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Category Archives: Fuel Costs

Hourly Pay for all Truck Drivers

Aug
23,
2010
0

It has been debated by truck drivers waiting in line at the shippers and receivers and over a cup of coffee at their favorite truck stop.  Some like the idea, while others are adamantly against it.  It will likely never … Continue reading

Truck Drivers Health and Safety Concerns with the No Idle Law

Jul
26,
2010
1

Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show discussed the safety and health concerns that truck drivers face with the no idle law, on Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Rules and policy makers suggest that professional truckers can simply “plug in” at … Continue reading

No Truck Idle Risking Health and Safety of Truck Drivers

Jul
19,
2010
9

The last year for the professional truck driver has been filled with many challenges.  The recession has caused many drivers to take a significant cut in pay, drivers still endure negative retaliatory DAC comments by former employers, “fleecing” scams still … Continue reading

Trucking Industry Could See a Change in 117 Year Tradition

May
13,
2010
3

Before the modern trucking industry came along, the world moved by ships and trains.  Steam engines made up the large portion of the movement of goods, but years earlier German engineer Rudolf Diesel was working on a much better alternative. … Continue reading

Cutting Trucking Fuel Costs and Dependence on Foreign Oil

Oct
21,
2009
2

I enjoyed my days of working in the oilfields of Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas back in the late ’70s and early 80’s.   Back when the oil boom was going full force before President Reagan brought it all to an end.   … Continue reading

Better Fuel for the Trucking Industry

Aug
30,
2009
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Better fuel mileage and cleaner emission control is always on the mind of trucking companies and many owner operators, especially these days.   BetterFuel.org is an organization providing and promoting fuel saving technologies with the use of Ethos.   As their site … Continue reading

The Pickens Plan and Stimulating America

Aug
4,
2009
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The trucking industry is changing or at least let’s say that it better change.  Thousands of trucking companies went out of business in 2008 and many more are still struggling to hold on.   New CDL drivers right out of school … Continue reading

Summer Gas Prices Forecast to increase Slightly

May
12,
2009
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As summer gets closer, the Federal Energy Information Administration is forecasting that price of gasoline and diesel fuel will increase slightly, but still remain much lower than seen in the previous year. Nationwide, gasoline this summer is predicted to average … Continue reading

Trucking News Looks at Solar Powered APU

Apr
22,
2009
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The cost per savings ratio was just one of the aspects touched on about the Kool Rig System on trucking talk radio: Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – earlier this evening.  Our special guest, Joel Harvey, founder of the Kool Rig, … Continue reading

Hybrid Solar Powered APU System for the Trucking Industry

Apr
14,
2009
5

With new laws and regulations effecting the idle time for truck drivers and trucking companies alike, staying comfortable in the truck cab is becoming more difficult than ever.  By not allowing truckers to idle their trucks, they are expected to … Continue reading

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