Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt Displays All-Electric Class 8 Truck

Peterbilt all-electric truck Peterbilt Motors Co.

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed its all-electric Model 579 day cab tractor at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, which was held April 30-May 4.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Up for Seventh Straight Week, Adds 1.4¢ to $3.171 a Gallon

Trucks refuel Richard Hurd/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel rose 1.4 cents to $3.171 a gallon, the seventh straight week the trucking industry’s main fuel has increased in price, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

PepsiCo to Add Stemco’s Fuel-Efficiency Devices

Stemco TrailerTail Stemco TrailerTail/Stemco via YouTube

Stemco Products Inc. announced that PepsiCo Inc. will update 1,600 of its trailers with the company’s TrailerTail and EcoSkirt products to support its corporate sustainability targets.

Transport Topics
May 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Agility Develops Storage Systems for Hydrogen-Fuel Trucks

Hydrogen fuel Hydrogen fuel by Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Agility Fuel Solutions announced the availability and ongoing development of large-capacity ProCab H hydrogen storage systems for commercial trucks.

Transport Topics
May 7, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil, Sand Railcars Compete for Track Space in Permian Basin

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Oil producers may be getting in their own way in the race to pump crude from the fertile Permian Basin.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2018
Business, Fuel

Higher Gas Prices Push US Consumer Comfort to Seven-Week Low

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Rising prices at the gas pump helped drive U.S. household sentiment to a seven-week low at the end of April, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed May 3.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Issues Guidance Report on Battery-Electric Trucks

Roeth Roeth speaks at the ACT expo (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency issued its first guidance report that details the impact on the commercial-vehicle sector of battery-electric trucks — an emerging technology that is prompting interest, investments and questions.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

German Electric Carmakers Pose Threat to Tesla

Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Major German carmakers are rolling out stylish, sporty electric vehicles in the mold of Tesla's Models S, X and 3. Unlike Tesla, they have roughly a century of experience launching models every few months and can spread development costs across a broad portfolio.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Electrification Finds Its Ground Zero in California

Jay Craig Meritor Inc. CEO Jay Craig by Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Expanding options for battery-electric technology and hybrid-electric and natural-gas engines are converging alongside efforts to protect forthcoming clear-air regulations, and longtime industry players must be ready to react to this evolving landscape, panelists said here at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, held April 30-May 3.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Penske Looks to Help Customers Understand Alternative Fuels

Penske Truck Leasing tractor Penske Truck Leasing

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The interest in alternative fuels is steady, and when customers call wanting, for instance, an electric truck, they want it right now, according to Penske Truck Leasing executives.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2018