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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.

Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Group Announces Leadership Changes

Volvo truck Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks announced on Dec. 12 that Roger Alm will take over leadership of its global operations on Jan. 1, 2019, replacing Claes Nilsson, who is retiring.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Lawmakers Pitch Infrastructure Proposals Before Next Congress

I-95 interchange project in Pennsylvania The I-95 interchange project will connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike to I-95. (PKF Mark III Inc. via YouTube)

Sensing the impetus for considering a long-term infrastructure funding bill when the new Congress convenes in less than a month, key House and Senate policymakers have started to outline proposals for what would be a massive piece of legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo’s Voorhoeve Sees Strong 2019 Truck Market

Peter Voorhoeve Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve hosts a media roundtable in Washington on Dec. 11. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Peter Voorhoeve, the new president of Volvo Trucks North America, predicted another banner year for the truck market in 2019 and voiced a desire to promote more respect for the truck driving profession.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Coming Dec. 19: LiveOnWeb's 'Plugging Into an Electric Future'

LiveOnWeb: Plugging Into an Electric Future

On our Dec. 19 LiveOnWeb program, we’ll be “Plugging Into an Electric Future” as we assess the rapid escalation of development and deployment of electric vehicle technology. Save your seat or ask a question in advance.

Transport Topics
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Extends Gain as US Stockpiles Drop and Trade Tensions Ease

Oil Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News

Oil extended an advance after a U.S. industry report signaled a bigger-than-expected draw in nationwide crude inventories and as trade tensions eased between the world’s largest economies.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hyundai Plans $6.7 Billion Investment to Boost Fuel-Cell Output

Hyundai David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend $6.7 billion (7.6 trillion won) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets becoming a key player in new-energy vehicle technology.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

House Panel Examines Draft Legislation for Ethanol Mandates

fuel pump United Soybean Board

WASHINGTON — With the current session of Congress quickly coming to a close, the top policymaker on environmental issues in the U.S. House made sure new draft legislation on ethanol mandates he co-authored would see the light of day.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Trucks to Introduce All-Electric Version of VNR Model

A preview of the Volvo VNR Electric A preview of the Volvo VNR Electric. (Volvo Trucks North America)

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks will bring electric-powered commercial trucks to North America in 2019 by introducing a battery-electric version of its VNR regional haul model.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

US Holds Steady on Outlook for Domestic Oil Production Rising Despite Lower Prices

Oil drilling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. government left its forecast for domestic crude production unchanged for 2019 even with prices averaging almost $11 a barrel lower than its previous estimate.

Stephen Cunningham | Bloomberg News
December 11, 2018
Business, Fuel

Quarles Petroleum Acquires Revere Gas

Virginia-headquartered Quarles Petroleum, a regional provider of residential and commercial fuel, has acquired Revere Gas, another Virginia-based retail propane gas distributor, according to a Dec. 4 press release.

Transport Topics
December 11, 2018

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