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BP’s New Existential Question: How to Advertise to a Machine

Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

The anticipated proliferation of driverless cars will bring a brand new problem for the world’s biggest oil companies -- how to advertise to a machine.

Anna Hirtenstein and Rakteem Katakey | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Vehicles Could Displace 8 Million Barrels of Oil Per Day by 2040

Scania CV AB

An energy transition is underway. Solar and wind are being added in ever-greater numbers. Electric vehicles are becoming more commonplace. Meanwhile, policy makers are grappling with the right mix of policies to pay for it all.

Anindya Upadhyay and Iain Wilson | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

There’s Now a Vessel That Produces Zero Pollution

The Hydroville passenger shuttle. Cie. Maritime Belge SA

Cie. Maritime Belge SA has built the first commercial ship that runs on hydrogen and produces zero pollution, taking the world a step closer to cargo without emissions.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Exec Called Jimmy Haslam After Feds Came to Home

Jim Haslam Haslam by Michelle Pemberton/The Star

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Former Pilot Flying J sales executive Brian Mosher told jurors Nov. 28 that federal agents and a prosecutor showed up on his doorstep on Tax Day 2013 and asked him to make a phone call to the chief executive officer of his company.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla Reveals Price Range for Electric Semi

Tesla's Elon Musk unveils the new Semi Tesla's Elon Musk unveils the new Semi. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Tesla Inc. said the expected price for its all-electric Class 8 truck will range from $150,000 to $200,000.

Transport Topics
November 28, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Sales Executive: ‘I Cheated Customers and I Did It Well’

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Brian Mosher considered himself a master at the game of defrauding trucking company customers, and he told jurors Nov. 27 he presented details of it to his bosses, including former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and current CEO Jimmy Haslam.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 28, 2017
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Diesel Rises 1.4¢ to $2.926 a Gallon as Oil Climbs

Truck is fueled at the pump Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 1.4 cents to $2.926 a gallon as oil rose above $58 a barrel.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure to Be Linked to Major Shipper’s Network

The Nikola One The fueling network concides with the debut of Nikola's Class 8 tractor. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. plans to locate its emerging network of hydrogen fueling stations to accommodate the logistics network of a major manufacturer, according to the truck maker, which did not identify the manufacturer.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Clean Energy to Fuel Ryder Fleet at Toyota Plant

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Ryder System Inc. awarded a four-year fueling contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to supply Ryder’s fleet of liquefied natural gas heavy-duty trucks serving Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s plant in Georgetown, Ky., Toyota’s largest production facility in North America.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries

Tesla

Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles—the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster—are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, Tesla would have to far exceed what is currently thought possible.

Tom Randall and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2017

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