Fuel
Fuel, Business, Logistics

Diesel Jumps 15.5¢ to Record $3.974 a Gallon

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average jumped another 15.5 cents Monday, to $3.974 a gallon, for its fourth straight record high, the Department of Energy said Monday.

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March 18, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

EPA to Award $5 Million for Midwest Clean-Diesel Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative said Friday today announced that it expects to award about $5 million in grants for diesel-emission reduction projects in five Midwestern states.

Transport Topics
March 17, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

ATA Projects Record Diesel Fuel Costs for 2008

American Trucking Associations is projecting a record high diesel fuel bill for the trucking industry this year, at $135 billion.

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March 17, 2008
Fuel, Business

Volvo Displays ‘Green’ Trucks to Run on Alternative Fuels

WASHINGTON — Global truck producer Volvo AB recently demonstrated trucks that can run on one of seven different alternative fuels, but company officials said they could not forecast when an over-the-road model of any of these seven trucks might be available.

March 17, 2008
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Schneider Sets Fuel-Hauling Service

Truckload carrier Schneider National said Monday it has added fuel-hauling capabilities to its bulk hauling division.

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March 17, 2008
Business, Fuel

Con-way Drops Truck Speeds to Cut Carbon, Save on Fuel

Less-than-truckload carrier Con-way Freight announced last week that it will set speed governors on its trucks at a maximum of 62 mph, down from 65 mph — a move the company said will cut its diesel consumption by about 3.2 million gallons a year.

March 17, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Jumps to $3.819 a Gallon

The U.S. average retail diesel price broke its record high for the third straight week, surging to $3.819 a gallon and topping $4 a gallon in some places, pushed by soaring crude oil prices that also set all-time highs and closed above $110 a barrel for the first time in history.

March 17, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Sets Emissions Standards for Trains, Ships

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Railroad locomotive engines and marine vessels will be subject to new clean air standards that would sharply reduce particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.

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March 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Sets New Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency reduced its primary eight-hour ozone standard to 0.075 parts per million from 0.084 ppm to comply with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

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March 14, 2008
Business, Fuel

Oil Closes Over $110 a Barrel

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Crude oil closed above $110 a barrel for the first time Thursday after hitting an intraday record $111, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2008

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