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Jun 09, 2020 • Carriers

Industry Update - June 9, 2020

Industry Update - June 9, 2020

101 New Parking Spaces Added in Kentucky

Truckers traveling the I24 through Kentucky now have a new place to refuel, eat, and park.Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores opened a new store in Oak Grove, Kentucky last June 4. The new truck stop is located near the border with Tennessee and near Fort Campbell Amry base. In addition to 101 truck parking spaces, the new Love’s has the following amenities:
  • Hardee’s
  • Eight diesel bays
  • Nine showers
  • Love’s Truck Care with on-site Speedco
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fresh Kitchen concept
  • Mobile to Go Zone for electronics
  • CAT scale
  • Two dog parks

Diesel Cost Goes Up by a Penny

The nationwide average price of a gallon of diesel increased by one cent to $2.396, according to the weekly report from the government’s Energy Information Administration on June 8.

Compared to last year, the diesel price is still 70.9 cents lower. Diesel increased in all 10 of the regions surveyed by EIA, with it increasing only 0.1 cent in the Gulf Coast region to $2.172.

Bandit Truck Racing Series Returns to Racing this Month

The Bandit Big Rig Series is making a comeback to the track this month for the first time in 2020. Opening in Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, fans wont be allowed to watch due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual event pass is available for $9.99 for fans to watch the race live online. Purchase your event passes here.

By Aldous Aldwin