fuel prices

What are owner-operators’ top five problems?

| March 19, 2012

Readers, I'm beginning research on a story I'm preparing for Overdrive's June issue on which I need as much owner-operator input as is possible. It's one that will probe the five biggest problems owner-operators face ...

FTR: Trucking conditions rise

| November 03, 2011

Tight capacity control, modest growth in truck tonnage and falling fuel prices helped improve trucking environment through September.

California Jump Start

Max Kvidera | October 01, 2011

State’s new regs, along with nationwide fuel prices, are driving sales of trailer aero devices.

Charlie Daniels: “We’re coming to rock ‘em” at Charlotte show

| September 16, 2011

Charlie Daniels has been at making music for a half-century and then some, and he's still going strong. He turns 75 next month, and earlier this year he released a new track in "Let 'Em ...

New technology: Hydrogen-injection for fuel mileage boost

| September 14, 2011

A Q&A in the Richmond (Virginia) BizSense magazine published Monday revealed an interesting new technology coming into the trucking world. Related to the hydrogen fuel-cell idea, the technology has been created by Marz Industries of ...

Diesel price is up: One operator’s response

| September 07, 2011

Driving habits can do a lot for fuel efficiency, as we know, but there are other ways of dealing with the continued high cost of fuel, up another 5 cents nationally last week. Seeing the ...

Electrification of truck stop spaces revives

| August 30, 2011

As fuel prices spiked in 2007-08, a large majority of truckers' anti-idling interest was focused on dedicated auxiliary power units, which market expanded dramatically with a profusion of new manufacturers. This time around, with the ...

Back to the past: $4 diesel returns

| April 06, 2011

Well it's official, folks. The Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel report this week showed the national average with 3 cents of the $4 mark, reaching the highest point yet in the now near nine-month run-up in ...

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