fuel

5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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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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Diesel price still projected to fall in 2013, further in 2014

The Dept. of Energy forecasts the price for a gallon of on-highway diesel will be $3.93 in 2013 and drop to $3.76 in 2014.

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Paper Transport adds 20 KW natural gas trucks

Paper Transport has added 20 natural gas-powered Kenworth T660s to its regional fleet and started using the trucks this month. Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012, and this spring the company became one of Kenworth’s first customers to run CNG-powered Kenworth T660s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.   Paper Transport’s first order of 10 natural gas-powered Kenworth T660s, delivered in the spring, came equipped with the 350-hp Cummins Westport ISX12 ...

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Diesel sees biggest drop since April, falls 2.5 cents

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 2.5 cents in the week ended Sept. 23, marking the biggest week-to-week decrease since the week ended April 29.

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‘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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