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Sept. 8 Hearing Set for ATA Suit on Calif. Ports’ Clean Truck Plan

American Trucking Associations said the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles has set a Sept. 8 hearing date on ATA’s motion for preliminary injunction on the harbor commissions of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif.

August 18, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Editorial: Fuel Prices Power Technology

We’ve now had four reasonably sharp weekly declines in the national average price of diesel fuel. While retail prices have dropped more than 41 cents a gallon over that span, the average is still astronomically high — $1.506 more than the average one year ago.

August 18, 2008
Business, Fuel

N.C. Ethanol Plant to Open Next Year

A $100 million ethanol plant built by a company that also plans to invest in a carbon dioxide plant and a trucking company and is scheduled to open in North Carolina next year, the Associated Press reported.

August 18, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment

Cummins Reverses Course, Will Use SCR for 2010 Engines

Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. last week reversed its decision to use only exhaust-gas recirculation to meet 2010 emission standards and said it would instead use urea-based selective catalytic reduction to cut the new engines’ fuel consumption.

August 18, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 14.9¢ to $4.353 a Gallon

The national diesel average declined 14.9 cents last week to $4.353 a gallon, the fourth straight drop that has lowered the price of trucking’s main fuel by 41.1 cents a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

August 18, 2008
Business, Fuel

Oil Closes Week Below $114

Edouard Gluck/Blooomberg News

Crude oil continued its slide of the last few weeks, falling $1.58 Friday to close the trading week at $113.43 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg reported.

August 15, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Deutsche Post Chief Defends DHL-UPS Air Deal

DHL

Deutsche Post Chief Executive Officer Frank Appel defended the company’s DHL unit’s pending deal with UPS Inc. under which DHL Express would contract out its North American air operations to UPS, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

August 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment

Cummins to Add SCR Technology in 2010 Engines

Bloomberg News

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Wednesday it will add selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to its heavy-duty 2010 engines.

August 13, 2008
Fuel, Business

Diesel to Average $4.18 This Year, DOE Says

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel will average $4.18 a gallon this year and $4.27 in 2009, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

August 12, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Plunges 14.9¢ to $4.353

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price continued to slide Monday, falling 14.9 cents to $4.353 a gallon, the Energy Department said.

August 12, 2008

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