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GM, Wabtec Agree to Make Electric and Hydrogen-Powered Trains

A crew works near locomotives stored at the Wabtec Corp. location in Lawrence Park Township, Pa. A crew works near locomotives stored at the Wabtec Corp. location in Lawrence Park Township, Pa. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News)

General Motors Co. and Wabtec Corp. have signed a nonbinding agreement to build locomotive engines using the automaker’s Ultium electric battery and its Hydrotec hydrogen fuel-cell system, the companies said June 15.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Average Is Up 1.2¢ in Seventh Consecutive Increase

Trucks fueling up at a Pilot station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel increased by 1.2 cents over the past week to $3.286 a gallon, according to data released June 14 by the Energy Information Administration.

June 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biggest Foreign Buyers of US Fuel Are About to Step on the Pedal

Gasoline demand is set to increase as vaccinations accelerate. Bloomberg News

Brazil and Mexico are beginning to emerge from the pandemic and that’s boosting demand for road fuel in economies that buy more U.S. gasoline and diesel than any other foreign nation.

June 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Lordstown Motors’ Rough Road Continues as CEO, CFO Depart

The Lordstown Endurance electric pickup truck is displayed in Lordstown, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press) The Lordstown Endurance electric pickup truck is displayed in Lordstown, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press)

The top two executives at Lordstown Motors have resigned from the Ohio electric truck startup as problems at the company continue to mount.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
June 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

UNFI Refits With Electric TRUs in Southern California

UNFI UNFI is removing 53 of its diesel-powered TRUs from operation and using Advanced Energy Machines to rebuild the units to all-electric specifications, according to the Providence, R.I.-based company. (Business Wire)

The wholesaler United Natural Foods Inc. announced it is adding 53 all-electric transport refrigerated trailer units to its fleet located at the company’s Riverside, Calif., distribution center.

June 11, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Port of Los Angeles, Partners Launch Zero-Emission Project

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

The Port of Los Angeles and its partners announced the debut of five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles and the grand opening of two hydrogen fueling stations as they move to pollution-free goods movement.

June 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

KeepTruckin Launches AI Tool Aimed at Fuel Usage

KeepTruckin launched a solution to help fleets save money on fuel and operate more efficiently, the company announced June 9.

June 11, 2021
Government, Technology, Fuel

ATA Unveils Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee

Electric vehicle charging station President Joe Biden's plan calls for building a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030. (Penske Truck Leasing)

American Trucking Associations announced June 10 the formation of its Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Fuel

Global Oil Demand to Hit Pre-Virus Level Next Year, IEA Says

Storage tanks Oil storage tanks stand at a BP facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg News)

Global oil demand will recover to pre-pandemic levels late next year, the International Energy Agency predicted, urging OPEC and its allies to keep markets balanced by tapping their plentiful spare production capacity.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Gas-Tax Indexing to Fund Infrastructure Gains Senate Momentum

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is in support of indexing the gasoline tax to a measure of inflation. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is in support of indexing the gasoline tax to a measure of inflation. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Republican and Democratic senators said June 10 they were open to considering the first change in the national gasoline tax since 1993 to help fund a bipartisan infrastructure spending package they plan to propose to President Joe Biden.

Erik Wasson and Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
June 10, 2021

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