fuel

‘Truckers to Shut Down America’ viral meme keeps moving

The Facebook page that went viral the third week of September calling for a trucking shutdown was then shut down itself under murky circumstances. Meanwhile, nontrucking promoters move toward a semblance of organization.

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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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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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One owner-operator’s top 5 add-ons showcased at GATS

Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.

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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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Diesel prices reverse trend, begin climbing

After six straight weeks of decline — though small decline — the national average retail price of on-highway diesel has now risen two weeks in a row.

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67 ways to save on fuel

$4 a gallon diesel is the new normal, and that figure may be considered dirt cheap a few years from now. Here's a comprehensive list of fuel tips to help you extend your fuel as far as it'll go.

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White House plan would tighten fuel standards, emissions for trucks

President Barack Obama proposed this week more comprehensive and challenging standards for truck emissions and fuel economy that would be phased in through 2018.

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TA head breaks down industry’s obstacles for natural gas conversion

Thomas O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters of America, broke down what he called three "roadblocks" for trucking companies wanting to convert from diesel to natural gas.

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CARB mandate: ‘Government working against us’

From raising rates to running in the Golden State no longer, owner-operators sound off on methods of dealing with and impacts real and potential of CARB's powertrain upgrade requirements.

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