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Towne Air Freight Buys Synergy Cargo Logistics

Towne Air Freight said it acquired Synergy Cargo Logistics, which will give Towne a greater presence in the southwestern United States. Terms were not disclosed.

February 11, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Maintenance Execs Say Costs, DPF Service Are Top ’07 Issues

ORLANDO, Fla. — Uncertainty about the life cycle of key emission control components and higher maintenance costs have emerged as the top concerns fleets have with 2007 heavy-duty diesel engines, maintenance and equipment heads at several major carriers said here.

February 11, 2008
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Following Supply Surge

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Crude oil fell more than $1 a barrel Wednesday following a Department of Energy report that showed inventories of oil, gasoline and distillates all improved last week, Bloomberg reported.

February 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Equipment

Wal-Mart to Take Delivery of 4 LNG-Fueled Trucks

Westport Innovations said Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores will introduce four liquefied natural gas-fueled Peterbilt 386 trucks at its distribution center in Apple Valley, Calif.

February 5, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 2.1¢ to $3.28 a Gallon

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The average national price of retail diesel fuel rose 2.1 cents to $3.28 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

February 5, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment

Volvo Extends Partnership with Cummins for 2010 Engines

Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it will offer a heavy-duty engine made by Cummins Inc. that is certified for 2010 emissions standards for its Volvo VN Class 8 trucks, extending an existing agreement between the two.

February 4, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Budget Would Boost ‘Clean Diesel’ Spending

The Environmental Protection Agency’s fiscal year 2009 budget request includes $49.2 million in clean diesel grants, EPA said Monday following the release of President Bush’s budget.

February 4, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Falls to Near $88 a Barrel

Crude oil prices fell for a third trading day in pre-market trading Monday, with futures falling almost $1 to $88.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg reported.

February 4, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Oberstar Criticizes Administration on Handling of Transport Issues

WASHINGTON — The Democratic chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in a speech to American Trucking Associations’ winter meeting here, delivered a scathing criticism of the Bush administration’s handling of transportation issues as he backed the report of a congressional commission that called for major federal spending on infrastructure funded by fuel-tax increases.

February 4, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Fleets Weigh Competing Technologies as New Emission Standards Loom

Truck buyers for some of the nation’s largest fleets are already contemplating their choices for the January 2010 generation of heavy-duty truck engines. Their challenge is matching the original equipment manufacturers they like with one of the two main technologies upon which the OEMs will rely.

February 4, 2008