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May 16, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Sells RV Business, Drops eStar Van as Part of Its Turnaround Plan

Navistar discontinued its eStar electric van.

UPDATED-- Navistar Inc. announced that it has sold parts of its recreational vehicle business to Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading producer of RVs as well as fire & emergency and commercial & industrial vehicles to worldwide markets.

Tags: Navistar, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, EVs

May 15, 2013 - Industry News

Former FBI Director to Investigate Pilot Flying J as Part of Lawsuit

Pilot Flying J has been accused of bilking some trucking companies out of their fuel rebates.

The law firm representing one of the trucking companies suing truckstop operator Pilot Flying J has brought on a big gun to help with the investigation – former FBI Director Louis Freeh.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

Lawsuits Piling Up Against Pilot Flying J Following Raid

Alabama-based Osborn Transportation has filed suit in federal court in Alabama accusing Pilot Flying J of breach of contract and other charges over allegations it cheated trucking company customers out of fuel rebates.

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

May 14, 2013 - Industry News

North America Exceeds 1,000 Locations Offering DEF at the Pump

TravelCenters of America is one of the truckstop chains where DEF is available at many pumps.

The North American retail diesel exhaust fluid network reached a landmark figure last month with over 1,000 locations offering diesel exhaust fluid at the fuel island. Currently, there are 1,025 such locations, an increase of 553 since April 2012.

Tags: DEF, SCR, Truckstops

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Price Moves Higher for First Time in 11 Weeks

After falling for 10 straight weeks, the average U.S. cost of diesel has done an about-face. Gasoline is higher for the second straight week but oil is slightly lower.

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

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia Governor Signs Bill Increasing Fuel Taxes for Transportation

The new law also limits putting tolls along the state’s section of I-95.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation Monday raising billions of dollars for transportation that includes new taxes on fuel. They may go even higher depending on what happens to legislation on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Virginia, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, I-95, Tolls

May 9, 2013 - Industry News

As EU Contemplates CO2 Reduction, is More Power the Answer?

Scania log transporter, 72 ton GCW, powered by a 730-horsepower V-8 diesel.

The European Union is following the U.S. lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation industry, but one approach may differ from that of North America: Larger engines and bigger rigs.

Tags: Volvo, CO2, Scania, European Union, Global, Truck Weights

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

ESW CleanTech Buys Cleaire

The Cleaire LongMile filter was blamed for forest fires.

Diesel emissions control company ESW CleanTech has acquired the assets and product line of Cleaire Advanced Emissions Controls LLC, which ceased operations earlier this year.

Tags: Emissions, California, Cleaire

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

Clean Energy, Mansfield Team up for Natural Gas Fueling

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Mansfield Energy Corp. announced a strategic partnership to offer customers what they say will be the most comprehensive solution in the compressed natural gas fuel industry.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Mansfield Oil, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

Energy Department Forecasting Lower Fuel and Crude Prices Into 2014

EIA projects the Brent crude oil spot price will fall from an average of $112 per barrel in 2012 to annual averages of $106 per barrel and $101 per barrel in 2013 and 2014, respectively. (Photo courtesy BP.)

The new Short-Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration says diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.95 per gallon last summer, are projected to fall to an average of $3.88 per gallon this summer and move generally lower into 2014.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Moves Lower for 10th Straight Week, Oil & Gasoline Push Higher

The average U.S. cost of diesel has dropped for the 10th week in a row, down 0.6 cents from last week, coming in at $3.845 per gallon, according to new figures form the U.S. Energy Department.

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

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

Questions Arise Over Appointment of Pilot Flying J Committee Head

As lawsuits continue to mount against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, its board of directors has appointed a head of a special committee overseeing an internal investigation along with what it calls a “special independent council,” but questions are quickly being raised about one of the choices.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

April 25, 2013 - Industry News

Vermont Fuel Taxes Heading Higher

Lawmakers in Vermont have given final approval to legislation increasing the state diesel and gasoline taxes, although it's less than originally proposed.

Tags: Vermont, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Move Lower for Eighth Straight Week, Crude Moves Little Higher

Another week and another decline in the price of fuel, with diesel hitting its lowest level since last August. New figures released by the U.S. Energy Department show the average retail cost is down 5.5 cents over the past week.

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

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Vermont Moves Closer to Increasing Fuel Taxes

Higher fuel taxes in Vermont are almost a forgone conclusion, with the state Senate on Friday approving a hike in an overwhelming decision.

Tags: Vermont, Fuel Tax, Legislation

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Company Files Lawsuit Against Pilot Flying J Following FBI Raid

A lawsuit is seeking class action status to represent “all persons or entities who have sustained economic losses as a result of [Pilot Flying J’s] wrongful withholding of rebate funds.”

A trucking company has filed what is the first known lawsuit against truckstop operator Pilot Flying J stemming from allegations of fraud against its customers.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Michigan Considers Restructuring Diesel and Gasoline Taxes

More than two months after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called for increasing revenue for road and bridge projects, state lawmakers are considering a plan that would end some taxes on fuel and bring in new ones.

Tags: Michigan, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J CEO Haslam Speaks Publicly Following Raid

About 24 hours after a raid by federal officials on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J, CEO Jimmy Haslem talked with reporters, saying he was “shocked” by what’s happening, but is confident things will work out in favor of the company.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Shorepower I-5 Corridor Complete

Shorepower Technologies recently completed the installation of power pedestals and held a grand opening at the Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza in Frazier Park/Lebec, Calif.

Truck drivers can now drive the entire length of U.S. Interstate 5 between Seattle and San Diego and parallel State Route 99 in California and get restful sleep without idling the truck engine, running down batteries or firing up an APU.

Tags: Shorepower, Idle Reduction, MPG, Truckstops

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Fall for Seventh Straight Week, Oil Lowest Since Mid-December

The average U.S. price of diesel shows no signs of stopping its recent series of declines, falling another 3.5 cents this week to $3.94.2 per gallon.

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

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Ford, GM to Jointly Develop Multi-Speed Transmissions

Ford and GM plan to jointly develop a new generation of advanced 9- and 10-speed automatics for cars, crossover and sport utility vehicles, and trucks.

Multi-speed transmissions were once reserved for heavy trucks, but 8-speed automatics are now available in automobiles and pickups, and soon there’ll be even more ratios.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Transmissions, Light & Medium

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

Tags: Natural Gas, Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, TravelCenters of America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Truckstops

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

ATA, Diesel Forum Slam Obama Budget Proposal

President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.

Tags: ATA, President Obama, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, DERA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Emissions, Diesel, Diesel Technology Forum

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

A Conversation about Highway Money

There is a general recognition on Capitol Hill that Congress is going to have to come up with dedicated money, as opposed to financing or general funds, for the next highway program in October 2014.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, Taxes, Diesel Prices, Infrastructure Funding

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall for Sixth Consecutive Week

The average U.S. cost of diesel has moved 1.6 cents per gallon lower over the past week to $3.977. according to new figures released by the U.S. Energy Department. The decline is the sixth consecutive one and puts the fuel at its lowest point since late January.

Tags: Oil Prices, Department of Energy, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil

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