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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, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Top Overall Supplier of Class 8 Diesel Engines in 2018

Cummins A Cummins engine. (Cummins Inc.)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied the most Class 8 diesel engines overall in 2018, and set a record for its heavier-displacement units used in one of the strongest years on record for new truck demand, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Posts Lower Earnings Despite Record Truck Sales

Freightliner's Cascadia Freightliner

Daimler AG, citing regulatory and trade headwinds, reported a decline in net income for the fourth quarter and full 2018 while revenue inched up in both periods amid an all-time record for global truck sales.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

UPS Freight President Rich McArdle Optimistic Infrastructure Bill Will Advance

Quote from Rich McArdle of UPS Freight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and the current divided Congress create an opportunity for advancing a long-term infrastructure policy measure in the near future, UPS Freight President Rich McArdle said at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Feb. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DHL Express Launches New Fleet of Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

DHL Express DHL Express

DHL Express is rolling out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans in the United States as part of the German company’s goal to reduce logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.

February 5, 2019
Business, Fuel

Envirosafe Launches E-Cube Mobile Bulk Fuel Storage Option

Envirosafe Tanks, a Florida-based above-ground fuel storage system manufacturer, has launched E-Cube Mobile, which targets customers looking to transport bulk fuel with portable storage tanks.

February 5, 2019
Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises a Whisker to $2.966 a Gallon

Truck at a Pilot fueling stop isydiavibes/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel increased ever so slightly the week of Feb. 4, rising to $2.966 a gallon, one-tenth of a cent higher than last week.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Refiners Cut Off From Venezuelan Crude After Sanctions

Crude Tanker Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

U.S. oil refiners won’t be allowed to complete shipments of Venezuelan crude they booked before the Trump administration slapped new sanctions on the Latin American nation.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA's Andrew Wheeler Says New Glider Truck Rule Would Consider Impact on Manufacturers

Glider Kit Truck Rule A Fitzgerald glider kit installed in a Peterbilt 389. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to tailor its new glider truck emissions standard to help protect the glider industry from “going out of business or substantially reducing its economic growth potential,” agency chief Andrew Wheeler said in a document sent to Congress.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Has It Down Cold

A polar vortex can slow a lot of folks down. But you can count on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Growth in 2019, but Recession May Be on Horizon, Economist Says

Man walking by empty storefront in Beijing's Central Business District A man walks by an empty storefront in the Central Business District of Beijing on Jan. 12. (Andy Wong/AP)

ATLANTA — Despite a generally strong economic performance in 2018, a global recession could be lurking in the shadows through 2019, a leading economist told attendees at the SMC3 Jump Start 2019 conference Jan. 30.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2019