Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Steps Up Electric Truck Rollout as Tesla Rivalry Looms

Fuso eCanter truck Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG is stepping up plans to roll out electric-powered trucks as the world’s largest maker of commercial vehicles seeks to fend off newcomers like Tesla Inc. and Deutsche Post AG.

Joao Lima | Bloomberg News
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

GHG Phase 2 Rule for Trailers Put on Hold

Utility trailer Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted implementation of a provision in Phase 2 of the heavy trucks greenhouse gas rule of 2016, which would have regulated trailer manufacturers for the first time beginning Jan. 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Steals Tesla’s Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG is jumping the gun on Tesla Inc. by showing off a battery-powered heavy-duty truck weeks before the California electric-car maker’s own planned unveiling, in a sign of the growing rivalry between the companies.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Economic Adviser Floats Idea of Gas Tax Hike for Infrastructure

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President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser raised the possibility of increasing the federal gasoline tax next year to help pay for the administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, U.S. Representative Tom Reed said.

Erik Wasson and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017

Diesel Rises 1 Cent to $2.797 Per Gallon

Truck fueled with diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel increased 1 cent to $2.797 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Oct. 23.

Transport Topics
October 23, 2017
Business, Fuel

Gasoline Demand Slips, Leaving Other Fuels to Pick Up Slack

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s most popular fuel hasn’t been feeling the love. U.S. gasoline consumption dropped even as overall fuel demand posted an increase this year.

Nico Grant | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California GOP Rallies Around Measure to Repeal New State Gas Tax


Organizers of a campaign to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal the state’s gas tax and new vehicle fees unveiled their growing coalition Oct. 18 at the state Republican Party headquarters, where GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox said he will make a “substantial” donation to the effort.

Melody Gutierrez | San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2017

Diesel Climbs 1.1¢ to $2.787

Trucks fuel at a Pilot Flying J David C. Worley/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.1 cents to $2.787 a gallon as oil prices increased along with Middle East tensions when opposing forces in Iraq clashed over control of the city of Kirkuk and nearby oil fields.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Toyota Class 8 With Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Run SoCal Drayage Route

Toyota Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck Car Chnl via YouTube

Toyota Motor North America Inc. will begin using its prototype Class 8 truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system in drayage operations at the nation’s two largest ports starting Oct. 23.

Transport Topics
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hybrid Truck Startup XL Gets $22 Million From Exelon, Ikea

XL Hybrids Inc.

XL Hybrids Inc. won $22 million in venture capital funding led by units of Exelon Corp. and Ikea Group to accelerate sales of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks.

Chris Martin | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017