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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.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

New TMC Chairman Kenneth Calhoun Aims to Bolster Technician Recruiting, Training

Kenneth Calhoun Calhoun has about 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Advancing the Technology & Maintenance Council’s efforts to address the trucking industry’s technician shortage and enhancing education and training for entry-level workers are among the top priorities for Kenneth Calhoun, the council’s new general chairman and treasurer.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Congress Returns to Debate Infrastructure, Fiscal 2020 Funding, Nominees

Fiscal 2020 Funding DeFazio (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Policymakers make their way back to Capitol Hill after a weeklong spring recess to continue to stitch together the provisions for a comprehensive infrastructure bill they want to pass by August.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2019
Business, Fuel, Opinion

Opinion: Ensuring Quality of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Can Help Keep Trucks Running Smoothly

Fleet managers and truck drivers both need to understand that the quality of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) going into their vehicles is as important as the quality of the engine oils or fuels used in their vehicles.

Jeffrey Harmening | Team Lead, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, American Petroleum Institute
March 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Lion Sets Class 8 Electric Truck Production for Fall

Lion The Lion8 (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The Lion Electric Co. wants to demystify electric commercial vehicles for its customers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Rises After OPEC Reaffirms Commitment to Production Cuts

Bloomberg News

Oil in New York rose to the highest level this year after OPEC and its partners agreed to go beyond their pledged supply curbs in the coming months.

Tsuyoshi Inajima and Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Diesel Price Drops 0.9¢ to $3.070 a Gallon

closeup of refueling Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 0.9 cent to $3.070 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy, even as crude oil prices broached the $60 mark for the first time in four months.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Component Supplier Hadley Introduces Lightweight Barrier Parts

Jim Green of Hadley Hadley President Jim Green discusses his company's new line of lightweight thermoform barrier products. (John Sommmers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Vehicle component supplier Hadley on March 17 introduced a new line of lightweight, lower-cost thermoform barrier products, made of high density polyethylene.

March 18, 2019
Business, Safety, Fuel

NACFE’s Second ‘Run on Less’ Competition to Focus on Regional Drivers

Run on Less Roeth (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has started to accept applications for its second “Run on Less” competition, focusing on the technologies and vehicle specifications for improving fuel efficiency in trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton Prepares for New Emissions Regulations

New Emissions Regulations Mihai Dorobantu (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Upcoming regulations are expected to call for reducing simultaneously carbon dioxide and nitrogen-oxide emissions — prompting new engine components and processes, including hybrid-electric powertrains, an executive with Eaton Vehicle Group said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Business, Safety, Fuel

Senators Introduce Diesel Emissions Bill

Diesel Emissions Bill Carper (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper led his colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act through fiscal 2024.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2019