Business, Fuel

Diesel Hits Three-Year High, Rises 3.2¢ to $3.028 a Gallon

Diesel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 3.2 cents to $3.028, its highest price in three years, while the cost of crude slipped below $64 a barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

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After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

US Chamber of Commerce to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road and Bridge Upgrades

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will call for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents a gallon over the next five years to help pay for rebuilding U.S. roads and bridges as part of its push for a federal infrastructure initiative this year.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Task Force Recommends Raising Missouri’s Gas Tax


In an 87-page report released on Jan. 1, the 21st Century Missouri Transportation Task Force, a 23-member group of lawmakers and industry experts, made a number of recommendations for improving the state’s nearly 34,000-mile highway system and more than 10,000 bridges, including an increase in the state’s gas tax.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
January 16, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J President’s Pay Doubled to $26.9 Million During Fraud Scheme, Records Show

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Federal prosecutors have long insisted the goal of a fraud scheme at Pilot Flying J was to boost the truck stop giant’s profit and market share, and this week they served up numbers to try to prove it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
January 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Trucks Show Rapid Development

Class 8 International tractor equipped with TransPower electric drive system Class 8 International tractor equipped with a TransPower electric drive system. (TransPower)

WASHINGTON — Electric-vehicle technology for the medium- and heavy-duty sector is developing rapidly, but the price and range of these vehicles must improve for widespread deployment to take hold, industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 11, 2018
Equipment, Fuel

Blame Animal Fat if Your Diesel Engine Freezes Up This Winter

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When freezing weather strikes, cold-weather pros know to treat diesel with additives to prevent the fuel from gumming up their engines.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Sued by Truck Owners, Adding It to Diesel Defendants

A 2017 Ford Motor Co. Super Duty F-250 truck stands near an American flag at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. rigged at least 500,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks to beat emissions tests, drivers claimed in a lawsuit, adding to the tally of carmakers linked to diesel-cheating allegations worldwide that started in 2015 with Volkswagen AG.

Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Alternative-Fuel Station Planning Software Launched

A new project-planning application offers a way for companies, organizations and government entities to harmonize the often-varied requirements attached to long-range initiatives, including some that potentially affect the transportation industry.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
Business, Fuel

US Expects Domestic Crude Output to Hit Records in 2018, 2019

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U.S. crude production will soar to a record this year before rising even more in 2019, according to a government forecast published Jan. 9.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2018