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Calif. Eyes New Emissions Regs for Trucking, Ports

California regulators proposed new emissions rules for the state’s ports and the trucking industry, designed to begin compliance with ambitious “greenhouse gas” emissions reduction law, the Contra Costa Times reported Friday.

September 7, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

DHL Signs Transport Contract With Wal-Mart

DHL

DHL said Thursday it signed a three-year agreement with Wal-Mart Stores to provide air express and ground shipping throughout the United States, supporting the retail giant's 4,000 stores nationwide.

September 6, 2007
Business, Fuel

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 28, 2007

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