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December 31, 2013

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 4

As we look back at 2013, here's the final installment of our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry.

December 12, 2013

Federal Budget Deal Addresses Oil Drilling and Highways

UPDATED -- A bipartisan federal budget deal reached Tuesday between members of the U.S. House and Senate to keep the federal government from shutting down, contains a little-known provision on drilling for oil and gas.

December 11, 2013

Lower Fuel Prices Forecast for 2014

Look for fuel prices to be lower next year, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration. It forecasts diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.97 per gallon in 2012, are projected to average $3.92 per gallon this year and $3.77 per gallon in 2014

December 5, 2013

Biodiesel Producers Air Concerns About Proposed Cutbacks

Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.

December 2, 2013

Diesel Hits Highest Average Cost Since Late October

The average price of diesel continues moving higher, hitting its highest average cost since late October. The national average was up 3.9 cents from last week, to $3.883 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

November 25, 2013

Judge Approves Pilot Flying J Settlement

With the sign-off of a judge on a settlement, the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J can finally start to close a chapter in a drama that’s been playing out since mid-April.

November 18, 2013

Average Diesel Cost Fails to Advance for 11th Straight Week

The average cost of fuel in the U.S. continues falling with diesel hitting its lowest price since early July.

November 12, 2013

Diesel Prices Drop Again

Diesel prices continue to slide this week as the national average dropped to $3.83 per gallon, which is down 2.5 cents from last week and 14.8 cents from last year at this time.

November 4, 2013

Diesel Prices at Lowest Level in Four Months

The average cost of diesel is down for the second straight week and is at it lowest level since early July.

October 30, 2013

Pilot Flying J Pushing Back Against Allegations, Some Opt-Out of Settlement

After a few weeks of relative quiet, things have started heating back up between Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that are suing the truckstop chain over allegations it cheated trucking companies out of fuel rebates.

October 23, 2013

New York State Considering LNG Permitting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.

October 22, 2013

PeopleNet Going After Energy Business

Two announcements this week demonstrate how PeopleNet is going after the growing oil and natural gas business, with the Energy Services area combining PeopleNet fleet mobility solutions with technologies from other Trimble companies to create technology solutions for this sector.

October 15, 2013

About 50 Pilot Flying J Customers Opt Out of Settlement

Tuesday was the deadline for carriers to opt out of a settlement reached in July between some trucking companies and Pilot Flying J over allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel purchase rebates. About 50 of the truckstops’s 6,000 customers said they want no part of the agreement.

September 20, 2013

Pilot Flying J CEO Makes First Public Comments in Months on Rebate Allegations

Embattled Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam made a rare public appearance this week, some five months after the company was raided by federal agents, but it’s only one of the latest developments for the truckstop chain that's facing a myriad of legal problems.

September 19, 2013

California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Upheld

A three-judge federal panel on Wednesday upheld California’s controversial and first-in-the-nation law requiring fuel-makers to reduce carbon, that detractors say will lead to higher prices for diesel and gasoline.

August 27, 2013

But Which Fuel?

Natural gas. Biodiesel. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. Dimethyl-ether. Hybrids. There's a virtual smorgasbord of potential fuel sources or supplements for truck and engine makers to choose from. The critical question becomes which one, or which combinations of fuel sources, represent the best path forward.

August 20, 2013

Energy Sector Services

PeopleNet announced at its annual user’s conference in San Antonio Tuesday that it would partner with ALK Technologies and GeoTrac Systems to build a suite of applications specifically for the energy transportation sector.

August 19, 2013

Average Diesel Price Turns Higher Over Weekly Oil Gain

Just as soon at it looked like diesel was starting to trend lower it has done an about face. The average U.S. price has increased 0.4 cents per gallon over the past week, registering $3.90 per gallon.

August 19, 2013

Pilot Flying J Answers Common Questions Over Legal Settlement

This week Pilot Flying J published an interview on its website with one of the attorneys representing the company, as the clock counts down toward key court dates in a settlement over allegations it withheld rebates and discounts on fuel.

August 12, 2013

Pilot Flying J Faces More Litigation, Responds to Reports of Financial Health

Despite having reached a settlement with some trucking customers, Pilot Flying J faces new litigation over claims it cheated some operations – and there is another move to depose CEO Jimmy Haslam.

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