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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
Business, Fuel

Paccar to Use SCR in 2010 Engines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Paccar Inc. said it will use selective catalytic reduction technology, in combination with exhaust gas recirculation, in its Paccar engines for Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks to meet to meet 2010 engine requirements.

January 30, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 1.1¢ to $3.259

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national price of diesel fuel fell for a third straight week, dropping 1.1 cents to $3.259 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

January 29, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government, Autonomous

Corporate Express to Use Biodiesel Blend

Corporate Express US said Monday it is now fueling the majority of its 45-truck delivery fleets in Colorado and Kansas with a 20% blend of biodiesel fuel.

January 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Average Falls 5.6¢ to $3.27

The U.S. national average retail diesel fuel price fell 5.6 cents a gallon last week to $3.27, while gasoline dipped 5.1 cents to $3.017, the Department of Energy said.

January 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 2.8¢ to $2.268

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price fell 2.8 cents to $2.268 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

January 26, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Public Citizen, Fuel Prices, N.J. Turnpike, Fuel in New England

So, we were able to keep two important features of the hours-of-service rules in place — which should have been no surprise to any one.

January 24, 2008

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