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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, Fuel

Average Diesel Price Inches Up 0.3¢ to $3.079 a Gallon

Diesel Price Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 0.3 cent to $3.079 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy, as crude oil prices advanced slightly on March 11.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2019
Business, Safety, Fuel

Navistar, Love’s Travel Stops Sign Truck Service Agreement

Truck at Love's John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Navistar International Corp. said it has signed a service partnership agreement with Love’s Travel Stops that would add more than 1,000 technicians to Navistar’s service network.

March 11, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

International Offers Powertrain Packages to Simply Spec’ing

Navistar closeup John Sommers II for Transport Topics

International Truck introduced Powertrain Packages to simplify the process of spec’ing a vehicle for optimal fuel efficiency. It is an addition to the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Packages.

March 11, 2019
Government, Safety, Fuel

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Proposes 45-cent Fuel Tax Hike

Kay Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address. (Al Goldis/Associated Press)

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget proposal includes plans for a 45-cent fuel tax increase to provide funding for infrastructure improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

2019 TMC Photo Gallery

Look back at photos from American Trucking Associations' 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, March 17-21.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: House Hearings Spark Optimism

All of a sudden, it looks like lawmakers might be making good on the long-standing promise to get moving on what most agree is an issue with bipartisan support — yes, infrastructure funding.

March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Sen. Tom Carper Pushes for Climate Provisions in Transportation Bill

Tom Carper Carper (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

An infrastructure bill would struggle to improve the country’s transportation network if it lacks language to address threats from severe weather events, the top Democrat on the Senate’s surface transportation panel said March 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Asia Remained Top US Oil Buyer in 2018 Despite China Trade Row

oil Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Asia more than doubled its intake of American crude oil last year even as Beijing and Washington were embroiled in a bitter trade war.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Dana, Hyliion Partner to Market Electric-Hybrid Technology

Hyliion Hyliion truck. (Hyliion)

Dana Inc. announced it has taken an equity position as a lead investor in the Class 8 electrification company Hyliion Inc. to expand Dana’s ability to offer complete diesel-electric hybrid systems.

March 7, 2019
Business, Fuel

Amazon Cites Reduced Carbon Output in New Delivery Option

Amazon Prime truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Amazon Prime customers across the United States now can pick which day of the week they want to receive their packages. By offering the option of a specific day for delivery, the Seattle-based retail giant says this will cut its carbon footprint, reduce packaging since the items likely will arrive in fewer boxes, and make shipping more predictable.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 6, 2019