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Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

vw Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has cost the company more than $30 billion.

Peter Blumberg | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

TMC Annual Meeting Goes ‘Beyond the Frontier of Maintenance’

ATA Share the Road truck at TMC 2018 The ATA Share The Road Truck at TMC 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The evolution of trucks and truck maintenance is apparent in key highlights on the agenda for the upcoming annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Partisan Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Mechanism

fuel pump Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the congressional committees tasked with crafting an infrastructure policy bill continue to disagree over a sustainable approach for ensuring the country’s transportation network is funded long term.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Clean Energy Fuels Goes All In on Renewable Natural Gas

Truck refueling at Clean Energy Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it would convert all its natural gas fuel to its renewable product, Redeem, by 2025 as it positions itself to offer the cleanest available fuel alternative to diesel through a broad distribution network.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Fuel Tax Hike Coming to Alabama in New Infrastructure Law

Kay Ivey Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey holds a news conference March 4 after deadly tornadoes hit the state. (Vasha Hunt/AP)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law the Rebuild Alabama Act, which includes a fuel tax increase to support infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Cuts Oil Production Forecast for First Time in Six Months

oil Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News

The U.S. government cut its oil production forecast for the first time in six months as drillers scale back in smaller shale plays and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Stephen Cunningham | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Advances Changes to Unleash Sales of Ethanol-Blend Gasoline

Fuel Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration on March 12 advanced a plan meant to expand the U.S. market for corn-based ethanol and place trading restrictions on credits that refiners use to prove they are using biofuel.

Mario Parker and Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

National League of Cities Offers Guide on User Fee Programs

Aerial view of I-84 i-84waterbury.com

Local leaders interested in testing programs that assess a fee to those using their roadways now have a guide. The National League of Cities published on March 11 its report “Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems,” which makes the case that states and cities should explore such fundraising mechanisms.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Gambling Expands at Pa. Truck Stops, but Opponents Continue Fight

Truck Stops Rutter's via YouTube

Four Pennsylvania truck stops are the latest to have been given conditional approval to operate video gaming terminals at their facilities, the latest step in a long-running, controversial effort in the state to introduce the gambling devices in truck stops and convenience stores.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Lion Electric Announces Battery-Electric Class 8

Lion electric truck The LION Electric/YouTube

The Lion Electric Co. announced its first all-electric Class 8, a day cab model.

March 11, 2019

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