Business, Fuel

Fuel-Efficiency Focus Should Be on Tractors, Engines, Rather Than Trailers, ATA Says

Federal transportation officials considering fuel-efficiency standards for heavy trucks should concentrate their early regulatory efforts on engines and tractors, not trailers, American Trucking Associations said.

August 2, 2010
Fuel, Business

EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the proposed 2011 percentage standards for its Renewable Fuel Standard.

July 12, 2010
Editorial, Fuel

Paying the Fuel Piper

While we’re thankful fuel prices have moderated a bit of late, this year’s oil cost spiral apparently has taken a notable toll on the overall economy, raising concerns that the national recovery is being sapped.

June 6, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel

Details of Plan to Raise Truck Fuel Economy Remain to Be Spelled Out, Observers Say

WASHINGTON — A week after President Obama announced that the federal government would be crafting the first-ever fuel economy standards for large trucks, observers said it was still unclear exactly what those standards would entail.

May 31, 2010
Fuel, Business

Groups Urge Senators to Reconsider Plan to Use Fuel Fees for Nontransport Needs

More than two dozen transportation advocacy groups have asked the drafters of a Senate energy and climate bill to reconsider their legislation to allocate new revenue from transportation-based motor fuel fees to “activities entirely unrelated to improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure.”

May 24, 2010
Business, Government

Obama Signs Order to Boost Trucks’ Fuel Economy

White House Photo

WASHINGTON — Flanked by truck manufacturers and industry executives, President Obama signed a first-of-its-kind order Friday clearing the way for medium and heavy-duty trucks to meet more stringent fuel economy targets.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2010

Fuel Standard Should Weigh Freight Efficiency, NAS Says

A federal fuel standard for heavy trucks should take into account freight efficiency rather than simply setting a miles-per-gallon standard, as the government does for passenger cars and light trucks, the National Academy of Sciences said last week.

April 5, 2010

Import Prices Rise in January

The price of goods imported to the United States increased in January on fuel, food and metal costs, the Labor Department said Friday.

February 17, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Crude Oil Closes Higher but Falls Almost $5 for Week

price of oil rises for the week J. N. Stuart/Flickr

Crude oil prices tracked upward 76 cents Friday to close at $56.35 a barrel, Bloomberg reported, and the price tumbled almost $5 for the week and hit a one-year low closing price on Thursday.

January 5, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Price Declines 1.6¢ to $2.58 a Gallon

diesel, fuel, truck stop isydiavibes/Flickr

The national average retail price of diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents to $2.58 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

January 3, 2007