Fuel
Business, Fuel

Big Biodiesel Plant Opening in Iowa Tuesday

A large biodiesel plant that will be one of the world’s 10 largest biodiesel facilities is scheduled to open Tuesday in Iowa, the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Automakers Say Deal Should Prevent States from Setting Emissions Standards

U.S. automakers say congressional legislation to boost U.S. fuel-economy standards 40% should halt efforts by states to restrict emissions, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

SoCal Ports Set Emissions Reduction Plan

Southern California’s ports are about to begin a multibillion-dollar program that is being watched all over the world to repair, replace or clean up engines to reduce pollution, the New York Times reported Monday.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2007
Fuel, Business

Exxon Mobil, Partners to Build Hydrogen-Powered Forklift

Exxon Mobil Corp. said it will partner with two other companies and an Israeli university to build a commercial lift-truck application powered by fuel cells from hydrogen produced in the truck.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Climbs 3.4¢ to $3.444

The national average price of diesel pushed past a record level for the third time in four weeks, rising 3.4 cents a gallon to $3.444, the Department of Energy reported.

December 3, 2007
Fuel, Government

Loggers Planning Diesel Protest in Washington

Independent logging truckers from Maine may drive their rigs to Washington to protest high diesel fuel prices, the Bangor (Maine) Daily News reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Technology, Government

Forward Air Buying Black Hawk Freight Services

Forward Air Corp. said it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Black Hawk Freight Services, a privately held provider of transportation services headquartered in Milan, Ill.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Rises 3.4¢ to $3.444; Sets Another Record

Bloomberg News

The national average price of diesel rose 3.4 cents to a new all time record of $3.444 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2007
Business, Fuel

Bankruptcies Rise as Operating Expenses Grow

Trucking bankruptcies rose 11.5% in October from the previous month as carriers struggled with weak freight demand and sharply rising costs for fuel and other operating expenses, according to data from investment bank Credit Suisse in New York.

November 26, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Dips 1.5¢ to $3.41 a Gallon

The average price of retail diesel fell 1.5 cents last week to $3.41 a gallon, ending a string of five straight increases that had pushed the fuel to record levels, the Department of Energy reported.

November 26, 2007

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