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Growing Shortage of Trucking Technicians

Growing Shortage of Trucking Technicians

The on-going cry that’s heard by many in the trucking and logistics industry is the driver shortage that fleets are dealing with across the U.S. and Canada. However, that’s not the only trucking-related occupation that recruiters are having trouble filling. Experienced truck technicians that keep trucks and equipment up and running are proving to be […]

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SuperTruck II Project Underway

SuperTruck II Project Underway

The Department of Energy announced its new initiative, the SuperTruck II. The goal is to push manufacturers to improve heavy-duty freight efficiency by more than 100 percent compared to the most fuel efficient tractor-trailer from 2009. The initiative is an $80 million funding opportunity for research, development and demonstration of long-haul technology. Improving the efficiency […]

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How Trucking is Becoming Greener in 2016

How Trucking is Becoming Greener in 2016

Trucking is an important industry that keeps America’s economy running. However, it hasn’t always been known as the most environmentally friendly industry with thousands of miles traveled and gallons of fuel used daily. Now in 2016, trucking is turning towards the greener side with these five trends: Streamlined Invoicing Practices Truck drivers and fleet owners […]

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Diesel Prices Spiral Downward Across Nation

Diesel Prices Spiral Downward Across Nation

Diesel prices continue to spiral downward across every region in the United States. The cost of fuel in the U.S. went down an average of -$0.054. Diesel prices have been consistently dropping in the U.S. for 13 straight weeks. The West Coast, minus California, saw the largest price drop with -$0.08, while the smallest drop was […]

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All Regions Experience Diesel Fuel Price Drop

All Regions Experience Diesel Fuel Price Drop

All regions experienced a decrease in diesel fuel prices during the third week of July. The cost of fuel in the United States went down an average of -$0.032 from last week. The Central Atlantic saw the largest price decrease with -$0.053 while the Rocky Mountain region only saw a decrease of -$0.017. All regions […]

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Trucks Soon May Not be Only Diesel Automobiles on the Road

Trucks Soon May Not be Only Diesel Automobiles on the Road

Diesel engines used to be far more common on the roads, but environmental issues, among other things, caused many automakers to switch to unleaded fuel. Now, technology has worked to make diesel fuel cleaner, which means automakers are again trying to produce cars running on diesel. Two automakers are bringing diesel-engine passenger cars to the […]

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Diesel Fuel to Overtake Standard Gasoline by 2020

Diesel Fuel to Overtake Standard Gasoline by 2020

A report released by ExxonMobil predicted that by 2020, diesel fuel demand will surpass that of standard gasoline. The report, which looked to 2040, forecasted oil will remain the world’s foremost fuel source and predicts hybrids will make up 40 percent of the world’s vehicles by 2040. Currently, hybrids represent just 3 percent of new […]

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Diesel Power Isn’t Going Anywhere

Diesel Power Isn’t Going Anywhere

Diesel power is expected to drive the “expansion of freight transportation and the continued growth of the U.S. economy” according to Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum advocacy group. The group believes diesel will help to reduce emissions, improve air quality and save fuel. The point made by Schaeffer was in a […]

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Diesel Prices Trending Downward

Diesel Prices Trending Downward

After weeks of increases, the last two weeks has seen diesel prices across the United States head back down and now sit at $3.919 according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Last week, prices in the U.S. were at $3.949 and were at $3.974 the week before that. Every region saw decreases this week, and […]

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Diesel Prices Rise After Steady Decline Since September

Diesel Prices Rise After Steady Decline Since September

After weeks of decreases, the price of diesel fuel in the United States is up according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The price either remained the same or rose in every region and is now at $3.844 nationally, up from $3.822 last week. With the increase, New England went back above the $4 […]

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