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DOE Lowers Forecast for Fuel Prices

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The prices of oil, gasoline, heating oil and diesel all will average lower next year than earlier forecast, as global demand slows with the slowing world economy, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

October 7, 2008
Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 8.4¢ to $3.875; Gas Plunges 14.8¢ to $3.484

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After a one-week pause in its downward trend last week, diesel resumed its decline, falling 8.4 cents to $3.875 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

October 7, 2008
Fuel, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Qualcomm Offers In-Cab Scanning

Qualcomm Inc. added an in-cab scanning service to its mobile computing system, and launched a new reporting module designed to help carriers monitor how much fuel their drivers are burning, the company said last week.

October 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Industry Gathers in Crescent City as Global Financial Crisis Deepens

Trucking industry leaders gathering in New Orleans this week at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition will hear from experts on topics including the current financial turmoil, the upcoming elections, and preparations for next year’s highway bill and the 2010 engine emissions rules.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Ports ‘Soft Launch’ Truck Plan with O-O Ban Still Unsettled

The California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach formally launched their clean-trucks programs last week without any apparent major glitches, although activity at some terminals was initially reported to be lighter than usual, with fewer trucks showing up at the gates.

October 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Price Decline Pauses

The average price of retail diesel fuel rose 0.1 cent last week to $3.959, following 10 straight weeks of declines, according to the De-partment of Energy.

October 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Gains 0.1¢ to $3.959; Oil Falls Below $100 a Barrel

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price rose 0.1 cent to $3.959 a gallon, its first increase in 11 weeks, the Department of Energy said Monday.

September 30, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Demand for Fuel Optimization Product Gains as Pump Prices Increase, TMW Systems Says

ORLANDO, Fla. — A fuel-optimization module acquired 12 months ago has since become a leading growth product for software vendor TMW Systems, which held its annual user conference in the heart of this resort-rich peninsula last week.

September 29, 2008
Business, Fuel

EPA Awards $3.4 Million in Clean Diesel Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday announced the first $3.4 million for clean diesel projects under the agency’s diesel emissions reduction program.

September 29, 2008
Fuel, Business

Clean Energy Building CNG Fueling Stations Near Airports

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said Monday it will own, operate and supply fuel for new compressed natural gas public access stations to support ground operations at airports in Atlanta and Oklahoma City.

September 29, 2008