Fuel
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air Says 3Q Income to Decline

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, said late Wednesday it expects to earn 35 cents 37 cents for the third quarter, down from a year ago.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 1.3¢ to $3.035

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The national average pump price of diesel fuel fell 1.3 cents to $3.035 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

BAX Sets Mexico Flights

BAX Global said it is expanding its overnight distribution capabilities between the United States, Mexico and Canada by adding an additional air cargo flight into Mexico, starting next Monday.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Fuel, Business

UPS Adding Vehicles to ‘Green Fleet’

UPS Inc. said Monday it was adding 306 alternative fuel vehicles to its “green fleet” by placing an order for 167 compressed natural gas delivery trucks and taking delivery of 139 new propane delivery trucks in North America.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government, Logistics

CTA Calls for ‘Collaborative Strategy’ for SoCal Ports

The California Trucking Association said it is advocating a “collaborative strategy” with Southern California port officials to develop an alternative plan for trucks to meet emission goals.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Equipment, Technology, Safety

CARB Proposes to Mandate Equipment to Make Trucks More Fuel-Efficient by 2010

The California Air Resources Board, in a September staff report, proposed to require Class 8 trucks to be outfitted with fuel-efficiency technologies such as cab fairings, skirts, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems by 2010.

October 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics

EPA Sets Program for Norfolk, Va., Area

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will expand a program to provide lower-cost loans for the purchase of cleaner-burning trucks to drivers in the Norfolk, Va., area.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Business, Fuel

IMCC Opposes SoCal Ports’ Clean Truck Program

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A group representing intermodal carriers has expressed its opposition to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach clean truck program, which the ports predict will increase drayage rates by 80%.

Transport Topics
October 4, 2007
Business, Fuel

Oil Hovers at $80 Following Inventory Report

Crude oil futures fell slightly following a Department of Energy report that showed an increase in inventories last week, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
October 3, 2007
Business, Fuel

Oil Dips Following Inventory Report

Crude oil futures fell slightly following a Department of Energy report that showed an increase in inventories last week, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
October 3, 2007

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