Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.
Retail fuel prices around the nation soared last week, setting new records for diesel and gasoline, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly survey of filling stations.May 19, 2008
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Oil prices reached a new record Friday near $128 a barrel and the Department of Energy said it would suspend shipments to nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Associated Press reported.May 16, 2008
Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel Wednesday following an Energy Department report that showed inventories improved last week, and both the House and Senate voted to suspend crude shipments to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Bloomberg reported.May 14, 2008
UPS Inc. said Tuesday it has ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet, which it said was the largest commercial order of such trucks by any company.May 13, 2008
Diesel fuel jumped 18.2 cents to a new record Monday, averaging $4.331 a gallon at the pump nationwide, the Department of Energy said.May 13, 2008
Crude oil hit a new intraday record Tuesday near $127 a barrel, and heating oil futures also hit a record, Bloomberg reported.May 13, 2008
The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.8% in April, led by fuel cost increases, the Labor Department said Tuesday.May 13, 2008
I agree with Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters: Congress should continue the cross-border program between the United States and Mexico.May 12, 2008
The California Air Resources Board has confirmed to Transport Topics that Mack Trucks Inc., Cummins Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America have received certification that their heavy-duty engines meet California’s nitrogen oxide emission standards, providing users an exemption from the state’s five-minute idling regulation.May 12, 2008
American Trucking Associations launched a major initiative to meet the industry’s growing fuel-price crisis, supporting for the first time national truck fuel-economy standards.May 12, 2008