diesel

Topping 10 mpg: Former Trucker of the Year blends driving strategy, equipment

Are we about to pass the 10-mile-per-gallon threshold in long-haul trucking? Owner-operator Henry Albert certainly thinks so. He regularly pushes the envelope in his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

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Diesel price drops another 1.6 cents, down to lowest since July

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 1.6 cents in the week ended Oct. 28 to $3.870, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a drop of six-tenths of a cent.

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Diesel price down a penny, about 30 cents lower year over year

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped one cent in the week ended Oct. 14 to $3.834. The price has now dropped five consecutive weeks.

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Invasion of the critters, take two

"I'm exhibiting the symptoms of 'home time weariness.' These include: crawling into the bunk of the truck to sleep when you have a perfectly good bed in the house...

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Diesel, conventional engines will remain dominant, Shell says

Diesel's not going anywhere, says Shell, at least for the next 35, as its GM Richard Tucker says that in the year 2050 two-thirds of vehicles on the road will still use conventional fuels.

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Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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Diesel prices rise by a penny, more stable year-over-year

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel price report issued Aug. 26, 2013, the national average price rose a penny over the preceding week to $3.91 per gallon. Prices remained largely steady over all regions throughout the U.S., and remained largely unchanged over the entire month of August. Only California saw more than a penny rise per gallon, with 2 cents worth of price-per-gallon growth.  Contrast that to last year, when prices were 18 ...

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Diesel volatility a new phenomenon

A historical look at how diesel prices have changed since the 1990s paints a picture of a once stably-priced commodity changing into a fairly volatile one.

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Modern, no-emissions diesel engines gain market penetration

According to a report released this week from the Diesel Technology Forum, about 28 percent of trucks registered in the U.S. employ 2007 or later emissions mitigation technology and output almost no particulate matter.

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