Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Daimler Trucks Outlines Vision for Electric Vehicles, Platooning, Connectivity

Martin Daum Daum via Daimler Trucks North America

ATLANTA — Daimler Trucks North America outlined its vision for electric trucks and platooning and showcased its latest advances in active safety and connectivity in the first press conference held by a truck manufacturer here at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Safety, Productivity to Improve With Proliferation of Autonomous Trucks, Executives Say

ATLANTA — Advancements in the technology facilitating autonomous trucks will enhance safety and productivity across the freight sector, two executives helping to drive the issue said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Outlines Products, Research to Address Changes Disrupting Trucking

Cummins press conference John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. is prepared to have the right products for customers at the right time in order to respond to three key forces disrupting the trucking industry: energy diversity, connectivity and automation, executives said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2017
Business, Fuel

Tenneco Pursues Waste Heat Recovery for Trucks

Tenneco's Ben Patel Patel by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Vehicle supplier Tenneco Inc. wants to help bring waste heat recovery systems to heavy-duty trucking even though it is not an immediate possibility.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 24, 2017
Business, Fuel

NACFE Test Gets 10.1 MPG Despite Harvey, Irma Challenges

NACFE's Mike Roeth NACFE's Mike Roeth by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — After 50,107 miles driven over 99 driver-days, including battles with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, seven drivers from seven trucking companies gathered for a victory lap to celebrate 10.1 miles per gallon.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 24, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Jumps After US Gasoline Stockpiles Plunge to 22-Month Low

A customer refuels his vehicle at a Hess Corp. gas station in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Oil advanced to the highest level since May after U.S. gasoline stockpiles plunged to a 22-month low and exports of crude and fuels surged.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

Ballot Measure in the Works to Roll Back California’s New Gas Tax Hike

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A proposal for a second ballot measure to repeal a new 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax was filed with the state Sept. 14, with backers boasting they have 200,000 Californians pledged to sign the petition to qualify the initiative for the November 2018 election.

Martin Wisckol | The Orange County (Calif.) Register
September 19, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Love’s Reaches Agreement to Buy Speedco

Love's tanker John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores reached an agreement to purchase Speedco, a national network of service locations that provides quick lube and inspection services to the trucking industry and is a unit of Bridgestone Americas Inc.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips 1.6 Cents

Diesel truck stop Richard Hurd

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.6 cents to $2.786 a gallon as efforts to resupply fuel networks in areas struck by recent hurricanes continued, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Rolls Out Electric Truck in New York


Daimler Trucks is trying to gain a foothold in the nascent electric-truck market with short-range haulers that can make New York City’s clogged streets cleaner and quieter.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2017