Fuel
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 0.3¢ to $2.886; Gasoline Tumbles Again

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price dipped 0.3 cent to $2.886 a gallon, while gasoline continued its downward trend, falling 8.2 cents to $2.876, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Iowa Lifts HOS Rules for Fuel Haulers

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) has temporarily lifted limits on how long gasoline and diesel truck drivers can work, in order to combat fuel shortages that have prompted higher prices across the region, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
July 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Volvo’s Second-Quarter Earnings Plunge

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Truck maker Volvo AB posted its biggest profit decline in 18 months after stricter emissions rules caused U.S. truck sales to plunge 54%, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
July 25, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Paccar’s 2Q Income Dips on Lower Sales

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter profit fell 19% as North American heavy-duty truck demand declined due to new U.S. clean air regulations.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air’s Income Dips; Plans to Buy Indiana Carrier

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, reported its second-quarter profit declined, and the company said it would acquire an Indiana carrier.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Holds at $2.889; Gas Drops 9.1¢ to $2.958

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price held at last week’s level of $2.889 a gallon, while gasoline plunged 9.1 cents to $2.958, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2007
Business, Fuel

FedEx LTL Units Cut Fuel Surcharges

FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp.’s less-than-truckload FedEx Freight unit said Monday it will reduce its standard LTL fuel surcharge by 25%, effective immediately.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Price Rises 4¢ to $2.889

The average U.S. retail price for diesel fuel reached its highest level since September last week after rising 4 cents to $2.889 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

July 23, 2007
Business, Fuel

Oil Closes Near $76 a Barrel

Crude oil briefly touched $76 a barrel for the first time in 11 months before closing just below that level on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Groups Back Tax Breaks for Onboard Power Units

American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance Tuesday urged state and provincial governments to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage truckers to use truck idling reduction technology.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2007

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