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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.

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Averaging Has Given Engine Makers Flexibility to Meet Emission Targets

Large-scale manufacturing of 550-horsepower, 13-liter diesel truck engines that can run for a million miles is such a complicated endeavor that, since 1990, EPA has given engine makers some short-term wiggle room on hitting emissions targets through its averaging, banking and trading program.

June 30, 2008
Business, Fuel

Oil Continues to Surge, Rising Past $143 a Barrel

Crude oil rose to a record of more than $143 a barrel Monday, on Mideast supply concerns and a shaky global economy, the Associated Press reported.

June 30, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Many Trucking Shares Gain During 2008 Despite Ongoing Industry Woes

Despite trucking’s struggles to overcome record fuel prices, weak demand and overcapacity, many carriers’ stocks have gained thus far in 2008.

June 30, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

EGR Proponents to Use Credits to Meet 2010 Engine Standards

The two major engine makers that will employ exhaust gas recirculation technology to meet the tightened federal emissions rules that go into effect in 2010 will use credits they have earned from the Environmental Protection Agency to hit the new mark.

June 30, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Dips 4.4¢ to $4.648 a Gallon

The fuel price express took a holiday last week, as the average price of diesel dipped 4.4 cents a gallon to $4.648, and the price of gasoline declined for the first time in three months, according to the Department of Energy.

June 30, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Jumps Past $137 a Barrel

Crude oil prices jumped $3 Thursday to more than $137 a barrel on concerns that Libya may cut production and that European interest rates could push prices higher, Bloomberg reported.

June 26, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Fuel Price Crises, Drug Clearinghouse, Fighting Back, Authority

With sightings of $5 diesel looming in some states, the fuel surcharge is a necessary ingredient to help offset the weekly fuel cost increases.

June 25, 2008
Fuel, Government, Business

Teamsters Support Bill Aimed at Curbing Fuel Speculation

The Teamsters Union said Tuesday it supports a Congressional bill to help curb fuel costs.

June 24, 2008
Fuel, Government, Business

Teamsters Support Bills Aimed at Curbing Fuel Speculation

The Teamsters Union said Tuesday it supports a Congressional bill to help curb fuel costs.

June 24, 2008
Fuel

UPS Lowers 2Q Earnings Forecast

UPS Inc. downgraded its second-quarter earnings forecast to 83 to 88 cents per share, from an earlier 97 cents to $1.04 forecast, citing U.S. slow economic growth and soaring fuel costs.

June 24, 2008