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November 21 2017

Ryder Expands Use of Natural Gas

<p><em>Ryder operates a fleet of liquified natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks and has now partnered with Clean Energy. (Image courtesy of Business Wire)</em></p>

Clean Energy will open a station in Georgetown to fuel the trucks that are expected to consume approximately 380,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of liquified natural gas each year.

Tags: Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, Ryder

November 20 2017

UPS Increases Use of Renewable Natural Gas

<p><em>The parcel delivery company is working to increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG). Image courtesy of UPS.</em></p>

UPS agreed to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year from Big Ox Energy. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024.

Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Natural Gas, Biomethane, Delivery Fleets, LNG, Biofuels

November 14 2017

WEX to Launch Chip-Based Fleet Card in 2019

<p><em>Photo courtesy of WEX.</em></p>

WEX Inc. will begin offering a more secure chip-based payment card to its fleet customers in 2019 and plans to test the new card in 2018, according to the company.

Tags: WEX, Payment Cards, Big Data, Mileage Reports, Fuel Costs

November 08 2017

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

<p><em>Photo: Jim Park</em></p>

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: ATA, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

November 06 2017

Diesel Prices Hit Highest Point in Over 2 Years

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased to its highest point since June of 2015. Crude oil prices also experienced a similar spike after news broke of a corruption scandal in Saudi Arabia.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

October 26 2017

Is White House Considering Fuel Tax Increase for Infrastructure?

<p><em>Photo: Jim Park</em></p>

Published reports indicate that the Trump administration may be willing to push for a hike in the fuel tax to help pay for the president's promised $1 trillion in infrastructure investments.

Tags: Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

October 19 2017

QuikQ Launches Fuel Card Platform at Major Truckstops

QuikQ has secured merchant agreements for its Fuel Card platform with Love’s Travel Stops, TravelCenters of America, and Pilot Flying J.

Tags: Fuel Management, Truckstops, Payment Cards

September 29 2017

Webinar Explores Ways to Keep Fuel Costs Under Control

<p><em>Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank Voyager.</em></p>

Explore the many ways fuel costs can get out of control and how you can stop it.

Tags: Voyager Fuel Card, Fuel Costs, U.S. Bank, Fuel, Fuel Budgets

September 01 2017

FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

<p><strong>FMCSA is suspending certain trucking regulations in 26 states and the District of Columbia to aide in the recovery effort from Hurricane Harvey.</strong> <em>Image: FMCSA</em></p>

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of Texas have lifted several trucking regulations to cut down on red tape and smooth the flow of goods.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Texas, Hours of Service, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Harvey

August 29 2017

Harvey Damage Raises Fuel Prices, Lowers Oil Prices

<p><em>Photo: U.S. Coast Guard District 5/&nbsp;Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki</em></p>

As a result of the flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, fuel prices are rising across the country – but curiously, crude oil prices have dropped at the same time.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Hurricanes, Flooding, Crude Oil Prices, Texas, Natural Disaster

August 24 2017

Truck Drivers Compete Worldwide

<p><em>Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks</em></p>

Between May 1 and July 31, 2017, truck drivers worldwide competed to record the most economical driving style in the 13th Fleetboard Drivers' League. This year, a total of 25 724 drivers and 759 fleets from 20 countries took part.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Fuel Economy, Eco Driving, Driving Competition

August 22 2017

Women In Trucking Partners with TransConnect for Fuel Discounts

<p><em>Photo via TransConnect Services</em></p>

Women In Trucking has partnered with discount fuel card company TransConnect Services, offering savings for member companies.

Tags: Fuel Costs, Women in Trucking, Small Fleets, Payment Cards

August 14 2017

Waste Management Opens 100th Station

At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, Okla., industry representatives, local and state officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station. The company also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6,000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.

Tags: Waste Management, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

August 07 2017

State Truck Fleet Benefits from Clean Diesel

<p><em>Image courtesy of Diesel Technology Forum</em></p>

The introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into Pennsylvania's trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 35% level, yielding significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings, according to new research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

Tags: Diesel Technology Forum, Clean Diesel, Diesel Trucks

August 02 2017

Frito-Lay Participates in CNG Station Ribbon-Cutting

<p><em>Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use. &nbsp;(Photo courtesy of ANG)</em></p>

American Natural Gas (ANG) held a ribbon cutting ceremony in collaboration with Tennessee Clean Fuels to unveil its new public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Fayetteville, Tenn. PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers.

Tags: Frito-Lay, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Trucks, American Natural Gas, ANG

July 18 2017

California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

<p><em>Photo by Vince Taroc.</em></p>

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

Tags: California, Gasoline Prices, Fuel, Fuel Tax, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, RNG

July 11 2017

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

<p><strong>Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. </strong><em>Graphic: U.S. DOE</em></p>

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Crude Oil Prices

June 06 2017

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

<p><em>Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.</em></p>

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, UMTRI, Trends

May 31 2017

Diesel Prices Up 42 Cents Over Last Year

<p><em>SOURCE: WEX and WT Truck Magazine</em></p>

In the past year, average diesel fuel prices per gallon have increased 42 cents, from $2.13 in 2016 to $2.55 in 2017, with forecasts looking and contiued increases.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices

May 30 2017

Mich. Senators Support Fuel Economy Bill

Michigan's U.S. senators are backing a proposal that would allow automakers to apply credits for model years as far back as 2009 to help them meet future standards to require their car and truck fleets to average 41 miles per gallon by 2021.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Elected Leaders, CAFE Standards, Michigan

May 10 2017

Cummins Endorses Two Fuel Additives

<p><em>Photo: Cummins</em></p>

For the first time in company history, Cummins has officially endorsed a fuel additive, recommending two Power Service products, Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement + Cetane Boost.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Fuel Additive

May 10 2017

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Tags: Waste Management, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, McNeilus

April 07 2017

California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax

<p><strong>Congestion in California.</strong> <em>Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation</em></p>

A bill to raise fuel taxes that could bring in $5.2 billion a year has advanced through the California legislature and needs only to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown before going into effect.

Tags: California, Fuel Tax, Diesel Prices, Infrastructure Funding, Gasoline Prices

April 03 2017

Diesel Prices Increase to Start the Month

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased for the first time in a month, ending a streak of three straight weeks of price drops, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department

Tags: Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel

March 31 2017

Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

<p>Screenshot via <a href="" target="_blank">Neste YouTube</a></p>

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Diesel Technology Forum, Renewable Diesel