Fuel
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
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Slips 1.5 Cents to $3.410

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pix

Diesel prices on Monday edged back from record levels, falling 1.5 cents to $3.410 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

Transport Topics
November 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Jumps to $3.425

U.S. diesel fuel prices rose another 12.2 cents last week to $3.425 a gallon, the second consecutive record high and the eighth increase in the past nine weeks, the Department of Energy said.

November 19, 2007
Fuel, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: No Parking, Fuel Surcharges, Silent Attack, Driver Surveillance, Ports’ Truck Ban

For almost 30 years, we have had parking areas in mile-zone 262 near Elk Mountain in Wyoming. In 2006, the westbound parking area was removed during road repair. In 2007, the east-bound parking area was removed during road repair. Apparently, Wyoming does not intend to replace these two parking areas.

Transport Topics
November 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Appeals Court Strikes Down CAFE Standards for Light Trucks

A federal appeals court ruled that Department of Transportation failed to take into account the value of reducing carbon emissions in setting the rules for 2008-2011 model light trucks and sport utility vehicles, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Soars 12.2 cents to Record High of $3.425

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pix

For the second straight week, the price of diesel fuel reached a new all-time record, jumping 12.2 cents to $3.425, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Truck Group Launches Clean Truck Initiative

Daimler Truck Group, the commercial vehicle arm of Germany’s Daimler AG, on Monday announced a new clean commercial vehicles initiative, under which the company will manufacture more hybrid electric trucks and test the effectiveness of biofuels.

Transport Topics
November 13, 2007
Business, Fuel

EPA Issues Warning to Biodiesel Producers

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a warning to biodiesel producers they could face fines of up to $32,500 a day if their product does not meet quality standards.

November 13, 2007
Business, Fuel

Diesel Soars 14.6¢ to Record $3.303 a Gallon

The average price of a gallon of diesel in the United States jumped 14.6 cents last week, setting a new record high of $3.303 a gallon, the Energy Department reported. Last week’s diesel price, $3.157 a gallon, matched the old record, set Oct. 24, 2005.

November 12, 2007

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