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Crude Oil Falls to $118 a Barrel

Oil prices continued to plunge Tuesday, falling more than $3 in early trading to $118 a barrel as a tropical storm did minimal damage in the Gulf of Mexico and speculation that slower economic growth will curb demand, Bloomberg reported.

August 5, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Volvo Offers Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it is now offering Bendix heavy-duty air disc brakes on Volvo VN and VT model trucks.

August 4, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

Study Cites Alternative Fuels’ Role in Emissions Reduction

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies found the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reductions goal of 30% by 2025 to be feasible and said that alternative fuels, vehicle fuel efficiency and reducing vehicle miles traveled were central to reaching the goal, the Associated Press reported.

August 4, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA Sues to Block Driver Plans at L.A. and Long Beach Ports

American Trucking Associations last week asked a federal court to block emission-reduction plans by the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that include concessionaire requirements the group said “unlawfully re-regulated the federally de-regulated trucking industry.”

August 4, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel Falls 11.5¢ to $4.603

The national average retail price of diesel fell 11.5 cents to $4.603 a gallon last week, the largest one-week drop in nearly two years and the second consecutive weekly decline, the Department of Energy reported.

August 4, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Bridgestone Firestone to Hike Prices by Up to 10%

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire said Thursday that it will raise prices by up to 10% on all of its truck, bus, pickup and passenger tires because of higher raw materials costs and persistently high fuel prices.

July 31, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Down 11.5 Cents to $4.603 a Gallon

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The average retail price of U.S. diesel plunged 11.5 cents to $4.603 a gallon, the biggest drop of the year, the Department of Energy said Monday.

July 28, 2008
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Down 11.5 Cents to $4.603 a Gallon

The national average price of retail diesel fell 11.5 cents to $4.603 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Monday.

July 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Highway Funds Dwindle as Drivers Cut Back, Journal says

Record fuel prices are prompting U.S. motorists to park their vehicles in record numbers, adding to concerns that federal highway funds will be inadequate to cover needed infrastructure projects, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

July 28, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

EPA Postpones Decision on Texas Request To Cut National Renewable Fuel Mandate

The Environmental Protection Agency postponed until early August its decision on whether to grant a request from Texas to cut the national renewable fuels mandate in half, citing the huge number of comments EPA has received on the issue, which has pitted livestock growers against grain producers.

July 28, 2008

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