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Spot rates steady in slow week
National average spot truckload rates were unchanged as spot market activity slowed during the week ending June 25, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

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NACFE: Fleets should switch to low-viscosity engine oils
Latest Confidence Report highlights fuel economy savings and potentially longer drain intervals of low-viscosity engine oil blends.

The latest Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) indicates that Class 8 tractors can gain anywhere from 0.5% to 1.5% in fuel economy when switching from 15W-40 oils to current CJ-4 5W-30 or 10W-30 blends or to CK-4 5W-30 and 10W-30 blends derived from the new PC-11 classification, which will be available in read more


EIA projects diesel savings with Phase 2 standards

According to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Today in Energy report, new proposed fuel standards would reduce diesel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

The proposed Phase 2 standards, which would take effect in model year 2021 and then increase in severity through 2027, are projected to reduce diesel consumption by 0.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2040, EIA said.

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