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Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.

Business, Fuel

Love’s Travel Stops Founder Tom Love Dies at 85

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores founder Tom Love, who grew the company from a single service station to a chain of more than 600 truck stop locations nationwide, died March 7, the company announced. He was 85.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 7, 2023

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Government, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Michigan Roads See Funding Gap of Up to $3.9 Billion as Report Floats Tax Increase

Michigan has an annual funding gap of roughly $2.1 billion to $3.9 billion when it comes to money to maintain the state’s crumbling roads and bridges — even after record federal aid and state bonding is taken into account, according to a new study of the state’s infrastructure costs.

Beth LeBlanc | The Detroit News
March 7, 2023
Government, Fuel

Diesel Dips 1.2¢ to $4.282 a Gallon

Diesel’s national average price continued to decline, but only by a 1.2-cent dip to $4.282 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released March 6.

March 6, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

New TMC Chair Todd Cotier Focuses on the Details

Keeping a close eye on the fine points is important to Todd Cotier, the new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations. So much so that he’s making it the theme of his chairmanship.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Panel Uses Root Cause Analysis to Assess Recruiting, Retention

ORLANDO, Fla. — Five people are about to sit in a conference room at XYZ Fleet to determine why it has been difficult to recruit and retain their technicians.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 2, 2023
Government, Equipment, Fuel

Biden Sets in Motion Gasoline Policy Shift to Boost Ethanol

The Biden administration is advancing a fuel policy shift demanded by Midwest governors who expect it will encourage filling stations to sell higher-ethanol E15 gasoline and offer it year round.

March 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Introduces Dealer Service Plan Alongside Connected Tech

ORLANDO, Fla. — Volvo Trucks North America launched a dealer-managed service plan and connected vehicle technology tool Feb. 28 during the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleets Will Need to Navigate Powertrain Options Amid Green Push

ORLANDO, Fla. — Fleet operators will have an array of truck powertrain choices to consider in the future as the industry complies with stricter emissions regulations and meets shippers’ demands for more environmentally sustainable freight transportation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Michelin North America Announces Several New Products

ORLANDO, Fla. — Michelin North America introduced several new products that the Greenville, S.C., tire and equipment manufacturer said will improve fleet efficiency and help improve fuel mileage.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

ATA’s Spear Highlights New FHWA Memo, Emissions

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear touted new federal policy guidance for how states might allocate infrastructure funding during a Feb. 27 address at the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2023