May 29, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The average cost of diesel has posted its second straight weekly increase.
Tags: Oil Prices, fuel prices, Diesel Prices
A seventh federal lawsuit has been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, but it’s the first from an owner-operator trucker.
Tags: Pilot Flying J
May 16, 2013 - Industry News
Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Thursday morning took questions from trucking for the first time since allegations of fraud surfaced a month ago, and asked fleets to work with the truckstop chain to resolve any problems rather than filing suit.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil
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
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.
May 14, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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