- Save Money: Where Does Diesel Cost the Most and the Least?
OK truckers, here is the skinny on diesel fuel prices, what drives the price and where the cheapest fuel is. You may be surprised at what you are about to read. Breaking it Down When compared to gasoline, it takes less time and effort to refine diesel fuel.
- Trending Trucker Helper Apps
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have been some of the greatest innovations in the trucking industry. These gadgets are some of the most important instruments in a truckers life, and better still, you can download some great apps and make them even better.
- Great Trucking Apps to Check Out
As a trucker, you often have tight schedules with strict deadlines to meet, longing to get home to see your family or catch a good night's rest. Any tip or trick to save you time and energy is sure to be useful in your busy trip. With mobile phone usage passing laptops and apps for just about everything imaginable, it is easy to see why many truckers have switched to using their mobile phones for daily business. With that increase, there are a number of great trucking apps to check out that will make your day a little easier.
- Will Your Truck in the Future Be Powered by Natural Gas?
While electric vehicles get a lot of attention currently, there is another alternative fuel that is among the most abundant and clean burning available. Natural gas is considerably less costly than diesel and expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
- Faceoff: the Detroit DD15 vs the Cummins ISX Reviewed
Are you buying a new semi truck or replacing the engine in your current one? If so, you're probably weighing the differences between the Detroit DD15 and the Cummins ISX. The right engine is crucial for efficiency and performance, and selecting the right one can save you time and money down the road.
- More States Shift Road Repair Costs to Increased Trucking Taxation
Tennessee, ranked second only to Texas by CNBC in state road quality nationwide, is currently faced with the conundrum of growing road needs but declining fuel tax revenues. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the state is wrestling with a number of solutions for handling funding needs according to the Times Free Press. Among them: proposed taxes and fees trucking industry, about 60 percent of which utilizes Tennessee's north-south and east-west corridors, I-75 and I-40.
- Trucker's Top Tips to Finding the Cheapest Fuel
These days there's no such thing as cheap fuel, especially diesel, Only prices a few pennies shy of stroke-inducing. How can you find the best prices to stretch your fuel budget and ensure profitability? Understand the laws of supply and demand. Gas is typically cheaper at in areas with multiple gas stations, as competition keeps prices lower.
- Problems With New Trucks Enhance The Value of Used Ones
This statement reflects the opinion of many people who are involved with tnew-used-truckshe trucking industry. Although there are increasing requirements to make trucks more environmentally friendly these are not all working in the new truck engine manufacturing.
- Bill Introduced to Place More Tax on Diesel Fuel
As if the price of diesel, repairs, taxes, insurance, and other things a trucker must pay is not high enough, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to increase the diesel fuel tax rate 6.3 cents per gallon.
- Many Trucking Companies Testing Natural Gas Conversion
The high price of diesel has many trucking companies looking for cheaper option when it comes to fuel. There are many obstacles in the short-term, but companies such as Wal-Mart and United Parcel Service are converting a small percentage of their vehicles to natural gas as a way to test the feasibility of switching over their fleets completely.
- Questions You Need To Ask About Mitsubishi Trucks For Sale
Hunting for Mitsubishi trucks for sale is a great opportunity to own a high-quality vehicle. Before you head out to hunt for your new Mitsubishi truck, there are some important questions that require answers.
- Rising Cost of Fuel Drawing Fire from Industry Leaders
Bill Graves, the CEO and President of the American Trucking Association, told members of the House Natural Resources Committee on March 31, 2011, that in order to allow affordable diesel fuel to the trucking industry, policymakers would have to step up.
- For Trucking Information and Tools - TruckInfo.net
Today we look to bring our readers and visitors an efficient look at www.truckinfo.net as a place of information and tool for truckers. TruckInfo.net features many useful sections that a variety of people will find interesting. It is geared towards individuals in the trucking industry but does have a lesser platform of providing appropriate information for others. Great features of TruckInfo.net include their Trucking Job Center, load boards, and Shop Talk for Truckers. These are in addition to the many other information resources and link listings that www.truckinfo.net provides for a browser's convenience.
- February Truck Tonnage Slips But Overall Indicators Remain Positive
Today we are looking at the latest freight tonnage figures recently published for February: After January's surge in truck tonnages, which set a new record and beat the year-on-year numbers, February has experienced a slight roll-back in tonnage hauled according to the American Trucking Association (ATA).
- Truckers Fear Diesel Price Increases
Diesel prices have now seen an uninterrupted weekly increase for 13 straight weeks. The fuel increases are to be expected as the economic recovery takes shape and demand for fuel increases, however beyond the economic impact of the recovery (which is price inflation) there are external factors at work in boosting oil prices. The biggest price worry is how the Middle East civil unrest is going to impact future supplies.
- Happy New Year 2011
Expect the economy to make a firm recovery in 2011 and this is going to mean increasing demand for trucking and logistical services. Trucking growth will be focused upon major manufacturing and import/export and national logistical hubs such as Houston, Chicago, San Diego and Baltimore. The news from the Christmas sales season is positive with the US consumer returning to the stores and freely spending money again.