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Fleetmaster Express Celebrates Launch of Two Volvo VNR Electric Trucks

Fleetmaster's two Volvo VNR Electric trucks outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Fleetmaster said the two Volvo VNR Electric trucks will operate out of its Fort Worth, Texas, terminal. (Fleetmaster via Twitter)

Fleetmaster Express marked the launch of the first two Volvo VNR Electric trucks in its fleet with a ceremony in Arlington, Texas , the company announced May 26. 

May 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, For-Hire

Trailer Manufacturers, Suppliers Aim to Help Fleets Curb Fuel Costs

truck and trailer Trailer manufacturers have been working with fleets to improve efficiency and assisting in reducing their fuel consumption and costs. (Stoughton Trailers)

Fleets and shippers have found that monitoring trailer performance plays an important role in achieving optimal fuel savings.

Jack Ferry | Special to Transport Topics
May 31, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

State Lawmakers Take Steps to Advance Hydrogen Fuel

hydrogen fueling Hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks at the Port of L.A. (Port of Los Angeles)

State legislators across the nation are working to create new laws to promote the development and use of hydrogen energy.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

States Make Plays to Become Federal Hydrogen Fuel Hubs

Hydrogen plant A clean hydrogen plant in Indiana. (Wabash Valley Resources)

Like Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, other states across the nation are scrambling to become hydrogen hubs in the hopes of securing some of the $9.5 billion in federal funds for clean hydrogen initiatives.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2022
Business, Fuel

Rivian Manufacturing Chief to Depart in Management Shuffle

Rivian R1T electric vehicle pickup trucks Rivian R1T electric vehicle pickup trucks on the assembly line at the company's manufacturing facility in Normal, Ill. (Jamie Kelter Davis/Bloomberg News)

Rivian Automotive Inc. is shuffling its executive ranks in an effort to help the Amazon.com Inc.-backed company overcome growing pains.

May 27, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Eyes Restarting Idle Refineries

Emissions stacks at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis Emissions stacks at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis, Tenn. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is reaching out to the oil industry to inquire about restarting shuttered refineries, as the White House scrambles to address record-high gasoline prices that are setting off political alarm bells ahead of the midterm elections.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2022
Business, Fuel

More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Gas Prices

High gas prices are shown in Los Angeles High gas prices are shown at a station in Los Angeles on May 24. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country.

May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Slips 4.2¢ to $5.571 a Gallon

Fuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The national average price of diesel dipped for the second week in a row, down this week by 4.2 cents to $5.571 a gallon from $5.613, the Energy Information Administration reported May 23.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Senate Committee Advances Fuel Markets Bill

gas pump Fuel prices at a gas station in New York May 17. (Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg News)

Legislation designed to enhance market transparency and direct the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud or manipulation linked to inflating gasoline prices was approved by a Senate panel.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Spiking Gas and Food Costs Weigh on Biden Biofuel Plans

A drop of E85 hangs at the end of a pump A drop of E85 hangs at the end of a pump. E85 is a mixture of 85% ethanol and gasoline. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Surging gasoline and food costs are weighing on the Biden administration as it prepares to set mandates for the use of renewable fuels.

May 26, 2022

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