Business, Technology, Fuel

Canadian Company Tests System That Converts CO2 Into Fuel

Carbon Engineering Ltd.

A Canadian startup is testing a system that sucks carbon dioxide from the air and converts it into fuel for cars and other vehicles.

Jim Efstathiou Jr. | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2018
Government, Fuel

Ted Cruz Says Imperiled Biofuel Overhaul Plan Not Dead

United Soybean Board

A day after a tentative agreement to overhaul U.S. biofuel policy appeared to collapse amid farm-state concerns, EPA chief Scott Pruitt met to discuss the issue with the lead senator pushing for the changes: Ted Cruz.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Freightliner Unveils All-Electric eCascadia, eM2 Models

The Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 electric vehicles Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks introduced the first all-electric versions of its heavy-duty Cascadia and medium-duty M2 models here, a major step toward bringing a full lineup of electric trucks to the North American market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 6, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel

California Seeks White House Meeting on Fuel-Efficiency Revamp

Getty Images

California air-pollution regulators want to meet with Trump administration officials over plans to ease federal auto-efficiency standards, saying in a letter to the White House that efforts to undermine the state’s authority would run afoul of the law.

Ryan Beene and Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2018
Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

TRIP Report Shows Georgia’s Infrastructure Funding Will Need Boost Despite Transportation Bill

Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta. (Sean Pavone/Getty Images)

Although Georgia’s most recent transportation funding bill has generated enough to finance some major future projects, it will not be able to keep pace with the state’s growing infrastructure and capacity needs, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

10-Week Streak of Rising Diesel Prices Ends With .3¢ Drop

Fuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

For the first time in 11 weeks the U.S. average retail price of diesel decreased, dropping by .3 cent to $3.285, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration report June 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Head of Brazil’s State Oil Company Resigns in Wake of Trucker Strike

In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer, left, greets Pedro Parente, the then newly named president of state oil company Petrobras, during a swearing-in ceremony. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO — The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras resigned June 1, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers’ strike over fuel prices that has widespread implications for the future of Latin America’s largest economy.

Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva De Sousa | Associated Press
June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Energy Revolution: California Approves $768 Million for Electric Vehicles

Charging Station Getty Images

California’s electric utility companies will spend nearly $768 million on charging infrastructure for electric cars, trucks and buses, under a series of proposals approved May 31 by state regulators.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Pitt Ohio Tests Two Mack Anthem Natural Gas Trucks

A Mack Anthem truck (John Sterling Ruth Photography)

Carrier Pitt Ohio is testing two natural gas-powered Mack Anthem models equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N engines as it seeks to use alternative fuels to reduce emissions.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

FHWA Drops Plan for States to Track Greenhouse Gas Levels on U.S. Highways

Interstate 65 in Kentucky Traffic on I-65 in Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky Department of Transportation)

The Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn its rule that would have required state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to report year-over-year changes in carbon dioxide emissions on U.S. interstates and major highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018