Diesel Fuel Prices

Diesel fuel prices jumped more than 3 cents just before Memorial Day.

The increase was the first in the last 6 weeks, after a more than a six cent decline.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.571. All the Regions in the

U.S. increased except New England where it fell 4 tenths of a cent. California still maintains

the highest price at $2.931 per gallon. The lowest price remains in the Gulf Coast at $2.423.


Duke Energy Corporation, as part of a settlement with U.S.E.P.A., will install 24 truck electrification stations at Big Boy’s Truck Stop in Kenly, N.C.

The company will spend over $300,000 on the project. IdleAir is the company that will maintain the units. It will allow truck drivers to turn off their

diesel engines and still have standard electric power in the cab. It is estimated that this should reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost 500 tons.

Every year, more than 2 billion gallons of diesel are wasted by overnight idling. The electrification program can be a game changer to consumption of fuel and to the environment.

Weekend Wisdom Quiz

Answer from last quiz…Who said it?…”A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstien 1879-1955

Albert Einstien is regarded as one of the greatest minds of all time in the field of physics. Born in Germany in 1879,

He was trained as a teacher of math and physics. In 1905 he earned his Ph.D and wrote four papers, the most significant

being the creation of the theory of relativity.

In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Prize foe Physics.

source: wwwsimpletruths.com/Peggy Anderson

Next Quiz…Who said it?…”Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”

Rising Costs A Concern

Increased health care costs as well as other expenses are being blamed for first quarter losses in the LTL world. ArcBest and YRC Worldwide posted combined losses of $33 million. Of that total $25 million was YRC’s. In both cases revenue increased but expenses rose at a higher rate. Along with health care premiums increasing, pension settlements costs also contributed to the numbers.

source:Transport Topics

Electric Semi-Truck!

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., said his company is going to unveil an electric semi-truck in September. No details were offered about the semi, such as whether it will be equipped with Tesla’s partially self-driving Autopilot mode.

He went on to say that Tesla is also working on electric pick-up trucks as well as a minibus. They currently sell two electric vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. By the end of 2017, Tesla will also launch a lower cost car, the Model 3.

source: Associated Press


Diesel Fuel Prices

The average price of diesel fuel in the United States on 05/22/17 was $2.539. Not only is the price down by two cents, it is the 4th straight week that the price has fallen. Even though the price is nearly 25 cents more than it was a year ago, the downward trend is encouraging. As, has been the case, the highest price is in California ($2.912), and the lowest remains in the Gulf Coast Region ($2.384).



Weekend Wisdom Quiz

Answer from last quiz…Who said it?…”To be blind but worse is to have eyes and not see.”…..Helen Keller


Because of illness as an infant, Helen Keller was deprived of sight, hearing and the ability to speak. Through the

patient teaching of Ann Sullivan, Helen Keller not only learned read, write and speak, but she went on to

graduate from Radcliffe College in 1904. She went on to author several books and articles, and was one of the

founding staff to form the American Foundation for the Blind. She also lectured in more than 25 countries.

Her tremendous accomplishments stand as a symbol of the potential in all of us!


Source: simpletruths.com/Peggy Anderson

Next quiz….Who said it?….”A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Largest Containership Crosses Panama Canal !

History was made recently when a 1200 ft. long Cosco containership arrived in the Virginia

International Gateway  Port . The ship is the largest container vessel to ever cross the Panama Canal.

The ship is more than 100 ft. longer than the U. S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the

U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford. It can carry more than 13,000 containers or TEU’s. “These

large ships really represent opportunity and global trade,” Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne added,

telling the crowd that the containers mean jobs and paychecks across the United States.



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