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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, Logistics

Utility Trailer Teams Up With Germany’s Schmitz Cargobull

Utility Trailer and Schmitz Cargobull

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. unveiled plans Sept. 11 for a joint venture with Germany’s Schmitz Cargobull Corp. that will be known as Cargobull North America.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2023

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Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Issues Could Worsen Due to Lack of Crude From OPEC+

Diesel pump

The diesel market is pricing in a crisis, one that soon could get even worse because of a lack of the type of crude that’s good for making the fuel.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
September 13, 2023
Business, Fuel

BP CEO Looney Quits Over Past Relationships With Colleagues

Bernard Looney

BP Plc CEO Bernard Looney has resigned over the failure to fully disclose past relationships with colleagues.

Laura Hurst | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Clean Fuel Demand Pushing Biofuel Growth

Biodiesel tanker truck

U.S. biofuel production is burgeoning in the race to meet federal and state government mandates to lower heavy truck emissions.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2023
Government, Fuel

Diesel Price Rises 4.8¢ to $4.54 a Gallon

Truck fueling at a truck stop

The national average diesel price kept on its upward course, climbing 4.8 cents to reach $4.54, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 11.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

The Trucking Industry Tackles Carbon Tracking

GXO warehouse

As corporate reporting on greenhouse gas emissions becomes commonplace, more shippers will turn to their freight transportation providers for help tracking their carbon footprints.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
September 8, 2023
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Card Skimming at Truck Stops Is a Huge Problem for Fleets

Truck driver refueling

Many of us have had to deal with the unfor­tunate prob­lem of credit card fraud. You look at your monthly card statement and your eyes get wide after seeing the total.

Spencer Barkoff | Co-founder and President, Relay Payments
September 8, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking’s Many Roads to Decarbonization

truck and warehouse

Trucking already has made strides to reduce emissions but carriers will need to comply with stricter regulations ahead. So how will the industry achieve these carbon reduction goals?

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 8, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Prices Up 1.7¢ in Seventh Straight Increase

Diesel storage tank being refilled

Diesel prices climbed for the seventh week in a row, although the increase was a modest 1.7 cents a gallon nationally.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 5, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Battery Maker Clarios Expands Low-Voltage Systems

Clarios CEO Mark Wallace

Global battery supplier Clarios is expanding its engineering capabilities and developing new technologies to meet the shifting power demands of modern vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 5, 2023