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Fuel Efficiency in Spotlight at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Talk of fuel efficiency and reduced engine emissions largely displaced glitz and chrome at center stage at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 31, 2008
Business, Fuel

Emissions Debate Heats Up as Daimler Defends SCR

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The simmering debate among truck makers over the best way to meet the government’s much tighter emissions mandate suddenly got a lot hotter here last week, as Daimler Truck executives aggressively struck back at competitors’ negative comments about the technology they have chosen — selective catalytic reduction.

March 31, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Tops Previous High

The average retail price of U.S. diesel rose another 1.5 cents a gallon to $3.989 last week, extending to five the string of record-high fuel prices recorded by the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

March 31, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

UTI Worldwide’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Decline

Air and ocean freight forwarder UTi Worldwide said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 20% to $18 million, or 18 cents a share, including a restructuring charge that cut earnings by 6 cents a share.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

ATA Calls on Feds to Help Solve Fuel-Price ‘Crisis’

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations called for a series of steps by the federal government to alleviate it what it said was a crisis for the trucking industry caused by soaring fuel prices.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

UPS Puts 167 CNG Delivery Vans Into Service

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said Thursday it has put 167 compressed-natural-gas-powered delivery vehicles into service in Texas, Georgia and California.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Projects 1Q Loss Due to High Fuel Costs

Truckload carrier Covenant Transportation Group said Thursday it will lose 40 cents to 50 cents per share in the first quarter, citing soaring diesel fuel prices.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Technology, Safety

Cummins Releases CARB-Compliant APU

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Wednesday unveiled two new auxiliary power unit systems that are compliant with new California Air Resources Board idle-reduction regulations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Jumps Following DOE Report

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Crude oil prices jumped more than $4 a barrel Wednesday after a Department of Energy report showed declines in gasoline and distillate inventories, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Gains 1.5¢ to $3.989; Gas Dips Following Records

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national price of retail diesel fuel rose 1.5 cents to $3.989 for a fifth consecutive record, while gasoline’s price declined, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2008

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