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California Becomes Epicenter of Emerging Truck Technology

California Self-driving truck firm TuSimple’s headquarters are in San Diego. The company is testing and developing SAE Level 4 automated driving technology for heavy-duty trucks. (TuSimple)

With its emissions mandates, tough labor laws, inspection requirements and extensive regulations, California has become both a difficult and expensive environment for trucking.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Despite Lower Gas Prices, AAA Expects Fewer Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend

Traffic is light on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge May 18,2020. Light traffic is seen on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge May 18, 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The coronavirus pandemic has undermined road travel data, but anecdotal information points to fewer drivers likely to take to the road for Memorial Day weekend, AAA announced.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Unlike China, India Oil Demand Stays Weak as Economy Falters

People stand next to a gas station during a partial lockdown in New Delhi, India, on May 14. People stand next to a gas station during a partial lockdown in New Delhi, India, on May 14. (Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News)

It’s going to take months for oil demand in the world’s third-biggest market to get back to pre-virus levels as India faces its deepest recession ever in the wake of its near two-month lockdown.

May 21, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Chinese Revival Draws Rare Shipments of Alaskan, Canadian Oil

A Canadian Pacific Rail locomotive pulls oil tankers past a refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia, in September 2018. A Canadian Pacific Rail locomotive pulls oil tankers past a refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia, in September 2018. (Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg News)

Canadian and Alaskan crude that normally travels to the U.S. West Coast is finding a market in China, where demand is almost back to pre-pandemic levels.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
May 20, 2020
Business, Fuel

Gig Economy Drivers Are Fueling a US Gasoline Demand Rebound

Gig economy drivers are fueling the U.S. gasoline rebound. Gig economy drivers are fueling the U.S. gasoline rebound. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Gig-economy deliveries for groceries, alcohol and other goods look to be driving a nascent recovery in U.S. gasoline demand after the lowest plunge in almost 30 years.

May 19, 2020
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Despite Signs of Tightening Market, Demand Recovery

Crude oil tankers are seen off the coast of the U.K. on May 15. Crude oil tankers are seen off the coast of the U.K. on May 15. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Oil prices fell even as supply curbs tightened the market and demand rebounded with the reopening of major economies.

May 19, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Prices Continue to Slide Even as Oil Inches Up

Diesel hose on the ground Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 18, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Chinese Oil Demand Is Almost Back to Pre-Virus Crisis Levels

Oil storage tanks are seen from above on the outskirts of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, on April 22. Oil storage tanks are seen from above on the outskirts of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, on April 22. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Chinese oil demand is all but back to levels last seen before Beijing imposed a national lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak, according to people with inside knowledge of the country’s energy industry.

May 18, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Trades Near Six-Week High on Supply Cuts, Demand Recovery

Oil tankers are seen anchored in the Pacific Ocean above Long Beach, Calif., on May 1. Oil tankers are seen anchored in the Pacific Ocean above Long Beach, Calif., on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Oil was near the highest in six weeks as major producers slash supply, and there are increasing signs that demand is recovering.

May 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stops Providing Essential Services to Truckers, Navigating the Downturn

Iowa 80 Truckstop Vehicle traffic at Iowa 80 Truckstop is down by more than 50%, according to Heather DeBaillie, vice president of marketing for I-80 Group. (Iowa 80)

Like truck drivers, truck stops are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. But they are still open, working to ensure drivers have the essentials they need.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2020

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