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Former Pilot Flying J Sales Exec Ordered Up Fraud 'Manual'

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – It was getting tough to keep up with the cheating, and getting caught had proven expensive for the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer. But Pilot Flying J sales executive Arnie Ralenkotter had a solution: A fraud “manual.”

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 12, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trump Administration Said to Eye Big Cuts to Fuel Economy Rules

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President Donald Trump’s administration is looking at ways to reduce future fuel economy standards for automobiles in a move to appease carmakers, who have asked to ease targets put in place under President Barack Obama.

Ryan Beene Alan Levin and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Technology of Tomorrow to Be Key Topic at TMC Annual Meeting

TMC 2017 exhibit floor A view of the exhibit floor during TMC 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. This year's annual meeting will be in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Future advancements in the trucking industry will be at the forefront of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition set for early next month.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
February 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth Preps Hydrogen-Electric T680 for Drayage at SoCal Ports

ZECT Kenworth T680 day cab The Zero Emissions Cargo Transport, a Kenworth T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, at Kenworth's Feb. 6 ride-and-drive event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. is wrapping up tests on a zero-emissions hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck that will be operating in drayage applications in Southern California by the end of March, company executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2018
Business, Fuel

Prosecutor Takes on Defense in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial; No Verdict Yet

Danny Johnston/AP

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Jurors in whose hands rest the fate of the former president of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer and three subordinates went home Feb. 7 after nearly four hours of deliberations and no verdict.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Hazelwood Attorney Says Feds Are Making a Crime out of Civil Fraud

Attorney Rusty Hardin Hardin by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former president of Pilot Flying J took on the federal government Feb. 6, accusing prosecutors of ginning up a criminal case out of a civil fraud, and making a deal with the devil to do it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 7, 2018
Fuel

US Crude Output to Jump Above 11 Million Barrels a Day Sooner Than Expected

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. government sees nationwide oil production jumping above 11 million barrels a day much quicker than anticipated.

Jessica Summers and Catherine Traywick | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Survey: US Manufacturers Say Autonomous Trucks Could Cut Costs

Daimler Future Truck 2025 Autonomous vehicles, such as Daimler's Future Truck 2025, could provide substantial cost savings over the next decade if aggressively adopted for longhaul trucking, U.S. manufacturers say. (Daimler AG)

Manufacturers could save nearly 30% of their total transportation costs through 2040 if autonomous, longhaul trucking is aggressively adopted, according to an analysis of a new survey of U.S. manufacturers by PwC and the Manufacturing Institute.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Prosecutor: Former Pilot Flying J President Approved of and Planned to Expand Fraud Scheme

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood didn’t merely know his sales division was “infected” with a greedy plot to deceive and defraud trucking companies. He promoted the chief architect of the plot and made plans to grow the scheme, a federal prosecutor told jurors Feb. 5.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 6, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1.6¢ to $3.086 a Gallon

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.6 cents to $3.086 as oil slipped and continued to slide below $64 a barrel. It marked the fourth consecutive week of average diesel prices above $3.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2018

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