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Diesel Hits Record $3.552 a Gallon

The average retail price of diesel fuel jumped 15.6 cents a gallon to a new record of $3.552 last week, more than 10 cents above the previous record, which was set Nov. 26.

March 3, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Editorial: Skyrocketing Fuel Prices Add Pain

As if a slowing economy, depressed housing and auto markets and sharply rising consumer prices aren’t bad enough news for trucking, fuel prices are skyrocketing again.

March 3, 2008
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Tops $102 a Barrel, Sets New Record


Crude oil prices reached another record close on Thursday, passing the $102 a barrel mark as investor flocked to commodities as a hedge against the falling dollar, Bloomberg News reported.

February 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Hours of Service, Hard Questions, Fuel Discounts

After spending more than 32 years in this industry, nothing really surprises me anymore. However, with regards to all the political groups who seem to know more about our industry than we do, their members are probably the first to complain when the new stove, washer-dryer, etc., isn’t delivered on time.

February 27, 2008
Fuel, Government, Business

Oil Soars Past $102; Fuel Prices Seen Straining Economy

Crude oil rose to more than $102 barrel in early trading Wednesday, the first time it has topped that level, Bloomberg reported.

February 27, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Jumps 15.6¢ to a Record $3.552 a Gallon

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The national average price of diesel fuel jumped 15.6 cents to a record $3.552 a gallon, shattering the previous mark set three months ago by 10.8 cents, the Department of Energy said Monday.

February 26, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

California to Enforce Engine Label Rule

Citations issued by the California Air Resources Board for engine emission control labels that are missing or have been tampered with now carry penalties of as much as $800, the agency said.

February 25, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Port Adopts Clean-Truck Plan, Rejects Owner-Operator Ban

Long Beach officials last week put finishing touches on a sweeping, unprecedented set of rules aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from the 17,000 drayage trucks working at the huge California container port, rejecting the plan’s most controversial feature that would have forced independent owner-operators to work for larger carriers.

February 25, 2008
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Fuel Jumps 11.6¢ to $3.396

U.S. retail diesel prices soared 11.6 cents last week to a national average of $3.396 a gallon, the highest level since early December, the Department of Energy reported.

February 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Knight Puts 1,000th 2007 Tractor Into Service

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation said it has taken delivery of its 1,000 tractor certified to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2007 emission standards.

February 21, 2008