Today's Trucking

Think Tanks: There’s a right way and wrong way to fill up

April 2, 2018 by John Smith

MONTREAL, Que. — Some truck components have been around for so long that they rarely receive a second thought, and dual fuel tanks are a perfect example. Introduced to extend the range of trucks between refills, the tanks are usually mounted on opposite sides of the frame rails. But this also introduces hazards that emerge with two separate filling points.


Mitsubishi Fuso goes with gasoline

March 9, 2018 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Allowing that diesel still owns something like 60% of the medium-duty market, Mitsubishi Fuso thinks that there’s a sizeable group of users who simply want the simplicity of gas engines. Just ‘turn it on and go’ is what they want, having no wish to fool with DEF tanks and the like.


Feds may further target fuel as national carbon tax looms

October 20, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MONCTON, NB – Climate change is fundamentally altering the way companies are doing business, a leading climate researcher told the trucking industry Wednesday about Canada’s move towards a national carbon tax framework where polluters pay.

Earlier in October, the federal government indicated that all provinces must have a carbon pricing plan in place by 2018 that meets a minimum of $10 per tonne, rising to $50 per tonne of emitted carbon dioxide by 2022.

As Canada’s second worst offender for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), the transportation industry comprises 23% of the country’s annual GHG output. Within the sector, freight trucking accounts for more than 54 megatonnes of GHGs each year, specifically representing 7.5% of Canada’s annual GHG emission total, according to Environment Canada.


US issues Phase 2 of Greenhouse Gas emissions rules

August 17, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. regulators today issued a Phase 2 final rule governing greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling the rule a more “technology-forcing approach” than its Phase 1 predecessor.

Jointly developed by the EPA and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Phase 2 of the proposed U.S. standards aim to lower trucking’s CO2 emissions by about 1 billion metric tons, cut fuel costs by $170 billion, and reduce oil use by up to 1.8 billion barrels over the lifetime of the vehicles under the program, all by 2027.

The changes will be implemented in three stages through 2027, which is the target year for improving tractor fuel efficiency and cutting CO2 emissions, both by 25%.


Mack rolling out online simulator for Pinnacle fuel economy

August 12, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

GREENSBORO, NC – A new online tool on the way from Mack Trucks enables customers at a dealership to input and modify a number of variables on Mack Pinnacle highway models to evaluate fuel economy.


Mack Trucks Gives OK for Renewable Diesel in Engines

January 7, 2016 by sehui

GREENSBORO, NC — Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines following what it describes as “extensive truck and engine testing.”


Diesel Still Getting Cheaper, Gasoline Higher Than in 2015

January 6, 2016 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Diesel prices started out the New Year continuing their downward trend in both Canada and the U.S. while gasoline is actually up over the past year here at home.


2015 Ending with Lowest Diesel Costs in Years

December 30, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – As 2015 draws to a close average prices for both diesel and gasoline in Canada and the U.S. are at their lowest levels in years.

The Canadian national average price of diesel has fallen for the seventh straight week, down $0.009 from last week, to $0.986 per liter, according to the petroleum information services provider The Kent Group.

Not only is this the lowest price since August 2010 it is $0.194 less than this time last year.

For all of 2015, the fuel averaged $1.092 per liter compared to $1.339 last year.


Diesel Prices Continue Heading to Lower Levels

December 23, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – It looks like diesel prices will end the year on a very much lower note in both Canada and the U.S. with continuing declines, making for the least expensive prices in several years.
According to the petroleum information services provider The Kent Group, the national average cost of trucking’s main fuel in Canada is down $0.017 from a week ago to $0.995 per liter. This is the sixth weekly drop and its lowest level since 2010.

Compared to this time last year diesel is $0.199 cheaper.

Prices fell Canada’s four different regions and currently range from a low of $0.97 per liter in the Western Provinces to a high of $1.093 in Quebec.

In the U.S., the story is also a continued drop for six straight weeks, with the average national cost falling US$0.054 from last week to US$2.284 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.


Diesel Prices Continue Falling, Lowest in Many Years

December 15, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the price of oil keeps falling, diesel costs in both Canada and the U.S. moved down for the fifth straight week, hitting their lowest levels in several years.


Diesel Prices Continue Decline in Canada, U.S. as Oil Sinks

December 9, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Average retail prices for diesel in both Canada and the U.S. have moved down for another consecutive week as the price for benchmark crude oil is the lowest in seven years.


Diesel Prices Decline for Third Straight Week

December 1, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Average diesel prices in both Canada and the U.S. have turned lower for the third consecutive week as oil prices could possibly head even lower while one nation’s crude exports have returned to its highest level in decades.


Canada Diesel Prices Continue Drop, U.S. Lowest Since 2009

November 24, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON D.C. – The national average cost of diesel in Canada has moved lower for the second straight week while in the U.S. it’s at the lowest level in more than six years.


Diesel Prices Reverse Course, Down from Last Week

November 17, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Diesel prices in both Canada and the U.S. retreated this week after turning higher and hitting some of their highest levels in many weeks.


GAIN Clean Fuel Opens its First Public CNG Station in Quebec

November 17, 2015 by sehui

COTEAU-DU-LAC, QC — Representatives from C.A.T., U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, and Gaz Métro, along with local and regional dignitaries, celebrated on Friday the grand opening of the first GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) public station in Quebec.