Trucker who drove into crowd of protesters in Minnesota now facing charges
The driver of a tanker that drove into a large crowd of protesters in Minneapolis in May is now being charged with two crimes. Other news: Diesel engineers looking at new ways to boost fuel economy, reduce emissions; NASTC’s 2020 Driver of the Year team announced; more
October 22, 2020
Fresh food market — with high-flow diesel lanes — pitches to truckers
Alltown Fresh features healthy food choices for truck drivers on the road along with high-flow diesel lanes to top off your tank. Details on Overdrive.
June 22, 2020
Diesel prices plunge with double-punch of global oil tensions and coronavirus outbreak
As oil prices continue to drop as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, truck drivers can expect low diesel prices for the coming months. Details on Overdrive.
April 7, 2020
Pilot Flying J launching fuel network program for small fleets
One of the key factors in the new One9 Fuel Network is lines of credit for smaller trucking companies, which can be personalized and flexible based on the small fleet or owner-operator’s needs. One9 customers will have access to 250 One9 locations, along with 750 PFJ locations.
November 19, 2019
Disruptions that will reverberate beyond 2020 — strategies for weathering, or taking full advantage
“The small business owner-operator does have certain advantages navigating market disruptions. An example of this is when natural disasters hit communities it’s the independents who step up to fill the gap, aided and abetted by our ability to make decisions faster, react quickly, tighten our belts and trim unnecessary fixed cost.”
November 12, 2019
Glen Rice’s 2007 big-bunk W900 and savings from next-gen oil bypass, fuel treatment
Rice has benefited the last couple of years from a bypass-oil-filtration and fuel-additive system he purchased from the Clean Air Fleet company. The oil filter medium in the system filters out particles down to 1 micron. With it on-board, Rice has extended his typical oil-change interval to 40,000 miles or more.
October 1, 2019
Maritime diesel regs could impact on-highway diesel prices, shift freight movement
Though the regs don’t impact trucking fuel, the new maritime diesel standards likely will alter the global diesel market and could put upward pressure on diesel prices as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. They also could shift freight demand as maritime carriers reroute.
August 7, 2019
Diesel fuel taxes increase in a dozen states
With the turn of the calendar to July, truck drivers will see increased diesel fuel prices in 12 states due to rising fuel taxes. While some states’ increases are less than a cent, some states’ taxes on diesel will be immediately noticeable. All of the following fuel tax increases took effect Monday, July 1.
July 1, 2019
Nationwide fuel prices down 10 cents in last month
Since hitting the highest price of the year during the week ending May 6, diesel fuel prices across the U.S. have fallen more than 10 cents to bring the national average to $3.07 per gallon, according to numbers from the Department of Energy.
June 17, 2019
Nikola CEO presses to phase out diesel in favor of cleaner electrified trucks
“Hashtag diesel is dead. We’re tired of it,” said Nikola CEO Trevor Milton in an address at the ACT Expo. “We need to fix a lot of the problems and change things. Other people are not going to do it unless they’re forced to, so If that means we have to force them, it’s about damn time.”
April 26, 2019
Fuel taxes set to increase in Alabama, Arkansas
Alabama’s first fuel tax increase will take effect on Aug. 31 this year with a 6 cents-per-gallon increase. It will also increase by 2 cents on Oct. 1, 2020 and on Oct. 1, 2021. Arkansas’ 6-cent fuel tax increase will take effect Oct. 1 this year.
March 14, 2019
New California legislation would phase out diesel trucks by 2050
The legislation, introduced by California Sen. Nancy Skinner, whose district includes Oakland and Berkeley, would require a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an 80 percent GHG reduction by 2050.
March 13, 2019
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