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Telematics Was MATS Focus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The growing prevalence of telematics for monitoring and refining the performance of trucks and linking drivers, fleets and manufacturers with vehicles dominated the opening of the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tonnage Growth Slows in Feb., Hampered by Weather, Economy  
Weaker economic activity and a prolonged winter combined to slow truck tonnage growth to 3% last month, but the industry remains on course to grow faster as the year unfolds, industry experts said.

Separate Oils for Newer and Older Engines Being Developed for Heavy-Duty Trucks 
The next generation of engine oil for diesel-powered trucks will offer commercial buyers increased variety, with separate blends for newer and older engines and a subcategory to reflect some fleets’ shift to lighter oils, said oil and engine manufacturers.





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Diesel Price Falls 4¢ to Five-Year Low $2.824
Diesel’s national average retail price fell for a third straight week, dropping 4 cents to a five-year-low $2.824 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported March 30.

Atlanta: Dangerous Hot Spot of Twisting Highways
It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea he was entering America’s most dangerous hot zone for truck drivers.

Port of Montreal to Spend C$75 Million on Enhancing Truck Access
The Montreal Port Authority said the Quebec government will invest C$75 million to improve truck access to the port as part of a C$1.5 billion investment in the area’s maritime industry.


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TT Archives: Alternative Fuels
The trucking industry’s Interest in alternative fuels has been building for a while and is expected to continue despite lower oil prices in recent months.
 
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FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF MARCH 30
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