natural gas

Crude hauling in N.D., Texas with former expediters

A story in this month's Truckers News followed the transition of the former FedEx Custom Critical expediting team of Mark Kathrein and Wendy Wing (pictured) into a crude-hauling operation in North Dakota. Just as the May magazine was going to press, as mentioned in the story, the ultra-rugged, cold climes of North Dakota gas-and-oil-well trucking were leading Kathrein and Wing toward the more established industry down in Texas. I spoke with the two this past ...

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Natural gas + trucking = 6 stock tips

It's interesting to see investors and mainstream business media take note of how the boom in natural gas production is affecting the truck market.

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Love’s to open 10 natural gas fueling stations in Oklahoma

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores announced a schedule of grand opening events for six of 10 publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Oklahoma. Love’s will now offer CNG in Altus, Chickasha, Guthrie, Lawton, Norman and Oklahoma City. Love’s plans to open four additional CNG fueling stations in Pauls Valley, Okemah and Guymon, as well as a second in Oklahoma City, later this year. The schedule will be: May ...

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Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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LogBook

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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Navistar-led partnership plans natural gas initiative

Navistar is developing natural gas-powered engines for Class 7 and Class 8 trucks and Clean Energy is building LNG fueling stations.

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Trucking fruit in Obama’s energy, manufacturing messages

If you missed last night's State of the Union address, the President followed in predecessors' footsteps by detailing a veritable laundry list of election-year policy initiatives with no small measure of specific requests for the deadlocked Congress -- many of which, it's sure, will not see the light of day this year. All the same, Obama's vision for boosting American economic prospects holds potential good news for drivers in the area of future infrastructure rebuilding, and ...

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Natural gas gaining tractor traction

Legislation, supported by President Obama and about 190 members of Congress, would accelerate subsidies for natural gas vehicles.

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