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Business, Fuel, TCA

Marathon Reports $1 Billion in 2Q Earnings

Marathon station at night Paul Rosemeyer/Flickr

Marathon executives touted earnings of more than a billion dollars in the second quarter this year and said the oil company is making progress in a proposed merger with a Texas-based refiner.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Creeps Up 0.6¢ to $3.226

A Shell fuel station takes a delivery Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel crept up 0.6 cent to $3.226 a gallon while crude oil prices jumped higher as Middle East tensions continued.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

What's Next on the Road to Self-Driving Trucks?

RoadSigns podcast

Automation in the trucking industry is ramping up quickly. But how will the next levels of automation be deployed? Episode 2 of RoadSigns has the answers. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

New CNG Station Opens in Central Virginia

American Natural Gas station American Natural Gas

American Natural Gas announced it opened a fast-fill compressed natural gas station in Lynchburg, Va. The facility will primarily serve CNG tractor-trailers operated from a nearby plant of PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay division, but it will also be open to the public.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Reverses Course, Will Enforce Rule Limiting Production of Glider Trucks

Glider Kit A Kenworth truck with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth at 2016 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has reversed a controversial decision made earlier this month that would have allowed the proliferation of glider kit trucks until the end of 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler AG’s Board Approves Restructuring Aimed at Mastering Rapid Change

Daimler Freightliner truck Freightliner

Daimler AG announced its board has approved a restructuring, first discussed in 2017, that would create three independent units under Daimler’s umbrella as a holding company after the most thorough due diligence in the company’s 130-year history.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

16 States Join Request for Court Review of EPA’s Glider Decision

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 Fitzgerald glider kit via YouTube

Attorneys general from 16 states have joined a request that an appeals court review a decision by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to not enforce an Obama-era regulation limiting the production of glider kit trucks to 300 units per manufacturer.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Big Oil Is Raking in Cash, So Investors Are Asking: Now What?

Oil Workers Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News

The dark storm clouds that have been hanging over the oil industry during the crude-price slump have suddenly started raining cash.

Kelly Gilblom and Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shuster Unveils Draft Infrastructure Plan

Bill Shuster Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Proposing to raise taxes on fuel, ensuring the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, establishing a volunteer vehicle miles traveled program, and imposing a tax on bicycle tires are key provisions included in a draft infrastructure plan the top transportation leader in the U.S. House unveiled July 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo VNL 300 Daycab Now Available With Cummins ISX12N Engine

Volvo VNL Volvo VNL by Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America announced its new Volvo VNL 300 daycab now is available with the Cummins ISX12N near-zero natural gas engine, providing an alternative fuel solution for pickup and delivery and regional-haul operations.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2018

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