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
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

China's Shenzhen Quietly Emerges as Megacity With Electric-Vehicle Focus

A Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group electric bus A Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group electric bus stands plugged to a Potevio Co. charging station at a public transportation hub in Shenzhen, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The shift to electric vehicles that China has been pushing more than any other country has put Shenzhen at the leading edge of something unprecedented: the quieter city

Blake Schmidt | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Aperia Offers Chrome Wheel Cover Option

Chrome Wheel Cover Aperia's Carter speaks during an industry tradeshow in 2017. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Aperia Technologies Inc., a supplier of tire-inflation technologies for commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, announced the release of a new chrome cover for the Halo Tire Inflator.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Drowning in Dirty Water, Permian Seeks $22 Billion Lifeline

Permian Workers connect drill bits and collars used to extract petroleum on a drilling rig in the Permian Basin outside of Midland, Texas. (Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News)

In the dry, dusty plains of West Texas, home to America’s most prolific oil play, the problem isn’t too little water, it’s too much of it.

David Wethe and Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Pioneering Tanker Driver's Passing Mourned by Alaska Trucking Community

Dalton Highway outside of Deadhorse, Alaska Dalton Highway outside of Deadhorse, Alaska. (Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities via AP)

Joy Wiebe, a Dalton Highway veteran said to be the only woman driving fuel tankers to Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oil fields, died in a rollover crash early on Aug. 24.

Zaz Hollander | Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News
August 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt Factory Installs Aero Devices for P.A.M.

Aerodynamic Device P.A.M. Transportation will be adding 550 new Peterbilt 579 trucks to its fleet with FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits factory installed by Peterbilt. (FlowBelow Aero Inc.)

P.A.M. Transportation Services is beginning to take delivery of 550 new Peterbilt Motors Co. trucks that the manufacturer will factory install with FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits, the aftermarket supplier announced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Maersk Sees Fuel Bill Soaring by $2 Billion From 2020 Rules

Maersk Emerald The container ship Maersk Emerald is unloaded at the Port of Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)

A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, said adhering to stricter environmental standards could add at least $2 billion to its annual fuel bill from 2020.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Trucker Shortage Forces Some Restaurants to Buy Local

Tomato salad on a plate Sara Moulton via AP

A labor crunch in the trucking industry is making it more expensive to deliver everything from apples to zucchini. And restaurants of all kinds are turning to local ingredients to avoid surging shipping costs.

Leslie Patton | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2018