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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Proposes Tightening Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing the amount of ozone in the air, which trucking industry and manufacturing officials said could lead to retrofits of older trucks.

July 9, 2007
Fuel, Government

Conn. Hikes Diesel Tax 11 Cents

Diesel fuel taxes in Connecticut increased 11 cents a gallon to 37 cents from 26 cents on July 1.

July 9, 2007
Fuel, Government

Trust Fund Problems Hyped, House Transport Head Says

 A key congressional Democrat said dire pronouncements about the state of the Highway Trust Fund are driven by the Bush administration’s antipathy to a fuel-tax increase and its affinity for tolls and privatization.

July 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Industry’s Largest Carrier Turns 100

Order a T-shirt from Jockey online or send your Toshiba laptop for repair, and your new shirt probably will arrive the next day, your repaired computer within the week. Both likely will come from Worldport, UPS Inc.’s 4 million-square-foot international air hub in Louisville, Ky.

July 9, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Dips 0.6¢ to $2.829

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The average retail price of U.S. diesel fuel fell 0.6 cent to $2.829 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

July 3, 2007
Business, Fuel

McDonald’s to Convert Cooking Oil to Biodiesel in U.K.

Fast-food chain McDonald’s plans to convert all of its delivery vehicles in the United Kingdom to run on biodiesel, using spent cooking oil, the BBC reported on its Web site.

July 2, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

DOT, California at Odds Over Emissions Plan

The U.S. Transportation Department believes that California’s plan to enact a program to cut global-warming emissions from vehicles is a state-level fuel-economy rule, Bloomberg reported.

July 2, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Varied Oil Charges Make Forecasts Difficult, Analysts Say

James Burr likens the job of forecasting diesel fuel prices to that of a television weatherman.

July 2, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Estes Revamps, Renames Air Forwarding Unit

Estes Express Lines said Friday that its Estes Air division will be reorganized as Estes Air Forwarding LLC, effective Sunday, July 1.

June 29, 2007
Fuel, Business

Oil Tops $70 a Barrel

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

Oil futures moved briefly past $70 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since September before receding, after an Energy Department report showed that gasoline and distillate fuel inventories declined last week, Bloomberg reported.

June 28, 2007