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Oil Tops $76 a Barrel

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

Crude oil rose to a five-week high Thursday, topping $76 a barrel and approaching the all-time high set in late July, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

UTi Worldwide’s 2Q Income Dips

Air and ocean freight forwarder UTi Worldwide said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter net income fell 20% to $27.7 million or 28 cents a share, from $34.5 million or 35 cents a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.893; Gas Jumps 4.7¢ to $2.796

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national retail price of diesel climbed 3 cents to $2.893 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 5, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Technology

Tweaking Specifications on Truck Engines Can Raise Fuel Economy, Study Finds

Fleets can save fuel — possibly by as much as 5% — by “overspec’ing” engines, according to PHH FirstFleet, an asset, financial and technology management company for fleets.

September 4, 2007
Fuel, Business

GM Tests Process to Raise Fuel Economy

General Motors Corp. said it is testing a combustion process in concept cars that could raise fuel economy by 15% over current conventional engines, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 4, 2007
Business, Fuel

Oil Tops $73 Following DOE Report

Crude oil rose almost $2 to close at more than $73 a barrel Wednesday, a three-week high, following a Department of Energy report that showed oil and gasoline inventories fell more than expected, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA to Issue Side Air Bag Rule

Federal officials next month are set to unveil a requirement that automakers install side air bags by the early part of the next decade, the Detroit News reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 0.5¢ to $2.863

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national retail price of diesel fuel fell a half-cent to $2.863 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Proposes NOx Limits; Hearing Set for Tuesday

Trucks built before 1994 would have to meet 2007 nitrogen oxide emission limits, according to a draft proposal released Aug. 17 by the California Air Resources Board.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Fuel

Hino, Isuzu to Expand Partnership

Hino Motors and Isuzu Motors agreed have to develop cabs for heavy-duty trucks and research technology to trap emissions, expanding the two companies’ partnership, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2007

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