Fuel
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Port Restrictions, Biodiesel, HOS

Restricting older trucks in the ports seems to be restricting trade. If these trucks are legal to use in the state of California, they should be allowed in the ports.

December 17, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Senate Passes Revised Energy Bill

The Senate passed an energy bill late Thursday that would boost fuel efficiency for new automobile fleets to 35 mpg by 2020, increase energy efficiency standards and set a mandate for more use of ethanol and other biofuels, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Consumer Prices Jump 0.8% in November

The consumer price index jumped 0.8% in November, led by increases in energy costs, the Labor Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel

October Trade Gap Rises 1.2%

The U.S. trade deficit widened in October as crude oil prices surged, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
December 12, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Boosts ’08 Diesel Price Forecast

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Department of Energy sharply boosted its projections for diesel fuel prices into 2008, raising its forecast from a month ago by 18 cents a gallon for this month alone, to an average of $3.36 a gallon.

Transport Topics
December 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 9.1¢ to $3.325

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel fell for a second straight week, dropping 9.1 cents to $3.325 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
December 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Equipment

FedEx Teams With Parker Hannifin on Hybrid Technology

FedEx Ground and Parker Hannifin Corp. said Friday they have agreed to test a Class 6 vehicle employing hybrid hydraulic technology that seeks to improve fuel mileage by greater than 50% and significantly reduce engine emissions.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

California Approves Port Emissions Rules

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

California state regulators enacted strict air emission rules Friday that will ban much of the current fleet of diesel trucks from all ports statewide, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Opinion: Dealing With California’s Reefer Rules

The California Air Resources Board is recommending that truckers with transport refrigeration units, also known as reefers, pay attention to upcoming deadlines to avoid penalties.

December 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

SDA Unveils EyStar Pocket-Size GPS Unit

Secured Digital Applications, a provider of asset-tracking services, has unveiled its new pocket-size Bluetooth Global Positioning System receiver, saying it offers a cheaper alternative to comparable vehicle-mounted systems.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007

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