Fuel

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Auto Industry Seeks States’ Support on Emissions Rules

The automobile industry is focusing on state lawmakers in an effort to head off any plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions similarly to California, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Transport Topics
May 5, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Fuel Cards Offer New Services as Competition Intensifies

Competition among fuel-card providers to keep major fleets is intensifying as carriers seek to mitigate the $4-a-gallon cost of fuel by paying closer attention to how it’s purchased.

May 5, 2008
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Rises 3.4¢ to $4.177

U.S. retail diesel prices set a record for the third consecutive week as the national average rose 3.4 cents a gallon to $4.177, according to data from the Department of Energy.

May 5, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Gains 3.4¢ to Record $4.177

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The national average price of diesel fuel rose to a new record high, gaining 3.4 cents to $4.177 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
April 29, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Truckers Protest in Washington Over High Fuel Prices

Hundreds of truck drivers descended on Washington Monday to protest high diesel prices, WRC-4 television reported on its Web site.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Hits Record Near $120 a Barrel

Edouard Gluck/Blooomberg News

Crude oil prices hit an all-time record in Monday, hitting $119.93 a barrel in pre-market electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

ATA Officer Calls for Oil Release From SPR

WASHINGTON — The government should not only stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, but also consider releasing oil to help lower the price of diesel fuel, Dave Berry, chairman of the American Trucking Associations’ environmental and energy policy committee, told Congress last week.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Truckload Carriers Trim Fleets as Freight Declines, Fuel Rises

Truckload carriers are slashing capacity at the highest rate in a decade in an effort to bring supply and demand into balance as fuel prices skyrocket and demand withers, according to industry experts.

April 28, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government

Used Truck Prices Buoyed by Rising Foreign Demand

An unprecedented wave of exports, mostly to Russia, has cushioned a downturn in the Class 8 used-truck business, which has been hurt by high fuel prices and a weak freight market, according to industry executives.

April 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel, Gas Set Records

U.S. retail fuel prices continued to soar into uncharted territory last week, as the average price of diesel jumped another 8.4 cents to $4.143 a gallon and gasoline gained 11.9 cents to $3.508, the Department of Energy reported.

April 28, 2008

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