U.S. Transportation Department grants $1.5B

The U.S. Transportation Department announced last week that it has approved $1.5 billion in grants to improve 26 projects on highways, multimodal freight, and rail operations across the United States. After last week’s labor dispute, which almost brought the nation to the brink of a potentially catastrophic railroad strike, the negotiators had to resolve countless […]

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49 Miles Per Gallon by 2026

On April 1st, the U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the new fuel economy standard for 2026, which undid the standards enacted under the Trump administration. This new standard will make vehicles more fuel-efficient, decrease oil consumption, decrease the impact fluctuating oil markets have on consumer wallets, and reduce transportation emissions.

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Providing the “Best Gas Prices Available” with Guttman Energy

Gas Station That Accepts Fleet Fuel Cards

Mainland Fuels, a traditional convenience store located in Liverpool Ohio, switched to Guttman Energy after struggling with inconsistencies and poor customer service with their previous fuel supplier. The customer expressed interest in searching for other providers for regular and E-10 gasoline in 2021 and quickly chose Guttman Energy, since receiving rave online reviews of having […]

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

On November 15th, President Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure plan into law. The funding will span over a five-year period with more than half ($550 billion) being allocated to transportation, broadband and utility projects. The infrastructure legislation will also put $110 billion into improving roads and bridges, $66 billion in freight and passenger rail […]

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The Weather’s Impact on The Trucking Industry

Every year across America truckers and the trucking industry face countless struggles. One of the most overlooked issues that the trucking industry faces is the constant changing of the weather. Over the past couple of months there have been snowstorms in the Texas and California causing roads to shut down. There have also been hurricanes […]

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Operation Safe Driver Week 2021

The week of July 11 through July 17 is Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week.  During this time, law enforcement will be pulling over and giving citations to drivers of commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles violating the rules of the road, including speeding and unsafe driving behaviors.  This is in an […]

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A Used Truck is How Much?

Freight rates are booming, and new truck production constraints means that truckers are looking at low mile used trucks to take on the road. According to an article from Freight Waves, “New truck production, beset by shortages of microchips that power critical vehicle functions, and through-the-roof commodity prices, is only beginning to recover but manufacturers […]

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No April Fools Joke, that’s Trillion with a “T”

As President Biden unveiled his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh yesterday, it kicked off the first step in what is estimated to be a months-long negotiation with Congress.  The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that approximately $2.6 trillion dollars is needed to restore America’s infrastructure over the next decade.  Biden’s plan, called the “American Jobs […]

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Renovating the Nation

There have been consistent whispers during the Trump Campaign of a national infrastructure deal just around the corner.   While the whispers persist, there has not been any strong progression towards improving the national infrastructure. Multiple attempts have been made, but they have all fallen apart due to disagreement on the cost associated, where the cash […]

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