fuel

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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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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Diesel price tumbling, down 8.4 cents in 4 weeks

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the most recent week — ended Oct. 7 — falling 2.2 cents to a $3.897.

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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 price continues to fall nationally, down 16 cents year-over-year

The national average retail price for on-highway diesel saw its biggest week-to-week decline since April 29 — for the second week in a row — falling 3 cents in the week ended September 30 to $3.919.

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Natural gas 101: What owner-operators need to know

Truck makers feel that heavy-duty natural gas trucks eventually could make up 15 to 20 percent of the Class 8 market in the United States, Here’s a primer to get you ready.

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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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