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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, Logistics

Resurgent Oil Fields Keep Drivers in Short Supply

Oil derricks in the Permian Basin Oil derricks in the Permian Basin. (Jim Hickcox/Flickr)

These are boom times in West Texas. Across the state, the robust shale industry is providing a lift to local economies and trucking companies that serve the region. It’s also a microcosm for the trucking industry overall when it comes to finding drivers to keep the wheels of growth turning.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

China Inks Deals With Shell, Majors as Xi Signals Open Trade

Shell Fuel Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

China signaled its openness for business with a raft of deals that’ll give oil majors, including Royal Dutch Shell Plc, new opportunities to develop fields in partnership with the nation’s biggest offshore explorer.

Bloomberg News
December 18, 2018
Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Drops 4¢ to $3.121 a Gallon

Diesel Wawa Inc.

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 4 cents to $3.121 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Dec. 17, as crude oil prices dropped below $50 per barrel.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Gains Near $52 as OPEC Cuts Weighed Against US Supply Rise

Oil Production Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Oil was boosted to near $52 a barrel by a weak U.S. dollar while investors weighed if OPEC and its allies can successfully re-balance the market.

Tsuyoshi Inajima and Rakteem Katakey | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo Group Announces Leadership Changes

Volvo truck Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks announced on Dec. 12 that Roger Alm will take over leadership of its global operations on Jan. 1, 2019, replacing Claes Nilsson, who is retiring.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Lawmakers Pitch Infrastructure Proposals Before Next Congress

I-95 interchange project in Pennsylvania The I-95 interchange project will connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike to I-95. (PKF Mark III Inc. via YouTube)

Sensing the impetus for considering a long-term infrastructure funding bill when the new Congress convenes in less than a month, key House and Senate policymakers have started to outline proposals for what would be a massive piece of legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volvo’s Voorhoeve Sees Strong 2019 Truck Market

Peter Voorhoeve Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve hosts a media roundtable in Washington on Dec. 11. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Peter Voorhoeve, the new president of Volvo Trucks North America, predicted another banner year for the truck market in 2019 and voiced a desire to promote more respect for the truck driving profession.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Plugging Into an Electric Future'

LiveOnWeb panelists Dan Ronan, Seth Clevenger, Keith Brandis Left to right: LiveOnWeb panelists Dan Ronan and Seth Clevenger of Transport Topics, Keith Brandis of Volvo Trucks North America

On our Dec. 19 LiveOnWeb program, we were “Plugging Into an Electric Future” as we assessed the rapid escalation of development and deployment of electric vehicle technology. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Extends Gain as US Stockpiles Drop and Trade Tensions Ease

Oil Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News

Oil extended an advance after a U.S. industry report signaled a bigger-than-expected draw in nationwide crude inventories and as trade tensions eased between the world’s largest economies.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Hyundai Plans $6.7 Billion Investment to Boost Fuel-Cell Output

Hyundai David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend $6.7 billion (7.6 trillion won) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets becoming a key player in new-energy vehicle technology.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2018