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Smith Dairy Trucking opens northern Ohio CNG fueling station

Smith Dairy Trucking unveiled a new compressed natural gas fueling island in northern Ohio late this summer and said it is now making the station available to other fleets around the clock, seven days a week.

Love’s opens first CNG fueling facility for Class 8 trucks

Love’s Travel Stops has opened its first compressed natural gas fuel facility designed for rapid fueling of heavy-duty trucks, located at the Love’s Travel Stop on Interstate 40 at the Morgan Road exit west of downtown Oklahoma City.

Financial philosophy for troubled times

CNG and LNG prices are low, the supply appears limitless, and several corporations have committed to installing refueling stations across the country. Corn-based ethanol is slowly dying, but no one has yet scheduled the funeral.

Inflated values, airing for returns

From retreading to maintenance and inspections, what must fleets do to improve profitability when it comes to tires?

Fleet tire program teamwork

Initiating a serious tire program should involve an entire team: drivers, mechanics, the local tire dealer, the road service provider and, of course, the vehicle maintenance department.

Factors that affect fuel costs, availability

Many factors and events have combined to paint the current fuel picture, including fracking, environmental concerns, politics, fuel prices, the economy and more.

Pros and cons of long-term fuel storage

Financial advantages for fleets’ long-term fuel storage can be outweighed by problems with regulatory compliance and fuel deterioration.

Fuel facts (and fiction)

Fleet managers are tasked with sorting out the unbiased truth when it comes to today’s fuel choices.

Time is money for fleet tire programs

Time savings should be quantified and calculated into a fleet’s cost/benefit analysis for a tire pressure monitoring system.

Blackmer cites pump performance

Blackmer said its XL Series sliding vane pumps can improve overall efficiency and performance in lube oil applications. Constructed of ductile iron that will withstand sudden thermal shock and stress, all models also are fitted with replaceable casing liners and end discs that allow easy rebuilding of the pump.

Used oil is worth the real money

West Texas crude costs approximately $80 per barrel as I’m writing this column, so it makes this month’s subject seem irrelevant. However, the price of crude will be back over $100 per barrel soon. Inflation and higher worldwide demand, as expected, will combine to increase prices significantly. Used oil is becoming a valuable commodity due

Keep truck tires cool in the summer heat

A tire’s worst enemy is heat. When a rubber-based compound reaches a critical temperature, the rubber will begin to deteriorate and can lead to a tire separation.