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NACFE Survey of Trucking Companies Shows Increased Freight Efficiency

NACFE Mesilla Valley Transportion was surveyed in the study. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The average fuel economy of trucking companies participating in an annual study conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency improved 2% on a year-over-year basis, the group announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM Invests Additional $28 Million in Battery Lab

Logo on Chevrolet Volt Gene J. Puskar/AP

With plans to launch 20 new electric vehicles globally by 2023, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the automaker will make “major enhancements” to its battery lab in Warren, Mich.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Price of Diesel Nudges Up as Industry Seems Resolved to Higher Costs

A driver fills his rig with diesel Getty Images

The national average retail price of diesel fuel increased by 2.6 cents, pushing the weekly average to $3.252 a gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s weekly report released Sept. 4. Trucking’s main fuel now costs 49.4 cents a gallon more than it did a year ago, when it was $2.758 a gallon.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Tesla Class 8 Prototype Crosses Country, Stops at Ruan

Tesla Semi Tesla Semi (Alexis Georgeson/Tesla Motors)

Officials at transportation service company Ruan got a chance to see Tesla Inc.’s prototype battery-electric heavy-duty truck, which toured the country recently, stopping at some carriers that have placed orders for the truck that is scheduled for fleet testing in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

A Plug-Free Way to Fill the World With Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Engineers work in front of a computer at the Hevo Inc. power facility. (Christopher Lee/Bloomberg News)

Umer Anwer stops on the street near Tesla Inc.’s Brooklyn showroom and grabs his smartphone. He’s looking for a spot to charge his electric car, and the Tesla charging plugs won’t work with the Nissan Leaf he’s driving. In fact, he would prefer not to bother with a plug at all.

Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Home Charging Needed for Electric Vehicles to Gain Traction

A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore. A Nissan Leaf charges in Portland, Ore., on Interstate 5. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

The opportunity for easy overnight recharging may be one of the surest routes toward a wider adoption of electric vehicles in the United States.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
September 4, 2018
Business, Fuel

TravelCenters of America to Sell Minit Mart Business

Travel Centers A TravelCenters of America location in Wildwood, Fla. (TravelCenters of America)

TravelCenters of America announced a definitive agreement for the sale of its Minit Mart convenience store business to EG Group for $330.8 million as it intends to focus on commercial trucks and other vehicles traveling on interstates, and a new express travel center strategy.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Cobalt-Light Batteries Seen Providing Cost Advantage

Tesla Model 3 2018 Tesla Model 3 sedans sit on display outside a Tesla showroom in Littleton, Colo. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Tesla Inc.’s lead in battery technology gives it a cost advantage that may last for several years and help the U.S. electric-car maker face down an onslaught of new competition, according to new research from Bloomberg.

Anthony Palazzo | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Climbs Above $71 as Threat of Gordon Mounts in Gulf

Lifeguard tower at Dania Beach, Fla. Lifeguard tower at Dania Beach, Fla., as Tropical Storm Gordon passes by. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Oil gained above $71 a barrel in New York as Tropical Storm Gordon forced evacuations at fields along the U.S. Gulf Coast and threatened supply.

Ellen Milligan and Tsuyoshi Inajima | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2018
Business, Fuel

Coaching Program Helps Drivers Develop Fuel-Efficient Habits

Clark Reed Clark Reed is tops in fuel efficiency at Nussbaum Transportation. (Phillip Adams)

When it comes to fuel economy, Clark Reed is the top performer at Nussbaum Transportation, which nearly seven years ago instituted a program through which performance coaches work with drivers to improve the fleet’s fuel economy.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 30, 2018

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