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April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins, Foton Launch Engine Joint Venture for China

Jointly developed by Foton Motor and Daimler AG for sale in the huge China market, Auman GTL cabovers and their Cummins ISG diesels were tested in China, Tibet and the U.S

The world’s largest independent engine maker, Cummins Inc., is partnering with the biggest truck builder, Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. of China, in a joint venture that will see Foton use Cummins ISG diesels in a new truck series developed with Daimler of Germany.

Tags: Diesel, Cummins, China, Foton Motor, Global, Engines

April 6, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Direct Expands Mobile Fueling Services in Northeast

Diesel Direct, a mobile refueling company headquartered in Massachusetts, recently made an acquisition of mobile refueling assets from New-York-based HOP Energy.

Tags: Diesel, Fuel Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Diesel Direct

March 3, 2014 - Industry News

Emergency Hauling Declarations Extended Once Again

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regional offices have once again extended emergency declarations waiving certain federal regulations for those involved in the interstate hauling of emergency relief supplies as cold weather continues in the Midwest and Northeast.

Tags: FMCSA, Diesel, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Propane Autogas

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate

February 11, 2014 - Industry News

Hot Fuel Cases Reach Cold Conclusion

A case that began in 2006 over claims that diesel and gasoline retailers were cheating customers out of money has apparently come to an end. Plaintiffs' lawyers in "hot fuel” litigation have voluntarily dismissed the remaining cases against defendants in Kansas City, Kan., according to published reports.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Litigation

January 9, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Gelling Stalls Trucks as Temps Drop

Photo via Elliot Plack/Flickr.

Fleet managers overseeing snowplows and diesel trucks in several states reported fuel gelling as a result of frigid temperatures in the Midwest and eastern U.S.

Tags: Diesel

January 2, 2014 - Industry News

Cold Weather Results in Emergency Trucking Waivers

Extremely cold weather in parts of the country has led to some states issuing emergency waivers of federal trucking rules when it comes to hauling different fuels.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, Propane Autogas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Weather

April 22, 2013 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Takes Steps to Address Federal Allegations

The head of Pilot Flying J Monday announced several steps the company is taking to address the questions raised in a federal probe of its fuel rebate program, including an internal audit, placing some employees on leave, eliminating manual rebate calculations, and adding a chief compliance officer.

Tags: Diesel, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fuel & Oil

April 19, 2013 - Industry News

Federal Probe Alleges Pilot Flying J Defrauded Customers

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said in a statement responding to FBI allegations that "any willful wrongdoing by any employee of this company at any time is intolerable."

Details have started to emerge following a raid by the FBI and IRS on the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Diesel

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 8, 2013 - Industry News

Love's Finalizes RFID Fueling System

Love’s Travel Stops is completing the addition of an RFID-enabled payment system at its travel stop locations, saying it's the first travel stop company to give customers the ability to process payment at the diesel bay through radio frequency technology.

Tags: Diesel, RFID, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

April 2, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland Governor Expected To Sign Fuel Tax Increase Legislation

Legislation passed late last week by Maryland lawmakers that would increase fuel taxes is expected to be signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Similar plans have been progressing in other states.

Tags: Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Taxes, Diesel, Gasoline

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Goal: 10% of Diesel Market in 10 Years

The National Biodiesel Board announced a new goal Tuesday during the Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas: 10% of the on-road diesel market by 2022. The Diesel Technology Forum has signed on to help the industry get there while making sure engines are protected.

Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, Diesel, biodiesel emissions, National Biodiesel Board

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Gasoline Rises

As the holiday week opened, diesel prices continued their recent downward trend, while gasoline prices crept back upward. The Department of Energy's Information Administration reported a nationwide drop of 2.2 cents in the price of a gallon diesel earlier this week. The average price was $3.92 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, crude oil

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Biodiesel, Diesel, NBB, DTF

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again

Gasoline and diesel prices fell again this week, marking the third straight week in December the prices at the pump have gone down

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, crude oil

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Energy Department Predicts Oil, Fuel Prices for 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that domestic crude oil production next year will reach its highest annual average rate of production since 1992 and diesel prices will average less than $4 per gallon in 2013

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Natural Gas, OIl

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts Growth in U.S. Energy Production to Outpace Consumption Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration projects that under current policies, crude oil production in the U.S. will rise sharply over the next decade, while gasoline and petroleum-based diesel use will fall

Tags: Fuel and Oil, OIl, Diesel, Gasoline

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Cox Petrol Expands in Dallas

The newest brand of independent fuel in Texas, Dallas-based Cox Petrol, continues its North Texas expansion with its sixth location and first trucksto

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Truckstops

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Inch Back up Over $4

The price for a gallon of diesel once again rose above $4, with an average 5.8-cent increase at the pump for a national average retail price of $4.03, according to the weekly fuel update from the Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, OIl

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Fall of Diesel Prices Slows

While nationwide diesel prices at the pump saw a decrease this week, it was a small one. The average price for a gallon of diesel fell only four-tenths of a cents to $3.967, according to the weekly U.S. Energy Information Administration's Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, OIl

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Opens Two New Location to Serve Oil Boom Area

Love's Travel Stops announced it opened a new travel stops in Williston, N.D., to serve the booming oil business there, and another one in Leary, Texas

Tags: Industry, Love's, Truckstops, Diesel

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

Sandy Recovery Efforts Continue as Latest Storm Moves On

 A truckload of donated pet supplies arrives at the Federal Emergency Management Agency commodities center at Charleston, W.V., Yeager Field.

Despite the arrival of another storm last night, recovery efforts from the hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy continue throughout the Northeast, while fuel problems have a domino effect in the Southeast

Tags: Sandy, FMCSA, AASHTO, FHWA, Diesel

November 8, 2012 - Industry News

TA Sees 3Q Income Drop on Lower Fuel Sales

TravelCenters of America saw its profits fall by nearly $2 million in the third quarter over last year, thanks largely to lower fuel sales

Tags: Industry, Truckstops, Diesel

November 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Report Predicts Oil, Diesel Price Average to Stay Nearly the Same

The U.S. Department of Energy has lowered its projections for crude oil prices for the fourth quarter and expects diesel fuel to average $4 per gallon during the quarter. The agency is predicting crude oil to remain about the same in 2013, and diesel prices to be slightly lower

Tags: Fuel and Oil, OIl, Diesel, Gasoline

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