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Biden Says Decision on Gas Tax Holiday May Come This Week

President Joe Biden talks to beachgoers President Joe Biden talks to beachgoers in Rehoboth Beach, Del., June 20. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Joe Biden said June 20 that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon.

Aamer Madhani and Josh Boak | Associated Press  
June 20, 2022
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Laid-Off Workers Claim Tesla Violated WARN Act in Suit

Tesla Inc. signage is displayed outside the company's factory in Fremont, Calif. Tesla Inc. signage is displayed outside the company's factory in Fremont, Calif. (Nina Riggio/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. was sued by some former employees who claim the company’s decision to lay off about 10% of its workforce violated federal law by failing to provide the required advance notice for the job cuts.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VTNA Adds Its First EV Dealership in Tennessee

Volvo Nacarato truck center Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America announced Nacarato Truck Centers, a third-generation family-run dealership group, completed the required training and facility updates to become its first certified electric vehicle dealership in Tennessee at its La Vergne location, servicing the greater Nashville market.

June 17, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hyzon Acquires German Electric Truck and Body Company

Hyzon grille Hyzon via YouTube

Rochester, N.Y.-based Hyzon Motors announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Orten Betriebs and subsidiaries, and Orten Electric Trucks, German manufacturers of innovative truck and trailer bodies for the beverage industry.

June 17, 2022
Government, Fuel

White House Weighs Fuel Export Limits as Pump Prices Surge

A fuel nozzle in a vehicle at a gas station in Sacramento, Calif. A fuel nozzle in a vehicle at a gas station in Sacramento, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Top Biden administration officials are weighing limits on exports of fuel as the White House struggles to contain gasoline prices that have topped $5 per gallon.

June 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Leadership: Hydrogen Has Important Future Role in Trucking

Cummins A Cummins engine. (Cummins Inc.)

A top executive at engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. believes current high fuel prices could compel fleets to take a longer term look at hydrogen and electric-powered vehicles, and sees opportunity for each one in commercial transportation.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 16, 2022
Technology, Fuel

Why Hydrogen is Trucking's Next Fuel

Newsmakers

The Advanced Clean Truck Rule, which will require manufacturers to increase their zero-emissions truck sales by a growing percentage starting in 2025, has now been adopted by six states. At the same time, Cummins has unveiled a new strategy to reduce the negative impacts of its products as well as collaborate with various industry stakeholders in order to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. With designs to supply Freightliner with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for the heavy-duty Cascadia model, is hydrogen the first step to a cleaner industry? President and COO of Cummins, Jennifer Rumsey joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss how the company is changing existing products and developing new ones, collaborating with Trillium to help customers integrate alternative fuel technologies into their fleets, and how important it is to start reducing emissions today.

June 16, 2022
Business, Fuel

No Diesel Shortages at TA, CEO Jonathan Pertchik Says

TA Express A TA Express in Kansas. (TravelCenters of America)

TravelCenters of America CEO Jonathan Pertchik said the company has not experienced a shortage of diesel of late amid tight supplies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

FAA Says Future Planes Will Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Boeing's 777-x Boeing says its 777X is already planned to deliver 10% lower fuel use and emissions and 10% lower operating costs than the competition. (Boeing.com)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration proposed June 15 that future planes produce lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions before they can be certified by federal regulators.

June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Tells US Oil Refiners Record Profits ‘Not Acceptable’

The BP Plc Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. The BP Plc Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden told U.S. oil refiners that unprecedented profit margins are unacceptable and called for “immediate action” to improve capacity as the soaring price of gasoline feeds record inflation and fears of a recession.

June 15, 2022

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