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GM Changes Corporate Logo to Plug Its EV Strategy

GM's new logo keeps the blue box, but moves to lowercase script to appear more modern. GM's new logo keeps the blue box, but moves to lowercase script to appear more modern. (GM)

General Motors Co. is changing its corporate logo for the first time in 56 years, giving it a new lowercase script that is designed to look more modern.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Ship Orders Slump 50% With Owners Unsure Which Fuel to Use

Ships sit under construction at a shipyard in South Korea in June. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News) Ships sit under construction at a shipyard in South Korea in June. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

Ship owners facing looming deadlines to use less-polluting fuels have slashed the number of new vessels on order because they don’t know which alternative technology to switch to.

January 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

New Geotab Division Helps Utilities Support EV Adoption

Electric vehicle charging stations Electric vehicle charging stations. (Geotab Energy)

Fleet management solutions provider Geotab unveiled a service Jan. 7 focused on helping utilities support electric vehicle adoption.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

BayoTech Receives More Equity Investment

BayoTech Inc., a developer of on-site hydrogen production systems, announced it received an equity investment of up to $157 million.

January 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

For First Time in Five Years, US Gas Mileage Down, Emissions Up

A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press) A row of unsold 2020 pickup trucks sits at a Ram dealership in Colorado in December 2020. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A new government report says gas mileage for new vehicles dropped and pollution increased in model year 2019 for the first time in five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 6, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

US Imports No Saudi Crude Oil for First Time in 35 Years

An oil pumping jack operates in Texas. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News) An oil pumping jack operates in Texas. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. didn’t import any Saudi crude the week of Dec. 28 for the first time in 35 years, a reversal from just months ago when the Kingdom threatened to upend the American energy industry by unleashing a tsunami of exports into a market decimated by the pandemic.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2021
Business, Fuel

Exxon Reveals Petroleum Product Emissions Data for First Time

Vehicles refuel at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Houston on Oct. 28. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News) Vehicles refuel at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Houston on Oct. 28. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Exxon Mobil Corp. released emissions data on customers’ use of its petroleum products for the first time after coming under pressure from investors.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Continues Upward Trend, Rises 0.5¢ to $2.640

Trucks fueling up at a Pilot station Diesel is 43.9 cents less expensive than it was a year ago during the same week. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The last days of 2020 and the first few of 2021 continued the same trend, with diesel prices rising nationwide.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC+ Meets to Discuss Output Hike, With Saudis Urging Caution

Oil pumping jacks operate in a Russian oilfield in November 2020. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News) Oil pumping jacks operate in a Russian oilfield in November 2020. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Saudi Arabia urged caution as OPEC+ gathered to discuss whether to hike supply again in February, with many countries wary of undermining a fragile recovery.

January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Braces for ‘COVID Hangover’ and Ongoing Battles in 2021

Pete Buttigieg Pete Buttigieg is Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via Associated Press)

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021, the trucking industry will continue to address coronavirus-related challenges while confronting issues that existed long before most people had ever touched a face mask.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2020

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