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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, Fuel, Logistics

Crowley Merges Liner Services Unit Into Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics truck Crowley Logistics

Crowley Maritime Corp., a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, announced it would complete the merger of its liner services group into Crowley Logistics come Jan. 1.

Transport Topics
November 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler's Mexican Division Braces for Change

Daimler Flavio Rivera by Joe Howard/Transport Topics

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — The adoption of tougher emissions standards and the arrival of a new Mexican president are among the key changes Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mexico will face in the year ahead and beyond, company President Flavio Rivera said here.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
November 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Plans Regional 'Run on Less' Road Trial

NACFE's Mike Roeth Roeth by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency is in the early planning stages for a second Run on Less road trial, this time focusing on the technologies and vehicle specifications for improving fuel efficiency in regional trucking.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Have EPA, CARB Reached Détente Over Emission Policy?

truck exhaust Getty Images

Almost since Donald Trump moved into the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board have been in a political war over the direction of U.S. environmental policy. Can there be a thaw in the works now that EPA has announced plans to begin an “environmental review” to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions for heavy trucks?

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Alberta Buying Rail Cars to Ship Crude Amid Pipeline Pinch

Crude rail cars Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Alberta is working to buy railcars to help ship more crude as pipeline bottlenecks have the oil-rich province grappling with historic low prices.

Kevin Orland and Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
November 29, 2018
Business, Fuel

Gasoline for Less Than $2 Available in 20 States After Oil’s Drop

Map showing states where gas can be found for less than $2 a gallon Bloomberg News

Gasoline prices below $2 a gallon can now be found in at least one gas station in 20 U.S. states, as the effects of the bear market in crude oil trickle down to motorists.

Ryan Collins | Bloomberg News
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Said to Hold Biofuel Quotas for Gasoline Steady for 2019

Car refueling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is set to order refiners to use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels such as corn-based ethanol next year, resisting oil industry pressure to lower the mandate, according to three people familiar with the plans.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Ryder Buys 900 Commercial Electric Vehicles From Chanje

FedEx Chanje vehicle Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. announced it is buying 900 Class 5 electric vehicles from truck maker Chanje Energy Inc., and that FedEx Corp. will lease the vehicles from Ryder and buy 100 of the same all-electric trucks itself.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 2.1¢ to $3.261 a Gallon in Sixth Consecutive Weekly Decline

Diesel Drops Trucks at a TravelCenters of America truck stop. (TT File Photo)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 2.1 cents to $3.261 a gallon the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Nov. 26 as crude oil prices continued to stay low.

Transport Topics
November 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018