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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA Unveils Sustainability Initiative for Trucking Industry

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American Trucking Associations and a group of trucking companies Thursday launched a program of initiatives to move the trucking industry toward a more sustainable future, which includes steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from heavy trucks.

May 8, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Wholesale Inventories Decline in March

Wholesale inventories fell 0.1% in March, led by a decline in crude oil supplies, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

May 8, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Atlas Air Reports First-Quarter Loss

Air cargo company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said Thursday it lost $5.3 million, or 25 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with a profit of $6.2 million, or 29 cents, a year ago.

May 8, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Surges Past $123 a Barrel

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Oil prices continued to surge, pushing past $123 a barrel for the first time Wednesday, even as a Department of Energy report showed supplies improved last week, Bloomberg reported.

May 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

ATA Calls for 65-MPH Speed Limit to Curb Fuel Consumption

An American Trucking Associations official asked a congressional panel to set a national speed limit of 65 miles per hour, as part of a series of steps ATA said would support the trucking industry’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and address the escalating cost of diesel.

May 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: Idling, Govt. and Fuel, Owner-Operators, Time for Protest

Your front-page article April 7 about auxiliary power units possibly saving on fuel quoted an APU maker’s spokesman who stated (like many others I have seen) that idling truck engines use up to 1.8 gallons of fuel an hour.

May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Boosts Diesel-Price Forecast

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Diesel fuel will average $3.94 per gallon at the pump this year — more than a dollar over last year’s average and higher than the $3.62 forecast issued last month, the Department of Energy said.

May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DeFazio Says Congress Should Help Truckers Hit by Fuel Costs

A key Congressman said lawmakers should help the trucking industry cope with diesel prices that have risen 45% in the past year, Bloomberg reported.

May 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Oil Soars Past $122; Regulators Considering More Oversight

With oil soaring to new records — crude surged past $122 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time — federal regulators are considering stricter regulation of the oil industry, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls 2.8¢ to $4.149; Gasoline, Oil Reach Records

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The national average price of diesel fuel fell for the first time in a month, declining 2.8 cents to $4.149 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

May 6, 2008