Business, Fuel

Shell Joins Board of the California Fuel Cell Partnership

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The California Fuel Cell Partnership announced Shell has become a member of its executive board. Shell is the first energy company to join the board.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Drivers Would Pay Tax on Miles Traveled Under Lawmaker’s Plan

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Drivers could pay a tax based on how many miles their vehicles travel under a plan being pushed by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, who’s vying to become the powerful new chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Lindsay Wise | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Alternative Fuels Will Grow, but Diesel Remains Go-To, Daimler Exec. Says

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INDIANAPOLIS — Alternative fuels and green technologies will continue to evolve and secure their roles within the trucking sector, but diesel is still the most efficient and cost-effective fuel and will be for some time to come, Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, told attendees at the Green Truck Summit here last week.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
March 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Business Groups Say Time Is Now to Increase Gas Tax for Roads

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The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.

Mark Niquette and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2018
Business, Fuel

Pilot Flying J to Expand Truck Care Services in 2018

Pilot Flying J Vice President of Shops Strategy and Operations, Dave Latimer (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Seven Truck Care service center locations are planned to debut by the middle of the year, Pilot Flying J executives announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Planes, Trains and Trucks: Global Trade Boom Fires Up Oil Demand


The strength of oil consumption took analysts by surprise last year, and played a big role in crude’s recovery to a three-year high in January.

Alaric Nightingale and Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2018
Business, Fuel

Valvoline Introduces Oil for Natural Gas Engines

Valvoline Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Valvoline Inc. launched an engine oil approved for use in natural gas fleet engines, the company announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Truck Concept

Shell Rotella Truck Project Starship truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Shell Rotella in cooperation with Airflow Truck Co. introduced the “Project Starship” concept truck here, a hand-built, street-legal, one-of-a-kind tractor-trailer equipped with technologies and equipment designed to maximize fuel efficiency.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 6, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 1.5¢ to $2.992 a Gallon

Diesel fuel hose Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. retail diesel average dropped 1.5 cents to $2.992 a gallon, its fourth consecutive decline, the Department of Energy reported March 5.

Staff and Wire Reports
March 5, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Michelin Unveils Trailer Aero Package, Wide-Base Tire

Michelin's Adam Murphy Michelin's Adam Murphy by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Michelin North America has unveiled a trailer aerodynamics package for dry van and refrigerated trailers, a five-piece kit that incorporates side skirts, trailer-end fairings, aerodynamic mud flaps and a wake reducer to deliver what the company said is up to 7.4% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 4, 2018