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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.

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
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Looks to Trucking for Ways to Accelerate Deliveries of Model 3 Cars

Teslas on a car carrier Teslas arrive at a dealership in Littleton, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Elon Musk is doing everything he can to speed up deliveries of the Tesla Model 3, including the tantalizing prospect that he may have purchased a trucking company to augment capacity provided by existing vehicle haulers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Department of Interior Moves to Expand Drilling in Alaskan Oil Reserve

Alaska Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is moving to expand the territory open for oil exploration in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve, a process that could shift drilling rigs closer to herds of caribou and flocks of threatened birds.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Fleet Management, Technology Deemed Essential for Cutting Freight Emissions

Sophie Punte Sophie Punte of the Smart Freight Centre cited better fleet management and logistics planning as key strategies for reducing freight emissions. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Global efforts to improve freight efficiency and reduce carbon emissions will require a multifaceted approach that includes not only vehicle technology, but also better fleet management and capacity utilization, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 19, 2018

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