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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

California Begins Reefer Rule Reporting

The California Air Resources Board said it is now enforcing the identification and reporting requirements for California-based transport refrigeration units on trucks, trailers, shipping containers and rail cars assigned to terminals in the state.

April 20, 2009
Government, Business, Fuel

Calif. Ports’ Dominance Wanes as Shippers Seek Alternatives

Rising costs for container fees, administrative expenses and environmental requirements in the midst of an economic downturn are causing shippers, importers and retailers to consider alternatives to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for shipping their goods, according to trade association officials.

April 20, 2009
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Price Projected to Rise, DOE Says

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Diesel fuel will average $2.23 a gallon this quarter and rise to $2.31 in the third quarter, the Energy Department said.

April 14, 2009
Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 0.1¢ to $2.229 a Gallon

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Diesel rose by less than a penny in its fourth straight increase, gaining 0.1 cent to $2.229 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

April 14, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Opinion: With T&L 2.0, David Can Beat Goliath

Most Transport Topics readers have experienced the current downturn firsthand — dwindling freight demand, fluctuating fuel prices, clean-engine mandates and downward-spiraling leading indicators.

April 13, 2009
Fuel, Business, Equipment

Federal Researchers Confirm Claims Single Wide Tires Boost Fuel Economy

Federal researchers said they have confirmed manufacturers’ claims that single wide tires can boost a truck’s fuel economy, but one tire expert said they may not be suitable for every fleet.

April 13, 2009
Business, Fuel

FleetCor Acquires CLC to Expand Client Services

FleetCor Technologies, which operates an international network of fuel-card programs, said it has acquired Corporate Lodging Consultants from Nautic Partners of Providence, R.I., to broaden its service offerings.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 13, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics

Wabash National Explores Possible Sale

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. said it is exploring strategic alternatives — including divestitures, changes to its capital structure and a merger or a sale — following a default under a revolving credit agreement.

April 13, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics, Fuel

National Diesel Price Increase Moderates

The U.S. diesel average inched up last week 0.7 cent a gallon to $2.228, following two weeks of major increases, while the gasoline price dipped, the Department of Energy reported.

April 13, 2009
Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 0.7¢ to $2.228; Gas Dips 0.9¢ to $2.037

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Diesel rose less than a penny for its third straight increase, gaining 0.7 cent to $2.228 per gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

April 7, 2009