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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.

Business, Government, Fuel, Safety

Opinion: Carbon Tax Limits Trucking’s Green Choices

The trucking industry is part of a grand environmental experiment being conducted in British Columbia — the first North American jurisdiction to introduce a carbon tax on all fossil fuels, including diesel, at the retail level.

March 24, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

ATA, Coalition Want California to Ban Temperature Controls at Gas Pumps

American Trucking Associations and the Partnership for Uniform Marketing Practices recently requested that California prohibit the use of automatic temperature compensation equipment in retail fuel sales.

March 24, 2008
Business, Fuel

L.A. Port to Banish Owner-Operators Under Emissions Plan

Port of Los Angeles officials last week approved the final piece of the port’s sweeping plan to dramatically reduce diesel emissions by replacing and retrofitting dirty trucks through a controversial employee-only business model that will phase out independent drayage operators.

March 24, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel, Gasoline Hit New Highs

Retail diesel and gasoline prices again set U.S. records last week as the diesel average flirted with $4 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy.

March 24, 2008
Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA Asks for Oil Release from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

American Trucking Associations asked President Bush in a letter this week to help “burst the bubble in the crude oil market” by releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

March 21, 2008
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Dips Below $100; Has Lowest Closing Price in Two Weeks

Crude oil fell below $100 a barrel in Thursday before rising back to close the trading day above $101, the lowest closing price in more than two weeks, Bloomberg reported.

March 20, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: SAFER Scores, Fuel Prices, Border Opening

The Opinion column by John Hausladen, “Be Ready to Explain Your SAFER Scores,” is an excellent reminder to fleets about how important the Safety and Fitness Electronic Record System score is — and, how it can be misinterpreted by those uninformed about the industry.

March 19, 2008
Fuel, Business

Werner Warns on 1Q Earnings Due to Sluggish Demand, Fuel Costs

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises said Wednesday it expects its first-quarter earnings to fall substantially below last year’s, the Associated Press reported.

March 19, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Prices Take Biggest Drop Since August

Crude oil prices fell almost $6 a barrel Wednesday following a Department of Energy report that showed crude oil inventories rose last week, Bloomberg reported.

March 19, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Forward Air Corp. Completes Acquisition

Forward Air Corp. said Tuesday it closed a deal, first announced last week, to buy transportation firm Pinch Holdings and a related company, AFTCO Enterprises, for an undisclosed sum.

March 18, 2008