Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VW Unveils Electric Minibus to Take On Uber in App-Based Rides

Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG’s Moia division unveiled a six-seater, battery-powered minibus to enter the market of app-based ride hailing and car-pooling, taking on the likes of Uber Technologies Inc.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips 0.4¢ to $2.922 a Gallon

Diesel pumps at Petro truck stop Richard Hurd

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dipped 0.4 cent to $2.922 a gallon as oil prices also slipped as domestic and foreign producers squared off over how to manage production.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 4: New Jersey Drive

Interstate 95 New Jersey Interstate 95 North in New Jersey by Trucking Divas Rock, via YouTube

The dilapidated stretch of Interstate 95, or the Turnpike, along Newark’s metropolitan region in beautiful New Jersey needs to be repaired soon, and raising federal taxes on fuel is the way to go about it, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. said amid Congress’ debate on tax policy. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Fraud Scheme Fueled by Fight for Gallons, Former Pilot Flying J Executives Testify

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Of the $92 million Pilot Flying J’s board of directors has admitted its employees defrauded trucking companies, as little as 20% went directly into the pockets of those confessed conspirators, testimony has shown.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 4, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ACT Seeks Participants in Study of Electric Vehicle Market

ACT Research Co. is developing a multiclient study to define a vision of the United States and Canada market potential for electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles stretching into the year 2035.

Transport Topics
December 1, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Defense to Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial: Isn’t Cheating ‘Dumb’ Business Move?


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In a bid to discredit a key government witness in the ongoing Pilot Flying J fraud trial, a defense attorney on Nov. 30 offered up a question about any scheme to defraud customers.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Toyota Plans Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plant at Long Beach

Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. is building the first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. The facility will use biowaste from California’s farms to generate water, electricity and hydrogen.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BP’s New Existential Question: How to Advertise to a Machine

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

The anticipated proliferation of driverless cars will bring a brand new problem for the world’s biggest oil companies -- how to advertise to a machine.

Anna Hirtenstein and Rakteem Katakey | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

Scania CV AB

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all.

Anindya Upadhyay and Iain Wilson | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

The Hydroville passenger shuttle. Cie. Maritime Belge SA

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017