fuel

  1. mndriver

    #1 fuel.....

    Does no one stock this stuff anymore? And anyone have any tricks on how to locate some? Headed back north and the forecast is -10°F for the rest of the week. Would like to load up the reefer and truck with #1 instead of blend.
  2. mndriver

    Fuel island delays....

    Was taking a shower at the Love's today. They kept announcing if you were getting fuel and blocking an island after pumping to move your truck. So I had a thought for a potential solution. This particular Love's has a McDonald's. I spoke with the manager from both at the same time. Love's...
  3. Maria

    Mack's new powertrain underscores integration, fuel efficiency

    At a press conference in Las Vegas this week, Mack Trucks told members of the trucking press how its 2017 powertrain will reduce fuel consumption without sacrificing power. Jonathan Randall, Mack’s senior vice president of sales, said that is what customers want. Mack’s new powertrain is also...
  4. J

    I have specific questions on Swift's lease-op fueling discounts. I think there's something off.

    I'm looking for feedback from current or recent Swift lease-op guys. It's about the fuel discount program. I have sketchy reports that lease-op guys are told there would be a discount at a certain fueling chain (TA/Petro, or another?) but NOT what the exact discount is going to be at any given...
  5. Maria

    Nikola truck to be powered by hydrogen-electric 800V fuel cell

    SALT LAKE CITY — Nikola Motor Co. recently announced that it achieved zero emissions with its electric-powered drivetrain. At that time, details about how Nikola achieved zero emissions were kept confidential pending finalization of key supplier agreements. Today, Nikola is announcing that the...
  6. Maria

    NATSO asks DOT to work with existing business on alternative fuel corridors

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truck stops, has called on the Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of the existing law that prohibits the sale of fuel and other commercial services at rest...
  7. Emily

    Mack launches new fuel-efficiency tool for customer savings

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks customers recently gained an advantage in their search for fuel-efficiency savings thanks to a new fuel economy tool available exclusively at Mack dealerships. The new online tool enables Mack customers to input and modify a number of variables on Mack Pinnacle...
  8. Emily

    UPS hits 1 billion mile mark with alternative fuels

    ATLANTA, GA – UPS has officially covered 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) with a “rolling lab” of 7,200 vehicles powered by alternative fuels such as natural gas and propane -– and reached the goal a year earlier than planned. (UPS Photo) “We had a big sustainability goal as we set...
  9. T

    TriPac Fuel Problem

    I'm also having an APU problem. Mine ran fine one day and the next day,it wouldn't start. It cranks but won't fire up. First, I serviced it. Changed all the filters and oil. Still,no startup. Next, I started checking to see if it was pumping any fuel. It's not so, I removed the fuel pump...
  10. Emily

    Survey shows cleaner diesels have improved air, fuel efficiency

    WASHINGTON — The introduction of more advanced diesel truck engines, innovative emissions control systems and cleaner diesel fuel over the past decade have successfully resulted in major improvements in air quality and fuel efficiency, according to new research compiled by The Martec Group, a...
  11. Emily

    FHWA moving forward with improving alt fuel infrastructure

    By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer In an effort to create a more economically viable infrastructure for vehicles running on alternative fuels, the Federal Highway Administration is asking for nominations from state and local officials to help designate the new corridor. The FHWA issued a...
  12. Emily

    Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to 'abolish' state's fuel tax rate increase

    By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor If a Pennsylvania state lawmaker gets his way, truckers and other drivers fueling in the state would get a break at the pump after the first of the year. The state now collects 51.4 cents on each gallon of gas sold in the commonwealth. The...
  13. Maria

    Seven states change fuel tax rates as of July 1

    By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor States across the country this week are making changes to their fuel tax collection. North Carolina’s fuel tax rate is on the way down. The action follows a 2015 state law that overhauled how the state collects tax on fuel purchases. The...
  14. Maria

    Washington fuel tax, certain truck fees headed up July 1

    By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor In eight days, the state of Washington will boost fuel tax rates by about one nickel and increase other vehicles fees. The state now collects 44.5 cents per gallon on diesel and gas purchases. The current rate was set in August 2015 following...
  15. PapaDough

    Have You Ever Run Out Of Fuel?

    Gotta admit I've violated the First Commandment of Trucking: Thou Shalt Not Run Out Of Fuel! I thought I had enough to make my fuel stop but I actually ran the tanks dry about 50 miles out. Truck shut down on the freeway. Managed to make it off an exit ramp I was lucky enough to be nearby but...
  16. R

    Planning to fuel supply business

    Lives in NY,Im planning to buy truck for supplying fuel...can you please help anyone is that profitable business? Please give me honest advise..
  17. L

    05 Columbia Detroit 14L, fuel issues (Fuel Pump)?

    60 Series Detroit . My driver noticed no power on lower gears and what sounded like a miss. Once in high gear (he was empty) it ran out but still missed. Pulled over and noticed the fuel filter assembly (clear housing) only had about 1/4-1/2 inch of fuel in it. Still running and he made it back...
  18. Blood

    Fuel taxes

    So, I got this political propaganda in the mail today asking me to dress down my state reps over a potential increase in state fuel tax from 17 cpg to 22.9 cpg. They claim the proposed tax would put Mo among the highest in the nation which is total B/S. We are currently 46th of 51 (including...
  19. mndriver

    Benefits of ATF in Diesel Fuel

    Put a gallon of atf in the ole Detroit today. Running much smoother at idle and got about 0.3 mpg better running from Minnesota to rapid city SD. Last time I did that run I was around 6.0 mpg. Today's pump figured out at 6.4 mpg.
  20. C

    How can we maintain fuel filter?

    Hi all.. Recently I got a problem with my Dodge 5.9L. The truck is not starting. When I have shown it to a truck repair service center BC Diesel, they told that it is due to the soggy fuel filter. It was true that my fuel filter is very dirty and it was clogged with dirt. But I am not getting...
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