Fuel
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 4¢ to $2.889; Gas Jumps 6.8¢ to $3.049

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price jumped 4 cents in the past week to $2.889 a gallon, the highest price since September, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety

Volvo, Mack to Research Engine Efficiency

Volvo AB and Mack Trucks have agreed to develop a heavy-duty diesel engine that would use 10% less fuel and emit 10% less carbon dioxide than 2007 engines under a new agreement between the U.S. and Swedish governments.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Some Fleets Pleased With ’07 Engines

Truckers who have purchased heavy-duty tractors with 2007 engines say the vehicles have run as well, if not better, than previous engines in terms of fuel, performance, reliability and maintenance.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.849

The national average price of retail diesel and gasoline both increased last week, the Department of Energy reported, at the same time it was projecting the fuels will continue to climb for the remainder of the summer.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Crude Oil Closes Week Near $74 a Barrel

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

Crude oil futures spiked $1.43 to close the week at $73.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest price in almost a year, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Import Prices Rise 1% in June

The price of goods imported to the United States rose for a fifth straight month in June, on higher fuel costs, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Standards Group Fails to Pass ‘Hot Fuel’ Reform

A measure that would have set standards for “hot fuel” fell just short of passage at a meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the Kansas City Star reported.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Florida Sets Plan to Limit Emissions

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) said is set to sign an order that would match California’s standards for greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

U.S., China Sign Air Pact

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The United States and China have signed an aviation agreement that will significantly increase passenger and cargo flights between the two countries, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

E&MU: Air Bags Prove to Be a Tough Sell

When a motor vehicle hits an object head-on, the rapid deceleration jerks the bodies of drivers and passengers forward, putting them at risk of serious injury or worse. That is why front-seat air bags are a standard supplemental restraint to seat belts in passenger cars.

July 11, 2007

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