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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.

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Think Tank Urges DOT to Begin National VMT Fee Pilot

A Washington think tank is encouraging the federal government to proceed with a legislatively mandated national pilot program to explore the viability of a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2023

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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Florida Starts to Recover as Idalia Rain Hits North Carolina

Florida has started to dig out from the aftermath of Idalia, which weakened to a tropical storm even as it brought heavy rain across Georgia and the Carolinas.

August 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Composite Use Cuts International SuperTruck II Mass by 60%

Navistar’s International SuperTruck II achieved a 60% reduction in weight compared with the baseline model due to a composite cab and trailer box, TPI Composites said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Urges Zero-Emission Approach That Goes Beyond EVs

Alternatives for reducing emissions that go beyond a federal regulatory push to expand use of battery-electric  trucks exist for both near- and longer-term applications, experts said.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Five States Issue Emergency Commercial Vehicle Orders

Florida and four other states issued emergency waivers for commercial motor vehicles that remain in effect for varying periods up to a month to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Climbs to $4.475 a Gallon

Diesel prices lurched forward another 8.6 cents a gallon to reach $4.475 for the national average, according to data from the Energy Information Administration released Aug. 28.

August 28, 2023
Government, Safety, Fuel

Florida Faces Fuel Squeeze as Barge Traffic Falls

Florida is facing a potential squeeze on fuel supplies as shipments into the state slow just as demand is rising from consumers preparing for the threat of a major hurricane.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: A Global View of Decarbonization

The trucking industry is the backbone of the economy. Finding the right balance between cutting emissions and continuing to effectively meet demand is our ultimate green mission.

Umberto de Pretto | Secretary General, IRU
August 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

VinFast Surges Above $200 Billion

Unprofitable Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast Auto Pte Ltd. is now worth more than the likes of Goldman Sachs Group and Boeing Co.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BYD’s Growth Slows as China’s Auto Price War Takes Its Toll

BYD Co. reported its weakest revenue growth in more than a year in a potential sign of the damage discounting has done in China, the world’s biggest auto market.

Danny Lee | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2023