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Wal-Mart Joins Retailers Planning to Try Out Tesla Truck

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Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla Inc.’s new all-electric Semi truck, with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. preordering for both its U.S. and Canadian units.

Dana Hull and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Tesla Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated electric-powered semi-truck on Nov. 16, 2017. Here are its first public moments and the introduction by company co-founder Elon Musk. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Keystone sign Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File Photo

AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Nov. 16, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

The Associated Press
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla, Elon Musk Unveil Electric Semi-Truck

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HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla Inc. has unveiled its long anticipated, all-electric Class 8 tractor, marking the electric car maker’s entry into the commercial truck industry and reinventing the heavy-duty truck as we know it.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysis: What Tesla's Big Rig Must Do to Seduce Truckers

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to unveil an electric semi-truck on Nov. 16 that will drive like a sports car and beat its diesel counterpart in a tug of war. “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension,” he wrote on Twitter this week. But none of that really matters.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Tape of Subordinate Accusing Haslam, Hazelwood Played in Pilot Flying J Trial

Jim Haslam John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam not only knew one of his vice presidents was ripping off truckers but “loved it,” jurors heard a subordinate claim Nov. 14 in a secret recording.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s New Semi Already Has Some Rivals

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. will unveil its electric Tesla semi-truck on Nov. 16 in southern California. It’s all part of CEO Elon Musk’s “Master Plan Part Deux” in which he vowed to expand the company’s lineup to “cover the major forms of terrestrial transport.”

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Frosty Jurors, Chilly Boss Among Five Things Heard, Seen in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The temperature inside the Chattanooga, Tenn., federal courtroom Nov. 13 matched the temperature of the relationship between a Pilot Flying J executive on board with a fraud scheme and a salesman who wasn’t — frosty.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 14, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Defense Lawyer Uses Email to Point to Jimmy Haslam in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

Michelle Pemberton/The Star

With the owner of a trucking company thumbing his nose at anything Pilot Flying J offered to garner his loyalty, Arnie Ralenkotter went straight to the top of the truck stop giant, emails showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 14, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 3.3¢ to $2.915 a Gallon

Diesel truck stop John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 3.3 cents to $2.915 a gallon as oil hovered near $57 a barrel amid mounting talk of the glut of oil receding.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2017

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