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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, 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
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls Again, Drops 3.5¢ to $3.282 a Gallon

A fueling station at night Bobby Vie/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.5 cents to $3.282 a gallon in data reported Nov. 19 as crude oil prices fell amid persistent concerns about oversupply.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Low-Viscosity Engine Oils Will Support Push for Improved Fuel Economy, Shell Says

Jason Brown Shell’s Jason Brown says low-viscosity engine oils demonstrated significant fuel savings in fuel economy tests around the globe. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The perpetual drive toward improved fuel economy and tighter emission controls for diesel engines will push the trucking industry toward increasingly efficient, low-viscosity engine oils, technology experts at Shell Lubricants said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 19, 2018
Government, Fuel

Iraq Resumes Kirkuk Oil Exports After Yearlong Pause

Baba Gurgur oil processing plant Fires flare off the gas from crude oil at Iraq's oldest oil processing plant in Baba Gurgur, outside of Kirkuk. (Nabil al-Jurani/AP)

BAGHDAD — Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Nov. 16, more than a year after exports were halted over troubles with the autonomous Kurdish administration north of the country.

Associated Press
November 16, 2018