Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.
Another $237 Million for Honda Battery Plant Project in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s privatized economic development office has finalized an agreement with Honda to infuse $237 million into development of a massive battery plant project that the Japanese automaker plans to use to transform the state into its North American electric vehicle hub.
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Diesel Drops 8.3¢ to $4.539 a Gallon
The national average price of diesel slid 8.3 cents to $4.539 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Feb. 6.
BMW Hopes to Ride the Wave of Hydrogen Trucking Stations
BMW AG is hoping to piggyback on future hydrogen fueling stations for trucks to help solve the protracted issue of building an expensive infrastructure network for cars powered by the alternative fuel.
House GOP Pursues Conservative Energy Agenda
The new House Republican majority recently launched its oversight agenda of the Biden administration’s energy policy portfolio.
ATA President Chris Spear Presses House Panel on IIJA Oversight, Freight Workforce
WASHINGTON — Advancing supply chain connectivity programs and promoting the freight workforce are priorities American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear called on Congress to pursue over the next two years.
Colorado Renews Emergency Order for Fuel Transport
An ongoing refinery shutdown has prompted Colorado’s governor to extend a fuel supply chain emergency order enabling commercial vehicles to carry heavier fuel loads on state highways for another month.
Daimler Unveils High-Efficiency SuperTruck II
LAS VEGAS — Daimler Truck North America has unveiled its SuperTruck II high-efficiency tractor-trailer combination, featuring freight efficiency gains that the company said are built around equipment and components central to real-world tractor-trailer operation.
DTNA’s John O’Leary Says Infrastructure Challenges Slowing EV Expansion
LAS VEGAS – Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary said charging infrastructure is the key issue limiting further expansion of electric vehicle growth in the trucking industry, and believes his company could be selling more EVs if infrastructure build-out was easier and happening more rapidly.
Diesel Up 1.8¢ to $4.622 in Third Increase of 2023
The national average price of diesel nudged up 1.8 cents to $4.622 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Jan. 30.
Volvo Trucks Expands EV Dealer Network
Volvo Trucks North America has named Bergey’s Truck Centers as its second certified electric vehicle dealership in New Jersey, the company announced Jan. 26.January 30, 2023
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