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Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelined over 1,100 trucks
Inspectors conducted more than 8,600 inspections on Brake Safety Day. Also: A truck driver crashes a day after being placed out-of-service in Michigan, resulting in a FMCSA shut down; more.
July 20, 2021
Top 10 stories of 2013: 10. White House proposes new round of truck emissions reductions
CCJ is counting down the top stories of the year based on popularity. The No. 10 most read story of the year was about President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and how it relates to trucking emissions.
December 18, 2013
75 ways to cut your fleet’s fuel costs
With the “new norm” cost of diesel at $4 per gallon, fleets should be looking at every possible opportunity to lower fuel consumption. Here are 75 pointers to get you started.
November 27, 2013
Recent history of diesel: 1,000 prices paint a picture
Looking back at the history of diesel prices in the 1990s and the 2000s, volatility of diesel prices is a fairly new phenomenon.
October 4, 2013
The truth behind LNG refueling speeds
Debunking the myth that it takes too long to refuel LNG tractors.
August 14, 2013
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White House proposes new round of truck emissions reductions
The trucking industry can expect another round of emissions regulations, courtesy a second-term climate change initiative from President Barack Obama.
June 27, 2013
OEM panel discusses challenges, future for natural gas
Executives from Cummins Westport, Daimler, Volvo, Kenworth, Navistar and Peterbilt spoke before a packed conference room June 25 in a roundtable discussion on the future of natural gas in heavy-duty trucking.
June 26, 2013
TA’s O’Brien talks ‘roadblocks’ for natural gas implementation
A natural gas revolution will come from visionaries who are willing to overcome three “roadblocks” between themselves and the adaptation of natural gas, says TA’s Tom O’Brien.
June 25, 2013
Report: More than 1/4 of trucks equipped with modern emissions tech
According to a report released this week from the Diesel Technology Forum, about 28 percent of trucks registered in the U.S. employ 2007 or later emissions mitigation technology and output almost no particulate matter.
June 25, 2013
Natural gas conversion: Is LNG or CNG a winner for you?
What’s the right natural gas option for your fleet: Compressed or liquefied? A webinar held this week delved into that very question.
June 19, 2013
Natural gas 101: The two types of LNG, preparing your shop for LNG trucks
Further complicating the choice of LNG (the more appropriate natural gas option for long-haul applications) is the choice of warm LNG and cold LNG. Also, tips on preparing your shop to work on LNG trucks.
June 7, 2013
Natural gas 101: What you need to know (Part 1)
The verdict is in: Natural gas is a viable fuel for trucking. Here’s what you need to know.
June 4, 2013
California regs throw kinks into traditional equipment cycles
The increasing challenge of meeting new emissions-related regulations in California is driving owner-operators out of business and skewing market values for used trucks, said panelists at an industry conference Thursday.
May 30, 2013
Infographic: How America’s fleet is turning green
How have tightening emissions standards impacted the amount NOx, particulate matter and other pollutants put in the environment by heavy trucks since tiered implementation began in 1996? That’s the very question CCJ sister site Equipment World sets out to answer with its latest infographic, “The Greening of the Fleet”, published this week. The infographic takes a […]
May 14, 2013
Big Data: Getting drivers to use less fuel, increase performance
This is the second part of the second installment of CCJ’s Big Data series. Click here to see Part 1. 2.Self-service for drivers Fleets historically have digested information in the back office before they shared the results with drivers. Today, the same type of scorecard report used by managers is displayed in the cab. Drivers […]
May 9, 2013
DISH taps Ford with plans to add 200 propane vans
Satellite television provider DISH unveiled Wednesday the first of 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans that will enter the company’s fleet this year. The company estimates these new propane autogas-powered vehicles will lower carbon dioxide emissions by 12.5 million pounds over the lifetime of the fleet’s operation compared to gas-powered counterparts. The […]
March 6, 2013
New service helps fleets determine viability of switching to natural gas
Energy management company U.S. Energy announced a new product that will enable fleets to determine what it would cost — and, in turn, how much it would save or not save — to convert their fleet from diesel power to compressed natural gas powered-trucks.
February 6, 2013
Diesel jumps 9.5 cents to $4.022
The national average retail diesel price is above $4 a gallon for the first time in two months, rising 9.5 cents a gallon during the week ended Feb. 4 to $4.022 a gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The increase is the largest since August. The latest weekly price is […]
February 4, 2013
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Tesla delays electric Semi for third time
Tesla cites "limited availability of battery cells and global supply chain challenges," in third delay of its Semi truck launch.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Paschall Truck Lines parent acquires Missouri carrier
Fleets see results from automated per diem program
Truck Tonnage Index falls for second consecutive month, spot rates sliding
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