May 5, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has announced the expansion of its network with the acquisition and rebranding of the newest TA, located at I-80, Exit 197 in Brooklyn, Iowa.
Tags: Fueling Station, TravelCenters of America, Expansion
The hike by three percentage points will be effective June 2, while FedEx Ground will begin applying dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 1, 2015.
Tags: Fleets, FedEx, FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, Fuel Surcharge
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
Do you have a sure-fire tip, trick or technique that has helped your company save money on fuel? If so, Heavy Duty Trucking's editors would like to hear about it for our special June issue, featuring "100 Ways to Save on Fuel."
Tags: Fuel Economy, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Fuel and Oil
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made $9 million in grant funding available for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines.
Tags: Emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Idle Reduction
Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at travel stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Williams, Arizona.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
April 30, 2014 - Industry News
Prices for diesel exhaust fluid remain stable in the U.S. but they are showing no signs of letting up in Canada with a string of monthly hikes, according to new figures from Integer Research, which analyzes a range of global commodities.
Tags: DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Questar Fueling Co., a subsidiary of Questar Corp., is building a compressed natural gas fueling station in DeSoto, Texas. The public-access station will provide fast-fill CNG fueling for fleet operators with medium- and heavy-duty trucks as well as motorists who drive light-duty natural gas vehicles. The station will open in July.
Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Questar Fueling
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved higher for the second straight week, while gasoline is at its highest level in more than a year.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.
Tags: Highway Funding, New Hampshire, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax
April 22, 2014 - Industry News
Smith Electric Vehicles is alive and operating, even if it’s not building trucks for a while, according to Bryan Hensel, the specialty builder’s CEO and co-founder, refuting reports that the company had closed.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, EVs
Reports of Smith Electric Vehicles’ death may have been exaggerated. Published news stories quote the company’s president as saying it will restart operations in a few months with new financial backing, more efficient manufacturing and a revised line of battery-electric trucks.
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has turned around over the past week and decided to follow the path gasoline has been taking for nearly a dozen weeks.
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.
Tags: New York City, NYSERDA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel Smarts
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The private equity firm Warburg Pincus had reached an agreement to acquire the fuel card and fleets payment services provider Electronic Funds Source.
Tags: Fuel Management, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, EFS
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
Stabilis Energy announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the U.S. based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc.
Tags: LNG, Stabilis Energy, Encana Natural Gas Inc.
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of diesel has moved lower for the fifth straight week and is at it lowest level in just over two months, but gasoline has posted its 10th consecutive hike.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Oglesby, Ill., on I-39, at Exit 54, on Thursday, April 10.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
Seven lawsuits alleging truckstop operator Pilot Flying J cheated customers out of rebates from diesel fuel purchased have been consolidated into one.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
A nonprofit company whose mission was to reduce diesel exhaust from heavy-trucks is no more following a federal audit and financial problems.
Tags: Idle Reduction, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies, Grants, SmartWay
EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, have announced the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station located in Oak Creek, Wis.
Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Trillium CNG, Cummins-Westport, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, EVO CNG
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced it is outfitting its line haul trailer fleet with DuraPlate AeroSkirts to increase overall fleet fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
Tags: Wabash, Con-Way, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts, Con-way Freight, Fuel Economy
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
The City of Tampa has begun rolling out a new fleet of compressed natural gas refuse trucks to help reduce the city's fuel bill, which has reached $1.6 million annually.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fuel Costs, City of Tampa, CNG Fueling Stations
Diesel and gasoline prices are expected be slightly less this summer than during the same time last year, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
April 7, 2014 - Industry News
The national average price for diesel has fallen for the fourth straight week while gasoline is up for the ninth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
The commercial electric truck maker Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production for an unspecified period of time. The DOE awarded the company $32 million in grants during 2009 and 2010 to produce more than 500 vehicles to be placed in various fleets across the U.S., however, only 439 have reportedly been produced.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles
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