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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Sets Emissions Standards for Trains, Ships

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Railroad locomotive engines and marine vessels will be subject to new clean air standards that would sharply reduce particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.

March 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Sets New Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency reduced its primary eight-hour ozone standard to 0.075 parts per million from 0.084 ppm to comply with the requirements of the Clean Air Act.

March 14, 2008
Business, Fuel

Oil Closes Over $110 a Barrel

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Crude oil closed above $110 a barrel for the first time Thursday after hitting an intraday record $111, Bloomberg reported.

March 13, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Boosts Fuel-Price Forecast

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The Department of Energy sharply boosted its projection for diesel prices, saying it will average $3.45 a gallon this year — 57 cents above last year’s average — and $3.70 in March and April.

March 11, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Soars 16.1¢ to $3.819; Gasoline Sets Record $3.225

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The price of retail diesel fuel jumped 16.1 cents to a third straight record, reaching a national average of $3.819 a gallon, and gasoline hit a new record, the Department of Energy said Monday.

March 11, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Forward Air to Buy Houston Firm

Forward Air Corp. said it will buy transportation firm Pinch Holdings and a related company, AFTCO Enterprises, for an undisclosed sum.

March 11, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Con-way Reducing Its Fleet Speed to 62 MPH

Less-than-truckload company Con-way Freight said Monday it has turned back the speed governors on its 8,400-tractor fleet to run at a maximum 62 miles per hour, down from a previous 65 mph, in an effort to improve fuel conservation and reduce carbon emissions.

March 10, 2008
Fuel, Business

Survey Says 70% of Carriers Are Satisfied With ’07 Engines

A survey of 87 trucking companies operating 2007-model engines showed 70% were satisfied with them, but fuel economy, soot filters and onboard computers were the top complaints of those that were not satisfied.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA Seeks to Block Calif. Port Talks Over Clean Trucks Proposals

American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to block the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and terminal operators from discussing and entering into agreements related to the ports’ clean trucks program.

March 10, 2008
Business, Government, Fuel

CARB Set to Distribute $25 Million in Truck Retrofit, Replacement Grants

California environmental regulators said they will soon decide how to distribute early grants totaling $25 million for truck retrofits and replacements to help reduce diesel emissions at the state’s ports and intermodal facilities.

March 10, 2008