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, according to a new study from the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

Another Week, Another Pilot Flying J Lawsuit; Separate Litigation Dropped

It wouldn’t be a week in trucking lately if there wasn’t some news about the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J. This one has been no exception, with a new lawsuit being filed, one being dropped, and questions arising over who owns the company that’s come under fire following the disclosure of a federal investigation into allegations of shortchanging customers on fuel rebates.

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

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall as Gasoline and Oil Move Higher

The price of diesel has fallen for the third week in a row, putting the U.S. average close to where it was just four weeks ago. In contrast, the average U.S. cost for gasoline has increased over the past week.

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

June 7, 2013 - Industry News

DOE Grant Will Help Deploy 120 Plug-in Hybrid Work Trucks

Odyne Systems, which makes hybrid systems for large trucks, will be able to deploy more than 120 plug-in hybrid work trucks for municipalities and utilities, thanks to a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy award.

Tags: Odyne, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Light & Medium, Batteries

June 6, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Begin Production and Testing of Bio-DME Vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks in North American announced plans to begin production in 2015 of vehicles powered by Dimethyl Ether, a fuel that mirrors the performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel. DME also burns clean without producing any soot.

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

Tags: Volvo, Alternative Fuels, DME, Safeway, Oberon, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

June 5, 2013 - Industry News

Court to Rule in July on Motion to Consolidate Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

The motion was filed last week for lawyers representing Ohio Auto Delivery, which filed a class action earlier this month. Many of the lawsuits that have been filed against Pilot Flying J are seeking class action status, make similar claims and are in federal court in various parts of the country.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

Another Owner-Operator Suit Filed Against Pilot Flying J

Another lawsuit has been filed against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J in the wake of two guilty pleas in an apparent scheme to cheat customers out of fuel rebates, this one coming from an owner-operator trucker.

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

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel & Oil Prices Fall, Gasoline Squeaks Slightly Higher

The prices of diesel and oil moved lower over the past week, while gasoline has barely edged higher. New figures released Monday from the U.S. Energy Department show the average cost of diesel has fallen 1.1 cents over the past week.

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

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

Another Class Action Filed Against Flying J; Questions Arise Over Board Member

At least the 10th lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J over allegations the company bilked trucking customers out of financial rebates, the second following the guilty pleas of two Pilot Flying J employees last week.

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

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J on Track to Get DEF at the Pump at Nearly All Locations

Pilot Flying J currently has diesel exhaust fluid at the pump at 3,407 lanes across 404 store locations.

Pilot Flying J says it is on track to offer diesel exhaust fluid at the pump at nearly every diesel lane at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas across the U.S. by October. Currently it's offered in 3,407 lanes across 404 store locations.

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

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

RICO Claim and Big Guns Highlight Latest in Pilot Flying J Saga

Litigation against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J continues to mount, while company officials have hired some big guns amid expectations the probe may soon widen. Trucking company Shoreline Transportation, based in Alabama, has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Alabama under the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act, according to published reports.

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

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Two Pilot Flying J Employees Plead Guilty Following Investigation

(Photo by Robert Whitlock via Wikimedia Commons)

UPDATED, 5:36 p.m., Eastern--A regional sales director and an account representative for the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J have pleaded guilty to charges in federal court, following a federal investigation into allegations the company cheated customers out of fuel rebates they were due.

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

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

IdleAir Hikes Prices Due to Higher Costs, Continues Expanding Network

A provider of in-cab heating, cooling, entertainment and other services for truckers while they are parked without them having to idle, IdleAir, has announced new prices that will begin on June 3 and are frozen through at least the end of the year.

Tags: IdleAir, Idle Reduction

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Solutions Teams With Texas Governments to Open Outreach Center

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to open the region's first Freight Efficiency Outreach Center, designed to give the trucking industry education and programs to improve efficiency, save money and reduce its impact on regional air quality.

Tags: Fuel Savings, Texas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Going Green

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Santa Clara County to Construct CNG Fueling Station & Convert Fleet

Santa Clara County in California will construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the fleet management facility in San Jose and has plans to convert 25% of its vehicles to CNG within 10 years.

Tags: Santa Clara County, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles, Natural Gas, California

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline, Oil Prices Move Lower

The average cost of diesel and gasoline in the United State has retreated slightly after some recent gains, while crude oil futures are down slightly from the week before. The average price of a gallon of diesel has fallen 1 cent to $3.88 per gallon, following two straight weekly increases totaling 4.5 cents.

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

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Prosecutors in Pilot Flying J Probe Get High Marks; Another Lawsuit Filed

Two prosecutors known for having a top-notch track record are leading the federal investigation into claims that truckstop chain Pilot Flying J bilked some trucking customers out of financial rebates from fuel purchases. Meanwhile, another lawsuit has been filed against the company.

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

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