Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking to Turn More to Alternative Fuels, Experts Say

Alternative Fuels A truck operated by the Cummins engineering department (foreground) stands beside a tractor-trailer combination from the Monarch Beverage Co. Both run on compressed natural gas. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

INDIANAPOLIS — Sales of Class 8 natural gas fueled trucks are rising, grants and incentives for using alternative fuels are expanding and more related regulations are coming as major shippers pursue environmental sustainability, experts said at an industry forum here.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Congestion Creates $74.5 Billion Burden for Trucking, ATRI Study Shows

Truck and car congestion Virginia Department of Transportation

Traffic congestion on the nation’s highways added $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s recent analysis.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Colorado Voters Could Play Role in Determining State’s Oil Output

Oil drilling Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg News

On Nov. 6, voters may spoil BP’s welcome. That’s when it will be decided whether to limit drilling in an initiative that some say could cut the state’s oil output by more than half. The vote is being closely watched, not only by companies keen to join the Colorado boom but also by outsiders who see a potential blueprint for blocking development.

Catherine Traywic | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2018
Business, Fuel

Trade War Hinders Commodities, Helps Oil

Commodities Getty Images

Commodity companies are beginning to feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade policies, and their earnings report cards will signal how well they’ve been able to protect shareholder value.

Marvin G Perez and Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.9¢ to $3.394 in Eighth Straight Increase

Trucks fuel up John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Diesel prices continue to move higher, increasing 0.9 cent to $3.394 per gallon, according to the survey by the U.S. Department of Energy on Oct. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018
Business, Fuel

Gas Flow Resumes After Canada Pipe Rupture Hits Oil Refiners

gas refueling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Natural gas has begun flowing again on a pipeline in British Columbia after a rupture on an adjacent line forced oil refineries in Washington to cut output and sent gasoline prices soaring up and down the West Coast.

David Marino and Rachel AdamsHeard | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2018
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Most in Eight Weeks as Investors Avoid Risky Assets

Oil refinery Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg News

Crude posted the biggest decline in eight weeks as a risk-off sentiment spread through global markets. Futures tumbled 3% in New York on Oct. 11. Investors eyed a sixth day of U.S. equity losses along with heightened volatility.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Four Democratic Representatives Seek IG Investigation of TTU Glider Study

TTU Glider Study Daimler Trucks North America gliders at a 2017 show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Four House Democrats have asked the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General to investigate a glider truck study by a Tennessee Tech University researcher. The study already is the subject of a research misconduct investigation by the university.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Lifts Sales Restrictions on Gasoline With High Ethanol Blend

President Trump in Iowa President Donald Trump in Iowa Oct. 9. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 7.2¢ to $3.385 a Gallon

Diesel Tanker trucks are filled with gasoline at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis, Tenn., in 2015. (Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 7.2 cents to $3.385 a gallon as oil prices remained at levels not seen in four years over supply concerns. The increase was the seventh consecutive weekly rise for diesel, and the fuel has risen 17.8 cents a gallon since Aug. 20.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2018