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2014-02-02 12:20:08

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Price remains the dominant reason why consumers buy gas at a particular location, but how consumers shop for that price is shifting, according to the results of a new consumer survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Two thirds of consumers (66%) say that price is the most important factor in determining where they buy gas. But while a majority of these price-conscious consumers still shop...

2013-11-25 20:20:28

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Gov. Tom Corbett's (R-Pa.) signature today on a comprehensive, five-year package, Pennsylvania has become the seventh state in 2013 where the governors and state legislators have come together to generate significant new revenues that will deliver important new transportation infrastructure improvements, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. "While Washington politicians bicker, governors and...

2013-11-25 16:20:23

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With as many as 200 million drivers expected to fill up over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, a significant anniversary affecting them will quietly go unnoticed on Sunday: the 100(th) anniversary of the modern gas station. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/DC23391) While fueling stations existed before 1913 -- after all, Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first gasoline-powered automobile in 1885 -- fueling...

2013-09-24 08:23:25

New ITEP Report Shows Obsolete Gas Tax Has Cost $215 Billion, Undermined Infrastructure and Added to Deficit WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 1, the federal gas tax will mark exactly twenty years stuck at the rate of 18.4 cents per gallon. Against a backdrop of chronic infrastructure underfunding and federal budget crises, a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) marks this anniversary and explains exactly why gas tax revenues are...

2013-08-29 00:20:29

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, AUGUST 29: STATE GAS TAXES Profile America -- Thursday, August 29th.( )A perpetually hot topic, in summer and other seasons, is the fluctuating cost of gasoline and diesel fuel, and the resultant impact on the nation's economy and living habits of Americans. Some discussion...

2012-10-30 15:20:40

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: CVTI) announced today financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Highlights for the quarter included the following: Freight revenue of $133.0 million, an increase of 5.1% compared with the third quarter of 2011; Operating income of $4.6 million and an operating ratio of 96.5%, compared with operating loss of $9.8 million and an operating ratio of 107.7% in the...

2012-07-25 10:20:34

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: CVTI) announced today financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Highlights for the quarter included the following: Freight revenue of $134.2 million, an increase of 0.4% compared with the second quarter of 2011; Operating income of $11.1 million and an operating ratio of 91.8%, compared with operating income of $7.2 million and an operating ratio of 94.6% in the...

2012-06-06 22:20:04

AURORA, Ill., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Chicago's most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, the average regular unleaded gasoline prices decreased $.18 cents during the past month with an average cost of $3.91 for the month of May. This is $.28 lower than last year, marking the first time in 2012 that monthly gas price averages have been lower year-over-year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) In northern Indiana, gas prices averaged $3.89...

2012-04-03 10:20:29

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called on Congress to swiftly adopt a proposal introduced by Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Penn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on large trucks and replace it with a modest increase in the federal diesel fuel tax. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The proposal by Congressmen Gerlach and Blumenauer would not only reinforce...

2012-04-01 22:20:05

AURORA, Ill., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Chicago's most recent Fuel Gauge Report estimates that in Illinois, regular unleaded gasoline increased $.52 cents during the past month, and $.86 since the start of the year. The average cost of $4.10 per gallon for the month of March was $.44 higher per gallon than last year. Both Chicago and the metro region hit all-time-highs in March, with the highest price ever in Chicago recorded on March 27, 2012. That price of $4.68 was...