Government, Fuel

Transportation Policymakers Talk Infrastructure but Fail to Act, DeFazio Says

Rep. Peter DeFazio Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Inaction this year on a long-term infrastructure funding bill in the U.S. House prompted a top Democrat to strongly voice his frustration toward Republicans at a high-profile hearing Oct. 11 that looked at ways to fund the nation’s transportation network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Platooning: Coming Soon to a Truck Near You

A view from the middle truck of a three-truck platoon during a Sept. 14 demonstration on Route 28 near Centreville, Va. Seth Clevenger/TT

Truck platooning — also known by the more precise but less compelling term “cooperative adaptive cruise control” — will soon become available to trucking fleets interested in testing the latest in fuel-saving technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

VW to Roll Out Electric Trucks, Buses in $1.7 Billion Project

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG is flanking its push into electric cars with plans to roll out battery-powered commercial vehicles targeted at urban areas as growing public concerns about air quality boost demand.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017

Diesel Drops 1.6¢ to $2.776, Oil Rises on Expectations of More Cuts

Trucks fuel at a Love's truck stop TT File Photo

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.6 cents to $2.776 a gallon, and oil pushed over $50 a barrel amid reports of possible further reductions in supply.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Model 3 Bottlenecks Delay Unveiling of Semi-Truck

A plug sits connected to a Tesla Inc. Model X electric automobile at a charging point in a parking lot in Frankfurt, Germany. Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. pushed back the reveal of its semi-truck by three weeks as CEO Elon Musk focuses on boosting production of the cheaper sedan that the electric-car maker is counting on to dramatically increase sales.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

California Republicans Spot Political Opportunity in Fight for Repeal of New Gas, Diesel Tax

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Just weeks before it takes effect, California’s new gas tax increase is again under attack, with Republicans mounting a growing campaign against the higher levies.

Patrick McGreevy and Christine Mai-Duc | Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Trucks Adds Gas-Powered Trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks introduced two gas-powered, heavy-duty trucks that offer fuel efficiency and performance on par with that of diesel-fueled trucks, and comply with Euro 6 emissions regulations.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Is a Hot Property

One of the nation’s highest-profile investors has decided that he needs to put some money into trucking, a move based on the assumption the industry is a hotbed of activity right now.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2017
Business, Fuel

Berkshire Hathaway Buys 38.6% of Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought a stake in Pilot Travel Centers LLC, owner of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain, and detailed plans to become the company’s biggest shareholder in six years.

Ed Hammond | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2017
Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.4¢ to $2.792 a Gallon

Fuel delivery in Maryland Peggy Smith/Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel crept up 0.4 cent to $2.792 a gallon, and oil dropped closer to $50 a barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2017