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For the fifth consecutive week, the average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped, falling 1.6 cents during the week ending June 29, according to the Department of Energy.
The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of diesel is now $2.843, which is $1.077 lower than the same week last year.
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... While pay per mile can be a vital factor, it’s not a cure for every ill. Nor does it mean a big settlement check is coming your way. Why? Because pay per mile always must be considered in balance with gross revenue. Gross revenue is the total revenue paid to you by a carrier. It can include flat mileage pay, mileage pay that varies by length of haul, percentage of revenue pay, loading/unloading pay, detention pay, stop in transit pay, fuel surcharge, toll or scale reimbursement, and etc.
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"Obviously anytime we can get efficiency gains that is something that we are going to welcome, but the challenge is how do we get there. You can't haul 80,000 pounds with a Prius."-- Tom Balzer, president of the Ohio Trucking Association
... “With my first truck, a 2013 Peterbilt 386 with a 53-foot Benson trailer, I did a number of things, both off-the-shelf and custom, to try to improve fuel mileage,” says Niss, who is also president of Breaking 11, a project to surpass 11 mpg in his current tractor, a 2015 Kenworth T660 glider with an 86-foot AeroCab Aerodyne Sleeper.
The new project truck will incorporate some 20 different fuel-saving technologies and a handful of custom aerodynamic features, including Eco mudflaps, wheel covers, a roof extension, an airflow deflector, and an air control bumper, and a FASS fuel system — a fuel air separation system that combines a diesel fuel lift pump and a fuel filtration system to improve fuel mileage and engine performance — as well as a pre-emission Detroit Diesel 12.7-liter Series 60 engine powering it.
Downtime and lower maintenance are just as important as the fuel savings and lowering emissions, according to Niss. He is taking a different approach to putting together a tractor-trailer in an age in which the EPA is developing an entirely new level of requirements for exhaust.
Across the United States, cargo theft is up 11% in March through May from the same period in 2014, according to the theft prevention and recovery network CargoNet.
While California, Florida, and Illinois had the biggest decreases, cargo theft increased in New Jersey and Texas and occurred in a wider distribution of states during the rolling quarter.
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Fleets and owner-operators purchasing the new Kenworth Icon 900 by year’s end could be eligible for a $3,000 rebate.
Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering the rebate for qualifying U.S. and Canadian fleets and owner-operators. ...
Cargo Net issued last week a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves this week and next, with the July 1-7 week accounting for 76 cargo theft incidents and nearly $11 million in loss value in the last three years.
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Though taxes would rise on many households and businesses under the new state budget that legislators sent to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut’s trucking industry and other diesel fuel consumers will see some relief at the pumps this summer.
The diesel fuel tax, which is fixed annually each summer to reflect wholesale fuel trends, will drop 4.2 cents per gallon, down from 54.5 to 50.3 cents, on July 1, the Department of Revenue Services reported last week.
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Did you know that according to the article, "driving while fatigued" is considered to be "a Class 4 felony"?
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... The proposed vehicle and engine performance standards, which were announced Friday, apply to tractor-trailers, large pickups and vans, and all types of buses and work trucks. The federal agencies said the standards would achieve up to 24 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption over a 12-year period and aid the economy, about which U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement that it was "good news all around."
But the projected improvement in fuel economy sounds "ambitious," and whether it will be enough to balance a rise in other costs incurred by trucking companies because of the new standards will have to be determined, according to an executive at one Arkansas trucking company Friday.
Does anyone have a solution for keeping the load locks with the trailer? Some stops are sealed so I can't verify if the load locks are inside the trailer
Double Coin and CMA are launching “Smart Money Tire Drawing,” what Double Coin calls its “first-ever on-going quarterly tire giveaway.”
Eligible Double Coin steer tires include the FR605, RR680, RR300, and the RT600. Participants can enter the quarterly drawing by signing up on Double Coin’s new blog page. The first drawing has officially started with a winner to be chosen at random on Aug. 31.
SmartTruck Systems announced today that that it has extended the company’s warranty period and that all its precision aerodynamic system components for long-haul trucking are now covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
The extended coverage now provides for replacement or price paid refund or any defective aerodynamic component, as long as the original purchaser owns the SmartTruck system.
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Every year hundreds of millions of dollars are stolen through cyber theft. Criminals and hackers devise complicated schemes and programs that can bilk you out of your money. Unfortunately they often do it in such a way that they skim mere pennies from millions of accounts so that no one person is any wiser (remember the algorithm from the movie Office Space?) In the end they make a lot of money, and your account is vulnerable for larger amounts to be stolen. Fortunately there are ways to protect yourself, even if you are driving truck the majority of the time. Here are 5 tips to help keep your cyber identity, and your bank accounts, safe from hackers.
Do you agree that instead they should be 'taking the time to build strong trust-based relationships between drivers and management'?
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... Some of the most damaging cost controls of all are made on the backs of drivers. Lower per-kilometre or hourly rates offer short-term savings but usually encourage the best employees to explore other career opportunities. Fleets that are able to find new candidates despite this fact are often blind to the underlying costs of high turnover.
The damaging cost controls are not always limited to pay packages alone. The managers who see benefits plans and wellness programs as nothing more than a cost may overlook the underlying values. These are the types of initiatives which show existing employees that they are seen as more than a number, and help them to return to work more quickly after an illness or injury.
... Second, federal regulations have cut back on the number of hours that a driver may spend behind the wheel, so additional drivers are needed to pick up the slack.
... As one driver told me, “Because payment is by the mile, warehousers and others don't respect drivers' time. Any inefficiency in their operation — and even from my own carrier — is soaked up by the driver at no cost to anyone else.”
While the simple answer is to pay drivers by the hour instead of by the distance traveled, carriers are reluctant to do so because it would mean a dislocation of their business model, which dates to the 1930s when the trucking industry looked very different than it does today. President Franklin D. Roosevelt exempted trucking from the Fair Labor Standards Act, which mandated a minimum wage.
I have found only one carrier that pays by the hour, Dupré Logistics in Lafayette, La. ...
Dupré reports that the company's crash rate plummeted. Dupré also says the company has attracted experienced, reliable drivers. People want to work there, and it has no shortage of applicants. The company's driver turnover hovers around 17% in an industry where more than 90% is common.
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