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ATA Unveils Sustainability Plan; Backs Truck Fuel-Use Standard

American Trucking Associations launched a major initiative to meet the industry’s growing fuel-price crisis, supporting for the first time national truck fuel-economy standards.

May 12, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price Slips 2.8¢ to $4.149

The average price of retail diesel slipped 2.8 cents last week from its all-time record — the first decline in four weeks — as the Department of Energy released a prediction that prices would remain above $4 a gallon for the foreseeable future.

May 12, 2008
Fuel

FedEx Cuts Fourth-Quarter Earnings Outlook

FedEx Corp. said late Friday it is cutting its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings guidance, blaming a steep increase in fuel costs.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 9, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA Unveils Sustainability Initiative for Trucking Industry

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American Trucking Associations and a group of trucking companies Thursday launched a program of initiatives to move the trucking industry toward a more sustainable future, which includes steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from heavy trucks.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Wholesale Inventories Decline in March

Wholesale inventories fell 0.1% in March, led by a decline in crude oil supplies, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Atlas Air Reports First-Quarter Loss

Air cargo company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said Thursday it lost $5.3 million, or 25 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with a profit of $6.2 million, or 29 cents, a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Surges Past $123 a Barrel

Chris Van Houten/Trans Pixs

Oil prices continued to surge, pushing past $123 a barrel for the first time Wednesday, even as a Department of Energy report showed supplies improved last week, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

ATA Calls for 65-MPH Speed Limit to Curb Fuel Consumption

An American Trucking Associations official asked a congressional panel to set a national speed limit of 65 miles per hour, as part of a series of steps ATA said would support the trucking industry’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and address the escalating cost of diesel.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: Idling, Govt. and Fuel, Owner-Operators, Time for Protest

Your front-page article April 7 about auxiliary power units possibly saving on fuel quoted an APU maker’s spokesman who stated (like many others I have seen) that idling truck engines use up to 1.8 gallons of fuel an hour.

May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Boosts Diesel-Price Forecast

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel will average $3.94 per gallon at the pump this year — more than a dollar over last year’s average and higher than the $3.62 forecast issued last month, the Department of Energy said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2008

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