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February 02 2018

Stant Celebrates 120-Year Anniversary

Stant has kicked off a year-long celebration of 120 years in business.

Tags: Anniversaries, Stant Corporation, Engines

January 24 2018

Diesel Fuel Prices Up Versus 2017

<p><em>Image of Diesel Fuel Pump courtesy of WikiCommons</em></p>

The national price of diesel fuel dropped by $0.003 the week of January 22 compared to the previous week but has increased by $0.456 compared to one year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Tags: Diesel, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, U.S. EIA

January 18 2018

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

Fontana Truck Stop Center has found that offering renewable fuels is one way to stand out, so they sell biodiesel blends and a blend of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) at its diesel islands.

Tags: Biodiesel, Biofuels, CNG, Truck Stops, Fontana Truck Center

January 16 2018

NYC Trucks Provide Fuel to Schools, Facilities

<p><em>Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS</em></p>

Due to the extended cold spell, the winter storm, and the requirement for facilities to use backup oil tanks, New York City agencies used their fuel trucks to ensure schools had heat and emergency vehicles had fuel.

Tags: New York City, Fuel Transport, Emergency Planning, Weather, Fuel Truck

January 09 2018

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Expected to Jump Less This Year

<p><strong>U.S. crude oil production is projected to hit record highs, but that won't stop diesel prices from rising.</strong> <em>Photo: ConocoPhillips</em></p>

The outlook for national average on-highway diesel prices is for them to be higher this year and in 2019 than they were last year and in 2016, but they should at least be fairly stable during this time, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, U.S. Department of Energy, Crude Oil Prices

December 20 2017

Top 10 Work Truck Articles of 2017

<p><em>A roundup of images from some of the top articles in 2017 covering upfitting, maintenance, spec'ing, and fuel.</em></p>

The 2017 calendar-year brought about a whole lot of discussion revolving around the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, increased interest in truck maintenance and fueling, as well as in-depth discussions about service level agreements and full-service leases.

Tags: Work Truck Magazine, Upfitting, Fuel Management, ELDs, Full-Service Leasing, Leasing, Telematics

December 11 2017

California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy

<p><strong>The state of California uses fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure improvement and repair &ndash; but could change that. </strong><em>Photo via CalTrans</em></p>

The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.

Tags: Caltrans, California, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding, Western States Trucking Association, VMT, Taxation, Alternative Fuels

December 11 2017

GM Enables Fuel Purchases From the Dashboard

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

Drivers of General Motors vehicles will be able to purchase Shell fuel and other products or services from their dashboard using a new digital platform known as GM Marketplace, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Shell, Fuel Management, Connected Car, General Motors, Mobility, ExxonMobil

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