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Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.

Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 2.9¢ a Gallon to $3.147

Diesel Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel climbed 2.9 cents to $3.147 a gallon, and crude oil prices pushed past $65 a barrel to post a six-month high, the Department of Energy reported April 22.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Transtex Buys TopKit, LeadEdge From SmartTruck

Transtex trailer tail on exhibit A view of the Transtex trailer tail at TMC 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transtex, a manufacturer of aerodynamic products and fleet-safety technology for commercial vehicles, has acquired TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing assets from SmartTruck, a precision aerodynamics company based in Greenville, S.C.

April 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

TruStar Energy Reaches Construction Milestone

TruStar Energy A TruStar fueling station. (TruStar Energy Corp.)

TruStar Energy announced it completed construction of its 250th compressed natural gas fueling station, a UPS Inc. facility in Plainfield, Ind.

April 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Thermo King, Chanje Form Last-Mile Partnership

Chanje A Chanje electric van. (Chanje Energy)

Thermo King has partnered with vehicle maker Chanje to create a refrigerated version of Chanje’s V8100 all-electric last-mile delivery van.

April 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Dana Adds Training Video Covering Electrified Vehicles

Dana signage at event John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Dana Inc. announced it expanded its Driveline Forensics training series to include videos covering key safety and maintenance tips for electrified vehicles.

April 22, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Tesla’s Elon Musk, SEC Get More Time to Solve Spat Over Tweets

Elon Musk Elon Musk arrives at federal court in New York on April 4. (Bloomberg News)

In a joint letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, Tesla Inc.’s top executive and the securities regulator said they haven’t been able to resolve a legal dispute over how Musk posts news about his electric-car company. The judge agreed and gave them until April 25.

Bob Van Voris and Matt Robinson | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2019
Business, Fuel

Two Texas Oil Towns Among Metros With Fastest Population Growth

Midland, Texas Getty Images

Two Texas economies are reaping the benefits from the oil boom in the Permian Basin with people “voting with their feet.”

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Earth Day Salute to Cleaner Trucks

The launch of the Nikola Two tractor just days ahead of Earth Day — April 22 — was a fitting and, perhaps, deliberate gesture by the company to spotlight the trucking industry’s progress in improving its level of environmental responsibility.

Transport Topics
April 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Rolls Out Trucks for Zero-Emissions Future

Nikola Two hydrogen fuel cell truck debut Nikola Two by Nikola Motor Co./YouTube

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nikola Motor Co. CEO Trevor Milton, 28 months after unveiling a prototype Class 8 sleeper, presented to about 2,000 attendees and a global audience watching online two heavy-duty trucks and three other specialty vehicles he said are ready to spark a zero-emissions future.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Average Price Spurts 2.5¢ to $3.118

Driver refueling truck Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel climbed 2.5 cents to $3.118 a gallon, as crude oil dropped below $64 a barrel, the Department of Energy reported April 15.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2019