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Feds Push Coal-Liquid Technologies

Federal officials and the coal industry are making a push for big subsidies to develop technologies to turn coal into liquid fuel, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.803 a Gallon

Diesel fuel's national average price rose 3 cents to $2.803 a gallon last week, while retail gasoline spiked 11.5 cents to an all-time record of $3.218.

May 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Biofuels May Boost Gas Prices, N.Y. Times Says

Michah Walter/Bloomberg News

Continued record high gasoline prices may become a trend, due in part to an expansion in biofuel development, according to some oil executives, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2007
Fuel, Business

Oil Climbs Despite Inventory Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Crude oil rose to near $66 a barrel Wednesday despite a Department of Energy report that showed fuel inventories rose last week, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

CVG to Shutter Seattle Operations

Auto and truck parts supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said Wednesday it will close its Seattle manufacturing facility and transfer operations from there by the end of this year.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Seeks Stricter Greenhouse-Gas Rules

California has asked U.S. regulators for permission to set its own environmental rules for reducing global warming emissions from passenger vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Moves to Protect Fleets From ID Theft

Brent Jones first got word March 27 that his trucking company’s name was being used as part of a freight load board fraud scheme.

May 22, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Rises 3¢ to $2.803; Gas Jumps to Another Record

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price climbed 3 cents to $2.803 a gallon and gasoline continued to soar, setting an all-time record for the second straight week with an 11.5-cent spike to $3.218, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Fuel, Business, Autonomous

UPS Expands ‘Green Fleet’ Hybrids

UPS Inc. said Tuesday it had expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles by adding 50 new hybrid electric delivery trucks.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Makers Oppose Legislation Imposing Fuel-Economy Standards

A Senate proposal that would set fuel-economy standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks conflicts with a current push to reduce engine emissions and would not work without additional research, representatives of the truck manufacturing industry said.

May 21, 2007