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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, Safety, Fuel

Pollution Worsened in 2018 Because of Two Overlooked Sectors, Research Suggests

Pollution Robyn Beck/Associated Press

In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters — think: power plants, trucks and cars — get the most attention from policymakers. New research suggests a broader view might be called for.

Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt Unveils Electric Medium-Duty Truck at CES

Electric Medium-Duty Truck Model 220EV (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt Motors Co. has unveiled an all-electric medium-duty truck, adding a third model to its emerging electric-vehicle lineup.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 8, 2019
Business, Fuel

US Eagle Ford Growth Seen Stalling in 2019 on Lower Prices

Oil Rig Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Drillers in the Eagle Ford, a Texas shale oil patch, likely will scale back activity in 2019 as lower crude prices eat into cash flows, according to consulting firm Rystad Energy AS.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2019
Government, Fuel

Oil Extends Longest Rally in 17 Months as Supplies Seen Tighter

Oil Rig Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg News

Oil extended its longest run of daily gains in 17 months on renewed efforts by the U.S. and China to reach a trade deal, and expectations the market will be tightened by OPEC’s output cuts.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Average Drops 3.5¢ to $3.013 a Gallon

Trucks refuel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.5 cents to $3.013 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Jan. 7, even as crude oil prices saw renewed vigor and broached the mark of $50 per barrel.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA Pushes Ahead With Automated Driving, Other New Technology on Flagship Cascadia

DTNA Martin Daum speaks at the event. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America announced SAE Level 2 automated driving will be available beginning in July on its flagship Freightliner Cascadia model, calling it an industry first.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Government, Fuel

Oil Set for Longest Gain in 17 Months on US Economy, OPEC Cuts

Oil Rig Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News

Oil headed for its longest stretch of daily gains in more than 17 months as the U.S. Federal Reserve sought to ease investor concerns, China moved to stimulate its economy and OPEC production cutbacks took effect.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
January 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Infrastructure, Trade Loom Large for Trucking in the New Year

Infrastructure stellalevi

Infrastructure and trade loom large for trucking in the year ahead as freight carriers adjust to a slower, but still positive, rate of economic growth in 2019, according to industry experts interviewed by Transport Topics.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 4, 2019
Government, Fuel

2019 Gas Prices Predicted to Be Volatile, but Lower Overall

Gas Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The projected $2.70 a gallon pump price for 2019 is 3 cents lower than 2018 levels, although this year’s high could reach $3 as soon as May and top $4 in some cities, according to GasBuddy’s Price Fuel Outlook. The lower prices have not escaped Trump’s attention, who equated them to a tax cut in a tweet Jan. 1.

Barbara Powell | Bloomberg News
January 2, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Drops 2.9¢ to $3.048 a Gallon

Diesel Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 2.9 cents to $3.048 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported, as crude oil prices hovered around $45 per barrel.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2019