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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

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

AireDock Idle Reduction Company Reorganizes

AireDock's idle reduction solution does not require any equipment investment on the part of the truck owner.

AireDock, which provides idle reduction technology at truckstops and other parking locations, is undergoing a major corporate restructuring and is opening a new location in Texas.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, AireDock

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Would Reduce Tax Burden on LNG Users

NGVAmerica says new legislation addresses one stumbling block to wider LNG adoption.

New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress would change the way liquified natural gas is taxed as a transportation fuel, making it more equal to the diesel fuel tax by using diesel-gallon equivalents as a measure.

Tags: Natural Gas, Taxes, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Hike Legislation Defeated in New Hampshire

Legislation raising New Hampshire’s tax on diesel and gasoline has been voted down by the state Senate after being passed in the House earlier.

Tags: New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Fuel and Oil

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Determining Best Fuel-Saving Technology Focus of Southeast HTUF Event

Parts from NGV Systems' diesel/natural gas hybrid retrofit kit on a Cummins ISX engine powering a KW T-2000.

Figuring out what fuel saving technology is right for your fleet and getting a chance to test drive some of the latest in these innovations was the focus of the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday.

Tags: CALSTART, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, EVs

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel up for Second Straight Week, Oil Rises as Well

The average cost of diesel has posted its second straight weekly increase.

Tags: Oil Prices, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

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