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Government, Technology, Fuel, TCA

UPS to Convert Diesel Trucks to Electric in NYC

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is planning to convert its package delivery trucks from diesel to electric using new technology in New York City.

Annalise Knudson | Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Announces Bosch, PowerCell as Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola One Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Motor Co., which is developing a Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck, appointed Bosch Group and PowerCell AB the primary suppliers of the truck’s fuel cells — key elements of the truck’s powertrain.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Five Insider Stories Jurors Heard in Week One of Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Jurors in the Pilot Flying J fraud trial are getting an earful of insider stories about the truck stop giant and the trucking industry.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

XStream Launches Articulated Device to Close Tractor-Trailer Gap

The XStream tractor-trailer aerodymanic device The XStream tractor-trailer aerodymanic device. (XStream Trucking Inc.)

XStream Trucking Inc. launched its aerodynamic device called TruckWings to address the gap between a Class 8 truck and trailer when at highway speeds.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Defense Attacks Images of Star Witnesses in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Jurors in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial haven’t yet seen the government’s two star witnesses, but the attorney for the truck stop giant’s former president is already painting portraits of the pair as a ruthless corporate climber and a jealous snitch.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow'

Hosts Joe Howard and Seth Clevenger Transport Topics

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Testimony: Pilot Flying J Execs Tell Sales Staff Their Customers Are Ignorant, Deserve Rip-Off

isydiavibes/Flickr

Don’t feel guilty about shorting customers on rebates, Pilot Flying J executives preached to sales staffers: They deserve it.

Matt Lakin | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 9, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Pilot Flying J Ex-President ‘Earned’ Big Bucks, Didn’t Steal Them, Defense Says

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, photo by Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood may be the highest-ranking member of the truck stop giant charged in a $92 million fraud scheme, but his defense attorney made clear Nov. 7 just who was in charge.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 8, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

'Greed and Power' Fueled Pilot Flying J Fraud, Prosecutor Says

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, far left, after being arraigned Feb. 9, 2016, on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud as well as witness tampering. Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel

Mark Hazelwood wasn’t hurting for money. Neither was Pilot Flying J, his employer and the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pre-Heaters Enable Reliable Engine Starts in Cold Weather

Oregon Department of Transportation de-icing Interstate 97 Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr

Diesel-fired engine pre-heaters can help ensure reliable engine starts in cold-weather conditions while reducing engine wear, preventing service calls and boosting driver satisfaction, fleets said.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
November 6, 2017

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