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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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