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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, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price Rises 2.2 Cents to $2.435 a Gallon

The average price of retail diesel fuel rose 2.2 cents to $2.435 a gallon, marking the first increase in eight weeks, the Department of Energy said late Monday.

February 6, 2007

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Business, Fuel, Government

UPS Orders 27 Boeing Jets for Air Shipments

UPS Inc. said Monday it has ordered 27 new Boeing jets to support its growing package business while providing broad options for the management of its air fleet.

February 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

EPA Boosts Enforcement of ULSD Labeling Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency said it has increased enforcement of its fuel-pump labeling rule after finding that the majority of retail diesel pumps it tested did not display ultra-low-sulfur-diesel labels, even though they were dispensing ULSD.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Air Cargo Shipments Decline in December, Rise for Year

Air cargo shipments fell in December, led by a decline in domestic shipments, but they climbed for the year, the Air Transport Association said Friday.

February 2, 2007
Business, Fuel, Equipment

ArvinMeritor to Sell Emissions Technology Business for $310 Million

Components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said Friday it plans to sell its emissions technologies business to a private equity firm for $310 million.

February 2, 2007
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Truck Suppliers See Obstacles in Push for ‘World’ Vehicle

LAS VEGAS — Leading heavy-duty truck components manufacturers said technology exists today to build a safer, environmentally friendly and low-cost heavy-duty “world truck,” but major obstacles are consumer acceptance and the lack of a single global standard for emissions and safety technology.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

FedEx Completes Acquisition of Indian Express Firm

FedEx Corp. said Wednesday it completed its previously announced acquisition of Indian firm Prakash Air Freight Pvt. Ltd. Terms were not disclosed.

January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

STB Ruling Hits Rail Fuel-Surcharge Practices

The Surface Transportation Board ruled that freight railroads not calculate their fuel surcharges as a percentage of their base rates.

January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Crude Oil Price Posts Biggest Gain Since September 2005

Crude oil futures posted their biggest one-day gain Tuesday since September 2005, rising on forecasts of continuing cold weather and expectations of a stronger U.S. economy, Bloomberg reported.

January 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Continues to Decline, Dipping 1.7 Cents to $2.413

The average retail price of diesel fuel fell 1.7 cents to $2.413 a gallon, the Energy Department reported Monday.

January 30, 2007