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California Republicans Ready to Turn in Signatures for Ballot Measure to Repeal Gas-Tax Increase

Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr

Republican activists said April 24 that they have collected at least 830,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees, more than enough to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Bosch Claims Breakthrough That Can Save Diesel Engines

Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Robert Bosch GmbH said its engineers have developed a new diesel-exhaust system that cuts emissions far below legal limits taking effect in 2020 and can help automakers avoid potential driving bans in Europe that threaten to doom the engine technology.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Buses Starting to Dampen Demand for Diesel

A double decker electric bus stands at the BYD Coach and Bus factory in Lancaster, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Electric buses were seen as a joke at an industry conference in Belgium seven years ago when Chinese manufacturer BYD Co. showed an early model.

Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

AirFlow Truck Co., Toyota Highlight Class 8 Technology at Shell’s ‘Make the Future’ Event

Shell's Bob Mainwaring and Airflow Truck Co.'s Bob Sliwa Shell's Bob Mainwaring and Airflow Truck Co.'s Bob Sliwa with Project Starship. (Mindy Long for Transport Topics)

SONOMA, Calif. — Equipment manufacturers showcased new fuel-efficient Class 8 tractor technology here during Shell’s “Make the Future” event at the Sonoma Raceway on April 20.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 2.9¢ to $3.133 in Fifth Straight Increase

Pilot Flying J station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel rose 2.9 cents to $3.133 a gallon as the benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil price closed at $68.93 a barrel April 23, a jump of $5.92.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 23, 2018
Business, Fuel

TravelCenters Receives $10.7 Million From Comdata in Lawsuit

TravelCenters of America reported that Delaware’s Chancery Court awarded attorney’s fees and costs that the company incurred in its litigation with Comdata Inc., the Brentwood, Tenn.-based payments firm and division of Fleetcor. TravelCenters reported that Comdata on April 13 reimbursed about $10.7 million in costs and interest.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

While Trump Has His Eye on Gasoline, Diesel Price Is Sneaking Up

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

As national average gasoline pump prices climb to near $3 a gallon for the first time since late 2014, the President Donald Trump made it known that he won’t stand for OPEC’s cartel tricks. Bad news, Mr. President: Diesel prices are there.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Renewable Natural Gas Facilities on the Rise

Compressed natural gas station TT file photo

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas released a new map and project database that shows there are now at least 76 operational RNG facilities in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Fuel-Card Partnerships Proliferate Amid Growing Competition for Discounts

Conard Transportation driver A Conard Transportation driver with a QuikQ card at the pump. (Conard Transportation)

Cost savings and conveniences offered through fuel cards are spurring an increase in partnerships among card issuers, truck-stop chains and other industry players as competition heats up in the fuel-discount arena.

Susan L. Hodges | Special to Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Business, Fuel

Trump’s Claim of ‘Oil All Over the Place’ Isn’t True Anymore

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s assertion that OPEC is propping up oil prices amid oversupply and an excess of floating storage has a problem: It’s only half true.

Brian Wingfield and Rupert Rowling | Bloomberg News
April 20, 2018

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