Fuel
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Estes Becomes TSA-Security Compliant for Air Cargo

Less-than-truckload carrier Estes Express Lines, Richmond, Va., said Monday it has become one of the first major LTL carriers to become Security Compliant with the Transportation Security Administration.

Transport Topics
April 1, 2008
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Declines 2.5¢ to $3.964; Gasoline Climbs to Record $3.29

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel’s national average pump price saw its first decline in two months, falling 2.5 cents Monday to $3.964 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

Transport Topics
April 1, 2008
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Editorial: Technological Solutions

Little wonder that fuel efficiency was a major focus of equipment and service vendors exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 31, 2008
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Accuride, Benecor to Distribute Urea

Accuride Corp., a maker of wheels, chassis parts and seat assemblies for commercial trucks and trailers, said it will form a joint venture with Benecor Inc. to distribute diesel exhaust fluid, or urea, at truck stops, fuel stations and fleet locations.

Transport Topics
March 31, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Fuel Efficiency in Spotlight at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Talk of fuel efficiency and reduced engine emissions largely displaced glitz and chrome at center stage at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 31, 2008
Business, Fuel

Emissions Debate Heats Up as Daimler Defends SCR

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The simmering debate among truck makers over the best way to meet the government’s much tighter emissions mandate suddenly got a lot hotter here last week, as Daimler Truck executives aggressively struck back at competitors’ negative comments about the technology they have chosen — selective catalytic reduction.

March 31, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Tops Previous High

The average retail price of U.S. diesel rose another 1.5 cents a gallon to $3.989 last week, extending to five the string of record-high fuel prices recorded by the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

March 31, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

UTI Worldwide’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Decline

Air and ocean freight forwarder UTi Worldwide said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 20% to $18 million, or 18 cents a share, including a restructuring charge that cut earnings by 6 cents a share.

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

ATA Calls on Feds to Help Solve Fuel-Price ‘Crisis’

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations called for a series of steps by the federal government to alleviate it what it said was a crisis for the trucking industry caused by soaring fuel prices.

Transport Topics
March 28, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

UPS Puts 167 CNG Delivery Vans Into Service

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said Thursday it has put 167 compressed-natural-gas-powered delivery vehicles into service in Texas, Georgia and California.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2008

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