Fuel

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Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.

Fuel, Government, Business, Safety

Bill Would Require Ships to Use Clean Fuel

Emissions from cargo ships would be reduced under legislation that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 30, 2008
Business, Fuel

Feds Probing Oil Markets, Journal Says

Federal regulators disclosed a sweeping probe into U.S. oil-market trading and said they were expanding surveillance of energy markets, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Transport Topics
May 30, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Minnesota to Require 20% Biodiesel in 2015

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) signed a bill that will require diesel sold in the state to contain 20% biodiesel content by 2015, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 30, 2008
Business, Fuel

Oil Drops More than $4 to Close Near $126 a Barrel

Crude oil fell more than $4 Thursday to close at $126.62 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 29, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Frozen Food Express to Slow Fleet’s Speed to 62 MPH

Refrigerated truckload carrier Frozen Food Express Industries said Thursday it will lower the maximum speed of its trucks to 62 miles per hour, from 65 mph, in an effort to save money on fuel.

Transport Topics
May 29, 2008
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Closes Above $131 a Barrel

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Crude oil futures jumped more than $2 a barrel Wednesday to close at $131.03 a barrel, not far off the record closing price, Bloomberg reported.

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

UPS to Handle DHL’s North America Air Service

UPS Inc. said Wednesday it will provide air transportation in North America for competitor DHL Express, as DHL works to cut costs.

Transport Topics
May 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology

Letters to the Editor: Ban on Independents, Exporting U.S. Diesel, Ticketing Truckers, Fuel and Emissions

In response to the Los Angeles Port Authority’s looming ban on owner-operators, it never ceases to amaze me that our governmental bodies believe they have autonomous authority over all things.

May 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Ford, American Axle Plan Job Cuts

Ford Motor Co. plans to lay off up to 12% of its salaried employees by August as part of a restructuring in the face of slumping sales and high fuel prices, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
May 28, 2008
Fuel, Business

Diesel Soars 22.6¢ to Record $4.723 a Gallon

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel topped its recent big jumps in soaring 22.6 cents to an average $4.723 a gallon nationwide, for a third straight record high, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 28, 2008

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