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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

Congress Signals Potential for Infrastructure Bill as Stakeholders Call for Sustainable Funding

Chris Spear testifying before House committee ATA President Chris Spear testifies before a House committee on March 6. (Ian Wagreich /U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

WASHINGTON — Leadership from groups representing key sectors of the freight industry on March 6 urged the powerful tax-writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a long-term funding system for the country’s network of freight and commuter corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Senate Commerce Panel Chief Roger Wicker Critical of Green New Deal

Roger Wicker Wicker (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

Add Sen. Roger Wicker to the list of senior Republicans coming out against Democrats’ ambitious progressive environmental policy manifesto referred to as the Green New Deal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Improving Infrastructure Can Cut Fuel Costs, Aid Environment, ATRI Study Finds

Spaghetti Junction in Georgia The five-level stack interchange in metropolitan Atlanta known locally as “Spaghetti Junction.” (NASA World Wind)

Just 12% of the nation’s interstate road system is causing 89% of the trucking industry’s congestion problems, and repairs to the key choke points that cause delays could reap benefits in fuel consumption and emissions reductions, the American Transportation Research Institute said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Report Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Tesla Semi at charging station Truckers look over the Tesla Semi as it charges at a Tesla charging station in Brush, Colo. (soundanswer via YouTube)

Charging infrastructure has been identified as one of the largest unknowns and sources of anxiety for fleets considering near-term adoption of battery-electric vehicles, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 2.8¢ for Third Consecutive Weekly Gain

Diesel fuel image Diesel's bump at the pump has raised the average cost of trucking's main fuel 11 cents a gallon over the past three weeks. (Getty Images)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 2.8 cents to $3.076 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy, as crude prices inched higher.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Proposes Fuel Tax Hike for Infrastructure Plan

Road in Birmingham, Ala. A road in Birmingham, Ala. (Terry McCombs/Flickr)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has proposed a 10-cent increase to the state’s fuel tax as part of her Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan to generate money for transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2019
Business, Fuel

Canadian Oil Industry Takes Fresh Hit With Key Pipeline Delay

Oil David Wilson/Flickr

Canada’s already beaten-down oil industry is facing a fresh setback as regulatory issues bog down another key pipeline project.

Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
March 4, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Congressional Democrats Press for Climate Resilience in Infrastructure Policy

Congressional Democrats Carper (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Democrats on the transportation authorizing committees are angling to incorporate climate resilience provisions into infrastructure policy legislation they plan to craft sometime this year, despite unwavering opposition from top Republicans.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2019
Government, Technology, Fuel

CARB Continues Quest for an Electric Medium-, Heavy-Truck Future

Thor ET-One all electric semi-truck A Thor ET-One all-electric semi-truck on display at the CARB Technology Symposium in Riverside, Calif., in 2018. (Dania Maxwell/ Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators are working on a plan to speed up the deployment of electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks operating on the state’s streets and highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler for Top EPA Post

Andrew Wheeler Andrew Wheeler appears before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Jan. 16. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

The country’s environmental regulatory agency has a new boss.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2019