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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, Safety

Polar Air Cargo to Begin U.S.-Japan Flights

Polar Air Cargo Worldwide said Wednesday it will begin service to Japan, from Chicago, starting Feb. 21.

January 9, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel to Average $3.40 Through March, DOE Says

Monthly diesel fuel average prices will be at least $3.40 a gallon for the first three months of 2008 before tailing off later in the year to near $3, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

January 8, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3.1¢ to $3.376

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price rose 3.1 cents from last week to $3.376 a gallon, while gasoline jumped 5.6 cents to $3.109, the Department of Energy said Monday.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Intermodal Answers

The op-ed by the California Air Resource Board’s enforcement division chief, James Ryden, about the new refrigerated carrier rules is as expected with CARB: “Ready, FIRE, aim!”

January 7, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

UPS Expands International Express Service

UPS Inc. said Monday it is expanding an international air-freight service that guarantees delivery dates, as it leans more on global operations.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Prices Fall on Economic Concerns

Crude oil fell by almost $3 to near $95 a barrel Monday, on concerns a cooling economy will curb demand for oil and gasoline, Bloomberg reported.

January 7, 2008
Business, Fuel

Fuel Costs, Union Contracts, Economy Loom as Major Concerns in New Year

Don’t be surprised if the year ahead looks a lot like the year just ended, with some additional worries for freight carriers. Last year’s concerns continue for freight carriers, but they also have new ones.

January 7, 2008
Business, Fuel

Web-Based Software Is Appealing to Fleets

For some fleet managers and maintenance supervisors today, a routine part of their job is accessing a secure Web site to view, say, fuel expenses for last month or a report on which trucks need servicing in the coming week.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Average Increases 3.7¢; Crude Briefly Tops $100

The average price of diesel fuel rose 3.7 cents to $3.345 a gallon last week while the price of crude oil pushed past $100 a barrel for the first time, which analysts said would soon lead to higher fuel prices.

January 7, 2008
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Tops $100 Before Receding

Crude oil prices topped $100 Thursday before receding to close at $99.18 a barrel, short of Wednesday’s closing-price record, Bloomberg reported.

January 3, 2008