Fuel Smarts


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May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: TravelCenters Posts Near $10 Million Loss

Lower fuel prices propelled truckstop operator TravelCenters of America from a profit to a loss in the first quarter of the year, but that’s not keeping it from going ahead with expansion plans.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Petro Stopping Centers, Truckstops, Travel Centers of America, Earnings

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Trillium CNG, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

March 11, 2015 - Industry News

Six Carriers Agree to Settle Pilot Flying J CEO Fraud Suit

Six of the seven trucking companies suing Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam for fraud have agreed to settle, according to reports from a Cleveland-based ABC news affiliate.

Tags: Lawsuits, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Settlement

February 17, 2015 - Industry News

IdleAir Plans Shifting Into Higher Gear

Photo: IdleAir

One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.

Tags: Emissions, Truck Drivers, Idle Reduction, Truckstops, IdleAir, Air Pollution

February 10, 2015 - Industry News

Love’s Offers 99 Cent Per Gallon CNG

The Choctaw, Okla., Love's with fast fill CNG. Photo courtesy of Love's.

Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.

Tags: Texas, Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, I-40, Truckstops

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

TA Opens South Carolina Location off I-20

A new TA location opened in Columbia, South Carolina, announced truckstop chain TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands.

Tags: South Carolina, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Interstate 20

January 26, 2015 - Industry News

Preliminary Approval Given to ‘Hot Fuel’ Settlements

Following years of litigation a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday gave preliminary approval to settlements with more than two-dozen oil companies and fuel retailers over claims of selling “hot fuel.”

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Litigation, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Truckstops

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Two Fleets Accuse Pilot Flying J CEO of Fraud over Fuel Rebates

A federal lawsuit against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been amended, accusing the company's top executive of directing an alleged fuel rebate scheme.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Litigation

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Adds 6 Virginia Locations With Speedway

Photo: Pilot Flying J.

Pilot Flying J is leasing six locations from Speedway to expand its network of stores in Virginia. The stores will be Pilot branded and operated in conjunction with Speedway.

Tags: Diesel, Pilot Travel Centers, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Speedway, Virginia

October 2, 2014 - Industry News

53rd Pilot Travel Center Opens in Texas

Photo via Pilot Flying J.

A new Pilot Travel Center has opened in Childress, Texas, serving drivers traveling on Highway 83 and Highway 287.

Tags: Texas, Pilot Travel Centers, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

September 26, 2014 - Industry News

Former Pilot Flying J President Target of Criminal Probe

A one-time top lieutenant with truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been named a target of an investigation that the company bilked trucking customers out of money from rebates in order to inflate company profits.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

IdleAir Continuing Growth with Truckstop, Dedicated Terminal Facilities

Photo: IdleAir Facebook page

Truckstop electrification services provider IdleAir reports it continues to grow its number of locations since reopening under a new owner about four years ago.

Tags: Truckstops, IdleAir, Idle Reduction

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens Two New Travel Stops

Photo via Love's.

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, I-75, I-80, Florida, Iowa, Truckstops

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Opens Four New Locations

The new Pilot in Grand Junction, Colo. Photo courtesy Pilot Flying J.

Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.

Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stops Adds Two More CNG Fueling Stations

Love's is opening more  CNG fueling stations like this one in Willis, Texas. Courtesy of Love's Travel Stops.

Love’s Travel Stops will expand its CNG fueling stations, adding locations in Ardmore and Webbers Falls, Okla., by spring 2015.

Tags: Truckstops, CNG, Love's Travel Stops

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Reaches $92 Million Settlement With Feds

Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution over allegations it cheated fleets out of fuel rebates, but the agreement does not mean individuals are off the hook.

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

June 9, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens Two New Locations

Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.

Tags: Diesel, Drivers, Colorado, DEF, Kansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

May 30, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Sacks Sales Executive in Wake of Probe

The departures continue to add up at the embattled truckstop chain Pilot Flying J, with the latest involving a key sales figure, according to published reports.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

May 28, 2014 - Industry News

Marathon’s Speedway Purchasing Hess for Nearly $2.9 Billion

Hess is the largest operator of convenience stores along the East Coast and the fifth largest in the U.S. by number of company-operated sites with 1,256 stores located in 16 states. Speedway is the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain by number of company-owned and operated sites, with approximately 1,480 stores located in nine states.

Tags: Gasoline, Hess Corporation, Truckstops, Diesel Fuel, Mergers & Acquisitions

May 22, 2014 - Industry News

Departures Continue at Pilot Flying J

Recent departures of key people from the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J continue following the loss of its president earlier this week, according to published reports. Meanwhile, a federal investigation lingers in the background.

Tags: Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

May 19, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J President Reportedly Out

A high-ranking official with the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J is reportedly no longer with the company, some 13 months after it was raided by federal agents.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops

May 16, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Reopens in Oklahoma City

Love’s celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Diesel

March 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens New-Format Travel Stop in Andrews, Texas

Love’s Travel Stops opens a new travel stop in Andrews, Texas, on U.S. Highway 385 on Thursday, March 13. The Andrews location offers 48 truck parking spaces, a McDonald’s restaurant, gourmet coffee, name-brand snacks, fresh fruit, gift merchandise and more.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Texas

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Prices Increase for Second Straight Month

Average prices for diesel exhaust fluid in both the U.S. and Canada increased for the second consecutive month, after declining steadily over the last six months, according to new figures from the group Integer Research.

Tags: SCR, DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Heading Back to Court Over Remaining Trucking Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.

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



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