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Diesel Average Nudges Up to $2.395 a Gallon for First Gain in Six Weeks

Truck fills up at Mobil gas station Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The national average price of diesel increased for the first time in six weeks, inching up eight-tenths of a cent to $2.395 a gallon, according to weekly data released by the Energy Information Administration on Oct. 13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Einride Readies US Test for Automated Podlike Truck

Einride next-generation podlike truck Einride is planning a U.S. test of its podlike autonomous trucks with Bridgestone. Einride's truck lacks a cab, windows and mirrors, meaning it weighs less than a comparative electric truck and has more room for cargo. (Einride)

Einride plans to expand its range of podlike self-driving trucks and launch a pilot program in the U.S. with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

REG to Expand Renewable Diesel Refinery Capacity

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced plans to expand capacity at its Geismar, La., renewable diesel refinery by between 250 million to 340 million gallons annually with construction expected to begin in 2021 with “mechanical completion” in 2023.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Sysco Tests Freightliner eCascadia in California

Sysco trucks Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Sysco Corp. announced it is testing in California an all-electric Freightliner eCascadia from Daimler Trucks North America.

October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Considerations for Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth Several Kenworth tractors with Toyota hydrogen-electric powertrains that are being deployed in drayage operations around the Port of Los Angeles. (John Baxter)

Hydrogen will likely end up as the dominant fuel for longhaul trucks one or more decades from now, according to experts at familiar component suppliers and truck manufacturers. Nikola Motor Co. agrees, as one of the first entrants into this arena, with a whole new vehicle architecture.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Technology Provider Hopes to Strike Balance on Diesel Engine

ClearFlame's first prototype using Cummins engine ClearFlame's first prototype demonstration using a Cummins engine. (ClearFlame)

ClearFlame Engine Technologies is working to develop a diesel engine that runs on cleaner fuel without compromising performance.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Unveils Prototype of Rivian-Built Electric Delivery Van

Amazon Rivian van Amazon

Amazon .com Inc. unveiled a prototype of one of three electric vehicles being developed in partnership with startup EV truck manufacturer Rivian.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

US Fuel Cell Truck Startup Hyzon Gets Investment From French Oil Giant

Hydrogen refueling A hydrogen vehicle is refueled. (Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)

Total SE is making an investment as part of a small funding round in U.S. fuel cell truck startup Hyzon Motors, an effort by the French oil giant to boost development of cleaner energy sources.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Executives See Bright Future for Savvy Fleets

CQ Roll Call panel

Three trucking executives said they remain enthusiastic about the future of their businesses after technology helped them weather the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video from the TT/CQ Roll Call Symposium.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Economy to Suffer Under Joe Biden Infrastructure, Climate Plan, Mike Pence Says

Debate Pence (right) speaks at the debate with Harris. (Morry Gash/AP Photo/Bloomberg News)

A multitrillion-dollar proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden aimed at reconditioning the country’s buildings, mobility grids and energy sectors would suffocate an economy poised to rebound in the coming months, Vice President Mike Pence argued in an Oct. 7 debate with Sen. Kamala Harris.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020